St. Bretta (Spring) | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Minneola Tangelos.

Added by gueuzedreg on 04-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
360
Reviews:
61
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
7.33%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
42
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of Bitterbill
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy straw gold, small but firm head of foam. Smells Witty (usual Belgian spices and yeast) aroma of Brett. Strong but delightful horseblanket taste with assertive but somewhat diminutive in comparison Belgian yeast and spices. Bit of bitterness, no sweet notes. There’s the cloves..seem to pop in and out depending on the sip . Nice mouthfeel, very nice beer overall.

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Photo of jp32
3.34/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Big_V
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a tulip to a light gold topped by a finger of dense white head that fades slowly to a thick collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing
S: Smells of citrus with some hints of light tartness with some hints of spice
T: Taste is surprisingly tart up front with some spices and citrus. Light wheat malt flavors at times as well. Swallow is lemony tartness with some clean cracker malt with some lingering citrus flavors and a hint of spice and funk
M: This beer has a moderate body that is smooth in the palate with carbonation that is slightly prickly. The finish on this beer is slightly drying due to the acidity
O: Overall this is a great beer with some nice flavors and complexity. I'm not a big fan of Wits but this one is in my wheelhouse. Definitely one to grab but it's a bit closer to a wild ale than a Wit in my mind.

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Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very hazy straw with an enormous, galumphing head. The aroma is of orange peel, lemon juice and stale sourdough crust. The flavor is pleasantly tart, with solid lemon and grapefruit notes. There is a strong yeasty, sourdough note throughout, turning a touch bitter on the swallow. There are other fruit notes that pop up a it warms, like pineapple, guava, cranberry, and blueberry. The mouthfeel is very fizz and quite light. Overall this is nice sour, but maybe a bit busy.

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Photo of Knobs303
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slade
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochraneg
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark, thin white head
Smell: Sour
Taste: Sour, Tart, Puckers the lips
Feel: Thin
Overall: I like it a lot, different from I normally drink. FInd it.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty nice beer with a little tartness. It drank a little too much like a shandy for me. The citrus almost tasted artificial, so I wouldn't really seek this beer out.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter glass. Fluffy white head which dissipated shortly after pouring. The beer was cloudy and had a bright hay-like color. No sediments dispersed yet it was hazy. Picked up aromas of barnyard, citrus, funk, and something that I could only describe as notes of sweet and tanginess. Tasted lactic tartness, some grapefruit and barnyard character. It was bitter, dry, and had that earthy bitterness at the finish. Light-bodied and very refreshing. A very good beer.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Imperial_Sapient_Groat
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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St. Bretta (Spring) from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.09 out of 5 based on 360 ratings.
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