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

Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Orange"
100 Ratings
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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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of FunknWild
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of dbossman
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Tangerine hue with a thin but stead head; it is a gusher; okay lacing

S: This is funky: barnyard musty funkiness with orange peel and other citrus aromas mingling together; this smells so fricking awesome

T: Crisp, funky, musty; the fruit plays so well of the musty barnyard funkiness--not near as cheesy and funky as aromas indicated but awesome

F: Medium body, creamy and lightly carbonated

O: This is a lightly fruity, funky and awesome beer

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of bitterbeerguy
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this while getting ready to get some WWBV!

This is the second time I have enjoyed this brew, first from the bottle, now from the tap. Personally, I think the bottle was more developed, but it was a foam nightmare.

This brew looks like the best orange mimosa you have ever seen. It has a rich orange color, with deep effervescence. The foam lingered through most of the consumption (despite being only 10 minutes:))

Aroma is nice. Mandarin orange, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, and slight hop scents dominate this brew. I found it to be MUCH more orange from the bottle.

Taste is superb. Just so nice. Anyone out there who is willing to sell their soul for Mimosa should try to snag a bottle of this. Really just nice. Orange, pepper, coriander, and ORANGE dominate this Nice sour component too- well balanced.

Feel is where this beer just doesn't match the bottle- seemed almost watered down.

If i could have bought some bottles, it would have taken about 3 seconds to decide to do so. Great beer. Will seek out again.


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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gusher! Served at cellar temp. Might want to chill this one down prior to opening.

Split with my wife tonight. The beer is hazy orange with a gargantuan, soapy white head. The aroma brings a heavy dose of brett funk, citrus, earth tones. Heavy Brett presence in the flavor, with orange character emerging mid to late palate. Oranges are stronger in the flavor than the aroma. Really clean and easy to drink. Lingering earthy funk and orange zest / peel. Quite tasty. I'll certainly enjoy the rest of this one. I'd happily have this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 2.15.13
Batch 8/11
Bottle 1042/1125

A - Pours a cloudy, lighter orange with a huge cream-colored soapy-foamy head with good retention. Yet another CS Gusher!

S - Funky, oranges, spices.

T - Funky, buttery smooth lemon and orange, some wheat.

D - Tons of carbonation and a light body.

O - Smooth, tasty, and very appealing. A nice funk.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to ablackshear for this bottle!

Bottled on 8/11; bottle number 567 of 1125.

poured into crooked stave tulip.

Appearance: opaque orange bodied beer with huge 3 fingers of head. Head slowely drops down to a thin cap that stays around during the entire glassful of beer.

Smell: oranges, tangerines, mangos, and pineapples; a serious tropical fruit medley! A hint of barnyard and earthy funk with oaky notes. This really smells awesome!

Taste: Orange juice and brett funk start this beer off. This beer just tips towards the bretty/funky side. Nice orange notes that impart a sweet citrusy flavor to the beer and fantastic balance with the brett funk. The beer has a hint of oak, earthy notes, yeasty/bready notes, and a slight tart note towards the middle of the beer. Hints of coriander and white pepper. The beer has a slight bitter bite in the finish that tastes exactly like orange zest. Complex and really well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing carbonation. Yet the beer is still creamy and soft on the palate. Such a drinkable beer.

Overall: I was seeking out a beer that was brewed with oranges and this really gave me just what I was looking for. It kind of like a mix of a witbier, a saison, and a wild ale that is mild on the wild and bigger on the brett. This is really enjoyable beer made by Crooked Stave! I am really digging the Wild Wild Brett series beers from Crooked Stave! This is my 2nd favorite beer in series!

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of womencantsail
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of KajII
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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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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