The Wild Wild Brett Indigo Ale from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is brewed and bottled at Funkwerks in in Fort Collins, Colorado and pours out a cloudy, almost ruby red-orange in color topped with a two finger off-white head that slowly reduces to a film. On the nose, blueberry pie, funk, citrus and some sour notes. In the mouth, tart and funky rule with lively acidity. Flavors of blueberry, lemon, unripe mango, earth and a little oak. Light side of medium bodied. Fine carbonation. Some lacing on the glass. The finish is long, sour and very dry.
More tart and funky than the other Crooked Stave brews I've tried in the past. The fruit does come through adding another layer of complexity but it is the brett that really gives this beer its character. Dry, refreshing, flavorful and very drinkable. Highly recommended.
750ml bottle, 7.00% ABV, Batch 7/12, Bottle 421/1516
Beer 249 of 366 for 2012