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

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 137
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:
Beer added by: DividedAvery on 11-03-2011

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.
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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Batch 8/11. Bottle # 590/1125.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy white head that fades to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, spices, and a mild Brett aroma. Taste is of malt/grain, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and spices. There is really no Brett flavor to this one. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but the Brett is only really apparent in the aroma.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big, big thanks to ahalloin for sending this brew out my way. Served in a Dark Lord mini-snifter.

Pours a nice, fairly clear golden color with a nice wheat head and some pretty good lacing on the way down. The nose carries a really nice mixture of Brett and orange. Citrus fruit is up front with some earthy dryness in the background. Light funk. Flavor really hits the spot as well. Super clean and refreshing. Dry finish. Light body. Really fantastic use of the Brett here. I'm a big fan and will absolutely seek this out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a hug white head. Citrus on the nose, in the nose, all over the place. Intense orange and tangerine aroma to this. A subtle tartness and yeast contribution. The flavor is slightly tropical with even more citrus to it. Moderate bread/malt flavors with a nice funkiness from the Brett.

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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

Thanks to Chris (spycow) for sharing this one. Seems like every beer I had today was from Chris - what an awesome host! Served in a Cigar City snifter.

A - Slow gusher. Big white foam settles to a thin cap, with nice retention but no lacework. Murky peach juice body.

S - Funky and brett-forward, with nice notes of tropical fruits, and only mild dusty attic and medicinal character. There's a touch of yogurt-esque lactic tartness mixed in there, but this is all about the funk.

T - Taste is a bit like a funked up creamsicle. Lots of tropical fruits, citrus, vanilla pale malts, and bretty funk here. Even with the sweet flavors it's nicely attenuated.

M - Zesty carbonation that tingles the palate. Medium-light body, smooth texture, and a mildly dry finish. No alcohol. Might be a bit too bubbly for some, but I found it refreshing.

D - I enjoyed this quite a bit more than the Rouge. Reminds me a bit of some funkier Fantôme batches. I'd have this again if it was accessible to me.

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drabmuh
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably my favorite out of the 5 we drank that night. Beer is amber and hazy with a big white head, bottle is obviously overcarbonated. Gushed a little upon opening. Retention is lower than the others. Looks good.

Aroma is strong, in my face presence, very yeasty, mild malt, huge funk, mild woodiness and hoppiness. I like the aroma.

Beer is strong and finishes cleanly, a little dry, with a great yeast bouquet on the palate and a mild floral finish, with some bitterness. I like it a lot.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

From 01/14/11 notes. Thanks to ahalloin for sharing this one.

a - Pours a medium orange color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of brett, orange peels, spices, citrus hops, lemons, and fruity malts. Ton of oranges.

t - Tastes of orange peels, brett, spices, citrus hops, floral hops, and yeast. Very nice, ton or oranges again.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Nice crisp body for a wild.

o - Overall a very nice wild. Not super sour, but a ton of oranges and brett. Would like to have it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of stakem
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Murren for sharing this at a recent tasting. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a hazed yellow color with a white frothy cap. As it slowly recedes, it leaves patchy lacework on the glass.

The brew smells bright with orange zest. Brett and cheesy yogurt are present throwing a mixture of character that is earthy and funky in contrast to the brightness of the zest. More smells reveal a bit of peppery spice.

The taste includes a flavor of fruity orange, zest, rind and pulp but without the bitterness that usually follows. In its place, you find a bit of yogurt creamy quality of yeast and some peppery spice. There is an underlying note of some veggie aspect like the other wild wild Brett offering I had immediately before this one. It finishes tart from a combination of bacteria and mild barrel presence and wheat tang.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest to higher level of carbonation that slowly gushes when opened. I enjoyed this brew slightly better than the red version due to the citrus notes that really worked with the Brett. This one is worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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