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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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87
very good

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 101
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wild Wild Brett Rouge is an unfiltered, slightly tart wild ale, fermented entirely with Brettanomyces yeast. Brewed with hawthorn berry, rosehips, and whole hibiscus flowers, Rouge pours a reddish hue delivering soft floral aromas and tropical fruit flavors with a tart earthy finish.

(Beer added by: pkeigs on 08-02-2011)
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

02-11-2012 19:57:22 | More by Gonzoillini
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

11-25-2011 16:51:12 | More by deapokid
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1132/1600

Gusher. Lots of head. Lace left. Color is a golden orange.

Aroma: Tons of brett. Floral and herbal. Very funky. Grassy.

Taste: Super brett flavored. Medicinal funk. Floral and herbal. Mimics nose. All brett.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but chewy. Medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, very meh. Boring brett beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 23:06:35 | More by mothman
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

02-20-2014 20:07:06 | More by ygtbsm94
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vonnegut21

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

08-06-2013 19:43:37 | More by vonnegut21
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

09-18-2012 02:23:24 | More by t0rin0
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Petcha

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

06-14-2014 17:31:18 | More by Petcha
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, batch 6/11, bottle 346/1600. Pours a clear light pinkish copper with a huge creamy pink-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet fruits (cherry), perfumey floral spices and dry brett.

The flavor is pretty mellow - some overripe fruit, musty leather, and some dry brett and slight sourness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and is a bit watery.

Overall, interesting, but a little too reserved for me. I definitely look forward to future beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 05:33:21 | More by Beaver13
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illidurit

California

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle shared at the January 2012 Santa Cruz tasting at Sante Adairius. Pours a dark orange color with a huge gushing off-white head. This one was hard to get a bead on. I got a maple syrup sweetness in the aroma along with a chlorinic brett character and a minor pine accent. Flavor was orangey, woody, not particularly flowery. Very dry in the finish. Alright, but pretty subdued.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 09:34:10 | More by illidurit
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Murren for sharing this at a recent tasting. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a hazed peach color with a white frothy head that leaves patchy lace patterns on the glass.

The smell is quite earthy with brett that blends into a strong scent of peppery quality. Beneath the funk is a veggie aspect mixed with something along the lines of cheese/yogurt. Oak is a bit raw in nature and is subtle but comes out a bit more as it warms.

The taste of this brew is strong with brett. It comes across to me as wet leather leaning a bit towards cardboard with enjoyable barnyard aspects as the latter. Like the aroma, there is a flavor of veggies and garden herbs. A bit of cardboard becomes more noticeable as it warms up with a touch of...well vomit.

This is a medium bodied brew. It boasts a modest level of carbonation but is a slow gusher when opened. It has a strange yogurt-like creamy feel. This was an interesting ice-breaker for my first experience with this brewery. Strange mix of character but not entirely enjoyable. However, it is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 19:50:37 | More by stakem
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jsilva

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-01-2012 12:43:26 | More by jsilva
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-19-2012 00:11:09 | More by DarthKostrizer
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-29-2013 18:01:28 | More by MinorThreat
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-16-2012 05:10:56 | More by ChrisPro
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bstyle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-02-2012 03:24:38 | More by bstyle
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife and I tried this one at Mile High in Lakewood, Colorado, alongside the Pure Guava. I enjoyed this one more, but still nothing special. Poured a hazy dark amber color with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Aromas of funk, horse blanket, bark and dried leather. On the palate, this one was medium bodied, a little tart and kinda funky, with flavors of brett, a little hay and wood.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 21:41:03 | More by emmasdad
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-22-2012 18:06:59 | More by ThirstyHerf
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Chris! Huge gusher...poured into Narke tulip.

A - Pours a mirky darker yellow/orange color, off-white colored head, thin collar, spotty lace.

S - A nice level of brett, funk, and slightly tart. Some floral notes and a hint of spices in there as well. Very pleasant and enjoyable.

T - The funk is at a slightly higher level the the nose. The floral notes are subtle as well as the spices. Some light fruity notes are on the finish along with a slight tartness.

M - Light body, high carbonation, dry finish.

O - A solid beer, but not necessarily an American Wild, by my standards. I think it's more of a Farmhouse Ale with a touch of tartness, rather then an all-out Wild. Decent, nothing crazy.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 21:09:50 | More by Sean9689
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RSchaeffer

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-29-2012 12:55:11 | More by RSchaeffer
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-08-2012 03:29:54 | More by bsuedekum
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sampx

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-17-2011 22:51:22 | More by sampx
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-02-2013 22:03:37 | More by tommyguz
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popery

California

3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep reddish amber color, opaque cloudy. The bottle gushed quite a bit, and the beer initially had a big fizzy head. The bubbles dissipated quickly, leaving behind no lacing and just a very thin ring. The aroma has brett funk and dull malt on top of the mix of citric floral flavors. It doesn't really come together and everything is a bit drab. The brett flavor is the best part and lends some nice tropical fruit and earthy, spicy flavors. The taste is quite similar. Nice funk but the beer just seems washed out to me. It's lightly tart and quite dry. The fruit and floral flavors come out some but they have little depth. It's all just a bit too clean. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is a bit fizzy. This review feels somewhat harsh. I actually mostly like the beer, but the flavors are just sorta shallow. I think it really could have used some bacteria in the mix.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 23:54:49 | More by popery
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 6/11. Bottle # 1107/1600

Poured to Duvel tulip the beer appears a hazy golden brown color with a nice 2 finger off-white head, decent retention and come lacing. The nose is dominated by the hibiscus and rose. The brett seems to take a backseat to these flavors. The taste builds on these herbal and floral characteristics, though the brett is more defined, though not dominant. Mildly bitter with an earthy hop character. Lower carbonation leaves a crisp finish with a lingering herbal tone. Overall, this is the weakest of the WWB series. The lack of carbonation doesn't help and the hibiscus and rose are too dominant. Glad to have tried, would easily purchase the others in this series over this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 21:44:55 | More by hopfacebrew
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HopHead84

California

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

7/7/2012

Thanks!

A: Hazy orange with a frothy white head.

S: Prominent hibiscus nose with lots of leather. Whisper of pineapple and some stone fruit. Earthy with some mineral.

T: Grainy and leathery with light orchard and stone fruit. Lightly tart with some earth. High level of Brett accompanies medicinal notes.

M: Medium body with high carbonation.

Overall: A pretty good beer if you like Brett.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 22:16:44 | More by HopHead84
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.