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 Wild Ale

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.

Added by kojevergas on 12-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
19
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to my buddy Ben for this bottle! #1449/1488

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow similar to most DIPA's, very thin head and moderate lacing.

S: Yum. Lots of citrus and tart underscored by brett throughout.

T: Fantastic. A great citrus sour, the brett is so subtle, which is great. Sometimes it can be overpowering. Other flavors of orange zest and lemongrass. Delicious.

MF/D: So easy to drink, not overly carbonated so goes down very smooth. Wish I had another bottle... or the Red, Orange, or Green...

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4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Number three at the ROYGBIV event on Sunday.

Absolutely awesome. Can I say that again? Awesome!

Appears like a blend of County Time lemonade and quality Italian lemoncello. Rich, bright yellow colors, balanced with pure white bubbles that seemed to appear for the duration of consumption.

Aroma. Can I lie? If it means more people will not trade for it and I can have it then I will. If this was a candle, I would have it lit 24-7. Tropical fruit meets spicy coriander meets sour. A+

Taste was devine. The mango really shown through, although to be honest the flavor my entire group got was lemon. Pungent sour. Spices were nicely balanced. Devine.

This beer was beautiful. AND my fiancé, who hates beer, tried this one, and said "I would definitely drink that." ISO :)

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As I enjoyed the Green so much last night I picked up a Yellow to enjoy this afternoon. Batch 12/2011 Bottle 948/1488. Poured again to Duvel tulip. The beer pours a murky opaque golden orange color with a nice 2 finger white head with nice retention and some lacing. The nose is a pleasant mix of brett sour, spice, pepper, citrus, earthy hop character. Nice. The flavor expands on the pleasant aroma: mix of citrus and dark fruits, mild bittnerness, brett sour, delicate yeast flavor, pepper, mango sweetness, light malt influence. Very nice. Finishes smooth with a nice lingering malt profile from which the brett and fruity character builds. Good carbonation an medium bodied. Creamy almost. Overall, this was another excellent offering. I might just have to go back and sample the other two of the Wild Wild Brett Series. Highly recommended.

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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very light and soft beer.

I got dank notes of the sticky icky on the nose.

Light fruit and slight hint of mango on the tongue.

Very effervescent with a light head.

I'm not too good on describing beers but there's a more going on the nose and tongue than just dank and mango.

Definitely worth a try if you can get you hands on some.

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4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to BeerNFoodDood for this bottle!

poured into crooked stave tulip glass.

batch 12/2011.
bottle number 1476/1488.

Appearance: slightly hazy yellowish orange bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Drops down to a thin cap.

Smell: Tropical fruits, mild tartness notes of citrus fruits both lemons and oranges, peppery like black pepper. Mild funk and oak. Hint of a medicinal / herbal note.

Taste: Wow. Thats a nice surprise! This actually has way more pucker factor than I was expecting! Starts off with lemons, orange zest, and melons that are on the low end of moderately tart. Black pepper is fairly noticable with a hint of oak barrel and wheat malt. Really nice brett flavor in this beer it earthy with just the right amount of funk. Finishes with a mild lemon tartness and almost a persimmon or melon like flavor. As this beer warms up the black pepper gets stronger and it has a hint of a medicinal/herbal note.

Mouthfeel: on the high end of a light bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation. Soft and delicate carbonation that seems to come alive when it passes on the tongue. Semidry finish and its really crisp and drinkable.

Overall: Its actually the most tart of the Wild Wild Brett series of Crooked Stave that I have tried!(I have had the Orange, Blue, and Indigo so far) Really nice surprise from this beer! Complex, easy drinking brett beer. Wish that I had an unlimited supply of Crooked Stave WWB series beers!

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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