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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

407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 22
Gots: 45 | 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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Knapp85, Aug 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51.1%

lrbarch, Aug 09, 2014
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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
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Tayloraphilips, Aug 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

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

jaymo18, Jul 31, 2014
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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

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

brett_arneson, Jul 27, 2014
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

mweso2000, Jul 20, 2014
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tylerstravis, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

chippo33, Jul 06, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy lemon yellow into my Bruery tulip. A thin fluffy white head disappears quickly and leaves no lacing anywhere on the glass. Not a bubble of carbonation. This beer lies completely flat and still.
Lemon juice, orange peel, touches of black pepper and toasted oak. Not overly funky but the bit of horse blanket and barnyard blend nicely with the tart lemon/citrus notes. Again, nothing to dynamic, but pleasing.
Tart fresh squeezed lemon juice, little notes of peppercorns, dried orange peel, yeasty barnyard funk, and bits of caramel toasted oak. Not a ton of depth, but not a one note solo either.
Very tart and lemony! Not a bit of spakle on the tongue. Just kind of flat and uninspired.
I had really high hopes for this, but it was kind of a let down. Not as much funk as I'd hoped for, no sparkle whatsoever, and fairly bland for a bottle that cost $8.99. This was o.k. but nothing I'll be seeking out again.

Thickfreakness, Jul 02, 2014
St. Bretta (Summer) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.