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

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Yellow"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Yellow"
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brett

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild Wild Brett Yellow is fermented entirely with Brettanomyces yeast and was inspired by the savory sweet combinations found in Southern Indian cuisine by incorporating turmeric, mango coriander and spices. Yellow pours a golden hue delivering tropical fruit aromas with earthy citrus flavors and a dry tart finish.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
31
Ratings:
91
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by 1noa:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of Beaver13
3.14/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

750ml bottle - batch 12/2011, bottle 762 / 1488. Pours hazy yellow gold with a smallish creamy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is tart acidic tropical fruits and brett with some bready malts and corriander and Indian spices.

The flavor is tart acidic tropical fruits and some almost minty brett with a dry spicy (pepper, others) and bitter finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an interesting beer, but probably my least favorite WWB so far.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second favorite of these beers. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a white head, one of hte only ones that wasn't over carbonated. No lacing, moderate carbonation, an interesting beer.

Aroma is very tea like, there is a list of ingredients on the label that I don't recall what those are but the spices win out, the brett is secondary.

Beer is light and the spices from the nose carry on in the palate, a very strong nice presence. I enjoyed this beer a lot. Very enjoyable. The brett takes a back seat in this one but it is still good. I'd have it again.

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Photo of blackie
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

seven-fifty from the Liquor Mart, Boulder

a: served in a westmalle chalice, deep golden yellow, opaque with yeast, healthy white head

s: pilsner malt and wheat body with a big yeasty compliment and dense with phenolic tumeric aromas, a heady dose of yeasty output and a moderate brett twinge - less big funk and more restrained wildness, hints of old oak, hops of papery grass, some touches of lemon

m: lively bodied, showing a medium-full carbonation and light, crisp mouthfeel

t: clean pilsner malt with touches of sweet wheat malt, phenols from the tumeric again blend with yeasty spice, yeast flavors with a light wild tartness, lemon, grassy hops, cleanly finishing

o: a decent experiment, the phenols are a little overpowering and don’t totally do it for me, but this one was enjoyable as a one-time purchase

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Photo of Domingo
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very hazy lemon-peel yellow color. Whipped cream-like head. Lots of lacing, too.
Puckering green apple on the nose. A little citric acid and unidentifiable spice. Not sure what it reminds me of, but it's familiar. Maybe juniper berries?
The taste is a near perfect mix of spices, brett yeast, and sourness. Tumeric, ginger, peach, and cardamom blend with a green apple sourness, fading into just a kiss of hop bitterness.
Just the right mix of spice, sour, and even a little funkiness.
It walks a lot of lines, all of them perfectly.
Really, really enjoyable pairing with spicy food, too. I had it with paella, but I'm certain the intended Indian food pairing would be amazing, too.
One of the best beers of this sort I've ever had

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first beer of New Year's celebration. I have the "Green" on standby....

Pours a light, yet "glowy" golden, hazy yellow color. Go figure. Nice fluffy white head and medium lacing going on.

Spicy aroma. The turmeric really pounces on the nose. Spicy ginger and Earthy spice. Some tropical notes and sourness.

Taste has the spice coming in full throttle. Ginger and Earthiness again, but has some more fruit to it. It seems a coriander starts to emerge and then is thrown back by some other spice and honey. And the honey is a nice touch, not too much to make it sweet, but it seems to keep the spice from going crazy.

Finishes dry and clean.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of MasterSki
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Mike (Thorpe429) - thanks dude! Served in a tulip.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to an incomplete white ring. Hazy peach body.

S - Very odd - smells like curry. Turmeric and coriander are quite present, overlaying a tropical brett claussenii and sweet malt backdrop.

T - Taste is quite similar, with the tropical brett notes nicely complimenting the curry spices. It's almost like some kind of mango curry dish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture, with a bit of tannic dryness in the finish.

D - Oddly pleasant. I think this is my favorite of the series so far, and it's one of the few beers with these sort of spices that is actually well-integrated. Would drink this one again.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of riored4v
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a tulip. Hazy, golden colored body. 1 finger head that faded quickly.

Aroma is funky with brett and very light notes of cherry. Musty and slightly sweet. Some hints of peppey and orange/mango. Tumeric does stand out a bit but blends in nicely.

Flavor was an interesting blend. Tumeric was noticeable but lots of mango and orange flavors. Some light lemon. Slight honey sweetness, lightly malty. Notes of lemon and a clear brett, farmhouse, flavor profile with some subtle cherry. Mildy bitter finish that was lightly citrusy and tropical.

