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

Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Blue"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Blue"

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BA SCORE
87
very good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%


Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 07-12-2012)
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 841/1531

APPEARANCE: This is a pretty dark beer - deep, dark, reddish-brown. The cream-colored head is fairly thick, but dissipates rather quickly, leaving some gorgeous and full lacing around the top of the glass. The lacing continues to be nearly perfect throughout the glass.

SMELL: The aroma is not overpowering, but it is very pleasant. This beer smells like a forest. The spruce comes through along with a little earthy grassiness. A hint of pine lurks as well. If I had to choose a beer's smell to represent Colorado, this would be it.

TASTE: What an interesting beer. There is a hint of sweet, chocolatey malt up front, but the hops quickly wash it away with a dry, but not overpowering piney and citrus taste. This is an exceptionally well-balanced beer with a pleasant grassy finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and creamy with a slight sparkle. The body is medium to full and the balance is wonderful - slightly sweet up front, followed by a very easy-going bitterness throughout the last 2/3 of each sip. This beer is an absolute pleasure to drink.

OVERALL: There is a surprisingly lack of Brett-like flavors and aromas in this beer for a Crooked Stave creation, but they are there and they'll probably develop quite a bit over time. That said, I am extremely happy to be drinking this beer fresh. I hope this beer gets revisited at some point in Crooked Stave's bright future.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 06:42:47 | More by StoneTSR
More User Reviews:
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-21-2014 05:13:03 | More by afsdan
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

02-20-2014 20:22:48 | More by ygtbsm94
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-12-2014 03:54:50 | More by Axnjxn
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is dark brown with a lot of fluffy bubbly tan head. Nose is light with a some dark malts up front, roast and hint of chocolate, a fair amount of citrusy hops and light pine come in behind with a faint note leathery brett. Taste is different, malts are up front with a light roast and tobacco, strong leathery Brett with a piney resinous hop and thick syrupy body. Carbonation is a hint low and the finish has some juicy citrus with a slick feel down the throat. More like a black ipa.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:20:54 | More by cpetrone84
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-29-2013 16:20:32 | More by mrebeka
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-08-2013 14:43:25 | More by bauermj
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-05-2013 23:06:28 | More by dhbiker0889
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 7/12 Bottle #741/1531. Thanks for sharing Matt!

(A)- Pours almost totally black in color, but with some deep burnt sienna brown highlights. Some tan froth with good retention.

(S)- Quite dry overall, but with some lovely funky Brett and piney wood. Some subtle citrus at the end. Bready in a yeast sense.

(T)- Very complex actually. It is just barely soured but with some rustic dry Brett-like funk. You definitely get a very piney-like hop character in this still.

(M)- A good carbonation level to this. It is very complex, but almost too complex to quite know what it is trying to be.

(O)- Definitely something unique and complex with its earthy funk and tart flavors. I have not had this fresh, but definitely an interesting beer at this stage.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 16:52:02 | More by sweemzander
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-07-2013 13:57:05 | More by liamt07
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-23-2013 17:02:15 | More by blindpiggie
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-09-2013 23:30:13 | More by BUNZILLA
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-25-2013 15:40:33 | More by Stevedore
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color capped by a large ecru head that gets rocky as it slowly fades, leaving plenty of lace on the tulip

Smell: Lemon, Spruce and a hint of barnyard

Taste: Opens with toasted brown bread base that is subsumed by lemony tartness; in the middle, both the Spruce and a touch of barnyard funk arrive; the finish is tart and tangy with just a touch of the malt

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat puckery

Overall: Not sure what this was like when first released (and I read some mixed reviews) but this has developed into a very nice beer (and I note the last few reviews have rated this much higher)

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 22:58:52 | More by brentk56
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-07-2013 19:25:55 | More by Noyt
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-05-2013 13:22:50 | More by tom10101
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stevefinny

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-26-2013 12:10:17 | More by stevefinny
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FunknWild

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-08-2013 05:26:59 | More by FunknWild
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-27-2013 02:00:24 | More by illidurit
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-23-2013 16:41:54 | More by BARFLYB
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-20-2013 19:21:28 | More by imperialking
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-10-2013 16:58:17 | More by savagepm
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ngeunit1

California

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a bit of brown and a finger of khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades slowly.

S - Dark caramel and chocolate malts, spruce tips, grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops, funky Brett, some tart green fruits.

T - Dark roasted caramel and chocolate malts, spruce tips, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, funky Brett, and tart green fruits.

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

D - Fantastic dark sour. Like the mix of hops and spruce tips.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 05:37:04 | More by ngeunit1
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.9%

05-12-2013 18:25:05 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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FullObs

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

04-30-2013 15:23:25 | More by FullObs
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Blue" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.