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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
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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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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-04-2012 02:47:55 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

12-16-2012 20:00:08 | More by Thorpe429
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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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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-09-2013 06:28:24 | More by zestar
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.61/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

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

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-22-2013 00:54:04 | More by MarkyMOD
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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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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-02-2013 19:32:31 | More by mdaschaf
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-05-2013 23:58:59 | More by PEIhop
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

03-01-2013 04:23:19 | More by HuskyinPDX
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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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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-25-2012 15:28:46 | More by iL0VEbeer
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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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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-09-2013 04:07:36 | More by bsuedekum
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-07-2013 21:13:49 | More by Haybeerman
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-06-2013 07:15:38 | More by Gobzilla
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

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

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

I keep swearing I'm going to stop buying Crooked Stave beers because I never feel like they are worthy of the price tag and then I see a new one and it sounds so interesting I buy it and repeat the cycle of disappointment. I was hoping this one would be the one that broke that cycle and it was. I think this is the one that is actually worth the price tag, maybe they are finally hitting their stride. Purple, pink color, huge head that swiftly dissipated. Smell is funky, sort of manure like, hints of blueberries. Taste is nice and funky with a strong fruit component, blueberries. I almost wonder if they used a concentrate or just really good berries because the fruit really shows up well here. Nice job, crooked stave, I might buy a second one.

08-25-2012 17:54:53 | More by ArrogantB
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +9.8%

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.

04-25-2014 23:41:36 | More by rudzud
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

02-05-2014 01:23:03 | More by cpetrone84
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-10-2012 01:51:40 | More by eawolff99
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Indigo" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.