St. Bretta (Spring) - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.13/5 rDev 0%
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.
06-04-2014 17:22:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.11/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
07-27-2013 23:46:21 | More by metter98
4.24/5 rDev +2.7%
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
07-03-2014 23:06:31 | More by brentk56
4.06/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
08-11-2013 05:21:35 | More by RblWthACoz
4.06/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
05-17-2013 07:11:44 | More by jlindros
3.8/5 rDev -8%
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.
04-27-2013 16:07:23 | More by StonedTrippin
St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.