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

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange"
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange"

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild Wild Brett Orange is an unfiltered, slightly tart wild ale, fermented entirely with Brettanomyces yeast. Brewed with fresh Minneola tangelos, bitter orange peel and coriander, Orange pours a golden color delivering tropical fruit aromas and bright orange citrus flavors with a tart earthy finish.

Added by DividedAvery on 11-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ahalloin for this bottle at a tasting tonight.

A: the beer pours orange ith a little bit of a fizzy white head, pretty nice hazy body and fluid looking. Very nice look.

S: the smell has some nice straw malt with just a bit of Brett tartness and some farmhouse like malt, but really it's not overly funky. A little citrus in the nose for sure and some fresh squeezed OJ.

T: not too bad but a little flat in thbelgian pale ale category almost in taste with straw, some citrus hops with extra citrus on top. Decent flavor but has some metallic edge and not much tartness at all, a little disappointing.

Feel is good, decent carbonation and body, not bad overall.

Eh, it's ok but nothing special.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Murren for sharing this at a recent tasting. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears a hazed yellow color with a white frothy cap. As it slowly recedes, it leaves patchy lacework on the glass.

The brew smells bright with orange zest. Brett and cheesy yogurt are present throwing a mixture of character that is earthy and funky in contrast to the brightness of the zest. More smells reveal a bit of peppery spice.

The taste includes a flavor of fruity orange, zest, rind and pulp but without the bitterness that usually follows. In its place, you find a bit of yogurt creamy quality of yeast and some peppery spice. There is an underlying note of some veggie aspect like the other wild wild Brett offering I had immediately before this one. It finishes tartĀ from a combination of bacteria and mild barrel presence and wheat tang.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest to higher level of carbonation that slowly gushes when opened. I enjoyed this brew slightly better than the red version due to the citrus notes that really worked with the Brett. This one is worth seeking out.

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3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable and refreshing wild ale. The brewery's reputation is growing and this was my favourite in the batch sent by JB. Peachy coloured body with lots of fluffy white head. Bretty flavour, and enjoyable if you like that sort of thing. Light, yet a sipper.

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3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a hug white head. Citrus on the nose, in the nose, all over the place. Intense orange and tangerine aroma to this. A subtle tartness and yeast contribution. The flavor is slightly tropical with even more citrus to it. Moderate bread/malt flavors with a nice funkiness from the Brett.

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3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

The pour was a murky medium orange with a large white pillowy head that lasted throughout and had excellent sheeting of lacing that totally coated the glass.

The aroma was all about the citrus (tangerine and orange peel) with a big funky Brett yeast, a mild grain malt and a slight sourness.

The taste was about the same as the aroma, lots of tangerine and a sweet tartness early on with the finish being about the same with a slight orange peel bitterness and a sweet sour ending. The flavor lasted a really long time proceeding the swallow and again was all about the tart citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a almost champagne like carbonation.

Overall and exquisite tasting brew that had the sweet and the sour blending perfectly together along with a bold citrus presence and a ticklish carbonation, YUM...

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3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ultraman9000 for sharing this one during Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Batch 8/11. Bottle # 590/1125.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy white head that fades to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, spices, and a mild Brett aroma. Taste is of malt/grain, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and spices. There is really no Brett flavor to this one. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but the Brett is only really apparent in the aroma.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 220z Bomber into New Belgium snifter

A: Pours a great hazy golden color with a white head.

S: The orange flavors really come across. There is also some brett tang in there

T: Wow, there is some great flavor here. Some wonderful orange fades to a slight tartness from the brett. These are extremely poignant flavors that come across really well.

M: Nice and not overbearing. Some great carbonation in there

O: I have loved almost everything from Chad at Crooked Stave. The beers being made there are truly unique and push the boundaries. This one is another example of this. Wonderful flavor and a truly unique experience. Will be keeping one of each of these series so I can eventually drink the rainbow!

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange" from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 100 ratings
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