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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%

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.

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-07-2012 11:22:40 | More by slowjohn
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illidurit

California

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%

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.

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

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-28-2012 22:26:22 | More by Diomede
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-24-2012 06:52:37 | More by savagepm
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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%

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.

01-20-2012 21:09:50 | More by Sean9689
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-19-2012 18:24:02 | More by kiki3drt292
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katan

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%

WWBR into a pint

A – Pours a deep brown color with a little bit of amber highlights. Head formation is strong, frothy, dirty white in color. Very clear.

S – Incredibly strong brett notes – lots of tobacco, spiciness, an earthy funkiness. Very fruity as well – lots of brett complexity.

T – Starts off with a fruity note, a little bit funky, with some raisins and some cherries. A little coriander spice, and a hair of malts. Finishes with a retained fruitiness. Sweet first, bitterness is almost non-existent.

M – Light mouth feel, and a light carbonation – the latter of which doesn’t seem to make sense with the yeast choice and even the appearance. The finish is somewhat funky and stickyfrom the malt base.

O/D – A very drinkable brett beer – the flavors or the earthy yeast are well reflected without going too over the top. ABV is low and manageable. An interesting beer. Price point is a little high for what you get.

01-18-2012 01:58:02 | More by katan
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-29-2011 20:42:06 | More by BDeibs
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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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MileHighShooter

Colorado

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-17-2011 03:53:39 | More by MileHighShooter
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-09-2011 06:27:44 | More by kkrez
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pperez38

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-07-2011 03:35:54 | More by pperez38
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-29-2011 22:19:56 | More by ucsbmullet
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

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.

11-28-2011 01:59:31 | More by pokesbeerdude
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-24-2011 02:58:02 | More by DearthVader
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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