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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 99
Gots: 22 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

09-18-2012 02:23:45 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 23:21:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 11:22:13 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

10-27-2012 02:45:05 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 03:28:13 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-20-2014 20:08:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -2%

08-07-2012 23:19:34 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

06-25-2014 01:24:58 | More by JAHMUR
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Mike (Thorpe429) - thanks dude! Served in a tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to an incomplete white ring. Hazy peach body.

S - Very odd - smells like curry. Turmeric and coriander are quite present, overlaying a tropical brett claussenii and sweet malt backdrop.

T - Taste is quite similar, with the tropical brett notes nicely complimenting the curry spices. It's almost like some kind of mango curry dish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture, with a bit of tannic dryness in the finish.

D - Oddly pleasant. I think this is my favorite of the series so far, and it's one of the few beers with these sort of spices that is actually well-integrated. Would drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 05:00:23 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second favorite of these beers. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a white head, one of hte only ones that wasn't over carbonated. No lacing, moderate carbonation, an interesting beer.

Aroma is very tea like, there is a list of ingredients on the label that I don't recall what those are but the spices win out, the brett is secondary.

Beer is light and the spices from the nose carry on in the palate, a very strong nice presence. I enjoyed this beer a lot. Very enjoyable. The brett takes a back seat in this one but it is still good. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 16:01:42 | More by drabmuh
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a lovely orange/bronze shade with a one inch white head quickly fading. smells incredible, so much going on here. sour from the brett, but tempered with tropical fruit and indian spice. cardomom? no its turmeric the bottle informed me. flavor is yeasty bite up front with only the slightest sour finish. all kinds of spicy fruit in between. actually like the juice of some funky rare tropical fruit. mouthfeel is perfect, or just short of it. bright and zesty. really nice everything here. only slightly undercarbonated in my opinion. this is bomb

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 00:16:40 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 03/30/12 notes. Thanks to Thorep429 for sharing this one.

a - Pours a straw yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of brett, oranges, fruity malts, herbal notes, earthy and floral notes, light tropical fruits. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of brett, oranges, citrus hops, fruity malts, floral hops, earthy notes, spice. Not quite as great as the nose but still very good.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, quite easy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit. I've had their WWB Yellow and Orange now and both have been good, though I prefer the Yellow slightly. Ton of brett and oranges, and easy to drink. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 19:01:56 | More by mdfb79
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-22-2012 18:14:27 | More by imperialking
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-22-2013 00:55:06 | More by MarkyMOD
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2%

06-07-2014 08:16:53 | More by zestar
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 20:42:52 | More by stakem
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -11%
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 04:59:48 | More by Huhzubendah
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-24-2012 04:54:50 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-11-2012 19:57:46 | More by Gonzoillini
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer of New Year's celebration. I have the "Green" on standby....

Pours a light, yet "glowy" golden, hazy yellow color. Go figure. Nice fluffy white head and medium lacing going on.

Spicy aroma. The turmeric really pounces on the nose. Spicy ginger and Earthy spice. Some tropical notes and sourness.

Taste has the spice coming in full throttle. Ginger and Earthiness again, but has some more fruit to it. It seems a coriander starts to emerge and then is thrown back by some other spice and honey. And the honey is a nice touch, not too much to make it sweet, but it seems to keep the spice from going crazy.

Finishes dry and clean.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 09:23:54 | More by Mebuzzard
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-21-2014 05:15:14 | More by afsdan
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 2.18.13
Batch 12/2011
Bottle 523/1488

A - Pours a crystal clear medium orange with a fizzy white head that has decent retention. It gets more cloudy with each pour.

S - Very floral, corriander, and spices.

T - Lemons, tart, subtle spices. Not much pop.

D - Decent carbonation with a light body. Dry finish.

O - Spices and citrus, nice and tart with a dry finish. Pretty light and mild all-around.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 04:09:31 | More by HuskyinPDX
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-24-2013 07:23:20 | More by chippo33
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claspada

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 14:16:13 | More by claspada
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2013 04:32:34 | More by bsuedekum
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Yellow" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.