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

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87 Ratings
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Blue"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Blue"
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mebuzzard on 07-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 24
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4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All wild yeast with the powdery charm, earthen character and premiere tartness that only brettanomyces has to offer gives the Wild Wild Brett series a unique almost-sour taste but with a surprise or two lurking around every corner.

"Blue" celebrates the dark side of wile ale and with the decoration of blue spruce that chases the aromas and taste early and often. Its hazy, russet brown hues harbor the toasty, piney and sour fruit scents that play out like dry citrus, leather and dehydrated pineapple. With an earthen waft of saddle leather and fresh soil, the scent carries a mustier perfume than is shown in taste. The flavor of toasted malt is lightly of coffee and cocoa with a woodsy teal-like character to start.

What little malt sweetness started the show has easily dissolved by mid-palate. Its sourish tendencies take hold with the singed citrus peels of lemon, lime, grapefruit, all seeming burnt around their edges. The sticky resins of spruce give an evergreen flavor with a peppery bite that's remiss of old sawdust.

Medium-light in body, the ale offers a pleasant tartness with a refreshing citrus acidity. A late waft of burlap, curing leather and toast billow through the retro-olfactory sense as its aftertaste is oaky, leathery and tannic.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is dark brown with a lot of fluffy bubbly tan head. Nose is light with a some dark malts up front, roast and hint of chocolate, a fair amount of citrusy hops and light pine come in behind with a faint note leathery brett. Taste is different, malts are up front with a light roast and tobacco, strong leathery Brett with a piney resinous hop and thick syrupy body. Carbonation is a hint low and the finish has some juicy citrus with a slick feel down the throat. More like a black ipa.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 7/12 Bottle #741/1531. Thanks for sharing Matt!

(A)- Pours almost totally black in color, but with some deep burnt sienna brown highlights. Some tan froth with good retention.

(S)- Quite dry overall, but with some lovely funky Brett and piney wood. Some subtle citrus at the end. Bready in a yeast sense.

(T)- Very complex actually. It is just barely soured but with some rustic dry Brett-like funk. You definitely get a very piney-like hop character in this still.

(M)- A good carbonation level to this. It is very complex, but almost too complex to quite know what it is trying to be.

(O)- Definitely something unique and complex with its earthy funk and tart flavors. I have not had this fresh, but definitely an interesting beer at this stage.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Blue" from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
3.88 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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