St. Bretta Pomelo | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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St. Bretta PomeloSt. Bretta Pomelo
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brett

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brettanomyces Citrus Wildbier features zest from Pomelo citrus, a varietal closely resembling a sweet grapefruit.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
55
pDev:
5.45%
 
 
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by Schlafly33:
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 fl oz bottle sealed with fancy crooked stave pressure cap.

bottled on June 2015.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: opaque straw yellow / golden bodied beer with stratified yeast. Billowy and fluffy large 3 fingers plus head from a moderate pour. Moderate to spotty lacing on the glass. Head slowly drops to a thin cap for most of the drink.

Smell: bright citrusy aroma of meyer lemons and tangerines. Very light hinting of bready and slightly sweet malts. Man the brett really developed into something complex at least in the nose of the beer. Big fruity presence and lots of earthy tones, some mustiness; this is brett really has an interesting character and is fun to smell.

Taste: light tartness; 2.5 out of 10. Pretty citrusy and bright flavors. Tangerines and light stone fruit presence. Dusty, musty, earthy, fruity brett presence that is really great; well developed and complex. One of the more uniquely developed brett profiles that I have seen from the St Bretta series. As this beer warms, up you do taste a sweet grapefruit presence with tangerines. An interesting citrus presence for sure.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation. Just a little bit of dryness in the finish; much less than semi dry. Almost has a slightly juicy quality. Also one of the most drinkable of the St bretta series that I have sampled.

Overall: This is a pretty unique St Bretta series beer from Crooked Stave. This is always awesome when a brewery can make a fruited brett beer that is available on the shelf. Another reason that I really love Crooked Stave brewery is because you don't even have to drink any cellar reserves to appreciate the high quality brews that Chad and company can produce. When should I move to Colorado...

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Straw golden hued and very murky due to heavy amount of fine sediment. A fingernail of bright white is visible on top. Lacing is prominent on the glass. Nice tart citrus aroma that is mellow in comparison to an orange or grapefruit note. The taste is a deep but not overtly strong citrus note that blends well with the Brett. The mouth is very light and thirst quenching. Quaffable, but plenty of subtle citrus flavor.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zonker17
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OnryAndMean
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is pale and somewhat light yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus zest and Brett are present in the nose.
T: The taste has some flavors of lemons and grapefruit from the Pomelo zest along with notes of Brett and oak plus some hints of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This witbier packs in a lot of different aromas and flavors for a rather light-bodied beer. I liked the contrasting aromas and flavors of citrus and Brett. It makes for a good summer selection if you are looking for a beer on a hot day.

Note: June 2015 vintage

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of GTJayG
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. Semi-hazy bright golden yellow body. Quickly fading fizzy white head into virtually nothing. Aromas of ripe tart citrus fruits, wheat, funk and some Witbier spice. Flavor is tart up front with lots of lemon and grapefruit, wheaty notes in the middle and into the finish.

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Photo of Anatole
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ystazi
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle a dusty lemon yellow with one finger of off-white head.

Aroma of lemon zest, grapefruit, herbs, and Brett.

The taste was tart with lemon zest, grapefruit, Brett and light grains.

Light bodied and sticky with a moderate carbonation.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danny1217
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and decent lacing. Smells of sage/rosemary, slight pine, bacterial funk, wheat, yeast, hops, slight alcohol, slight pale malt, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. This is not a Witbier, as it is described here. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong rosemary/sage, slight pine, hops, slight sweet malt, pale malt, citrus, yeast, and a slight bacterial funk. Overall, weak appearance, excellent aroma, good complexity and body. Only slight complaint,is that compared to other Crooked Stave offerings, this one is a little thin in the body and lacks a wholesome finish.

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St. Bretta Pomelo from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 55 ratings