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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

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 104
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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crobinso

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

10-15-2012 00:17:46 | More by crobinso
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3/5  rDev -28.2%

06-18-2013 13:19:11 | More by jmarsh123
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bstyle

Indiana

3/5  rDev -28.2%

10-30-2012 01:31:40 | More by bstyle
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WynnO

Florida

3/5  rDev -28.2%

08-11-2012 18:39:20 | More by WynnO
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

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

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

09-03-2012 16:29:51 | More by Bobbydigi
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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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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

06-26-2014 15:34:43 | More by gueuzedreg
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

09-12-2012 04:56:10 | More by Beaver13
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -13.9%

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.

09-29-2012 04:25:19 | More by DavoleBomb
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -12.7%

really neat beer, not quite dialed, but delicious. it pours a dense cloudy beige color, tinted blue, but slightly. it smells really bretty, tart and funky, with the sweetness from the fruit coming in next. the flavor is good, the blueberries add acid and tartness too, but the brett isnt as vibrant as it is in some of the others from this series. its sweet a little too, mostly from the fruit. the mouthfeel is a little too thick on the body, and a little too weak on the carbonation. i think i might have been near the bottom of the keg, and a bottle might serve this better, but it felt a little weighty for a sour fruit beer. overall not as exciting as some of the other WWB beers, but i liked it very well. crooked stave just makes epic beer, everything is clever and intriguing.

10-07-2012 00:05:48 | More by StonedTrippin
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-04-2012 02:52:25 | More by acurtis
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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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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-27-2012 03:42:10 | More by Romulux
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-04-2012 02:47:55 | More by djrn2
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QCABeerTour

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

12-29-2012 02:02:53 | More by QCABeerTour
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KajII

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -9.6%

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy dark burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white fizzy head that dissipated quickly, down to a scattered layer of residue with a very small collar which produced not so good runny lacing.

The aroma had a bold tartness right up front with a grain malt and a musty Brett yeast along with notes of blueberry, cherries, yogurt and a bit of oak cask.

The taste was sweetly tart and rather fruity throughout, progressing with a bold sourness, a hint of oak cask and a somewhat light berry presence at the end. The flavor was gone way to fast after the swallow for such a tasty brew, basically fading very quickly from the taste buds leaving almost nothing behind.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body and dry in texture with a strong ticklish carbonation.

Overall this was a fantastic tasting brew with a very smooth and easy drinkability, what can I say this brewer did it again...

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12-09-2012 16:14:11 | More by KajII
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -9.1%

Hmmm...as with all CS beers, this one is hard to describe. Even the name, "Indigo" doesn't really describe it well. Blueberries? Well, not really.

Pours a slightly hazed tan/golden perhaps rusty, with some big foam up front, then it settles down to a collar

Aroma is tart and apple-skin-ish. hard to pick out blueberry, but that's not a concern. If you want something like Wild Blue or Lindemans-like fruit beer, this ain't it. Light sweet caramel underneath.

I really liked the WWBB with the brett, hops and spruce playing off each other. In WWBI I don't get the cooperation as much between the brett and blueberry. The esters are fine, more tart and green apple or Gala leaning. Faint blueberry hangs around, more of the metallicness I get out of these berries.

Great feel to it, as always with CS beers. Tart and clean. Just finishes nicely

09-30-2012 17:06:50 | More by Mebuzzard
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -7.2%

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

07-17-2013 20:27:26 | More by jeonseh
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.96/5  rDev -5.3%

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Batch 7/12. Bottle # 1397/1516.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and berry aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of berry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice fruity aromas and flavors.

04-08-2013 04:48:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

09-27-2012 10:44:54 | More by thagr81us
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-12-2012 03:48:58 | More by rbrefbeerman
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-27-2012 02:15:27 | More by phingdong
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FlandersNed

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-31-2013 02:28:21 | More by FlandersNed
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Indigo" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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