St. Bretta (Fall)
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

St. Bretta (Fall)St. Bretta (Fall)
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From:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Brett Beer
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.31%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
136
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 20, 2017
Added:
Sep 16, 2013
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  21
SCORE
89
Very Good
St. Bretta (Fall)St. Bretta (Fall)
Notes: Batch #3. Brewed with Valencia oranges.
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured an apricots color with a 3F head in a Mikasa tulip.

Nice aroma, citrus and Brett balanced.

The MF is not overdone for the style. Mellow, prounounced acerbity,
Pleasant but out of balance.

Excellent taste. Citrus and Brett meld together. More pleasurable than other beers in the style.
Drinkable and well- defined.

Overall, an excellent wild Ale with lots of character.
Jan 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Fcolle2 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours mildly hazy pale orange with a fizzy white head. Aromas of candied orange, Brett, and some hay. Flavored of sour orange, sweet tarts, and hints of hops.
Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.49 by Vylo from New Jersey

Apr 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Jan 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Meyers1023 from New York

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured a murky gold color with one finger of head that disappeared quickly. Smells tart with a citrus undertone. Definitely sour tasting! The orange comes out a little at the end. Good mouthfeel, what you'd expect from a sour ale. I will try each version of this they put out.
Nov 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Nov 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by jrob21 from Georgia

Nov 19, 2015
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Type: 16-oz. draft
Glass: Clear pint glass
From: Old Chicago in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: $5.00 (I think)
Purchased: Oct. 30, 2015
Consumed: Oct 30, 2015
Misc.: They did not know the name of this beer, but I reached out to Nick to determine what he thought and went with this

Poured a golden, murky color with 2-to-3 fingers of fizzy, white, foamy head. Scattered bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Lots of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Excellent, thick retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled lime, lemon, pine, Cascade, Belgian spices, Citra, Brett and peppery spices. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted tart, lemon zest, lime, pine, Brett, Citra, soapy notes and oaky flavors. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, sour finish. (Feel - 3.50)

Wasn’t digging this beer. Wouldn’t have it again. (Overall - 3.50)

3.63 | 82 | B
Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Stum-pub from Connecticut

Sep 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.21 by Brew33 from Ohio

Aug 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by MisterKilderkin from California

Jul 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by stevehagy from New York

Jul 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.71 by JSuperman from California

Jun 26, 2015
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy medium dark Amber color with off-white head. Brett, citrus fruit, and some tartness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry with some lingering fruit notes.
Jun 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

May 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by macesq from California

May 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by jfstilling from South Carolina

Apr 28, 2015
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Rated by 2dogbrew from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Solid sour. Not sure I could tell its a wit with all of the Brett in there, but quite good nonetheless.
Apr 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Apr 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by PatGreer from Massachusetts

Apr 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.91 by Dreadnaught33 from District of Columbia

Mar 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Beerbuddy21 from California

Mar 16, 2015
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured out a light to straw yellow color with a small, fizzy head. It smelled of coriander, wheat and yeast. It tasted strongly of orange peel. Nice blend of wheat and lemon flavors, too. It was sharp and crisp.
Mar 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by polishkaz from Connecticut

Mar 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by MenardMa from Connecticut

Mar 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by rkarimi from Colorado

Mar 02, 2015
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Murky straw-colored brew, topped with a very fizzy white head which quickly dissipates.

Musty and funky aroma; old cheese. Up close, deep whiffs reveal a citric edge, wheat, tartness to the funk, and a tiny bit of fruity sweetness.

Flavor mostly follows: musty, wheaty, funky, tart. Lemons and hay; oak; peaches.

Moderate tartness and puckering; easy, oily feel. Smooth.

This is an interesting brew. The Brett is really showcased, but the base beer isn't particularly impressive to me. Nothing bad, but for the price Crooked Stave charges, this is not one of their most impressive offerings.
Mar 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light golden colored with a hazy complexion that doesn't allow light to penetrate the beer. A fingernail of off white head covers part of the rim of the glass. Vibrant carbonation bubbles keep surfacing. The aroma is a fierce blend of citrus and Brettanomyces. The flavor just as advertised in the nose with the citrus in the forefront. The Brett is more apparent at the back of the palate. The mouth is heavily carbonated and crisp.
Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.82 by swanfungus from California

Feb 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by bobv from Vermont

Feb 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by mrebeka from Michigan

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.39 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.31 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Jan 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.43 by jeffaroo95 from Texas

Jan 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by Farnswurth from Illinois

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2015
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Reviewed by humuloner22 from North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Interesting for the style. Reminds me a lot of Gose. Which makes me wonder why I paid the same as a full 6 pack, but, this one also has character that even Westbrook Gose does not have. This one was Batch 5, navel orange.

Appearance: Poured fairly gently into the glass not a lot of head in this one. Carbonation was present though. Golden hazy appearance. Almost cider like in that regard.

Aroma: Some funk as it warmed, not as funky at first when it was on the colder side. Some orange notes definitely came through, very citrus like in the notes.

Taste: Tart, some funk but not strong in that regard. I did detect the oak from the barre. This one might be a little young. With time more flavors the earthy funk might come out more prominent. As for now, I truly enjoy what is laid before me.

Overall: Not a bad representation. A little pricey for what it is, but it is a nice experience nonetheless, very clean finish which is typical of the style. Well balanced and worth seeking out in my opinion.
Jan 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by mecmd from Tennessee

Jan 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by thegerm87 from Massachusetts

Jan 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.49 by handcrafty from Texas

Jan 05, 2015
St. Bretta (Fall) from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 163 ratings