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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

105 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 114
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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Reviews by sweemzander:
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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.

sweemzander, Nov 10, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

tectactoe, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle - batch 7/12, bottle 1150/1516. Pours a hazy amber with reddish-violet hues and a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet bready malts with tart/sour blueberries with a little stink and funk from the brett and some slight vomit notes.

The flavor is sweet blueberries with some tart citric notes and some earthy brett and vanilla. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice blend of tart blueberries and brett. The best blueberry beer I've had. A little too sweet.

Beaver13, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

codysjb, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

A cloudy dark blonde and light purple with a creamy, small-bubbled head. This doesn't foam up like (all?) the other WWB series beers I've had. The creamy, light khaki-clored head remains a thin crown atop the beer and leaves irregular, messy, webs of lace down the glass. Pretty.

Not as Brett-forward as the other beers in the series, with the yeast really only playing a minor role, adding a musky basement note, next to the sweet, plump, authentic, yet earthy blueberry character. Both interesting and enjoyable--two things Crooked Stave does well.

The flavor is marvelously enjoyable; sweet, plump blueberries with just a hint of a tartness, mild but complementary basement funk, a little bit of earth and grass. Marvelously drinkable.

Again, as with many Crooked Stave offerings, the mouthfeel is simply perfect. Creamy, airy, though rich, and disappearing. Marvelously crafted, interesting, delicious, Brett beer.

My drinking buddy only had one word for this beer, "Fabulous."

ehammond1, Oct 15, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A -Red raspberry with light brown aspects and a white head. Clean body.

S - Sweet blueberry, lactic acid, light lemon

T - Tart blueberry with a light brown ale / bready malt presence that I didn't expect to find. The blueberry is subtle but it adds a definitely nice sweetness.

MF - Medium body with light softness to it. Light carbonation with a dry finish

O - Soft sour/ Saison with muted and balanced flavors including the light blueberry sweetness. Definitely have a lot of subtleness

jeonseh, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mdaschaf, Mar 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photekut, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of nhudson
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Number 811 from 2012, poured into a cellar reserve glass

A: light purple in color, hazy with a lingering white head. Medium to light lacing around the glass

S: mixed fruit with some barnyard funkiness. A mustiness hangs around in your nose. One of the better smelling Brett beers on the market.

T: blueberry fruit with some funk. I am surprised that this beer isn't as tart as the other crooked stave beers. Tastes amazing and one of the better tasting sours on the market.

M: medium body with a nice high carbonation bite that really brings out the flavor of the beer. Beers ends up dry and leaves a great finish in your mouth.

O: has to be my second favorite CS beer. Best f the WWB series hands down. Great beer if you can find it.

nhudson, Oct 19, 2012
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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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

hiphopj5, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to the BA who sent me this one so I could share this one at a recent tasting! Bottle #1283 of 1516! Served from bottle into a Sweetwater 15th Anniversary snifter. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a half finger slight off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, blueberry, fruit, sugar, funk, and butter. The flavor was of sweet malt, blueberry, fruit, funk, earth, and subtle tart. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I really quite enjoyed this one if I am honest. You could definitely pick up on the blueberries in this one, but the oak was nowhere to be found on my palate which was unfortunate. While it didn’t bring the oak, it was really well balanced and quite easy to drink. The funky aspect going on was really a nice touch that helped amp up the blueberry flavor. A definite must try on this one.

thagr81us, Sep 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

LotsofLupulin, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

jegross2, Feb 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

jmarsh123, Jun 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

montrealbcr89, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into tulip at falling rock Denver. Pours a blood orange no head. Smells of funk...I mean funk. That's it.
Taste is great funky fruit. Its hard to review really funky beers but this is really nice. Tart, sweet, funky, orange, with a bit of some mild french or german noble hops. Such a good wild. Get it if you see it!

DrinkSlurm, Aug 16, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to stevefinny for this. Batch 7/12, bottle #1344 of 1516.

3.5 A: Murky amber peach color. Two fingers of frothy/foamy off-white head. Retention is around average and just a couple whisps of lacing are left.

3.5 S: Lots of good brett aroma in this. Musty basement, old dry wood, and general woodziness. Blueberry comes next and I'm unsure about what to think about it. It's somewhat tart, somewhat overripened to the point of decay, and somewhat sweet. Perhaps somewhat medicinal and garbagy as well. Sweet overall for a brett beer with caramel, a light toastiness, and a touch of diacetyl butter.

3.5 T: Taste is like the nose for the most part. Musty basement, dry wood, outdoors funk from the brett. Surprisingly little tartness from the blueberries. Rather, they come off as on the sweeter side. The problem though, is that there isn't quite enough of them. Many a brewer uses too little and the result is that it comes off as watered down juice or something. It's not too bad in this beer, but it is apparent nonetheless. Again there's a touch of butter, medicine, and the slightest hints of acetone. Malty for a brett beer with caramel, toast, and apple fruitiness.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation that is very lightly spritzy. Smooth.

4.0 D: A couple categories were borderline next best, so a little boast here.

DavoleBomb, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

MinorThreat, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

bstyle, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

rbrefbeerman, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

phingdong, Dec 27, 2012
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Indigo" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.