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

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

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.06%


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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SFACRKnight

Colorado

4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a duvel tulip.
Pours nice, some head that retreats to a ring rather quickly. Nice straw color, lacking that witbier haze though, pretty clear actually.

Smells like citrus, some wheat, and brett. The brett seems less funky and more fruity. Very appealing, invites you in for a sip.

Nice citrus tastes, getting the tangelo, works well with the brett, and the wheat comes in at the end, letting you know this is still a witbier regardless of the brett and tangelo. Very well done, I was unsure how this was going to taste coming into this, and I find it hard to put my glass down.

Medium mouthfeel, not overly carbonated, just enough to clean off the palate and keep this beer fresh and lively as I drink it.

Overall, this is another solid Crooked Stave offering. Once again they have taken a classic style, added some imagination, and made a beer that reaches back towards its stylistiic roots while changing things up. Other than the looks, you still know, under the citrus and brett, this is still a very nice witbier. Kudos to Crooked Stave once again.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 14:03:55 | More by SFACRKnight
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 375ml bottle into a Crooked Stave tulip.

Appearance- Hazy gold with bubbly off white head. Nice lacing.

Smell- Heavy brett, tart lemon, earthy funk, light citrusy orange. Smells like a gueze. Phenomenal smelling brett beer.

Taste- Brett funk, lemon, light tangerine (tangelo?), herbaceous, again very gueze-like. No real hint of it being a witbier.

Mouthfeel- Super drinkable. Crisp, funky, lightly tart, dry as hell. I'd drink this all day.

Overall- Excellent beer. I now love Crooked Stave.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 02:45:30 | More by Seanniek91
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WickedSluggy

Texas

4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale yellow and hazy with continuous bubbles producing bright white foam.

S - Earthy brett with orange.

T -Very enjoyable bretty beer with excellant fruity accents. Lovely sour orange up front with subtle grainy sweetness for balance.

M - Light body and effervescent.

O - Excellent beer. Great refresher. It would be easy to drink quite a few litres of this beer in a sitting. The price might make that difficult for most of us. Can't wait to pop the Summer release.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 23:55:49 | More by WickedSluggy
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MighHighBrewer

Colorado

4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: One-quarter-inch head dissipates quickly after pour. No head evident after about 60 seconds. Good lacing throughout the drink session, though. Color is distinctively straw-like - a solid, complex yellow. Pours relatively hazy. Overall, its appearance reminds me of a Hefeweizen without the head.

S: Funky Bretty notes dominate the nose, with a healthy helping of citrus fruit. Tangerine and lemon, primarily. In the background, I get a little bit of funky cheese, but you have to really search it out.

T & M: Mouth-puckeringly sour, as you would expect. Lacto sourness dominates, propped up by a solid wheat malt background. Citrus fruit is prominent - especially the tangerine as expected. Slightly too tart for my taste. There is a funkiness to this brew, although I would call this beer more fruit-forward than funky-forward. Mouthfeel is EXCELLENT - it's not dry and backbone-less like some sour beers are. The wheat malt really lingers on the tongue. Just lovely.

O: This is probably my favorite non-exclusive CS beer to-date. It's a very well-balanced sour that really has an excellent body. If you like sours, I recommend you pick up some. I really only have one negative: this beer is slightly too tart for my taste. I think this beer would SING if pared with a more sweet fruit vs the tangelos. I understand the summer version of this beer is brewed with blood oranges....which should address this concern.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 00:23:56 | More by MighHighBrewer
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml poured into a Crooked Stave snifter:

If you are getting any non-sour beer from Crooked Stave, you know you are getting some funk with it too. This beer is made with 100% strain Brett, and Minneola Tangelos ta boot.

This Llama of a beer is not exactly the form of witbier; but a classic funk Crooked Stave stamped approved version of it. Take a classic witbier, and add Crooked Stave funk and tangelos and you get the idea.

I am blessed to be close to this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 03:01:08 | More by gueuzedreg
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ho-hum, another solid beer from the Stave

Minneola Tangelos in this brew. Going to be a bit of a stickler here in this review. Witbier is on the label.

Pours a light golden straw with uniform white head. Pretty good lacing, settles to a thin collar. Easy swirl brings the head back up again

Aroma is soft citrus. Not quite as robust as a fresh tangelo, and not as sharp as an orange. Light malt. Hints of spice. Not a sharp aroma that comes with other witbiers

Nice subtle citrus flavor. Again, not as sharp as some witbiers with the spice, but I get some white pepper. Keep in mind this is a new bottle. With time perhaps the brett with change the profile. Somewhat peachy or maybe apricot. Soft malt, soft spice.

