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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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295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 26
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
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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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%

Big thanks to beersndrums for this one!

375 mL bottle poured into a globe at cellar temperature.

L – Hazy pale gold color with a nice 2-finger bubbly, frothy, white head. Decent retention and some patches of lacing. Even with the haze, a good amount of bubbles are appreciable.

S – Lots of musty and funky Brett with other peppery yeast, some earthy oak, grainy wheat, and a touch of lemon. Smells nice.

T – Wow this kind of blows the aroma out of the water. It starts off with tart lemon that is way more prevalent than the aroma suggested. As the taste progresses, musty oak and funky, barnyard Brett creep in, followed by some peppery yeast at the finish. There’s a bit of grainy wheat thrown into the mix here, too, but lemon, oak, and yeast dominate. Very tasty.

F – Light-medium-bodied, good carbonation, a tart, creamy, and mouth-coating feel that makes the body feel heavier than it is, and a tart, musty, earthy, and dry finish. Dry, musty, earthy, and funky yeast and oak flavors linger for a bit.

O – This is a really nice beer. It has all of the elements of a solid witbier, and they’re all well-put together at that. Definitely worth checking out if you’re into beers of this style or just light, refreshing, tart beers in general. Very drinkable and perfect for a spring day (as the name suggests) when it’s just starting to warm up from winter. Thanks a ton for the beer, Jared!

08-22-2013 03:32:46 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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4.36/5  rDev +5.6%

A: A pale golden beer with a light haze. The rocky white head is long lasting.

S: a medium citrus and pepper aroma with the citrus being more real fruit than yeast derived in nature. There is some citrus zest a light wheat sweetness. A low barnyard aroma.

T: A dry, beer with a medium bitterness. There is a light hops bitterness with a medium citrus zest bitterness and a moderate spice. The balance is moderately bitter with a dry finish. The aftertaste is of a city's peel bitterness. There is a moderate oak character to the beer.

M: A medium light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation.

O: I really like this citrusy, dry beer with a moderate Brett funk and a medium bitterness. There are lots of classic light fruit and spice with a moderate barrel character.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

Bottle shared by my buddy Mitch in colo. Allowed to warm up for about 25-30 mins.

Pours hazed lighter tangarine. looser off white head. Stays at the 1/3 inch level for a good long spell. Leaves respectable strands of fine lacing.

Lemon, grass. tea and some barnyard funk in the nose.

Super flavorful wit/saison/what ever you want to call this offering.

Large brett character, heavy lemon, quite tart/puchering w/ a continued biting sour note

The final yeasty pour adds a nutty, grapefruity, funky yeast experience that is not to be missed

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St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.