Wild Wild Brett Yellow - Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Wild Wild Brett Yellow

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Overall: 8.33/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.03 or 0.36%

Trend: 8.33/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Wild Ale

ABV: 6.00%

Season: One-time

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367 beers rated with a 7.93 average
  • 8.36/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 0.36% Color: Medium Gold
  • A: Classic gold with slight haze, and a big soft white fluffy head.

    S: Ginger, brett, breadiness, and a touch of fruit. Really appealing, but hopefull it doesn't taste like a spice bomb.

    T: Wow, way more mild than the aroma would imply. Kind of just a regular beer, with a few high notes of flavor. There's a nice tartness that plays well with the ginger characteristics of the turmeric.

    O: This brew is totally unique and highly drinkable, which tends to make it a somewhat rare bird. This brew is refreshing and would make an excellent part of my summer brew lineup, if it wasn't so hard to obtain. Grab some Crooked Stave any time you can.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:47:25
  • Tasted: Thursday, May 31, 2012
  • $0.00 for 750 ml bottle
1,349 beers rated with a 7.87 average
  • 8.30/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 0.36% Color: Light Gold
  • From batch 12/2011, bottle 809/1488

    Pours clear, slightly effervescent with a few inches of pristine white foam. Retention is above average, leaving a sheeting lace behind.

    Aroma is slight ginger, pepper, and slight earthy scents seemingly from the turmeric. Brett mingles in the background but, per typical, have a hard time describing.

    Taste is quite interesting: a bit more subdued than expected based on the aroma. Sweetness underlies ginger, pepper, and a tartness that is amazingly gentle, while balancing the spice.

    Light body with a medium carbonation.

    The ginger and mild tartness play well together. An very interesting beer that gentle balance aids the drinkability. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 21:28:18
  • Tasted: Thursday, May 31, 2012
  • $0.00 for 750 ml bottle
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Beer Notes
  • Wild Wild Brett Yellow is fermented entirely with Brettanomyces yeast and was inspired by the savory sweet combinations found in Southern Indian cuisine by incorporating turmeric, mango coriander and spices. Yellow pours a golden hue delivering tropical fruit aromas with earthy citrus flavors and a dry tart finish.
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