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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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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

395 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 21
Gots: 44 | FT: 7
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 nova009:
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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A- pours a hazy bright orange, small slightly fizzy half finger white head emerges and dissipates down to a bubbly covering, spotty to little lace

S- floral, slightly earthy brett, tart orange, wheat

T- lip smacking tart, tangerines with rind, blood orange, earthy notes brought on by the brett, floral presence subdued compared to most saisons

M- medium body, carbonation slightly high, finishes dry

O- this is my first brew from Crooked Stave and it did not disappoint, perfect for a warm summer evening, would reccomend

nova009, Aug 11, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

gregmoscetti, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

warnerry, Sep 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

standardcherry, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

mrw1zard, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

dogfishandi, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

sourdog, Tuesday at 12:14 AM
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Cynic-ale, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

TKEbeerman, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

doremite, Oct 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

williamjbauer, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jtladner, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

jeonseh, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Very light straw yellow. head leaves quickly as well

Smell - Subtle sweetness with very little tart. Lots of pineapple

Taste - tart acidity and fruit that is quickly followed by some type of chemical

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

beatenbyjacks, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Schlafly33, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

acurtis, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ste5venla, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

roostor07, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

switzer, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of AdamF625
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- light straw, golden color. Wonderfully clear and bright. Two finger white head and white lacing.
S- orange rind, wheat, bready notes
T- Tart fresh oranges, lemon zest, lime, brett tang
M- moderate to high carbonation. It has a nice champagne like fizz to it yet it goes down smooth.
O- I really enjoyed this beer, the blood orange come out nicely in the aroma very fresh and not artificial. The Brett gives it a refreshing tartness. Wish I had easy access to this stuff.

AdamF625, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Tuckersmth, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

prdstmnky, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

AlexChillton, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

2014 / Batch 2

A little concerned at first. It was overly-carbed and the first sip tasted of oxidation but every drink afterwards was been tasty as hell.

Also, how in the hell is this a "witbier?" It's sour as hell.

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
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St. Bretta (Summer) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.