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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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330 Ratings

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 33
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: gueuzedreg on 04-22-2013

Brewed with Minneola Tangelos.
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Photo of MadScientist
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of thebigredone
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of 3SH33TS
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of taylor714914
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of homebrew311
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.