Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange" - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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District of Columbia
4.24/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
03-07-2013 01:42:17 | More by Huhzubendah
4.29/5 rDev +1.7%
Bottle opened on 2.15.13
A - Pours a cloudy, lighter orange with a huge cream-colored soapy-foamy head with good retention. Yet another CS Gusher!
S - Funky, oranges, spices.
T - Funky, buttery smooth lemon and orange, some wheat.
D - Tons of carbonation and a light body.
O - Smooth, tasty, and very appealing. A nice funk.
02-18-2013 07:02:52 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.45/5 rDev +5.5%
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!
01-31-2013 02:21:43 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.9/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
07-30-2012 21:23:52 | More by womencantsail
3.9/5 rDev -7.6%
[Best served in a Tulip glass]
The pour was a murky medium orange with a large white pillowy head that lasted throughout and had excellent sheeting of lacing that totally coated the glass.
The aroma was all about the citrus (tangerine and orange peel) with a big funky Brett yeast, a mild grain malt and a slight sourness.
The taste was about the same as the aroma, lots of tangerine and a sweet tartness early on with the finish being about the same with a slight orange peel bitterness and a sweet sour ending. The flavor lasted a really long time proceeding the swallow and again was all about the tart citrus flavor.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a almost champagne like carbonation.
Overall and exquisite tasting brew that had the sweet and the sour blending perfectly together along with a bold citrus presence and a ticklish carbonation, YUM...
05-26-2012 19:55:39 | More by KajII
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
4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
04-23-2012 15:47:39 | More by drabmuh
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
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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