The feel is what I love with this beer. A touch tart and tangy, nice carbonation. Makes it very easy to drink. While not a dry finish, it sure ain't sweet.
very nice

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 05:06:22 | More by Mebuzzard
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the brewery for just $7.

A: Beautiful hazy, golden-yellow with a nice, fizzy, bright white head that fades fairly quickly into creamy froth. No lace or retention whatsoever.

S: Great yeasty, citrusy, funky nose. Some barn/hay and wood. Citrus and Brett are the highlights and they smell fantastic.

T: Just like the nose it's heavy on the citrus and yeast. A bit of sour and funk with plenty of good carbonation and a great finish. Proper dryness and never cloying. Tasty, tasty stuff.

M: Great body, clean and smooth feel, and tons of flavor. Top notch.

O: For fans of Brett, this beer does not disappoint. Refreshing, funky, and the right amount of citrus flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 22:28:11 | More by Gatch
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

St Bretta pours with a dark straw color and thin cap of foam.  It smells of ripe green apples, and just a hint of funk.  Taste is wheat and sour apples up front, coupled with the barnyard brettanomyces in the middle, and finishing with a long smooth hefe yeast like finish.  Mouthfeel was spot on, slightly viscous, but not oily or thick.  Overall, I found this to be an exceptional beer that if I had access to, I would drink over and over again. Four and a half stars…stellar.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 14:49:09 | More by taylor714914
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MadScientist

New York

4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 00:58:26 | More by MadScientist
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JonathanG

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up this bottle at Wines Off Wynkoop on 4-23-13, and couldn't wait to try it, so I cracked it open shortly after getting home.

Appearance is a cloudy straw yellow/light gold color. Cloudiness is there throughout, with noticeable "extras" in the bottom of the bottle. Lacing hangs around as a light cap, but is easily roused with a swirl or two.

Smell is pretty tame at this point. As pointed out by Mebuzzard, this is a just-bottled sour, so the brett may not be as influential at this point, compared to a few months from now. The brett is there, but it's pretty mellow. Earthy aromas mingle nicely with the soft citrusy-orange/tangelo notes. Faint horsey and mild leather notes are in there too, but the brett is pretty light and clean at this point in time. A little grain and wheat notes, but definitely not your typical wheat beer. Then again, it's Crooked Stave, so what were you expecting? I was quite happy with the nose here.

Taste goes pretty much hand-in-hand with the nose, although the sourness lays out nicely across the palate. Not too sour, the brett is nicely balanced, adding a pleasant tang to the earthiness. The tangelo is also mild and not dominant. All things considered, very nice balance here. It makes me want to take another sip. Light spice, grain and wheat as well.

Mouthfeel is brilliantly sessionable. Pretty light on the palate, with the acidity being both quenching and alluring. If you're looking for a show-stopper, this probably isn't it, but if you want something that draws you in in a relatively subtle and balanced way, this may be your ticket for Spring and Summer quenching. It really does make me want to take another sip with everything that's going on here.

Overall, a success, as noted above. This beer is made for both savoring and drinking... more than one of, in my opinion. As a side note, I added the dregs in near the end, and not surprisingly, the brett characteristics became more pronounced, with more leather, and horsey barnyard notes coming to the forefront. So if you want more brett, make sure to add everything into your glass. This is what also leads me to believe that with a bit more time in bottle, the brett will be more pronounced.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 15:41:11 | More by JonathanG
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, courtesy of Chris. Thanks for sharing!

A: Cloudy hay-colored body with a thin cap of fine white fizz that forms a thin ring. Average.

S: Wow. Fresh, fruity, floral, and hugely aromatic. Some earthy hay as well. Citrus and apple. Super complex, and entirely enjoyable.

T: Citrus right up front, with complex Brett funk dominating the mid-palate with chalky flowers, hay, and green apple. Dry finish. Lovely.

M: Light bodied, and softly carbonated. Delicate but a little low on life.

O: A bit more carbonation would have helped this beer tremendously, both in appearance and mouthfeel, but there's no denying that it was a genuinely delicious brew. I'll definitely be keeping my eye open for anything from Crooked Stave the next time I'm in NYC.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 02:34:38 | More by woosterbill
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

thanks to ablackshear for this beer!

poured into crooked stave tulip glass.

