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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 100
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wild Wild Brett Green is an Empirically Hoppy Brettanomyces Ale. Fermented entirely with Brettanomyces yeast and over 3lbs of hops per barrel of beer. Green pours a golden hue delivering fruity and citrusy aromas from the use of Galaxy hops, while the Brettanomyces yeast add their own tropical fruit and funky undertones to the finish.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-01-2012)
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-26-2014 15:34:17 | More by gueuzedreg
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-07-2014 08:15:40 | More by zestar
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-21-2014 05:13:19 | More by afsdan
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-23-2014 01:19:16 | More by dhbiker0889
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-12-2014 03:49:13 | More by Axnjxn
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Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-28-2013 06:44:35 | More by Janis_Hoplin
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-05-2013 08:22:20 | More by kscaldef
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-15-2013 01:45:51 | More by Mark000
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riored4v

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured in to a tulip. Frothy, dense, white head. Clear, golden colored body. 1.5 finger head.

Aroma was full of Brett. Lots of barnyard funk, slight leather, Citrusy hops. Malty and a bit bready.

Taste was excellent. Big citrus and floral hop flavor upfront. Bready and a bit malty. Finished with a floral hop bitterness and solid notes of brett. Leathery and funky.

Medium/light body, high carbonation and a crisp/dry finish.

Solid beer. Hops really come through but the brett adds a great complexity.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 23:18:54 | More by riored4v
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-29-2013 20:49:21 | More by MinorThreat
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stevefinny

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-26-2013 12:11:02 | More by stevefinny
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FunknWild

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-08-2013 05:27:22 | More by FunknWild
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illidurit

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-25-2013 02:39:40 | More by illidurit
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-22-2013 00:53:44 | More by MarkyMOD
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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a big finger of off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet grainy and wheat malts, grapefruit, tropical, pine, floral, and grassy hops, funky brett, tart green fruits.

T - Sweet grainy and wheat malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy, and floral hops, some smooth bitterness, tart green fruits, funky Brett.

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

D - Interesting wild ale. I like the balance of funk and hop character.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 01:44:40 | More by ngeunit1
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incubuscience

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-20-2013 22:38:12 | More by incubuscience
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 2.19.13
Batch 12/2011
Bottle 789/1368

A - Pours a cloudy lighter orange with a huge cream-colored head. This gusher has some good retention once it settles down.

S - Brett and hoppy grass, pine and citrus. Smells heavenly.

T - Brett, buttery wood, earthy and slightly herbal.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Hopped up and tons of Brett. Tastes wasn't quite what it once was or what the nose suggests, but the Brett is rockin.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 04:12:38 | More by HuskyinPDX
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-13-2013 21:17:23 | More by spycow
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CummingsK21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-23-2012 04:10:05 | More by CummingsK21
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fmccormi

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from pry-off 750ml bottle to a 25cl Duvel Single tulip; this bottle is, per the label, from the December 2011 batch and bottle #576 of 1368 (BATCH 12/2011 BOTTLE 576/1368), so this is about a year old now.

Appearance (5.0): No shock here, but this is a voluminous, voluminous head: four-plus fingers of tight, crackling, cream-colored foam comes off of the pour, sitting on top of a glowing, hazy orange body. As the head recedes, it leaves a thick cap on top of the body with a raised middle, kinda like a volcano. Which is awesome. Tons of lacing and chunky foam in the head retention. Great-looking beer.

Smell (4.5): Nice mixture of some bright, tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, and even more mango) and some funky, musty, only lightly phenolic brett character. Some light fresh-cut grass tones mix with some light pepper and spice character, over a backdrop of dry straw and some wet hay at the same time, and yet there’s still something else going on here that I can’t quite pin down—it’s like strawberry syrup. Not joking.

Taste (4.0): Lots and lots of brett here. But again, not really a surprise. The hops are really pretty tame, but considering this is a year old, that’s to be expected. They’ve left some nice, tropical fruit tones following the nose, but that could be coming from the brett, too—if anything, they blend into it well. Very smooth, moderately dry, bready, biscuity malt character lends a nice body here. And the brett, meanwhile, is VERY low on phenolic character, thankfully. Only lightly peppery and no trace of band-aids, plastic, or whatever else people seem to pick up on in brett primary brews. The pepper character sits softly in the mid-palate, and the finish is dominated by that funky twang, but it’s not tart at all and it’s not particularly offensive in any way. This is brett done extremely well.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Surprisingly subdued, actually—carbonation is evenly-distributed and tingles lightly, expanding moderately on the way down but it never prickles. It’s very subtle, really. The body is somewhat dry, thanks in part to the ABV presence (which is minimal, but it does dry out the finish) and in part due to a mix of hops (very light) and some starchy, lightly spicy yeast presence.

Overall (4.0): Overall, I’d say this is a pretty damn good beer. I would love to have tried it fresh, but this is definitely enjoyable as it is. It’s like a very smooth, bretty Belgian Pale Ale with some old, but still very clearly tropical, hop character. It’s nice, and very satisfying to drink. Considering how well-handled the brett is here, I’m definitely sold on Chad’s ability—really looking forward to some more Crooked Stave, now!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 01:20:08 | More by fmccormi
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BeerNFoodDood

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

12-04-2012 20:55:34 | More by BeerNFoodDood
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to whoever brought this to our Nov. '12 bottle share!

Cloudy golden yellow pour with a good amount of foamy white head that left some soapy lacing on the glass. If I remember correctly, this one was a borderline gusher, but no liquid was lost. Crisp aroma, grassy, citrusy, fairly mild Brett notes, with promises of light tartness. The nose is reflected in the taste, grassy, leafy, earthy, springtime goodness, apple skins, lemon and grapefruit peel--hops have seemingly kept up well with time--underripe honeydew, biscuity malts in the background, and a ubiquitous but very mellow Brett presence. Light-medium body, very well-balanced at this point, and very drinkable overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 12:14:34 | More by Rifugium
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-03-2012 20:46:10 | More by baybum
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bauermj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-18-2012 19:47:02 | More by bauermj
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Brew33

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

10-10-2012 14:25:40 | More by Brew33
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Green" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
90 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.