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

St. Bretta (Fall)St. Bretta (Fall)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%


Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch #3. Brewed with Valencia oranges.

(Beer added by: spoony on 09-15-2013)
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass from a 375ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy and slight muddled dark golden color with some light brownish hues.

Aromas of citrus tartness and some funky wood notes. Notes of fresh baked bread and some earthy grain are present in the nose.

Flavor starts off with some mild tartness. Notes of orange rind and mild grapefruit juice. Mild woody funk is present. There is a very strong and dominant bready and earthy grain notes with some slight sweetness. Pretty straight forward. Low carbonation.

Overall straight forward Wit. Nothing great but still solid with some good mild tartness.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 03:26:19 | More by JoEBoBpr
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New York

4/5  rDev +2%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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UCLABrewN84

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage. Batch 4.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, citrus fruit, Brett, butter, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, citrus fruit, wood, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a somewhat mellow citrus presence that is balanced by the wood aspects.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:37:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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New York

2.96/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

2013/Batch 4. 375ml bottle in wine glass. Cloudy golden color with good lacing. Smells tart with a sweet candy orange (jolly rancher?) and bready aroma. Taste is bready, mildly sour with a bit of funk followed by a bright orange zing finishing with a flat bitter and bready aftertaste. Disappointing. I hope this is just a bad bottle because everything else I have had from Crooked Stave has been outstanding. That includes the St. Bretta Winter which I just picked up from the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 02:33:00 | More by brianmandell
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

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Colorado

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Washington

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 1.13.14
2013/Batch 4

A - Pours a murky, very light brown with a small bubble light tan head that is gone pretty fast.

S - Funky, dank hops, faint fruit sweetness.

T - Very similar to the nose, hard to place, but very nice.

D - Lower carbonation with a mediumb body. Slightly tart.

O - Funky - tart, hoppy - Nice!

Serving type: bottle

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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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New Mexico

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New York

4/5  rDev +2%

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New York

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with short white head that quickly died down, leaving a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of funk from the brettanomyces are present in the nose.
T: Luke the smell, the taste starts out with funky flavors and some sourness and also has some notes of orange citrus from the Valencia oranges.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a bit of creaminess along with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The smell of this beer is really funky, but the orange citrus helps to lend some complexity to the taste and makes it more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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St. Bretta (Fall) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
88 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.