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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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93
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 115
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

djrn2, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

zestar, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in Crooked Stave stemware. Pours a nice light pinkish color with a nice head and a bit of lacing. The nose is really excellent with notes of blueberry and earth. Funk in the background. Really excellent. Flavor doesn’t disappoint either. Really enjoyed the combination of the Brett and blueberry character with just a bit of backing acidity. Light body; extremely drinkable.

Thorpe429, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

StonedTrippin, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of jlindros
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.

jlindros, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

MarkyMOD, May 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

drewone, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mdaschaf, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Mebuzzard, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

KAF, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

iL0VEbeer, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

PEIhop, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
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
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 2.21.13
Batch 7/12
Bottle 1443/1516

A - Pours a reddish-amber with a fluffy large cream-colored head that fades slowly.

S - Funk, brett, stinky cheese, fruity sweetness.

T - Blueberry, then oak, finishes with a touch of cheese.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Very tasty and nice, the previous bottle was much more dominated by the stinky cheese than this bottle. One of my favorites of the series.

HuskyinPDX, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Axnjxn, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Haybeerman, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

bsuedekum, Mar 09, 2013
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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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

kscaldef, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

tectactoe, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Gobzilla, May 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

eawolff99, Dec 10, 2012
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Indigo" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
93 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.