St. Bretta (Winter) | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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246 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
crookedstave.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LotsofLupulin on 01-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
246
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Blaze5445
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAp
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle into a tasting glass. 3 years old (2014 Vintage). Flanders red but flatter (likely due to the age on the bottle?). Touch of balsalmic vinegar. Sour cherry. Hints of dry red wine. Good, but not as complex as some of their other beers, and the mouthfeel leaves a little to be desired.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2016-12-11
375ml capped bottle served in a pair of small Cantillon glasses. 2014 batch 6.

Pours dark, reddish brown, very little head, not much carbonation. Smell is tart, spicy, funky.

Taste is tart, a little dark fruit skin bitterness, a little funk (but not much). Maybe some berry sweetness. The label says citrus, but I don't really get any.

Mouthfeel is thin, a little dry, light. Overall, it's good.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlakeAM
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbarletto
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of bacterial funk, hint of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable tartness. Tastes of bacterial funk, hint of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, citrus (cherry?), and a hint of hop. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, body, blend, and complexity.

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Photo of HumanParaquat
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilfluff
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCimpi
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrk829
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAchris
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateF90
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mid sized bottle - "2014/Batch 6"

Pours dark, dark brown, near light black (if thats a thing), minor mid khaki cap, leaves a long lasting film and some low strands of lace.

Big blast of oranges on the nose, along with confectionary sugar and a whiff of the oncoming sour

More big sour blasts on the palate, oranges screaming through along with some vinagar....crisp, sour, citric, delicious...happy to find this at Stew leonards, beer/wine/booze spot in Danbury, CT

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Photo of wisrarebeer
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fommy15
4.97/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Buy again

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edhizdeid
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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St. Bretta (Winter) from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
3.9 out of 5 based on 246 ratings.
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