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

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St. Bretta (Fall)St. Bretta (Fall)

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batch #3. Brewed with Valencia oranges.

Added by spoony on 09-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
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3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass from a 375ml bottle.

Pours a nice hazy and slight muddled dark golden color with some light brownish hues.

Aromas of citrus tartness and some funky wood notes. Notes of fresh baked bread and some earthy grain are present in the nose.

Flavor starts off with some mild tartness. Notes of orange rind and mild grapefruit juice. Mild woody funk is present. There is a very strong and dominant bready and earthy grain notes with some slight sweetness. Pretty straight forward. Low carbonation.

Overall straight forward Wit. Nothing great but still solid with some good mild tartness.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Meyers1023
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.

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Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Franziskaner
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.

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Photo of Janis_Hoplin
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of timontheroad
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fall, 2013, Batch 4. Poured a hazy golden yellow, with a light head of foam that dissipated to a thin film, only patchy lacing. Nose is definitely Brett up front, with some tart, sour orange, wheat and wood. The taste is tart orangey, grape fruity citrus up front, with some bretty funk, wheat and some slight woody flavors. As it warmed, the tartness ebbed a bit while the oak flavors began to be more prominent. The mouthfeel felt a bit light and prickly from the carbonation at first, but as it hit the back of my palate, it was almost creamy like a nitro beer. This was certainly a very good beer, Crooked Stave never fails to deliver, especially on their Brett beers.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - light yellow with very little head

Smell - tart, citrusy, with and off funk to it

Taste - lots of tartness and citrus to it.

Mouthfeel - not much carbonation and leaves a bitterness on your tongue

Overall - not their best, but it is still Crooked Stave

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Roguer
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Photo of liquorpig
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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St. Bretta (Fall) from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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