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

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284 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 24
Gots: 38 | FT: 4
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-25-2013 22:07:19 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Spring 2014. Batch 1.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, citrus fruit, funk, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, citrus fruit, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a medium 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 very good beer that is tasty and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 17:22:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-29-2013 19:21:41 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-03-2013 14:56:21 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
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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brentk56

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy golden color capped by a frothy head that leaves some patchy lace

Smell: Somewhat funky, with wheat bread, lemon and spicy yeast tones

Taste: Lemon and Minneola Tangelo, up front; with tartness and funk building in the middle; peppery and slightly grainy, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice Wit with a few twists that Crooked Stave knows how to deliver

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2014 23:06:31 | More by brentk56
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-29-2013 19:22:35 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-05-2013 22:37:48 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-06-2013 02:56:01 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-07-2013 06:28:38 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-17-2013 16:20:00 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-04-2014 05:53:51 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

08-11-2013 01:12:47 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-08-2014 21:21:42 | More by nickfl
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-10-2014 19:46:05 | More by Jason
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
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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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-12-2013 21:14:05 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

new spring release from crooked stave, brewed with some kind of tangelo. it pours a thick and hyper cloudy pale yellow color, with an inch or more of thin white head. excellent lacing as it drinks. the nose is zesty like orange rind, a little farmy from the brett, but not overdone, and loaded with malted wheat. I think the grain totals might be a little high in this beer, the wheat comes through heavy, and it crowds out some of the fun yeast characteristics, and I have to try hard to pick out the tangelo in the flavor. the finish is the best part, where some acid cuts in, and the brett is more noticeable. not a total miss by any stretch, but I am familiar with pure gold from crooked stave, and this one is not up to those standards. a little light on carbonation, a little heavy on body. im being harsh here, because I know what they are capable of. an interesting choice for spring, and a beer that I didn't dislike, but probably not one I will revisit for almost 7 bucks a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 16:07:23 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-01-2014 19:17:58 | More by oline73
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-07-2013 22:43:23 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-28-2013 13:50:10 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-26-2013 06:07:37 | More by beernads
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-26-2013 15:17:45 | More by MarkyMOD
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Billolick

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
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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St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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