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

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Yellow"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Yellow"

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89
very good

30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 89
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 4.67%
Wants: 96
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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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: Mebuzzard on 01-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wild Wild Brett Yellow is fermented entirely with Brettanomyces yeast and was inspired by the savory sweet combinations found in Southern Indian cuisine by incorporating turmeric, mango coriander and spices. Yellow pours a golden hue delivering tropical fruit aromas with earthy citrus flavors and a dry tart finish.
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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 89
Reviews by decadance:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Photo of newk340
4.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to my buddy Ben for this bottle! #1449/1488

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow similar to most DIPA's, very thin head and moderate lacing.

S: Yum. Lots of citrus and tart underscored by brett throughout.

T: Fantastic. A great citrus sour, the brett is so subtle, which is great. Sometimes it can be overpowering. Other flavors of orange zest and lemongrass. Delicious.

MF/D: So easy to drink, not overly carbonated so goes down very smooth. Wish I had another bottle... or the Red, Orange, or Green... (507 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
3.14/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

750ml bottle - batch 12/2011, bottle 762 / 1488. Pours hazy yellow gold with a smallish creamy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is tart acidic tropical fruits and brett with some bready malts and corriander and Indian spices.

The flavor is tart acidic tropical fruits and some almost minty brett with a dry spicy (pepper, others) and bitter finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an interesting beer, but probably my least favorite WWB so far. (538 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy gold with foamy white head fading into a thin ring. Spotty lacing.

Tropical fruit aroma with tons of brett and some spice with a bit of barnyard funk.

Very bright mango and other tropical fruit up front. Very nice on the front side of the palate. Brett funk then takes over and it finishes a little too spicy along with the funk. Little fruit flavor left in the finish.

Light bodied with carbonation levels a touch higher than I'd prefer, but no major flaw.

Enjoyable beer. 2nd only to Orange as far as the CS colors I've had so far. I loved this one up front and would have rated much higher had it held more of the mango flavor throughout. (658 characters)

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

seven-fifty from the Liquor Mart, Boulder

a: served in a westmalle chalice, deep golden yellow, opaque with yeast, healthy white head

s: pilsner malt and wheat body with a big yeasty compliment and dense with phenolic tumeric aromas, a heady dose of yeasty output and a moderate brett twinge - less big funk and more restrained wildness, hints of old oak, hops of papery grass, some touches of lemon

m: lively bodied, showing a medium-full carbonation and light, crisp mouthfeel

t: clean pilsner malt with touches of sweet wheat malt, phenols from the tumeric again blend with yeasty spice, yeast flavors with a light wild tartness, lemon, grassy hops, cleanly finishing

o: a decent experiment, the phenols are a little overpowering and don’t totally do it for me, but this one was enjoyable as a one-time purchase (821 characters)

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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claspada
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared courtesy of mrand01.

Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a decent size white head that leaves minimal lacing as the head slowly recedes.

The aroms intially remind me of a curry beer (because of the tumeric), then I get some citrus, mango and a faint earthiness. Turmeric really comes through well and owns the show though. Decent amount of sweet pale maltiness emerges as it warms.

Thankfully the curry is not a major flavor in the tastes as it was in the aroma. Initially I get the fruity mango and sour Brett funk. As it warms I get a bit more earth, spices and barnyard qualities associated with beers of this style.

Mouthfeel is on the heavier side of medium (for the style) with a medium to low amount of carbonation. Finish is on the dryer side with a decent amount of bitterness, either from the hops or spices, can't tell for sure.

Overall this is the third beer from this hyped brewery and I have to say I was not wowed by any of the beers to the point where I ever need to have any of them again. I appreciate the innovation and creatively but the flavor profile just misses the mark. (1,118 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very light and soft beer.

I got dank notes of the sticky icky on the nose.

Light fruit and slight hint of mango on the tongue.

Very effervescent with a light head.

I'm not too good on describing beers but there's a more going on the nose and tongue than just dank and mango.

Definitely worth a try if you can get you hands on some. (340 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to fortsambo for sending a bottle of this out my way. Served in a SAVOR glass.

Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a nice white head. Good retention and a few rings of lace on the way down.

The nose has a good mixture of spice, citrus, mango, and a faint earthiness. Turmeric comes through really well. Nice and earthy in the background. Good complexity through the cool-to-warm cycle, with the emphasis changing during that time.

Flavor was a really nice display of fruit and Brett. Hops were there contributing to the mango, and a bit of earth and hay carried through on the back end. Medium body with good carbonation and a bitter, dry finish. Great mix of spice and flavorings coming through.

Like nearly all the other Crooked Stave brews I've had, I was a pretty big fan of this one. It really grew on me over the course of the bottle, and after having a second bottle, I like this one even more and have nudged up my scores accordingly. (962 characters)

Photo of riored4v
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a tulip. Hazy, golden colored body. 1 finger head that faded quickly.

Aroma is funky with brett and very light notes of cherry. Musty and slightly sweet. Some hints of peppey and orange/mango. Tumeric does stand out a bit but blends in nicely.

Flavor was an interesting blend. Tumeric was noticeable but lots of mango and orange flavors. Some light lemon. Slight honey sweetness, lightly malty. Notes of lemon and a clear brett, farmhouse, flavor profile with some subtle cherry. Mildy bitter finish that was lightly citrusy and tropical.

Medium body, medium carb with a very dry finish. No signs of abv.

Overall its an interesting blend of flavors. Very unique but really nice and easy to drink. Light flavors make for a great summer beer and super refreshing. (779 characters)

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