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

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4.09/5
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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
Ranking:
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Reviews:
31
Ratings:
91
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Batch 12/11. Bottle # 947/1488.

Pours a murky yellow with an off-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is very floral with a nice Indian food spice aroma. Taste is very much the same with the Indian spices lingering on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but the Brett doesn’t seem to come out very much in either the smell or flavor.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

pours a lovely orange/bronze shade with a one inch white head quickly fading. smells incredible, so much going on here. sour from the brett, but tempered with tropical fruit and indian spice. cardomom? no its turmeric the bottle informed me. flavor is yeasty bite up front with only the slightest sour finish. all kinds of spicy fruit in between. actually like the juice of some funky rare tropical fruit. mouthfeel is perfect, or just short of it. bright and zesty. really nice everything here. only slightly undercarbonated in my opinion. this is bomb

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

NOTE: I've already requested that this review be moved to Crooked Stave's page whilst maintaining the date of review - as per Crooked Stave's request. For some reason this has yet to happen; I suspect beeradvocate's infrastructure has trouble moving reviews in this fashion. Obviously the mistake was mine; this is indeed brewed by Crooked Stave and not Funkwerks (though it is brewed at Funkwerks, a notable decision). All apologies for the honest mistake; no distinction was made at Funkwerk's tasting room, making me think Crooked Stave was a series not a brewery.

Served on-draught into a 330ml snifter at Funkwerks' tasting room. Volume served was 6 oz. Reviewed from notes. I was warned by the bartender it was supposed to be really yeasty and had been freshly brewed. (There's a 'warning' I'll happily disregard). I had it the day it was released.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and abysmal retention. Colour is a solid hazy orange/pale gold.

Sm: A delightfully yeasty and biscuity aroma. A bit cidery as well. Lots of bretts for sure. I wouldn't call it funky. A strong aroma.

T: Wonderfully yeasty, but also cidery on the finish. Orange peel-esque esters are present. Some of the best yeasty notes I've tried in a beer. The apple notes are nice alongside some brett funk (which didn't emerge in the aroma, as noted above). Complex and well-balanced. Built very nicely.

Mf: Smooth and wet, complementing the flavours quite well.

Dr: Highly drinkable, and quite nicely balanced. Good quality. The affordability could use serious work; this is a large problem with Funkwerks.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 03/30/12 notes. Thanks to Thorep429 for sharing this one.

a - Pours a straw yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of brett, oranges, fruity malts, herbal notes, earthy and floral notes, light tropical fruits. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of brett, oranges, citrus hops, fruity malts, floral hops, earthy notes, spice. Not quite as great as the nose but still very good.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, quite easy to drink.

o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit. I've had their WWB Yellow and Orange now and both have been good, though I prefer the Yellow slightly. Ton of brett and oranges, and easy to drink. Would like to have it again.

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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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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks again to Murren for sharing 4 of these different WWB colored offerings. This one was third in the lineup during our tasting. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a clouded yellow color with a white frothy cap.

The smell of this brew includes some earthy notes that are cuaght in a mixture of brett and under/overly ripe mango. In addition to the mango, there is a supporting fruity quality of citrus that brightens things up a bit. In the background are notes of leathery brett and barnyard with a hint of grassy quality.

The taste is earthy and picks up where the aro a left off. It contributes a greater focus on the straw, earthy and grassy askects of the brett. The mango inclusion is present with a subtle fruity quality but it is faint in comparison compared to the wild nature of the earthy brett. Yogurt is present with almost a stinky foot or cheese aspect along with sulfur and an aftertaste of straw.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. The fruit was more readily apparent in the nose than in the flavor. It worked but didn't quite come across as interesting as the label might make you believe. This one has a hint of off character around the edges which kept me from really digging it but overall it wasn't bad. This series has me interested enough to press on and try the rest.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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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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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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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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