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

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Indigo"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Indigo"

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

104 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 116
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
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.

Brett Ale Fermented w/ Blueberries Aged In Oak

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-09-2012)
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks Matt for sharing! Batch 7/12 Bottle #957/1516

(A)- A brilliant ruby red grapefruit-like color to it. Some good white froth formed.

(S)- A fairly dry, but acidic oak with subtle funky strawberry/blueberry fruits.

(T)- A nice dry tartness that flows into a really nice, almost creamy vanilla oakiness. Very dry finish with subtle blueberry fruit.

(M)- A really nice crisp carbonation level. So smooth and creamy with that little bit of vanilla with the oak and fruit combo. Not a ton of Brett, but this sure is velvet-like.

(O)- A really intriguing and engaging beer. Would be extremely curious what some time would do to this if the Brett would integrate more into the main profile of the beer or not. Whatever the case, the way this beer is now is at a really interesting stage where the oak profile is almost creamy with the vanilla and blueberry fruits is really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 18:46:20 | More by sweemzander
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

06-26-2014 15:34:43 | More by gueuzedreg
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Murky pale reddish body. Decent off-white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Very bretty. Blueberry in the back of some grainy malts, but the fruit isn't very intense.

Taste - Even brettier, despite that that seemed impossible. Sweet blueberry juice. Earthy brett. Slightly tangy, at best.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated, but medium heavy body.

Overall - More sweet than sour. The blueberry is nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 20:16:27 | More by Alieniloquium
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

05-30-2014 23:26:53 | More by twenty5
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spoony

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle (Batch 7/12, Bottle 781/1516) into a tulip.

A-The beer has a nearly white head almost three fingers tall after an aggressive pour. It is an acid-trippy color mixture of reddish, blue-ish, purple-brass. There are a few bubbles of carbonation visible.

S-There is some juicy blueberry aroma left in here, along with big sourness. The sour flavors tend toward green apple and white grape, and acidity is high. The beer is medium-dry with a musty aroma that has just a hint of brett funk.

T-The taste is more sour than the smell with big acidity that suggests white grapes and lemon. The blueberry flavor is pretty mild, but you know it is there, and it gives just a bit of juice. There is a bit of brett and oak funk that creeps past the acidity as the beer warms up.

M-The feel is medium in heft with a chunky carbonation that fits the flavor profile well.

O-This is perhaps the most sour beer I have tasted from Crooked Stave. It mostly works and the light blueberry flavors are a nice compliment to the clean acidity, but even for a sour-fiend like me, this beer gets a bit tiresome towards the bottom of the glass. I could have used just a bit more brett to balance out the sour with some fruit and funk. That being said, this is a great choice for fans of sour beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 02:56:20 | More by spoony
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to rudzud for sharing this great beer.

Light fizzy head, nice for wild, little lacing, mostly clear rosy pale amber color.

Nose is awesome, lots of great funk, tartness, sour fruit, blueberries all over, sour green berry skin and vinous funk, blueberry flesh, little oaky note, floral funk, nice Brett, so much greatness. Dregs just exploded with blueberry.

Taste great sour fruit, sour blueberries, funk, juicy tart blueberry with little green skin and flesh, fresh, with nice tart flavours, and juice. Nice Brett funk, little sour fruit almost apricot like stone fruit but sour. Nice acetic acid, with stem bitterness note, and nice vinous flavours with a touch of oak. Great blend of everything that just goes down so well. Finish is sticky and flemmy but dry, little acidic bite, more fresh blueberry and tartness, and sour fruit lingering.

Mouth is med bod, lots of carb, nice pop, nice acidic bite, no booze.

Overall just phenomenal. Just amazing, so much great Brett funk and blueberry, great acidity and no booze, so tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 17:36:54 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shared with JLindros, bottle 1359/1516.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a very nice clear brown with faint juicy hues with a thin white halo and thin blanket that fades to leave thin clouds.

S - Aromas of blueberry skins, vinous barrel notes, oak, brett funk, super inviting.

T - Taste is tart blueberry skin, brett funk, lemons, great vinous notes, oak, wild yeast, funk.

M - Mouthfeel is really nice, great balance crisp, refreshing.

O - Overall this beer was really, really fun. Super funky, delicious blueberry and brett. Really really pleasant. Delicious delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 23:41:36 | More by rudzud
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-21-2014 05:13:35 | More by afsdan
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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-20-2014 02:34:39 | More by jegross2
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-12-2014 03:55:04 | More by Axnjxn
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour is orange gold, transparent, with a tight off white head. The nose is bright with strong Brett and acetic presence. Blueberry blended in pretty nicely with a leathery Brett and soft dusty presence. Taste is solid, blueberry is the focus but not sweet at all with a lighter Brett presence. Dusty and faint leather with a hint of bandaid. Body is light and airy with a solid softer carbonation and a fairly dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:23:03 | More by cpetrone84
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box_social

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

01-31-2014 06:33:24 | More by box_social
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-23-2014 18:27:58 | More by tectactoe
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

01-06-2014 17:26:17 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

01-05-2014 19:11:22 | More by Hanzo
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FlandersNed

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-31-2013 02:28:21 | More by FlandersNed
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-12-2013 08:50:05 | More by JSchock7
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codysjb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-09-2013 00:18:38 | More by codysjb
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-08-2013 14:43:03 | More by bauermj
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-05-2013 08:22:38 | More by kscaldef
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Mark000

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-15-2013 01:45:00 | More by Mark000
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-09-2013 23:30:59 | More by BUNZILLA
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

09-01-2013 19:48:31 | More by LotsofLupulin
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-29-2013 20:49:07 | More by MinorThreat
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-29-2013 02:09:29 | More by wildcats10
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Indigo" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.