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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: 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrinkSlurm on 06-20-2013)
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Photo of chugalug06
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
Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -2.2%

HookemHoos, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of northstar23
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

northstar23, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of jplopez21
4/5  rDev -2.2%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of theblackpint
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%

theblackpint, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Lucnifter
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Lucnifter, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of JaBes
4/5  rDev -2.2%

JaBes, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%

Knapp85, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of ryanpj
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%

ryanpj, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of lrbarch
2/5  rDev -51.1%

lrbarch, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of hardy008
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy lemon gold with a large foamy white head from a gentle pour. Excellent head retention for this beer. The aroma had orange, lemon, wheat, citrus zest, and Brett.

Tastes tart with a light amount of sweetness. There is lemon, orange, citrus zest, wheat, Brett, and coriander. The Brett makes this one tart and refreshing Witbier.

KLight to medium bodied with modest carbonation. Has a tart citrus aftertaste. This is perhaps the most unique Witbier I have ever had, and I mean that in a good way.

hardy008, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Tayloraphilips
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Tayloraphilips, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

StoutItOutLoud, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

snansel, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of ericchalifour
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ericchalifour, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jaymo18, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of corby112
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very cloudy, bright golden banana yellow color with a half finger white head that quickly disappears. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Very inviting nose with an amazing earthy brett character that is perfectly integrated into the witbier notes. Musty, dry and grassy with peppery spice notes countered by bready yeast and light fruit esters. Hints of ginger and grains of paradise followed by citrus peel and pale fruit notes.

Lighter end of medium body with a nice dry, musty brett presence that's well integrated into the elements of the base beer. Not as exciting as the aroma suggests with subtle funk, earthy hop, grass and straw along with peppery spice, sourdough bread and light fruit notes. Some coriander and ginger along with banana bread, wild yeast, citrus rind and light fruit. Decent but somewhat of a let down considering the complexity and appeal of the aroma.

corby112, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Yeti1979
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Yeti1979, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Schlafly33, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of brett_arneson
4.5/5  rDev +10%

brett_arneson, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of sweemzander
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375mL bottle poured into a tulip. 2013 Batch #3

(A)- Pours a cloudy goldenrod color that produced a decent frothy white head. Good retention.

(S)- Bone dry with plenty of grassy barnyard Brett funk. Hints of orange and lemon peel.

(T)- Not quite as dry as the smell, but just as funky. Plenty of zesty but bitter orange, almost grapefruit-like.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Slightly sweet yet bitter with the awesome Brett funk.

(O)- Easily a great witbier with the Brett addition to mix it up. A good level of funkiness with the zesty citrus brings a nice feel to the beer overall.

sweemzander, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of mweso2000
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

mweso2000, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

tylerstravis, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

VaTechPhilly, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Comiha, Jul 12, 2014
St. Bretta (Summer) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.