Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange" - Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
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Reviews by 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!
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2013 02:21:43 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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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
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2013 18:30:35 | More by dbossman
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed this while getting ready to get some WWBV!
This is the second time I have enjoyed this brew, first from the bottle, now from the tap. Personally, I think the bottle was more developed, but it was a foam nightmare.
This brew looks like the best orange mimosa you have ever seen. It has a rich orange color, with deep effervescence. The foam lingered through most of the consumption (despite being only 10 minutes:))
Aroma is nice. Mandarin orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, and slight hop scents dominate this brew. I found it to be MUCH more orange from the bottle.
Taste is superb. Just so nice. Anyone out there who is willing to sell their soul for Mimosa should try to snag a bottle of this. Really just nice. Orange, pepper, coriander, and ORANGE dominate this Nice sour component too- well balanced.
Feel is where this beer just doesn't match the bottle- seemed almost watered down.
If i could have bought some bottles, it would have taken about 3 seconds to decide to do so. Great beer. Will seek out again.
Serving type: on-tap
05-22-2013 01:08:16 | More by bitterbeerguy
District of Columbia
4.24/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Gusher! Served at cellar temp. Might want to chill this one down prior to opening.
Split with my wife tonight. The beer is hazy orange with a gargantuan, soapy white head. The aroma brings a heavy dose of brett funk, citrus, earth tones. Heavy Brett presence in the flavor, with orange character emerging mid to late palate. Oranges are stronger in the flavor than the aroma. Really clean and easy to drink. Lingering earthy funk and orange zest / peel. Quite tasty. I'll certainly enjoy the rest of this one. I'd happily have this again.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2013 01:42:17 | More by Huhzubendah
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange" from Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom
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