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L'Brett D'Or Grand Cru - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

Not Rated.
L'Brett D'Or Grand CruL'Brett D'Or Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 6.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: socalbrewlvr on 04-25-2014)
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Reviews by spoony:
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3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 375 ml bottle (2014 release) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces a murky, straw-colored beer. The short, white head fades immediately and leaves no lacing. The beer is still-looking in the glass. Nothing special to look at.

S-The aroma is a nicely balanced mix of funk, tart, and fruit. I smell orange, pineapple, mango, peach, and hints of dry, funky oak in the back. Tartness is moderate, but this is no acid monster.

T-The taste tracks the smell mostly. There is a nice bit of fruit here with a peach-flavored lactic pull of tartness on the finish. The beer is flavorful, but I find it a bit muddled and I had a hard time identifying unique flavors.

M-The beer is medium in heft with an ultra-fine carbonation that tickles the palate.

O-This is a good beer, but not a great one. I like the smell, with its balance of fruit, funk, and acid, but the taste has a jumbled up character...like the brewer wasn't quite sure what he or she wanted to get out of this beer.

spoony, Aug 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%

This is my 888th beer review and 35th unique Crooked Stave beer that I have tried.

Thanks to Woodchopper and TATURBO for this bottle!

375ml bottle sealed with pressure cap and a light pink colored wax.

poured into a Crooked Stave Tulip glass

bottled 2/2014.

Appearance: opaque deep yellow almost an orange bodied beer with 2 full fingers of bone white head that dissipates away to a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: light tartness and a bright citrusy nose. Nice oak presence and moderately funkiness. The funk profile in the nose is earthy brett, barnyard stank, and that dirt funkiness as well.

Taste: Mild tartness, moderate oak and funk profiles in this beer. This beer tastes bright and vibrant just as the nose expressed. Lots of peach and blood oranges complimented with fruity and earthy brett. A hint of cheesiness from lactobacillus. Subtle lemons and stonefruits. Finish is loaded with peach flesh, oak, and lemon zest.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation level. The finish is semi dry. This beer feels slick on the palate. High drinkability. I am at odds with myself because I want to gulp this down, yet savor the beer with every sip. For the record...It took an hour to drink the 375ml pour of this beer, so I didn't end up chugging it, but I sure wanted to.

Overall: Chad really nailed this beer. I like how the label calls the beer "surreal golden sour aged in oak barrels". This beer really is surreal. Well named for sure. I would put this into my personal top three Crooked Stave beers that I have drank. Really balanced and nuanced flavor profile with a great mouthfeel. Its got the whole package.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

acurtis, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Gonzoillini, Aug 16, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -9.9%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very hazy yellow body. Small white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Tropical fruit. Some stone fruit. Acidic. Bretty. Woody and oaky. Pale malt.

Taste - Much more citrusy. Lemon and orange. Oak. Some stone fruit. Pretty tart.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Woody. Medium carbonation. Nicely tart.

Overall - Very nice flavors. Nothing awe-inspiring, but I have no complaints.

Alieniloquium, Aug 26, 2014
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L'Brett D'Or Grand Cru from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
94 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.