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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 140
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
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 Norsebrew:
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Norsebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-27-2012 16:02:23 | More by Norsebrew
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joel66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-19-2013 00:02:46 | More by joel66
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Beaver13

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

01-23-2012 06:27:09 | More by Beaver13
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Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-28-2013 06:43:56 | More by Janis_Hoplin
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

05-02-2012 19:01:23 | More by Sammy
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dbossman

Nebraska

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%

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

06-11-2013 18:30:35 | More by dbossman
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-23-2011 01:09:24 | More by Gonzoillini
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-09-2011 06:27:30 | More by kkrez
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-21-2012 16:50:35 | More by hiphopj5
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-26-2011 06:40:18 | More by GRG1313
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-01-2012 00:20:53 | More by jsilva
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emerge077

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

04-09-2012 01:44:17 | More by emerge077
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-29-2012 03:13:00 | More by theminutemen
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UTCengOwl

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-27-2011 00:34:16 | More by UTCengOwl
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DearthVader

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-24-2011 01:43:31 | More by DearthVader
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vasdef42

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-18-2011 19:28:39 | More by vasdef42
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

12-10-2011 22:10:42 | More by jmarsh123
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OnryAndMean

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-08-2014 19:21:19 | More by OnryAndMean
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-29-2013 12:43:30 | More by ShanePB
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-01-2013 02:50:39 | More by oline73
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-19-2012 00:10:55 | More by DarthKostrizer
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-29-2013 20:48:51 | More by MinorThreat
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DividedAvery

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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!

11-03-2011 01:26:32 | More by DividedAvery
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-29-2012 07:12:41 | More by ChrisPro
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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-07-2011 03:35:28 | More by pperez38
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.