St. Bretta (Spring) - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.46/5 rDev +8%
The beer comes in a hazy ruby red grapefruit amber.
The aroma has a big lemon peel, lactic acid, with a good amount of musty quality, hay and barnyard funk, a touch of citrus fruit deep inside. Smells nothing like a witbier and more like a barrel aged funky saison.
The front, hit with big amounts of lactic and citric acid. Lactic as in sour yogurt surrounded by a medium amount of funk and wet hay. A nice touch of wheat body. The middle hits of grapefruit and tangerine quality. I have never had a minneola tangelo, but it tastes as advertised. The finish is clean and tart, almost like lasting effect of a lemon Warhead and grapefruit peel.
The mid palate is slightly lacking, but this is unbelievable for 5.5% ABV.
06-16-2014 02:34:48 | More by dar482
4.16/5 rDev +0.7%
A: hazy pale amber body with a finger of foamy head that slips away quickly, leaving behind a flimsy collar
S: citrus peel - possibly grapefruit, possibly lemon; some grassy, floral, and funkiness, too
T: tart citrus up front, slackened by the tacky brett funk; wet oak and an almost wheaty character come through
M: tart and tingly, light-medium feel; drying finish
O: another solid ale from Crooked Stave, whose only limiting factor is the price of their ales - for me, these are ales that I have to try, but don't often return to as much as I'd like because of the price
06-10-2014 23:09:24 | More by Greywulfken
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
4.16/5 rDev +0.7%
Served in a Prairie Teku glass.
Thanks to Yoshi Optimator or this one.
A - Hazy yellow/straw color with a finger of white head.
S - Fresh cracked white pepper, damp hay, barn funk, old basement wood, some floral/lavender, dried mushrooms, citrus, bright wheat malts. Gets funkier as it warms.
T - Lemon tartness upfront, grassy bitterness, dry peppery yeast upfront with salty citrus coming in midway. The wheat is blends wonderfully with the yeast creating rustic but bright character. Some leafy herbal hops pop up along with tart green apples and dose of salty minerals toward the bone dry finish.
M - Light weight but some firm texture, zesty carbonation, tart with a bone dry finish.
Exceptionally refreshing beer. Bright and zesty with solid funky yeast characters. Loved this one.
05-17-2014 19:32:56 | More by StaveHooks
St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
92 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.