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

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.61%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: spoony on 09-15-2013

Batch #3. Brewed with Valencia oranges.
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Reviews by spoony:
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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery into a tulip.

A-The brew is murky and light apricot in color. My glass arrives with about two fingers of nearly white foam. Retention is so-so, but the lacing is pretty decent as I drink.

S-The scent is full of zesty citrus...Valencia Oranges, as advertised. There is a touch of acidic lemon and a mild dose of musty, barnyard funk. Malts are pale and bready, but not terribly sweet.

T-The taste also delivers lots of robust citrus flavors, oranges and tangerines, and a mild dose of earthy funk. There is a little bit of spice, clove maybe, as well. The Brett is noticeable (earthy, mildly pungent funk), but has not really bloomed in this freshly tapped keg.

M-The brew is medium in body with a bit more carbonation than other CS beers I've had.

O-For a fall seasonal, this brew eschews the typical heavy-spice-pumpkin-brown-sugar-whatever recipe and, instead, provides a robust wit style beer. While citrus will never really make me think "fall," there is still some spice in this brew that are just different enough from a normal wit to me think "not summer." Also, the funked-up Valencia oranges give it a nice refreshing character without over complicating matters. A solid effort.

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Janis_Hoplin
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of timontheroad
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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St. Bretta (Fall) from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
88 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.