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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
 
 
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of spoony
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle (Batch 7/12, Bottle 781/1516) into a tulip.

A-The beer has a nearly white head almost three fingers tall after an aggressive pour. It is an acid-trippy color mixture of reddish, blue-ish, purple-brass. There are a few bubbles of carbonation visible.

S-There is some juicy blueberry aroma left in here, along with big sourness. The sour flavors tend toward green apple and white grape, and acidity is high. The beer is medium-dry with a musty aroma that has just a hint of brett funk.

T-The taste is more sour than the smell with big acidity that suggests white grapes and lemon. The blueberry flavor is pretty mild, but you know it is there, and it gives just a bit of juice. There is a bit of brett and oak funk that creeps past the acidity as the beer warms up.

M-The feel is medium in heft with a chunky carbonation that fits the flavor profile well.

O-This is perhaps the most sour beer I have tasted from Crooked Stave. It mostly works and the light blueberry flavors are a nice compliment to the clean acidity, but even for a sour-fiend like me, this beer gets a bit tiresome towards the bottom of the glass. I could have used just a bit more brett to balance out the sour with some fruit and funk. That being said, this is a great choice for fans of sour beer.

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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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4.59/5  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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of cpetrone84
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour is orange gold, transparent, with a tight off white head. The nose is bright with strong Brett and acetic presence. Blueberry blended in pretty nicely with a leathery Brett and soft dusty presence. Taste is solid, blueberry is the focus but not sweet at all with a lighter Brett presence. Dusty and faint leather with a hint of bandaid. Body is light and airy with a solid softer carbonation and a fairly dry finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Hanzo
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jeonseh
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A -Red raspberry with light brown aspects and a white head. Clean body.

S - Sweet blueberry, lactic acid, light lemon

T - Tart blueberry with a light brown ale / bready malt presence that I didn't expect to find. The blueberry is subtle but it adds a definitely nice sweetness.

MF - Medium body with light softness to it. Light carbonation with a dry finish

O - Soft sour/ Saison with muted and balanced flavors including the light blueberry sweetness. Definitely have a lot of subtleness

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Indigo" from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 124 ratings
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