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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i think this was my least favorite one in the series, its less mature on the brett front than the others, less citrus comes though too, but the beer is still very very good, like all things crooked stave. it has the same pale hazy straw colored look as the others, maybe even a little more cloudy than i remember the others being, but it has a pronounced cheerio cereal grain character that for me at least gets in the way of the wild yeasts. its almost like ferus fluxus when that one came out, at least from a grain taste standpoint. the citrus is a little less vibrant than it was in the others, although its still quite fruity. tartness is only moderate, and carbonation is very high. overall in isolation this would be exceptional, but in the context of the others, i find it much less remarkable than i otherwise would have.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 vintage. Batch 4.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, citrus fruit, Brett, butter, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, citrus fruit, wood, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a somewhat mellow citrus presence that is balanced by the wood aspects.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with short white head that quickly died down, leaving a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of funk from the brettanomyces are present in the nose.
T: Luke the smell, the taste starts out with funky flavors and some sourness and also has some notes of orange citrus from the Valencia oranges.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a bit of creaminess along with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The smell of this beer is really funky, but the orange citrus helps to lend some complexity to the taste and makes it more drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Rifugium
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cracked this open at a BYOB with the folks. Hazy medium yellow color, with a small, bubbly white head that receded almost completely within a minute or so; minimal to no lacing. Lots of Brett in the nose, with notes of citrus pith and grass. Similar taste, Bretty funk, wet grass, crisp dry citrus, lesser notes of grain, oak, and cheese. Slightly tart. Light-medium body, easily drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY.

Pours a very hazy orange, one inch head, and little dots of lacing on the glass.

Strong brett funk aromas on the nose, barnyard, lemon, orange.

The oranges are stronger in the taste, followed by chalky, slightly sour funk, grain, oak. The funk flavors are quite strong, a little bit too strong for me, tastes a bit like feet near the end as the beer warms up.

Medium bodied, low carbonation, a slow sipper due to the intense flavors.

Interesting beer, but a little too funky for me in the end.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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