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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: 100
Gots: 36 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

FunknWild, Jul 08, 2013
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kiki3drt292, Jan 19, 2012
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danieelol, Nov 28, 2012
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imperialking, Mar 23, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours a very cool dark pink color with a big, well-carbonated head that fades quickly. Aroma is rather floral, with a noticable brett barnyard note hiding in there somewhere. The beer itself is somewhat thin (expected in a brett beer, I suppose), but full of the same things you find on the nose- a slight floralness with a more distinct brettanomyces presence that shows up in both a barnyard and citrusy fruit way. Finishes very dry- easy to drink without being boring.

SuperWhite92, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of jIsh
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

Crooked Stave, an awesome new concept brewery started by the brett man himself!

I love the design of Rouge, the first installment of the "Wild Wild Brett" series. The label is awesome in its presentation. When I open the bottle, I can tell it is carbonated perfectly. The aroma is dominated by a unique brett character rounded out by a nice tropical/floral presence. A very slight plastic smell is still present, however the beer is very young and I believe this will fade entirely with a little more time in the bottle.

A nice reddish color with a slight brown hue (think barnyard) accents my glass while nice amount of white head covers the beer. The majority of it dissipates quickly, leaving a thin layer around the rim of my glass.

The beer itself is very effervescent and tastes rose and hibiscus initially followed by an awesome earthly, barnyard brett character. The slightly tart complexities complements the rest of beer very well. The mouthfeel is a little thin, but once again I think it will change with a little more time.

I'm excited to see how this guy progresses and changes with time!

jIsh, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

Thanks to drabmuh for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Bottle 779/1600

Pours a cloudy amber color with a large, lasting off-white head that eventually falls and leaves a few rings of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The nose brings some light barnyard and earth notes. Some cherry and light floral character in the background. Flavor has mild Brett, a touch of fruit, and a very light perfume element.

Flavor sticks around for awhile, coating the palate with a light funk, followed by a touch of bitterness on the way to a dry finish. Body is light with good carbonation.

Probably my least-favorite of the series. I didn't get enough of the additives and the Brett wasn't super forward. I liked all the components, but would have preferred for something to push forward to the front.

Thorpe429, Apr 22, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

Bottle @ home. Beautiful, dark rose, cloudy appearance with a pinkish cream head with good retention. Really a nice (rosey) floral, lightly funky, mild to moderate barnyard, mildly yeasty, light red fruits (strawberry), some citrus fruits, slightly tart nose. Interesting first taste- light red fruity, yeasty, delicate, lightly tart flavor. With a little more inspection, there’s a mild floral element, mild tartness, strawberry, red fruits, pretty mild, subdued yeasty flavor. Some of the drier elements on the finish with also flavors of straw and more citrus fruits. The floral element is quite nice in the beer. Really a delicate mouth feel and a mild tartness that probably will develop with a little more age. As with some of their other beers, I think aging this a little while will help but leaps and bounds ahead of my previous tasting of their sours/wild ales.

adnielsen, Nov 11, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +8.8%

750ml bottle Batch #6/11, bottle #240/1600.

A: Quite the gusher when opened, enormous off white/pink colored head that sits on a top of a turbid red beer. Quite a bit of carbonation moves up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent lacing left behind as the head recedes.

S: A lot of funky brett smells, think funky barnyard but it doesn't quite ever hit that full on rotten shit (in a good way) funk. Underneath the funk is a bit of citrus, and a lot of floral notes as well. Smells tart, but not quite sour. Really smells funky and nice.

T: Quite funky in the taste too, a bit medicinal like a few krieks that I've had, but not full on robitussin style. The additional flavors complement the brett nicely to make a very interesting funky, floral, fruity beer. I've never had hawthorn berries, but I have to imagine they are imparting the slight cherry flavor to this beer. Doesn't ever really get sour, but there is a nice tart flavor. No bitterness to speak of. A very intersting, tasty brett beer.

M: Light and highly carbonated, finish is dry with a few lingering flavors of berries.

O: A very interesting beer, first of the Crooked Stave beers that I've had, and I'm impressed. This is a very flavorful example of what wild yeast can do. A lot of flavors going on, but the yeast shines and gives a great example of a true brett beer.

pokesbeerdude, Nov 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

potbeercollege, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Haybeerman, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

Enjoyed this in the line at Crooked Stave on Sunday.

Appears a peachy red color that quickly has some sediment sink to the bottom. The color has a mysterious mirky tint, that I thought really resembled what I thought this beer might be like.

Smell was the highlight for me of this brew. I found the aroma to be cherry, which is ironic since that isnt in the bottle. The rose aroma came through loud and clear to me.

Taste was a little disappointing, but still strong for a beer with this age on it. Cherry, nuts, perfume, cranberry, and nutmeg were the flavors I took the most. Just a hint of spice, which I really, really liked.

Overall, a nice brew. I would have loved to try this fresh. Worth trying if you like cherry sours!

Cheers!

bitterbeerguy, May 22, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +10.8%

750 bottle, no cork thankfully.

Pours a deep yet bright rose color. Looks very pretty and tasty. Large white head with pink highlights. Clear at first, but Chad suggested that at about half way to pour in some yeast. Did that, and it clouded up, naturally. Crap, looks like it's gonna be very sour, not my thang.

Aroma is quiet but good. More floral than yeasty although the sourness is there. Light malt

Oh, wow. Not all that sour at all. The funk comes on strong, but is quickly subdued. Floral and some tannin. yeast is interesting. It's a puckering type but not 'sucking cheeks into my teeth' type of pucker. Not necessarily sour although it could be. Mild finish. Tart. Some cherry and plum.

Lots of bubbles, but they don't stand out in the feel department. Very drinkable! At 5.2% it went down fast!

Mebuzzard, Sep 04, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +14.2%

appearance - pink in color, raspberry tint. bubbly like champagne but controlled head. lacing stays to the rim.

smell - brett, sourness, rose, citrus

taste - brett dominates, some horse blanket, minor citrus

mouthfeel - interesting. certainly very nice for a 5.2 as far as body goes. light enough though to drink a decent amount if you like the sourness. carbonation is solid. a bit dry but that can be nice.

claytong, Aug 17, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +15.2%

Poured from a 750 into Lost Abbey stem.

Cloudy orange with a huge head that settled down and it leaves a mild lacing around the glass.
Smells very invigorating for lack of a better word. You can smell the funk, but in a ver refreshing, crisp way.
The taste is mild and refreshing in floral sort of way and then there is a sour punch right as it goes down.
It feels really good in my mouth, light and a lot of carbonation make it really satisfing.
It took a lot of effort to trade for these, but it was very worth it. I've got one more bottle of this that I'm going to try to sit on for a while and see how it ages.

DaveHack, Sep 20, 2011
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.