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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

348 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 348
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 21
Gots: 29 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3/5  rDev -26.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 22:00:46 | More by beatenbyjacks
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

05-04-2014 21:51:44 | More by Zimm
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-30-2014 03:25:34 | More by IrishColonial
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 04:38:47 | More by angrybabboon
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

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Kentucky

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Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2013/3, Summer edition.

Poured into tulip at 45 degrees.

Very short white head over 100% cloudy body (w/the yeast) - bright gold. No lacing.

Tons of Brett in the aroma, with lots of orange citrus. Grassy, but sweet fruitiness dominates the aromas. Musty, too.

Flavors are packed with juicy blood orange, bitter peel, dry/old lime, some oak, and dirty dry finish. Mouthfeel is super dry

A fun, interesting, and flavor-packed Wit.

Serving type: bottle

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JLeet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-12-2014 16:35:20 | More by JLeet
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

100% Brett Witbier. The summer edition has an addition of blood oranges. Tried at Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà in Rome. 375ml brown bottle.

Pours a clear golden colour without the yeast. With it (and I did add it after checking the clarity), it's a pale straw-yellow with a frothy fine head of white. This persists only as a sudsy ring and some messy lace. Body is light and limpid. Carbonation is fine but racing fast through the glass. Looks good.

Nose is Brett all the way. Barnyard, sharp and crisp with a hint of frenetic wildness—plenty of funk, no acidity. Some coriander and spice comes through a little, but the Brett is master of this beer, ruling powerfully: it kills almost everything else.

Taste is similar. Very Bretty right from the start, leaving the beer dry and sharp, but pretty intense. Apple cider dryness desiccates the mid-palate leaving some clinging iodine mineral characters on the back. It's clean in some strange way, despite all the earthiness, and it certainly has complexity to it.

Feel is pretty light. It's suitable.

It's pretty drinkable, even if there's not much to it beyond the Brett-bomb. I love the funkiness, but some additional spice or body or anything would add a little balance and counter-intuitively, make a more intense beer experience.

Serving type: bottle

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North Carolina

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North Carolina

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

03-30-2014 18:42:45 | More by SadMachine
St. Bretta (Summer) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.