The Crooked Stave St. Bretta, a creation of the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, is presented as an evolution of the Wild Wild Brett Orange. This sour ale boasts an intriguing twist as its composition varies with the season’s fresh citrus offerings, ensuring a dynamic and ever-changing drinking experience.

Tasting Experience

Appearance: The beer pours into the glass with a dull, hazy yellow-gold hue, forming a soapy head that gradually settles into a thin white film.

Aroma: A distinctive and funky brett character dominates the olfactory senses, reminiscent of a swimming pool atmosphere. Notably, there’s an absence of hop aroma, emphasizing the beer’s unique and robust yeasty nose.

Taste: The flavor profile unfolds with tangy citrus notes, complemented by hints of crab apple and a subtle vinegar tartness. Soft pineapple brett adds a layer of complexity, while a mild but discernible bitterness, likely stemming from the yeast rather than hopping, rounds out the taste.

Mouthfeel: The St. Bretta presents a juicy and medium-bodied mouthfeel, accompanied by modest carbonation that contributes to its overall refreshing quality.

Overall Impression

With its pleasant tartness and well-defined citrus notes, the Crooked Stave St. Bretta stands out as a very drinkable sour ale. In the diverse landscape of Crooked Stave beers, where personal preferences often dictate enjoyment, this particular offering firmly earns its place in the “like” column. The beer’s commitment to utilizing fresh, seasonal citrus fruits keeps each release fresh and exciting, making it a noteworthy addition to the brewery’s lineup.

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PublisherCrooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
GenreSour Ale
Print LengthNot specified
ISBNNot available

Embracing innovation and seasonal variation, the Crooked Stave St. Bretta successfully marries tradition with a touch of unpredictability, creating a brew that beckons both the seasoned enthusiast and the casual beer drinker alike.