Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Blue" - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4/5 rDev +2%
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.
10-30-2013 16:52:02 | More by sweemzander
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3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
750ml bottle, batch 7/12 bottle 1266/1531. Pours brown with a medium creamy light brown head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass.
The aroma is roasted malts with bitter spruce and piney hops.
The flavor is sweet bready malts with a lot of spruce. I get a slight tart sourness from the Brett, but not much. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and rather watery.
Overall, a nice hoppy roasted spruce beer, but not overdone. It will be interesting to see how the Brett affects this down the road.
08-06-2012 06:01:01 | More by Beaver13
4.23/5 rDev +7.9%
Acquired via trade
Near black in color, but truly a very dark brown, with dark ruby edges and a moderate, very persistent dark brown head that initially leaves regular dark brown lines of stick down the glass, then eventually a coating sheet. Gorgeous.
Very complex aroma that really improves with agitation and warming. At colder temperatures, the Brett yeast stands out most, with some initial Band-Aid character, transforming into an earthy farmhouse funk. As the beer warms, pine and sap notes emerge along with a bit of traditional dark malt character. Smells like a funky Christmas tree.
The flavor is complex and similar to the aroma, with pine/spruce flavors combining with more traditional dark malt (roast, mild coffee), along with a big wave of funk (Band-Aid, horse blanket, grass), with a bit of sweetness as well.
Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Disappearing on the palate. Airy. Very Belgian-like. Incredibly impressive. Perfect.
Very impressive and very flavorful. I'm glad I cracked one of my bottles fresh, but am interested and excited to see how this one will develop with some time on it.
A funky Christmas beer? George Clinton would love this thing! We want the funk! Gotta have that funk!
09-30-2012 21:11:45 | More by ehammond1
3.65/5 rDev -6.9%
Big thanks goes out to ssuggs01 who shared this one with me while hanging out ticking! Served from bottle into a Dogfish Head signature snifter. Poured dark brown with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, funk, citrus, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, fruit, funk, citrus, and citrus hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I really liked what I found here once I smelled it. I had another brew from this series a little while back at a tasting and really enjoyed it. This one was pretty decent, but not on the same level as the last one if you were to ask me. Worth your time trying it at least once, but I wouldn’t go out of your way to trade big for this one in the series.
09-04-2012 11:43:51 | More by thagr81us
3.25/5 rDev -17.1%
On tap at Freshcraft in Denver. Served in a snifter. Pours a fairly-dark brown color with a thin beige head. Mild spotty lacing. Notes of spruce and roast with a touch of earth and Brett dryness. Interesting, but not quite far enough in the direction of hops, spruce, or Brett; instead, it’s a bit stuck somewhere in the middle.
12-16-2012 19:26:57 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev +2%
huge thanks to daniloknezic for this extra beer!
Appearance: black bodied beer with 2 fingers of lite tan head. Drops quickly to a thin cap leaving thick lacing all over the glass.
Smell: The hops and spruce are very interesting and have a hop like smell. A hint of brett and a hint of dark malts.
Taste: Mild bitterness and an herbal / spicy spruce flavor. Hint of oak and earthy brett. Hint of roast from the dark malts. Also a hint of tartness in this beer as well. Interesting flavor profile its complex and unique.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. really easy drinking beer. Carbonation is really well done and has a nice soft and creamy feel to it.
Overall: Really did enjoy this beer alot, but when it warmed up the herbal and medicinal notes just overtook the beer. I suggest drinking this beer cold and dont let it warm up. That will really make your experience with this beer much better. Another nice beer from the WWB series!
02-01-2013 18:09:32 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Blue" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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