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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A wonderful story of brett, my love. A good sour, where the bitterness of rose hips and herbs that go into these teas only add to the story. Rouge is red but this baby was cloudy peachy coloured. Smooth for a sour, more of a tart ale. Bottle 1180 out of 1600. Good drinkability and introduction to these guys.
thanks jmbh for this and all the sours.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 19:14:58 | More by Sammy
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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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ultraman9000 for sharing this one during Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Batch 6/11. Bottle # 415/600.

Pours a murky honey brown with an off-white head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of herbal and floral aromas along with a dose of funky Brett. Taste is of herbal and floral flavors but the Brett presence is only slightly funky in the flavor. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the taste is somewhat lacking compared to the smell.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 23:04:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 16:36:15 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-26-2013 18:43:15 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Andre. Thanks!

A: The pour is a hazy amber color with a tall off-white head. A small gusher from the bottle.

S: Only a light tartness with lots of the floral contributions of the hibiscus. Lightly fruity Brett with only a touch of funk. There is a bit of grass and straw and some oak. Just a touch of berries.

T: Slightly sweet and fruity with some wet straw and grass and a bit of a cereal flavor (Cheerios?). Some mild Bretty funk and musty oak. The floral/hibiscus notes are definitely there, too. When cold, it's slightly metallic, but that goes away as it sits.

M: Medium bodied with a rather high carbonation.

O: Sort of a middle of the road sour beer. It's a decent start for what seems to be a fairly new brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 02:08:54 | More by womencantsail
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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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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

03-31-2013 16:56:39 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-26-2011 06:40:33 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-24-2012 22:51:46 | More by JAHMUR
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to Chris. Served in a Surly Darkness snifter. Gusher alert!

A - A white foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and a few spots of lace. Murky peach juice body.

S - Funky and farmy, with some 'green' notes to it. Heavy on tropical, dusty, and medicinal brett aromas. Some sweet malt and a bit of yeasty bread.

T - Taste is pretty similar - heavy on the yeast, medicinal brett, and malt sweetness, with faint citrus and a lightly phenolic finish. Don't get much of the advertised flowers and spices.

M - Smooth and dry texture, medium body, chewy and bready, with no heat and a clean, crisp finish.

D - Decent stuff, but not something I'd seek out again. There are many substantially better beers of this style out there that are cheaper and easier to acquire.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 00:26:20 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter. Beer is amber and hazy with a huge head, off white medium and small bubbles, high retetntion, aggressive carbonation. Lacing is a plus.

Beer is earthy, funky, sulfury, and mildly malty, smells good.

Beer is light in body and mildly bitter, the beer is fine a strong throughout. This is probably my least favorite out of the five but it is still a great great beer. The brett and funk wins out, there is a little grassiness and tastes good. I might have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 16:06:15 | More by drabmuh
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-07-2014 08:15:30 | More by zestar
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-23-2012 18:48:46 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-22-2013 00:54:38 | More by MarkyMOD
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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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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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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-02-2014 14:33:33 | More by brandoman63
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 22:38:23 | More by Mebuzzard
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-21-2014 05:14:38 | More by afsdan
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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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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-10-2013 05:18:05 | More by tobelerone
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 2.12.13
Batch 6/11
Bottle 1077/1600

A - Gusher! Pours a very hazy reddish brown with a very fizzy light tan head that fades very fast.

S - Rose, floral, tart, hibicus.

T - Tart gentle floral with a rose push.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Floral, subtle funk, rose, nice and smooth, dry.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 06:41:08 | More by HuskyinPDX
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to Charles for sharing this one at the Down South Beer Tasting while aasher was in town to visit! Bottle #1316 of 3000! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured orage with a minimal white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, funk, earth, tart, and subtle earthy funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, funk, tart, fruit, and wood. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Ovearll this was a decent brew. With a name like this, I was honestly expecting to be kicked in the face with Brett... However, this did not happen. I was a little letdown by this fact if I am honest. However, this was a nicely balanced brew that let you know Brett was present, but it wasn't the star of the show. Worth trying if you get the chance, but that is about it.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 18:59:52 | More by thagr81us
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.