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

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BA SCORE
91
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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

MarkyMOD, May 22, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet wheat and grainy malts, honey, mango and other tropical fruits, turmeric, other spices, funky Brett, and a bit of tart green fruits.

T - Honey, sweet wheat and grainy malts, mango and other tropical fruits, turmeric, coriander, and other spices, some tart green fruits, peach, and funky Brett.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, and funky finish.

D - Great Brett beer. Nice mix of spices.

ngeunit1, May 15, 2013
Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

thezoobrew, May 13, 2013
Photo of Bonko_the_sane
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Bonko_the_sane, May 12, 2013
Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -2.2%

bsuedekum, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to BeerNFoodDood for this bottle!

poured into crooked stave tulip glass.

batch 12/2011.
bottle number 1476/1488.

Appearance: slightly hazy yellowish orange bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Drops down to a thin cap.

Smell: Tropical fruits, mild tartness notes of citrus fruits both lemons and oranges, peppery like black pepper. Mild funk and oak. Hint of a medicinal / herbal note.

Taste: Wow. Thats a nice surprise! This actually has way more pucker factor than I was expecting! Starts off with lemons, orange zest, and melons that are on the low end of moderately tart. Black pepper is fairly noticable with a hint of oak barrel and wheat malt. Really nice brett flavor in this beer it earthy with just the right amount of funk. Finishes with a mild lemon tartness and almost a persimmon or melon like flavor. As this beer warms up the black pepper gets stronger and it has a hint of a medicinal/herbal note.

Mouthfeel: on the high end of a light bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. Soft and delicate carbonation that seems to come alive when it passes on the tongue. Semidry finish and its really crisp and drinkable.

Overall: Its actually the most tart of the Wild Wild Brett series of Crooked Stave that I have tried!(I have had the Orange, Blue, and Indigo so far) Really nice surprise from this beer! Complex, easy drinking brett beer. Wish that I had an unlimited supply of Crooked Stave WWB series beers!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of KetchumSuds
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

KetchumSuds, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev -2.2%

hiphopj5, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of BeerNFoodDood
4.5/5  rDev +10%

BeerNFoodDood, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.2%

acurtis, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of bauermj
4/5  rDev -2.2%

bauermj, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of decadance
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

decadance, Oct 14, 2012
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
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

t0rin0, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of riored4v
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
Photo of womencantsail
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
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2.2%

GRG1313, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

drewone, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of Domingo
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very hazy lemon-peel yellow color. Whipped cream-like head. Lots of lacing, too.
Puckering green apple on the nose. A little citric acid and unidentifiable spice. Not sure what it reminds me of, but it's familiar. Maybe juniper berries?
The taste is a near perfect mix of spices, brett yeast, and sourness. Tumeric, ginger, peach, and cardamom blend with a green apple sourness, fading into just a kiss of hop bitterness.
Just the right mix of spice, sour, and even a little funkiness.
It walks a lot of lines, all of them perfectly.
Really, really enjoyable pairing with spicy food, too. I had it with paella, but I'm certain the intended Indian food pairing would be amazing, too.
One of the best beers of this sort I've ever had

Domingo, Jul 17, 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
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 LynnHomeBrewer
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

LynnHomeBrewer, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

AdamP, Jun 27, 2012
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Yellow" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.