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

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 139
Gots: 22 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

bsuedekum, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
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.

Huhzubendah, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of makdeco
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

makdeco, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

oline73, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 2.15.13
Batch 8/11
Bottle 1042/1125

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.

HuskyinPDX, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Haybeerman, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Duff27, Feb 06, 2013
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
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -5.2%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

womencantsail, Jul 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

THECPJ, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

AdamP, Jun 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

markeyri, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[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...

KajII, May 26, 2012
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 drabmuh
4.33/5  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.

drabmuh, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Ultraman9000, Apr 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

thewimperoo, Apr 09, 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
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jsilva, Apr 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Norsebrew, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

imperialking, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

DarthKostrizer, Mar 19, 2012
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.