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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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314 Ratings

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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 30
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

dachp, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

tobelerone, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Amalak
4.09/5  rDev -1%
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.

Amalak, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

erha2, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

seeswo, Jun 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

HopsintheSack, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

bsuedekum, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

chippo33, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

blindpiggie, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Jeckel, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

GregoryMo, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

juliusseizure, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

CarolinaKevin, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

MarkyMOD, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

huskermike12, May 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

bigedct, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ucsbmullet, May 19, 2013
Photo of jlindros
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.

jlindros, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

WesMantooth22, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

InspectorBob, May 14, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

cfrances33, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

crobinso, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

JRod1969, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

buffs9, May 10, 2013
St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.