Appearance: pale yellow almost peach bodied beer. The beer is opaque. 2 fingers of white head that slowely drops down to a cap. Better than thin lacing clings to the side of the glass.

Smell: really clean nose. Just a little bit of the tangelos come through. The brett is pretty big and earthy in the nose and a hint of oak.

Taste: A subtle oranges starts the beer off with a mild citrusy sweetness. Hint of lemon. Here come the brett and malts. Wheat malt with earthy and lightly funky brett. Oak barrel blends well with the brett and they seem to compliment each other nicely. Getting a little bit of fruity yeast and black pepper as well. Really really nice... a well rounded and balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: on the higher spectrum of a light bodied beer almost medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Great dry finish that makes you get an orange zest note in the aftertaste. Carbonation is very well done. Fresh and lively carbonation; it gets pricky and eppervescent when it hits your tongue.

Overall: This beer was sapposed to be a "rebrew" of WWBO. I think that it is darn close. The biggest difference is that the WWBO has a bigger orange flavor to it. With St. Bretta the brett is just a little bigger and is overpowering the oranges in this beer. Either way... I like both St. Bretta and WWBO very much. Why dont people brew with oranges more often? I have throughly enjoyed every beer that I have drank thats been brewed with oranges.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 12:06:30 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Al for providing this bottle, it's a treat to have some crooked stave in DC!

The beer pours with a beautiful crisp bubbly sound that the macro breweries always try to capture in their commercials (which actually does add something to my overall impression of the beer). The color is what you'd expect from a witbeer being straw yellow; hazy with a touch of orange too with a fluffy white head that leaving traces of lacing behind on the glass as it dies to a very thin ring, solid look overall. The bottle has some obvious yeast sediment at the bottom which is a plus in my book.

The smell has a very distinct tart citrus to it but it has a nice counterpart in the mellow oak which serves to give the aroma more of a rich roundness which is nice, definitely a pretty complex nose compared to your everyday wit! There is a distinct citrus rind to this that reminds me almost of the same experience you get when you zest an orange or lemon into a cocktail, interesting.

The taste is refreshing on a hot day like today in DC: definite tart citrus but with a nice brett yeast body, tangerine, a touch of bready wheat malt and a pretty clean aftertaste with a lingering sourness that reminds me of the sour left behind by a warhead candy in that it is very persistent even after its well down the hatch. Not a huge depth of flavor that i was hoping for from the aroma, but as a witbeer you wouldnt expect it either. I would definitely recommend drinking this on the colder side, it gets more dull as it warms for certain.

The body is helped out by the big tart backbone and the carbonation does a nice job of supporting that, the feel is medium light which seems about right for the style and what they were going for with the fruit.

Overall, a very nice beer, certainly worth a try if you see it! Definitely drinkable, but not one you could chug with the amount of tartness.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 01:40:36 | More by Dreadnaught33
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml, Spring '13
Lost Abbey TEKU

A: Pours a cloudy hazy yellow orange color. Carbonation is less than expected. Thin layer of bright white head sticking around.

S: Smell that Brett first off. Then you do get that Citrus. Bright lemon and orange peel. Some spice coming from the yeast. Some oak.

T: Up front, strangely some tartness. Some spice, maybe pepper. Definitely getting some oak flavors. Roundness. More Saison than Witbier. Nice lemon rind actually. Funk is there with that tartness. Dry finish.

M: More medium bodied thank expected.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 17:47:48 | More by inlimbo77
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stem. 2013 Spring bottling - Minneola Tangelo.

Pour: Hazy, radient orange juice with a finger and a half of tightly packed white head. Some lacing, and the head recedes to a rim. Really digging the color on this one.

Smell: Bright citrus juice up front... smells a lot like clementines. A juicy tropical brett. Some lemon pith. A light white and pink peppercorn.

Taste: Follows the nose with gently tart lemon and orange juice up front. Some light earthy brett mixes with more of the slight peppercorn from the nose. A touch of doughy sweetness. All the flavors here are delicate, and very well balanced. Finishes dry with bright brett.

Mouthfeel: Exceptionally drinkable and refreshing. The tangelos lend a bit of an acidic bite. Finishes quite dry.

Overall: Another awesome Crooked Stave offering. This was perfect for a warm day. Thanks Michael!

