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

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92
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328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A Bretta Witbier. Had it on tap at Torst.
Poured a hazy light yellow color with a thin lace.
Predominant heavy tart aroma.
Very acid and sour taste with citric lemon notes on a Bretta party. Quite dry aftertaste.
Sour lovers will love this brew from Colorado.

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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 6.6.13
Spring 2013 Edition

A - Pours a very clody, pale orange-yellow with a fizzy white head, that is gone fast.

S - Tart lemon, woody, spices and a touch of Brett.

T - Tart lemon, lots of citrus and oranges as well. A hint of spice and Brett. Very Nice.

D - Medium carbonation and a light body with a slight tart finish.

O - Citrus, woody and a hint of Brett makes this a very nice evening beer. I can't wait to try the Summer edition.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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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.

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St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.