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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 139
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Wild Wild Brett Orange is an unfiltered, slightly tart wild ale, fermented entirely with Brettanomyces yeast. Brewed with fresh Minneola tangelos, bitter orange peel and coriander, Orange pours a golden color delivering tropical fruit aromas and bright orange citrus flavors with a tart earthy finish.

(Beer added by: DividedAvery on 11-03-2011)
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to ablackshear for this bottle!

Bottled on 8/11; bottle number 567 of 1125.

poured into crooked stave tulip.

Appearance: opaque orange bodied beer with huge 3 fingers of head. Head slowely drops down to a thin cap that stays around during the entire glassful of beer.

Smell: oranges, tangerines, mangos, and pineapples; a serious tropical fruit medley! A hint of barnyard and earthy funk with oaky notes. This really smells awesome!

Taste: Orange juice and brett funk start this beer off. This beer just tips towards the bretty/funky side. Nice orange notes that impart a sweet citrusy flavor to the beer and fantastic balance with the brett funk. The beer has a hint of oak, earthy notes, yeasty/bready notes, and a slight tart note towards the middle of the beer. Hints of coriander and white pepper. The beer has a slight bitter bite in the finish that tastes exactly like orange zest. Complex and really well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing carbonation. Yet the beer is still creamy and soft on the palate. Such a drinkable beer.

Overall: I was seeking out a beer that was brewed with oranges and this really gave me just what I was looking for. It kind of like a mix of a witbier, a saison, and a wild ale that is mild on the wild and bigger on the brett. This is really enjoyable beer made by Crooked Stave! I am really digging the Wild Wild Brett series beers from Crooked Stave! This is my 2nd favorite beer in series!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 31, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of joel66
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

joel66, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - batch 8/11, bottle 391/1125. Lots of carbonation - open carefully. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a huge fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is bready malts with lots of orange rind and brett and some floral earthy notes.

The flavor is milder than expected. Sweet tart oranges and some acidic funky brett. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation and is slightly watery.

Overall, I really like this one. It's milder than expected, but is well balanced. I really like how the orange and brett go together.

Beaver13, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of Janis_Hoplin
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Janis_Hoplin, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable and refreshing wild ale. The brewery's reputation is growing and this was my favourite in the batch sent by JB. Peachy coloured body with lots of fluffy white head. Bretty flavour, and enjoyable if you like that sort of thing. Light, yet a sipper.

Sammy, May 02, 2012
Photo of dbossman
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Tangerine hue with a thin but stead head; it is a gusher; okay lacing

S: This is funky: barnyard musty funkiness with orange peel and other citrus aromas mingling together; this smells so fricking awesome

T: Crisp, funky, musty; the fruit plays so well of the musty barnyard funkiness--not near as cheesy and funky as aromas indicated but awesome

F: Medium body, creamy and lightly carbonated

O: This is a lightly fruity, funky and awesome beer

dbossman, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Gonzoillini, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +18.5%

kkrez, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev -5.2%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -5.2%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of jsilva
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jsilva, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yet another fine wild ale courtesy of Mark, thanks for sharing!
Quick review from written notes.

Pastel orange coloration, slightly hazed with visible trails of carbonation.

Fruity aromas of peach or apricot, pleasant and inviting.

Creamy feel, tart fruity notes up front of orange pith and banana esters from the yeast, and finishing fairly dry. It makes for a nice creamsicle impression, and is very clean and drinkable. Really enjoyed this one, and hope to seek out more someday. Simplicity is underrated, and this comes off as simple at first, but is nicely nuanced.

emerge077, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

theminutemen, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of UTCengOwl
5/5  rDev +18.5%

UTCengOwl, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of DearthVader
5/5  rDev +18.5%

DearthVader, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of vasdef42
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

vasdef42, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of jmarsh123
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light cloudy orange with a finger of white head. Good spotty lacing down the glass. Definitely a gusher.

Smells of tangerines and slight spices. Very unique aroma.

Starts off with some citrus flavor and spice. A little bit of brett peeks in, but it is far from overpowering. Finishes with a nice orange peel bitterness.

Enough body and creaminess on the mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Better as it warmed and a very solid overall beer. Lots of good complex flavors and just a bit of sourness. I approve.

jmarsh123, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of OnryAndMean
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

OnryAndMean, May 08, 2014
Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ShanePB, May 29, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

oline73, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

DarthKostrizer, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of MinorThreat
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MinorThreat, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of DividedAvery
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 220z Bomber into New Belgium snifter

A: Pours a great hazy golden color with a white head.

S: The orange flavors really come across. There is also some brett tang in there

T: Wow, there is some great flavor here. Some wonderful orange fades to a slight tartness from the brett. These are extremely poignant flavors that come across really well.

M: Nice and not overbearing. Some great carbonation in there

O: I have loved almost everything from Chad at Crooked Stave. The beers being made there are truly unique and push the boundaries. This one is another example of this. Wonderful flavor and a truly unique experience. Will be keeping one of each of these series so I can eventually drink the rainbow!

DividedAvery, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of ChrisPro
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

ChrisPro, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of pperez38
4/5  rDev -5.2%

pperez38, Dec 07, 2011
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.