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St. Bretta (Spring) - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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St. Bretta (Spring)St. Bretta (Spring)

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BA SCORE
92
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293 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 25
Gots: 35 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Minneola Tangelos.

(Beer added by: gueuzedreg on 04-22-2013)
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KornWallace

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Date: 8/26/2014
Location: Astoria Beer and Cheese (Ditmars)
Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: Very thin short lived head. Opaque and very easy to see through. The color is slightly darker then yellow board earring on a honeyed color.
Aroma: The fruit is their to try and get you to pucker before you even try it. Strong lemon aroma, light oranges. Oak is strong flavor. Following that I get the yeast for added tartness. No hop aroma.
Taste: And pucker you absolutely do. The lemon kicks from the jaw to my teeth. Everything is tart. The orange moves more to the back. The yeast is added bitter but not quite as strong as the aroma led me to believe. The wheat comes through in the flavor as a hint bready/crackerish on the tongue. Again no hop presence.
Mouthfeel: Light body. Light carbonation. Between the fruit and the yeast the beer is extremely dry. Mouthwateringly so. Makes me (gladly) want to drink more. Finish remains dry until the very end.

08-27-2014 02:35:31 | More by KornWallace
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Rootz

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15%

08-23-2014 16:51:30 | More by Rootz
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -4.1%

St. Bretta is very opaque, especially when you near the bottom of the bottle. It's a dim, milky yellowish hue. The beer sports a head that is quick to pop away. Aroma is immediatley tart and funky. Smells of sour citrus. Also has a dry wheat aroma. He flavor is also pungently tart. Tart lemon flesh and unripe orange. Wheat. Grain. Tartness dominates. Light bodied. Didn't have full bottle to myself but it seemed quite drinkable; not as acidic as I was expecting. I haven't had much experience with this brewery. I know they're super popular and so far, I am impressed.

Via bottle.

08-16-2014 21:25:12 | More by VelvetExtract
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

08-16-2014 14:07:16 | More by mrebeka
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-11-2014 22:29:39 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-11-2014 21:52:29 | More by JohnK17
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-31-2014 02:41:34 | More by thereal_adam
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-30-2014 02:52:02 | More by capnamerica
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TWITA

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-29-2014 05:49:33 | More by TWITA
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logicalparadox

New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%

A: Pours incredibly effervescent, amber to copper in color, hazy, with a good amount of sediment. Head retention is poor, and looks flat in the glass after a while with no lacing or foam. Appetizing, yes, but a bit soda-like, with small bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass and rolling upward to the flat, headless surface.

S: Lemons! Citrusy and fresh. A bit of vinegary acid on the nose, too. Some subtle funk, with a little wisp of wheat, but none of the bready, banana, grain, or clove elements you get from some other styles of wheat beer. The wild yeast comes through with a bright sour smell of a lambic or saison.

T: MMmm! Refreshing! Big citrus, all around. Lemons, oranges, a little pith, grapefruit in the rear, but bright and sour with some nice funky notes from the yeast. Green apples and apple skins. I get something... soapy toward the end. Pleasant, though. Maybe some hints of spice like coriander, maybe even some grains of paradise... interesting. A light touch of sugar cookie sweetness and a fain hint of wheat on the finish to round it out. I'm enjoying this. Great for warm weather!

M: MMhmm... Yep. A nice balance of soda-like carbonation, almost like lemon soda, but dry, with a pretty light body overall. No froth, which is a let down, but light and refreshing on the palate. Something that coats and tingles, almost buttery, but makes the lips pucker at the finish. Drinks like a sour beer with attitude.

A pleasure to drink, but falls short of greatness. Impressed overall and would like to have this again.

07-24-2014 01:37:35 | More by logicalparadox
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-23-2014 01:47:01 | More by jacewg
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DanforthPewter

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2014 11:23:07 | More by DanforthPewter
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halo913

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +15%

07-21-2014 12:41:55 | More by halo913
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-20-2014 01:40:35 | More by GregDuB65
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campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-19-2014 02:54:06 | More by campfirebrew
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-18-2014 21:56:54 | More by Dicers
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-14-2014 12:24:27 | More by Schlafly33
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dogfishandi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-12-2014 19:42:10 | More by dogfishandi
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SlothB77

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-11-2014 13:51:55 | More by SlothB77
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-11-2014 02:43:01 | More by Dirtinabottle
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-10-2014 13:30:19 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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SIEVS

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-10-2014 03:20:58 | More by SIEVS
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Bsetz

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-07-2014 23:33:41 | More by Bsetz
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-07-2014 03:27:31 | More by vermilcj
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-07-2014 00:15:50 | More by jrenihan
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St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.