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

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 22
Gots: 40 | 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:
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(Beer added by: DrinkSlurm on 06-20-2013)
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4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

375mL to snifter

Appearance - Cloudy, deep straw. Thick white head that almost completely disappears. Leaving behind a sticky lacing.

Aroma - Brett first and foremost. Citrus and light grain in the background.

Taste - Amazing. There's the refreshing witbier citrus/pepper notes. The Brett sour/tart isn't mouth puckering, but it's enough to keep you interested. As noted on the bottle, this is brewed with blood orange. That and a bit of tartness is lingering behind for minutes after every sip.

Mouthfeel - Sticky, thick, yet incredibly refreshing. Moderate carbonation.

Overall - I can't wait to drink my other one and hopefully make a trip out to Denver to see this place in person. Great beer!

KVNBGRY, Sep 12, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle, poured September 2013, "2013 / Batch 3"
Seasonal Citrus : Blood Orange

Aroma- Low to moderate funky citrus notes- fairly subtle.

Appearance- moderately cloudy, yellow with a rapidly dissipating white head that persists at the edges.

Flavor- Crisp burst of Brett tanginess and citrus with a lingering bitterness from both the Brett and hops. Refreshing and light but subtly complex with some horse blanket and barnyard notes.

Mouthfeel- Bright and light with excellent carbonation to balance what otherwise might seem a bit thin.

Overall- An excellent beer, one of my favorites. Unfortunately, this brewery releases very small batches and each one is different from the last. This makes each one interesting and dear. If you're looking for a first time sour this is a good choice being on the lighter side of sour. It probably won't win any awards for mouth numbing complexity but does well with its balance and funks it up enough to be interesting. Something I'd drink daily if I could get it.

Colorado_Bill, Sep 14, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

Massive flowing white fluffy head. Brew is light orange with loads of yellow.

Bright farmy citrus aroma. Killer.

Stupid high carbonation. Sweetness is high(er). Bitterness is fluid and mellow. Lots of orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, mango, tangerine...Salty too. Solid.

This brew kicks serious ass. Crooked Stave is producing sheer awesomeness. Highly recommended.

chugalug06, Aug 24, 2014
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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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4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 Batch 3 Bottle

A - Pours a bright, pale amber color. Fizzy head that settles out fairly quickly. Very minimal lacing effect on the large wine glass enjoyed from.
S - Beautiful bouquet of earthy, grassy oils. Citrus notes compliment the bright yeast character. Predominant orange notes.
T - Possibly one of the best saisons I've tasted. Bright, grassy notes with a full citrus medley. Somewhat spicy, especially as it warms, yielding traces of coriander and orange peel. The orange peel is especially keen in the finish! Nicely done.
M - Light to medium mouthfeel, complimented by a spritzy texture that evolves into a warming, wet finish on the palate. Excellent.
O - Again, one of the best saisons I've enjoyed to date. So well balanced and enjoyable in every component. True to style.

StrongAleSkeptic, Aug 11, 2013
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St. Bretta (Summer) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.