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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

326 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.02%
Wants: 33
Gots: 36 | 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:
Brewed with Minneola Tangelos.

(Beer added by: gueuzedreg on 04-22-2013)
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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.

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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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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!

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St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.