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

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4.18/5
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124 Ratings
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Indigo"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Indigo"
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brett Ale Fermented w/ Blueberries Aged In Oak

Added by Jason on 08-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
124
pDev:
9.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
28
Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Batch 7/12. Bottle # 1397/1516.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some fruity and berry aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of berry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice fruity aromas and flavors.

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3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

really neat beer, not quite dialed, but delicious. it pours a dense cloudy beige color, tinted blue, but slightly. it smells really bretty, tart and funky, with the sweetness from the fruit coming in next. the flavor is good, the blueberries add acid and tartness too, but the brett isnt as vibrant as it is in some of the others from this series. its sweet a little too, mostly from the fruit. the mouthfeel is a little too thick on the body, and a little too weak on the carbonation. i think i might have been near the bottom of the keg, and a bottle might serve this better, but it felt a little weighty for a sour fruit beer. overall not as exciting as some of the other WWB beers, but i liked it very well. crooked stave just makes epic beer, everything is clever and intriguing.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Knapp85
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light purple/yellowish color ale with a nice large bubbly head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of tart and funky ester with light berry notes is quite pleasant and complex. Taste is also dominated by tart and funky notes with some light blueberry notes. Light oak notes are also noticeable with light and well balanced acidity. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Better than expected with quite a bit of complexity and good drinkability.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jlindros
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to rudzud for sharing this great beer.

Light fizzy head, nice for wild, little lacing, mostly clear rosy pale amber color.

Nose is awesome, lots of great funk, tartness, sour fruit, blueberries all over, sour green berry skin and vinous funk, blueberry flesh, little oaky note, floral funk, nice Brett, so much greatness. Dregs just exploded with blueberry.

Taste great sour fruit, sour blueberries, funk, juicy tart blueberry with little green skin and flesh, fresh, with nice tart flavours, and juice. Nice Brett funk, little sour fruit almost apricot like stone fruit but sour. Nice acetic acid, with stem bitterness note, and nice vinous flavours with a touch of oak. Great blend of everything that just goes down so well. Finish is sticky and flemmy but dry, little acidic bite, more fresh blueberry and tartness, and sour fruit lingering.

Mouth is med bod, lots of carb, nice pop, nice acidic bite, no booze.

Overall just phenomenal. Just amazing, so much great Brett funk and blueberry, great acidity and no booze, so tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in Crooked Stave stemware. Pours a nice light pinkish color with a nice head and a bit of lacing. The nose is really excellent with notes of blueberry and earth. Funk in the background. Really excellent. Flavor doesn’t disappoint either. Really enjoyed the combination of the Brett and blueberry character with just a bit of backing acidity. Light body; extremely drinkable.

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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much Blueberry aroma, some funk, more Brett. Taste has some Blueberry, nice tart acidity, Brett, Funk and acetic, medium body and with smooth carbo.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.47/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Murky pale reddish body. Decent off-white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Very bretty. Blueberry in the back of some grainy malts, but the fruit isn't very intense.

Taste - Even brettier, despite that that seemed impossible. Sweet blueberry juice. Earthy brett. Slightly tangy, at best.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated, but medium heavy body.

Overall - More sweet than sour. The blueberry is nice.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hmmm...as with all CS beers, this one is hard to describe. Even the name, "Indigo" doesn't really describe it well. Blueberries? Well, not really.

Pours a slightly hazed tan/golden perhaps rusty, with some big foam up front, then it settles down to a collar

Aroma is tart and apple-skin-ish. hard to pick out blueberry, but that's not a concern. If you want something like Wild Blue or Lindemans-like fruit beer, this ain't it. Light sweet caramel underneath.

I really liked the WWBB with the brett, hops and spruce playing off each other. In WWBI I don't get the cooperation as much between the brett and blueberry. The esters are fine, more tart and green apple or Gala leaning. Faint blueberry hangs around, more of the metallicness I get out of these berries.

Great feel to it, as always with CS beers. Tart and clean. Just finishes nicely

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of rudzud
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shared with JLindros, bottle 1359/1516.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a very nice clear brown with faint juicy hues with a thin white halo and thin blanket that fades to leave thin clouds.

S - Aromas of blueberry skins, vinous barrel notes, oak, brett funk, super inviting.

T - Taste is tart blueberry skin, brett funk, lemons, great vinous notes, oak, wild yeast, funk.

M - Mouthfeel is really nice, great balance crisp, refreshing.

O - Overall this beer was really, really fun. Super funky, delicious blueberry and brett. Really really pleasant. Delicious delicious beer.

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Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 124 ratings
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