Since I enjoy home brewing, I really like finding an American craft beer that is outside the box thinking behind it. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is in the infancy of its’ existence but they are pushing the envelope with Brett, and multiple strains at that, in each and every beer. There is a “Wild Wild Brett” series is 100% fermented with Brett along with some spices and, to this point, tries to include one “color” of ingredients.
Wild Wild Brett Yellow is part of the aforementioned series of 100% Brett beers. Yellow has turemic, corriander, mango, and spices. The spices come through in the nose as the central point of the beer. A slight tartness comes in behind, cutting through those spices. Mango, which I fine to have a subtle flavor fresh, doesn’t really hit the senses for me. The taste is a bit more balance and definitely interesting. Turemic lends a ginger, earthiness to the beer that is cut by the tartness in the finish to not allow it to build to strongly. The finish tries to dry but there is enough “juiciness” to push it aside.
With the bottle shared with Rich only six months old, I tend to believe this will age nicely, becoming more complex. The difficulty is landing more bottles (only 1408) and being able to control myself in the cellar. Definitely worth your effort in attaining. Enjoy!
Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 8 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 8.4
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