Medium body, medium carb with a very dry finish. No signs of abv.

Overall its an interesting blend of flavors. Very unique but really nice and easy to drink. Light flavors make for a great summer beer and super refreshing.

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Photo of Ratman197
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle from Toatal Beverage Westminster poured a clear gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of coriander, tumeric, straw, mango, light barnyard and light citrus. Mouthfeel was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of tumeric, corinder, straw,barnyard funk, light mango and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering funky spiced finish.

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Photo of claspada
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared courtesy of mrand01.

Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a decent size white head that leaves minimal lacing as the head slowly recedes.

The aroms intially remind me of a curry beer (because of the tumeric), then I get some citrus, mango and a faint earthiness. Turmeric really comes through well and owns the show though. Decent amount of sweet pale maltiness emerges as it warms.

Thankfully the curry is not a major flavor in the tastes as it was in the aroma. Initially I get the fruity mango and sour Brett funk. As it warms I get a bit more earth, spices and barnyard qualities associated with beers of this style.

Mouthfeel is on the heavier side of medium (for the style) with a medium to low amount of carbonation. Finish is on the dryer side with a decent amount of bitterness, either from the hops or spices, can't tell for sure.

Overall this is the third beer from this hyped brewery and I have to say I was not wowed by any of the beers to the point where I ever need to have any of them again. I appreciate the innovation and creatively but the flavor profile just misses the mark.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle from Supermarket Liquors in Ft. Collins, CO for $12. Into a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip. Batch 12/2011, bottle 1132/1488.

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold in color with a bone white head that foams up to about an inch and quickly falls away leaving a few splotches of lacing.

S: Fruity and spicy, lots of mango and other tropical fruits, some citrus and a fair amount of coriander as well. Brett is a bit more subdued in this as opposed to the Green, it is still there, just doesn't kick you in the nose as much. Funky and musty as opposed to funky and staaaanky. Not bad at all.

T: Funk is much more pronounced than in the nose, nice little bit of musty barn in here that mixes with the bright notes of mango and coriander to make a light, very "bright" tasting beer. Light bit of tartness on the finish. Mango is in there as well, just not as pronounced. Fairly respectable wheat malt profile in here. Tastes a lot like what I wish all witbiers tasted like.

M: Very light, prickly carbonation and an insanely dry finish. Spot on here.

O: Another interesting beer here, thoroughly enjoyed this and this will be an awesome beer to pair with food. Glad to know that they plan on making this a year round offering as well.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is hazy and straw yellow with a lasting, white head. The aroma offers soap, lemon zest, citrus. Good flavor, with a palate coating, creamy citrus vibe. A bit too soapy in both the flavor and feel. A bit unbalanced. Decent...eh...

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of popery
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a bright medium yellow gold. Surprisingly, it's quite clear. The head is medium-sized and white, dissipates pretty quickly leaving little to no lacing. Lots of Indian spice. Good dose of turmeric, coriander and other spices that I mostly associate with curry. There's also some lime and tropical fruit in the mix. Less funk than red but more depth overall. The taste has more of the citrus and pineapple but there's still a spice edge. Turmeric pineapple finish. Medium to light tartness. Light on the palate with fizzy carbonation. Interesting beer. Lots more citrus than expected. I wonder if they threw in some kaffir lime leaves or something.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed golden straw color with a white head. A really interesting aroma. Tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango, lots of citrus, and a tart lactic note. There is an interesting tea-like aroma, menthol, and tumeric as well. The flavor is grassy and mildly herbal. Tumeric is present, plenty of mango and lemon, and a light tartness. A bit of ginger flavor, almost no malt character, and a dry finish. Sort of all over the place, but enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to fortsambo for sending a bottle of this out my way. Served in a SAVOR glass.

Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a nice white head. Good retention and a few rings of lace on the way down.

The nose has a good mixture of spice, citrus, mango, and a faint earthiness. Turmeric comes through really well. Nice and earthy in the background. Good complexity through the cool-to-warm cycle, with the emphasis changing during that time.

Flavor was a really nice display of fruit and Brett. Hops were there contributing to the mango, and a bit of earth and hay carried through on the back end. Medium body with good carbonation and a bitter, dry finish. Great mix of spice and flavorings coming through.

Like nearly all the other Crooked Stave brews I've had, I was a pretty big fan of this one. It really grew on me over the course of the bottle, and after having a second bottle, I like this one even more and have nudged up my scores accordingly.

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Yellow" from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 91 ratings