St. Bretta (Autumn) Citrus Wildbier Batch 4 Blood Orange
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

St. Bretta (Autumn) Citrus Wildbier Batch 4 Blood OrangeSt. Bretta (Autumn) Citrus Wildbier Batch 4 Blood Orange
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From:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Brett Beer
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 5.98%
Ratings:
99
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 21, 2021
Added:
Oct 06, 2014
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  11
SCORE
93
Outstanding
St. Bretta (Autumn) Citrus Wildbier Batch 4 Blood OrangeSt. Bretta (Autumn) Citrus Wildbier Batch 4 Blood Orange
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4.21 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Jan 21, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle from Brewers Haven. Label says Citrus Saison and is 5.8% ABV. Not sure if this is the same beer. Lively pour, tons of fine carbonation keep head thick and fluffy. Aroma is grainy and dusty, light citrus accents. Taste goes for Saison flavors, yeast, dry lemony notes. Not tart at all. Pretty sure this a Saison with Brett.

Mar 07, 2018
 
3.83 by Nat1975 from Indiana on Jul 22, 2017
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3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by WildMaverick1200 from Massachusetts

Blonde, cloudy appearance with huge and hollow foam. Face-hitting aroma and taste of oranges, accentuated by the delicately sour complexities of wild yeast Bready, savory aftertaste. Champagne-like texture with big bubbles and light to medium body. Overall, very drinkable and very well-balanced. Would be interesting to taste a more aggressively fermented version of this one.

Apr 17, 2017
 
3.76 by jaydoc from Kansas on Mar 19, 2017
 
3.83 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Nov 27, 2016
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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by kalosjakar from Rhode Island

Golden honey in appearance. Light white foamy/frothy head.

Aroma: lemons, citrus, orange, Brett aroma, pez candy,

Taste: slight tartness, faint sourness. White grapes, not much going in flavor wise.

Nov 06, 2016
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5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JamesFowler from California

Mad bret bro dang never ending bombness

Jul 16, 2016
 
3.95 by RPM3334 from South Carolina on Feb 08, 2016
 
4.27 by EdrickCS from California on Dec 15, 2015
 
4.06 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Nov 16, 2015
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4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by nhindian from Pennsylvania

Appearance - St. Bretta is a mild looking beer within the glass, with a crystal clear body, pale yellow in color, with a small head that dully fades away. A steady stream of carbonation cuts through the body to give some light to it.

Aroma - The nose is deliciously fruity with a bit of barnyard funk to add a twist. There's a strong citrus note that borders between slightly acidic and sweet. Rounding out the aroma is a strong oak presence.

Taste - The flavor follows the nose and is on-point from start to finish. This is a great tasting beer that harmoniously balances the tartness from the blood orange with a bit of sweetness, brettanomyces funkiness, and an almost woodshop-esque oakiness. Each aspect is represented but none dominate over the others. It's super light and easy to drink with an acidic finish.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and beautifully carbonated. A dry finish leads to a long, flavorful aftertaste.

Closing Arguments - Overall this is a grand slam. It's simple, yet rich in depth. I could see this being a great beer to sit out on a porch during a cold Fall day.

Sep 26, 2015
 
4 by devilfluff from New Jersey on Sep 12, 2015
 
4 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Aug 31, 2015
 
4 by mrebeka from Michigan on Aug 13, 2015
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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by M_chav from New Mexico

golden yellow pour.
Not huge aroma on the nose. really searching for something besides the brett. the brett alone is enough to get me excited but still not much else.
Tastes really good, sour and yet pungent fruit. orange and berry goodness - tons of tart fruit - really loving this thing!
White wine, citrus flavors do well in the super crisp brett. a good blend of flavors
Overall I need this again!

Aug 01, 2015
 
4.12 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Jul 29, 2015
 
4.29 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Jul 13, 2015
 
4.16 by Bonis from Ohio on Jul 04, 2015
 
4.4 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Jun 08, 2015
 
4 by Mantooth from North Carolina on May 22, 2015
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3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by UCLABrewN84 from California

2014 vintage. Batch 4.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, funk, acidic, and citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with sour citrus fruit, citrus juice, acidic, and wood 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 great sour citrus aromas, but the flavors aren't quite as nice in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

May 20, 2015
 
4.2 by Faroveryonder from Missouri on May 20, 2015
 
4.1 by impending from California on May 17, 2015
 
4.16 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2015
 
4.74 by MarshallBirdhouse from Kentucky on May 01, 2015
 
4.24 by wonothesane42 from New Jersey on Apr 16, 2015
 
4.25 by mscudder from Georgia on Apr 10, 2015
 
4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Apr 03, 2015
 
4.23 by RobinLee from Wisconsin on Apr 03, 2015
 
4.37 by bmurray10 from Texas on Mar 29, 2015
 
3.84 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Mar 26, 2015
 
4 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Mar 25, 2015
 
4.5 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on Mar 17, 2015
 
4.5 by Ej8 from Georgia on Mar 17, 2015
 
4 by ari32 from Georgia on Mar 16, 2015
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4.61/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by SammyJaxxxx from New Jersey

Citrusy, funky and tart. This beer delivers as promised.

Mar 09, 2015
 
4.24 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Mar 01, 2015
 
4.2 by stephensinner from Missouri on Feb 28, 2015
 
4.6 by freshflesh from California on Feb 27, 2015
St. Bretta (Autumn) Citrus Wildbier Batch 4 Blood Orange from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 99 ratings