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

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88
very good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 batch 4
Enjoyed from a 2012 cellar reserve oversized wine glass

Brew pours a lush murky tangerine orange with a thin cap of frothy head that dissolved quic leaving spotty lace. Nose is crisp sweet tart wheat. Oranges and tropical fruitiness tickle over the top. Real nice. Not as sweet in the taste as the Brett is more dominant here making the beer more sour than wheat. Still has a soft orangey flavor over wheat. Very drinkable in the summer...wish I tried it a bit fresher in the fall. Another fine brew from crooked stave.

cosmicevan, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

xdefeatsy, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Janis_Hoplin, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of timontheroad
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fall, 2013, Batch 4. Poured a hazy golden yellow, with a light head of foam that dissipated to a thin film, only patchy lacing. Nose is definitely Brett up front, with some tart, sour orange, wheat and wood. The taste is tart orangey, grape fruity citrus up front, with some bretty funk, wheat and some slight woody flavors. As it warmed, the tartness ebbed a bit while the oak flavors began to be more prominent. The mouthfeel felt a bit light and prickly from the carbonation at first, but as it hit the back of my palate, it was almost creamy like a nitro beer. This was certainly a very good beer, Crooked Stave never fails to deliver, especially on their Brett beers.

timontheroad, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SPRichard, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - light yellow with very little head

Smell - tart, citrusy, with and off funk to it

Taste - lots of tartness and citrus to it.

Mouthfeel - not much carbonation and leaves a bitterness on your tongue

Overall - not their best, but it is still Crooked Stave

beatenbyjacks, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

buffs9, Nov 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY.

Pours a very hazy orange, one inch head, and little dots of lacing on the glass.

Strong brett funk aromas on the nose, barnyard, lemon, orange.

The oranges are stronger in the taste, followed by chalky, slightly sour funk, grain, oak. The funk flavors are quite strong, a little bit too strong for me, tastes a bit like feet near the end as the beer warms up.

Medium bodied, low carbonation, a slow sipper due to the intense flavors.

Interesting beer, but a little too funky for me in the end.

GreesyFizeek, Dec 23, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: deep golden ale, hazy with streaming bubbles; finger or so of fluffy head. off-white, no lace

S: oranges and musk, wet blanket citrus, grass and flowery herbs

T: rich dank "horse blanket" brett, lightened with orange and citrus, flowers and wet grass

M: rich, fuzzy, medium body, tangy and slightly tart, crisp and lingering at the same time

O: another elegant seasonal offering from Crooked Stave, sure to please fans of the brewery and brett; reminiscent of a saison, but more dense and husky, fuller mouthfeel and denser flavors

Greywulfken, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

tommy5, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

CraftEyeDoc, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev +3%
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.

metter98, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

dtomes, Apr 05, 2014
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St. Bretta (Fall) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
88 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.