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 18:10:26 | More by cfrances33
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Crooked Stave snifter. Appearance is very pale and exceedingly clear for style. Micro head forms and dissipates quickly with thin strips of lacing. Nose is heavy on Brett, a pleasant funk with a moderate musk is paired with heavy citrus fruit character which brings oranges to mind. Taste is somewhat acidic up front and heavy with citrus. This is followed by the more earthy/farmy funk of the Brett. Nice clean finish that makes for a crisp and refreshing wild. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, this is a delicious and well balanced brew. I was pleasantly surprised by the level of acidity I the taste, another solid brew from Crooked Stave.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 07:26:52 | More by homebrew311
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 6.6.13
Spring 2013 Edition

A - Pours a very clody, pale orange-yellow with a fizzy white head, that is gone fast.

S - Tart lemon, woody, spices and a touch of Brett.

T - Tart lemon, lots of citrus and oranges as well. A hint of spice and Brett. Very Nice.

D - Medium carbonation and a light body with a slight tart finish.

O - Citrus, woody and a hint of Brett makes this a very nice evening beer. I can't wait to try the Summer edition.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 03:42:35 | More by HuskyinPDX
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into tulip at Falling Rock in Denver (several times)...
Nice hazy straw color with a finger of white head. Really fantastic straw and funky barnyard aroma...some citrus notes play with the funk. I believe tangelos are added to this brew...
Taste is really nice tart citrus/lemon and straw/hay. A bit of funk but not overpowering. As a comparison, the summer was a bit more tart and funky.
While I prefer the Summer over the Spring...this is still amazing.
While its amazing to get Crooked Stave on tap in lots of places around Denver, im so pumped to now be able to get bottles in NYC...albeit at $13 each.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2013 19:17:38 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Billolick

New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

No doubt this is serious beer, funky cheese?

One of the bunch of first CS beer I've tried and they have not disapointed.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 17:27:51 | More by Billolick
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy, light orange body. Looks heavily carbonated. Small bubbly head, fizzles quickly with no lacing.

S: Loads of funky and tart Brett. Oak. Juicy sweet citrus. A bit of grassiness and hay.

T: Oak upfront, followed by a ton of Lemon and orange juicy citrus. Finishes with lingering brett and sweet tart remnants.

M: Light body. Dry. Clean. Refreshing. High carbonation.

O: this has more citrus than any other bretty beer I've had. CS is really impressing. Solid balance and exploding with flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 02:46:33 | More by Justin_Neff
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BlackBelt5112203

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 03:32:46 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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metter98

New York

4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of funk are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is a little funky and has hints of lemon citrus. The finish is quite sour, almost like a gueuze.
M: It feels light-bodied (but not watery) and slightly tart on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This doesn't taste much like a witbier, but has nice aromas and flavors of brett as well as some refreshing properties.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 23:46:21 | More by metter98
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Amalak

New York

4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A. It has a straw yellow color to it, hazy with only a slight bit of clarity toward the bottom. A good foamy white head with some lacing. Few bubbles.

S. It has a nice grassy and wheat scent to it. A mild grape scent.

T/M. This has a bit more of a sour taste to it than some of the more traditional witbiers I've had. A diacetyl sour comes through, there's a grassy undertone, and it has a grape pop in the back of the mouth. Carbonated and it has a puckering effect. Medium bodied.

O. This is really quite nice for a sour/witbier. It cost me $13 in NYC for a 12.7 ounce bottle, so it is pricey. Tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 03:13:36 | More by Amalak
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Francois for sharing.

No head, hazy grapefruit colored.

Nose nice Brett funk, saison farmhouse, hint fruity almost peach like and apricot, juicy, light straw grassy hay, faint wheat

Taste little watery to start but then nice funk, little tart, grassy grainy straw hay, light grapefruit rind and apricot, nice Brett farmhouse slightly barnyard, nice citrus fruit somehow, some bitter citrus rind hops too.

Mouth is thinner bod and watery, lighter carb.

Overall interesting, some good points but overall felt too thin, but an interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 07:11:44 | More by jlindros
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The Brett in this is quite strong with a defining tone that is well beyond subtle. Strong lemon is here with a grassy tone coming in as well. I know that this is labeled as a witbier, but it definitely seems like a saison. At least more so than a witbier. Glad to be able to try another brew from Crooked Stave.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 05:21:35 | More by RblWthACoz
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St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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