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

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St. Bretta (Summer)St. Bretta (Summer)

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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 21
Gots: 35 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkSlurm on 06-20-2013)
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
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New Hampshire

3.89/5  rDev -4.7%

Consumed 4/29/14

Appearance: Lightly hazy gold with some tangerine-orange highlights - pours with a somewhat large head but fades to a wispy cap - leaves some nice spots of lacing

Smell: Ripe Brett aromas with some fresh, fruity aromas - some horse, hay, grass, some damp cellar, overall nice level of yeasty Brett funk - some nice fruity aromas, esters - green apple, pear, berries - some citrus as well, mostly lemon - a wood-like aroma and some leather - tartness and sourness, with some wheat in the back

Taste: Moderately tart and nicely funky - delivers on the Brett with some nice barnyard flavors, grass, hay, horseblanket, and musty funk - lightly lactic sour with a nicely level of tartness - green apple, pear, white grape, lemon, orange, and citrus peel flavors - some coriander and other spice - wheat is more or less overpowered by the Brett funk, but it's definitely there

Mouthfeel: Medium body with some nice carbonation, very lightly puckering

Overall: Good for believers in the church of Brett

As the name suggests, this beer has a heavy emphasis on the Brett. But I wouldn't label it as a Brett bomb. It has some balance thanks to some nice fruit flavors. It's definitely worth a try.

04-29-2014 04:38:47 | More by angrybabboon
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375ml capped bottle a little above fridge temp poured into a snifter. 2013/ Batch 3

Quite a gusher as soon as I popped the cap but didn't loose much as I had a glass ready. Big soapy white head off the pour, obviously lots of streaming carbonation bubbles. Head fades to a somewhat retentive layer with spotty lace. Very nice hazy straw golden color.

Big Brett nose. Stinky, musty Brett, barnyard, a touch of hay. As it warms some medicinal earthy funk. Some nice orange like citrus as well the more and more it warms and opens.

Really nice taste. Just some beginning sourness, lemon like, lingers for a bit after each sip. The orange comes in and blends with the tart citrus from the Brett. Not as much funk as the aroma, more citrus based in the taste but the funk is still definatly there, medicinal, wet hay and hints of mustiness.

Really has such a nice effervescence and mouthfeel, somewhat high amount of a very nice fine carbonation.

What's not to love, all about the Brett, complex, yet amazingly drinkable and oh so refreshing. Wish I could get this by the six pack because I would totally session it all day. A really nice take on the witbier style.

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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

Bottle into a Crooked Stave glass

A - Hazy yellow and golden beer with a slightly cloudy aspect. A small white head to it that is a bit rocky.

S - Lemon, wheat, grassy, and a slight funk to it and it also a slight soapy aspect to it.

T - Tart lemon up front with a light lactic acid that gives it some sourness as well. There is a light grassy and blue cheese funk in there as well but it is light. The funk lingers on slightly in the finish as well as a strong lemon zest.

M - Tart carbonation up front with a zesty presence. There is a light funk that lingers on in the finish and remains thick on the tongue.

O - A tart yet slightly funky witbier from Crooked Stave that is definitely different from your normal witbier with its tart and funky presence. Refreshing and easy to drink.

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Mouth - that chemical taste does not leave

Overall - I have had CS multiple times and I finally found a chemical bomb. just horrible. I had it on tap and it was amazing, but this bottle did not age well. I will go back to Crooked Stave soon though

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St. Bretta (Summer) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.