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

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 97
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of Sean9689
3.73/5  rDev -9%
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.

Photo of claspada
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of LynnHomeBrewer
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of wesley14
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of nppeders
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of drabmuh
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of MasterSki
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
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...

Photo of Norsebrew
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of MaineMike
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle from Supermarket Liquors in Ft. Collins, CO for $12. Into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip. Batch 12/2011, bottle 1132/1488.

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold in color with a bone white head that foams up to about an inch and quickly falls away leaving a few splotches of lacing.

S: Fruity and spicy, lots of mango and other tropical fruits, some citrus and a fair amount of coriander as well. Brett is a bit more subdued in this as opposed to the Green, it is still there, just doesn't kick you in the nose as much. Funky and musty as opposed to funky and staaaanky. Not bad at all.

T: Funk is much more pronounced than in the nose, nice little bit of musty barn in here that mixes with the bright notes of mango and coriander to make a light, very "bright" tasting beer. Light bit of tartness on the finish. Mango is in there as well, just not as pronounced. Fairly respectable wheat malt profile in here. Tastes a lot like what I wish all witbiers tasted like.

M: Very light, prickly carbonation and an insanely dry finish. Spot on here.

O: Another interesting beer here, thoroughly enjoyed this and this will be an awesome beer to pair with food. Glad to know that they plan on making this a year round offering as well.

Photo of newk340
4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
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...

Photo of crossovert
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

It pours a hazy orangeish gold with a foamy white head that doesn't leave too much lacing. More and more floaties in secondary pours.

The smell of this one is great. Nice mango, some "honey" (sugar), lemon, turmeric, and coriander. Of course the brett is there but not as up front as I was expecting.

The flavor is pretty nice. I feel like brett+mango+tumeric is a pretty obvious combo. The flavors, as expected, work nicely here. The honey doesn't add a huge amount of sweetness actually, the flavor is rather spicy and fruity but not too sweet. It is extremely refreshing.

Next up Asafoetida+brett?

Photo of Beaver13
3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As I enjoyed the Green so much last night I picked up a Yellow to enjoy this afternoon. Batch 12/2011 Bottle 948/1488. Poured again to Duvel tulip. The beer pours a murky opaque golden orange color with a nice 2 finger white head with nice retention and some lacing. The nose is a pleasant mix of brett sour, spice, pepper, citrus, earthy hop character. Nice. The flavor expands on the pleasant aroma: mix of citrus and dark fruits, mild bittnerness, brett sour, delicate yeast flavor, pepper, mango sweetness, light malt influence. Very nice. Finishes smooth with a nice lingering malt profile from which the brett and fruity character builds. Good carbonation an medium bodied. Creamy almost. Overall, this was another excellent offering. I might just have to go back and sample the other two of the Wild Wild Brett Series. Highly recommended.

Photo of rebeer18
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ColoradoAleFreak
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Yellow" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.