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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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3.04/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

2013/Batch 4. 375ml bottle in wine glass. Cloudy golden color with good lacing. Smells tart with a sweet candy orange (jolly rancher?) and bready aroma. Taste is bready, mildly sour with a bit of funk followed by a bright orange zing finishing with a flat bitter and bready aftertaste. Disappointing. I hope this is just a bad bottle because everything else I have had from Crooked Stave has been outstanding. That includes the St. Bretta Winter which I just picked up from the brewery.

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3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

poured into Crooked Stave tulip glass.

Appearance: pale yellow bodied beer with 1 full finger of white head. Quickly drops to no head.

Smell: Nice whiff of sweet oranges. wheat malts and slightly earthy brett notes. Smells pretty bready.

Taste: Hint of sweet oranges and tangelos. Wheat malts and some earthiness. Little orange rind on the back end and its got a lot buttery flavor in the finish that takes over and makes the beer taste rich.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation levels. This beer is not as dry and crisp as Spring and Summer St Bretta series. Mouthfeel is creamy instead.

Overall: I have officially had spring, summer, and fall from the St Bretta series. I liked summer the best with the blood oranges. Spring was my second favorite. Fall is definately a distant third compared to spring and summer. Something is off with this St Bretta. Its not even close to the normal mouthfeel from the previous 2 variations of St. Bretta. Even though something isnt right...its still an okay beer just not up to my normal standards of Crooked Stave.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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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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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

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