Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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4.39/5
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559 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.66%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark sour ale aged in Leopold Bros whiskey barrels

A demonic dark sour, Nightmare on Brett takes on many facets during its transformation to the sour side. Initially aged in large oak foeders with our mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, this beer is then transferred to bourbon and whiskey barrels. The various spirit barrels bring on a new life to this beer as it conditions for months, while obtaining additional bourbon and whiskey characteristics. Dominated by dark fruit aromas and flavors, the underlying cacao notes meld with an acidic tart berry finish. With each batch release being a unique blend of barrels, the multiple variations of Nightmare on Brett released throughout the year prove that with creativity and experimentation, anything is possible.

Added by Mebuzzard on 07-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#348
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
559
pDev:
6.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 559 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of aaronyoung01
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrStiffington
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liamt07
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LAp
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep mahogany with no head. Nose is dark saison hybridized with earthy brettanomyces funk. Notes of dark fruit, cherry, and raspberry. The palate opens with sweet fruit, predominantly raspberry and cherry. More than even earthy or clean, the sour has the character of ripe fermenting fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with subtle carbonation. An absolutely incredible, nuanced sour.beer

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Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome beer!! The raspberry slaps you across the face like an Andre the Giant open hand chop. Continues to improve as it warms and opens up obviously, so take your time with this one.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A-Sox
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vonerichs
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A ruby chestnut as it pours, black in the glass with a hint of dark brown then held to the light. Dark brown head on top.

S: Acidic sour note at first, then a big luscious raspberry aroma, a touch of booze. Like a big jar of tart, sweet, jam.

T: Big luscious juicy raspberry, followed by a lovely tartness. Very jam like but with an astounding sourness. I am not picking up much of the whiskey, but a touch of oak shows itself in the finish.

M:Medium in body the the near effervescent carbonation makes it feel lighter.

O: This is the best beer I have had is a long, long while. Holy fuck this is good. This beer transcends simply being a beer, and becomes an experience.

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Photo of jheimbigner
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MDDMD
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of junaman
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baggedlunch
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevCan
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a 12 oz. bottle at my parents' house. Bottled September 2015. Poured into a mini St. Bernardus snifter.

Look: Dark brown, little head.

Smell: Very strong brett smell. Wet horse blanket to the extreme. Sour cherry.

Taste: Sweet on the tip of the tongue. Extremely tart/sour cherry, puckery.

Feel: Very acidic/dry.

Overall: Very well-done. A supremely drinkable sour.

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Photo of Vivs85
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrenihan
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice. The whisky is present but restrained, allowing the sour base to take centre stage. A rather vinous and fruity flavour, with the whisky offsetting in the end.

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Photo of Zuidman
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.81/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black with a milky tan blanket.

Smell is chocolatey, roasty, smoked wood and milk. Not a lot of the sour or fruit elements come through on the nose.

Taste is really oaky and acetic, very dry, with really sour cherry.

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Crooked Stave Nightmare On Brett from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 559 ratings