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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 97
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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 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.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-01-2012)
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

MaineMike, Mar 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

illidurit, Oct 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

HWren, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Beaver13, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Gonzoillini, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of claspada
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

claspada, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is hazy and straw yellow with a lasting, white head. The aroma offers soap, lemon zest, citrus. Good flavor, with a palate coating, creamy citrus vibe. A bit too soapy in both the flavor and feel. A bit unbalanced. Decent...eh...

Huhzubendah, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at Alex's Birthday Bash.

A - Pours golden yellow, frothy white, thin ring, spotty lace.

S - Tropical fruity sweetness, brett funk, some oak, light spice.

T - Mango, citrus, pineapple, brett funk, spices, light tartness, and yogurt. Alcohol is no where to be found. Finish is creamy sweet fruity with some funk.

M - Light body, creamy, a touch high carbonation-wise.

O - A nice funky/wild saison that was enjoyable. I would have again for sure and look forward to the other "colors" in this series.

Sean9689, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ygtbsm94, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

drewone, Jul 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

thezoobrew, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

CypherEnigma, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

KetchumSuds, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

decadance, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

imperialking, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks again to Murren for sharing 4 of these different WWB colored offerings. This one was third in the lineup during our tasting. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a clouded yellow color with a white frothy cap.

The smell of this brew includes some earthy notes that are cuaght in a mixture of brett and under/overly ripe mango. In addition to the mango, there is a supporting fruity quality of citrus that brightens things up a bit. In the background are notes of leathery brett and barnyard with a hint of grassy quality.

The taste is earthy and picks up where the aro a left off. It contributes a greater focus on the straw, earthy and grassy askects of the brett. The mango inclusion is present with a subtle fruity quality but it is faint in comparison compared to the wild nature of the earthy brett. Yogurt is present with almost a stinky foot or cheese aspect along with sulfur and an aftertaste of straw.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. The fruit was more readily apparent in the nose than in the flavor. It worked but didn't quite come across as interesting as the label might make you believe. This one has a hint of off character around the edges which kept me from really digging it but overall it wasn't bad. This series has me interested enough to press on and try the rest.

stakem, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of nppeders
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - brilliant gold, nice white head that dissipated to a small thin layer that sticks around

smell - whoa...way too spicy. tastes like tons of cardamon, or cinnamon, or maybe it's the turmeric? Either way not as well balanced as I prefer.

taste - Taste starts with fruity, middle has some sweet honey and citrus, and then it hits you with a slight tartness (maybe from the brett). The finish of the sip really makes this beer. Very Nice.

mouthfeel - medium carbonation, thin to medium body

overall - The smell of the spice really overwhelms this beer. I like the honey and the fruity brett. Very clean beer other then the extreme spice. I like it but I don't love it.

nppeders, May 07, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
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

blackie, Sep 01, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed golden straw color with a white head. A really interesting aroma. Tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango, lots of citrus, and a tart lactic note. There is an interesting tea-like aroma, menthol, and tumeric as well. The flavor is grassy and mildly herbal. Tumeric is present, plenty of mango and lemon, and a light tartness. A bit of ginger flavor, almost no malt character, and a dry finish. Sort of all over the place, but enjoyable.

womencantsail, Aug 13, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Batch 12/11. Bottle # 947/1488.

Pours a murky yellow with an off-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is very floral with a nice Indian food spice aroma. Taste is very much the same with the Indian spices lingering on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but the Brett doesn’t seem to come out very much in either the smell or flavor.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 05, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a bright medium yellow gold. Surprisingly, it's quite clear. The head is medium-sized and white, dissipates pretty quickly leaving little to no lacing. Lots of Indian spice. Good dose of turmeric, coriander and other spices that I mostly associate with curry. There's also some lime and tropical fruit in the mix. Less funk than red but more depth overall. The taste has more of the citrus and pineapple but there's still a spice edge. Turmeric pineapple finish. Medium to light tartness. Light on the palate with fizzy carbonation. Interesting beer. Lots more citrus than expected. I wonder if they threw in some kaffir lime leaves or something.

popery, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

jmarsh123, Oct 01, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

riored4v, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

acurtis, Oct 27, 2012
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Yellow" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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