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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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3.87/5
Very Good
110 Ratings
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge"
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild Wild Brett Rouge is an unfiltered, slightly tart wild ale, fermented entirely with Brettanomyces yeast. Brewed with hawthorn berry, rosehips, and whole hibiscus flowers, Rouge pours a reddish hue delivering soft floral aromas and tropical fruit flavors with a tart earthy finish.

Added by pkeigs on 08-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
110
pDev:
10.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter. Beer is amber and hazy with a huge head, off white medium and small bubbles, high retetntion, aggressive carbonation. Lacing is a plus.

Beer is earthy, funky, sulfury, and mildly malty, smells good.

Beer is light in body and mildly bitter, the beer is fine a strong throughout. This is probably my least favorite out of the five but it is still a great great beer. The brett and funk wins out, there is a little grassiness and tastes good. I might have it again.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle $12.99. Cloudy pink color, really interesting, decent foamy head with lacing. Smells like Brett, rustic and farm-like. The flavor was heavy Brett but also had a sweetness, maybe that was the hawthorn berries? Either way I liked this one more than the pure guava petite sour, enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SuperWhite92
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cool dark pink color with a big, well-carbonated head that fades quickly. Aroma is rather floral, with a noticable brett barnyard note hiding in there somewhere. The beer itself is somewhat thin (expected in a brett beer, I suppose), but full of the same things you find on the nose- a slight floralness with a more distinct brettanomyces presence that shows up in both a barnyard and citrusy fruit way. Finishes very dry- easy to drink without being boring.

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Photo of jIsh
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crooked Stave, an awesome new concept brewery started by the brett man himself!

I love the design of Rouge, the first installment of the "Wild Wild Brett" series. The label is awesome in its presentation. When I open the bottle, I can tell it is carbonated perfectly. The aroma is dominated by a unique brett character rounded out by a nice tropical/floral presence. A very slight plastic smell is still present, however the beer is very young and I believe this will fade entirely with a little more time in the bottle.

A nice reddish color with a slight brown hue (think barnyard) accents my glass while nice amount of white head covers the beer. The majority of it dissipates quickly, leaving a thin layer around the rim of my glass.

The beer itself is very effervescent and tastes rose and hibiscus initially followed by an awesome earthly, barnyard brett character. The slightly tart complexities complements the rest of beer very well. The mouthfeel is a little thin, but once again I think it will change with a little more time.

I'm excited to see how this guy progresses and changes with time!

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to drabmuh for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Bottle 779/1600

Pours a cloudy amber color with a large, lasting off-white head that eventually falls and leaves a few rings of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The nose brings some light barnyard and earth notes. Some cherry and light floral character in the background. Flavor has mild Brett, a touch of fruit, and a very light perfume element.

Flavor sticks around for awhile, coating the palate with a light funk, followed by a touch of bitterness on the way to a dry finish. Body is light with good carbonation.

Probably my least-favorite of the series. I didn't get enough of the additives and the Brett wasn't super forward. I liked all the components, but would have preferred for something to push forward to the front.

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Photo of adnielsen
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle @ home. Beautiful, dark rose, cloudy appearance with a pinkish cream head with good retention. Really a nice (rosey) floral, lightly funky, mild to moderate barnyard, mildly yeasty, light red fruits (strawberry), some citrus fruits, slightly tart nose. Interesting first taste- light red fruity, yeasty, delicate, lightly tart flavor. With a little more inspection, there’s a mild floral element, mild tartness, strawberry, red fruits, pretty mild, subdued yeasty flavor. Some of the drier elements on the finish with also flavors of straw and more citrus fruits. The floral element is quite nice in the beer. Really a delicate mouth feel and a mild tartness that probably will develop with a little more age. As with some of their other beers, I think aging this a little while will help but leaps and bounds ahead of my previous tasting of their sours/wild ales.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle Batch #6/11, bottle #240/1600.

A: Quite the gusher when opened, enormous off white/pink colored head that sits on a top of a turbid red beer. Quite a bit of carbonation moves up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent lacing left behind as the head recedes.

S: A lot of funky brett smells, think funky barnyard but it doesn't quite ever hit that full on rotten shit (in a good way) funk. Underneath the funk is a bit of citrus, and a lot of floral notes as well. Smells tart, but not quite sour. Really smells funky and nice.

T: Quite funky in the taste too, a bit medicinal like a few krieks that I've had, but not full on robitussin style. The additional flavors complement the brett nicely to make a very interesting funky, floral, fruity beer. I've never had hawthorn berries, but I have to imagine they are imparting the slight cherry flavor to this beer. Doesn't ever really get sour, but there is a nice tart flavor. No bitterness to speak of. A very intersting, tasty brett beer.

M: Light and highly carbonated, finish is dry with a few lingering flavors of berries.

O: A very interesting beer, first of the Crooked Stave beers that I've had, and I'm impressed. This is a very flavorful example of what wild yeast can do. A lot of flavors going on, but the yeast shines and gives a great example of a true brett beer.

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Photo of potbeercollege
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 bottle, no cork thankfully.

Pours a deep yet bright rose color. Looks very pretty and tasty. Large white head with pink highlights. Clear at first, but Chad suggested that at about half way to pour in some yeast. Did that, and it clouded up, naturally. Crap, looks like it's gonna be very sour, not my thang.

Aroma is quiet but good. More floral than yeasty although the sourness is there. Light malt

Oh, wow. Not all that sour at all. The funk comes on strong, but is quickly subdued. Floral and some tannin. yeast is interesting. It's a puckering type but not 'sucking cheeks into my teeth' type of pucker. Not necessarily sour although it could be. Mild finish. Tart. Some cherry and plum.

Lots of bubbles, but they don't stand out in the feel department. Very drinkable! At 5.2% it went down fast!

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Photo of bitterbeerguy
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this in the line at Crooked Stave on Sunday.

Appears a peachy red color that quickly has some sediment sink to the bottom. The color has a mysterious mirky tint, that I thought really resembled what I thought this beer might be like.

Smell was the highlight for me of this brew. I found the aroma to be cherry, which is ironic since that isnt in the bottle. The rose aroma came through loud and clear to me.

Taste was a little disappointing, but still strong for a beer with this age on it. Cherry, nuts, perfume, cranberry, and nutmeg were the flavors I took the most. Just a hint of spice, which I really, really liked.

Overall, a nice brew. I would have loved to try this fresh. Worth trying if you like cherry sours!

Cheers!

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Photo of claytong
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - pink in color, raspberry tint. bubbly like champagne but controlled head. lacing stays to the rim.

smell - brett, sourness, rose, citrus

taste - brett dominates, some horse blanket, minor citrus

mouthfeel - interesting. certainly very nice for a 5.2 as far as body goes. light enough though to drink a decent amount if you like the sourness. carbonation is solid. a bit dry but that can be nice.

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Rouge" from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 110 ratings
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