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

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L'Brett D'Or Grand CruL'Brett D'Or Grand Cru

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.34%
Wants: 25
Gots: 27 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: socalbrewlvr on 04-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
3.8/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

Photo of TJRoar
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Amazing beer as an extra recently. It has impressed me so much to actually log in a review on BA. The fruit flavor on the back end of the mouth is spectacular. Lots of peach flavor while being slightly tart.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Bottle opened on 7.5.14

Oaky, funky, ton of peachy fruit, very nice.

Photo of unclejazz
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Had this with a friend and while it did have some diactyl issues, it was not off putting. Good blend and highly drinkable.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

2014 vintage.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, tropical fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, tropical fruit, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great tropical fruit qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of jwhancher
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Popped open one of my Cellar Reserve beer extras I purchased in 2014. Poured into my CR 2014 glass. Smells absolutely awesome with notes of ripe pineapple & guava, maybe some passion fruit. Some light oak seems faint but evident. Poured a somewhat cloudy gold with decent carbonation and a head that quickly faded to some bubbles around the rim of the glass sides. Slight funk in the nose. Tastes initially tart that transitions into a prolonged sourness and ends with notes of lemon, pineapple, orange peel, and guava/passion fruit. Really frickin' good tasting. Amazing that Chad is getting these flavors just using Brett as yeast but I imagine there's some Lacto in this one as well.

Feels light due to the tartness of it. Refreshing and acidic. Nice and dry with enough initial bitterness to balance things.

This is the second time I've had this and I thoroughly enjoy this much more the second time around. Can't believe how complex and easy drinking this is. I could drink this by the pint, but obviously won't because of the extensive time, cost, and travel involved in getting.

Well done Crooked Stave!!

Photo of Stevedore
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle. 2014 Cellar Reserve. Served in a stemmed glass 4/16/2015.

A- Hazy, opaque apricot-orange coloured body, one finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly. No collar, no lacing. It just looks like light orange juice.

S- Clean oak aroma, very mild yogurty lactic acid, a bit of leather, a good bit of lemon zest and stone fruit. A mild mineral aroma in the background. Nice complexity.

F- Whoa. Stone fruit skin. Grapefruit peel, oranges with a mild bit of acetic lemon. Mild leather, a good amount of musty oak. It's reasonably tart but not overwhelmingly so; the aforementioned acetic lemon is enough to give a dry, cleansing moderate acidity which is just right. No off-flavours at all.

M- Medium bodied, not thin, plenty of depth and nice complexity. Dry, cleansing mild acetic acid on the finish is pleasantly mixed in with the stone fruits and citrus. Nice complexity that is very easy to drink.

O- Quite a bit of an improvement over the previous year's L'Brett D'Or which had less stone fruit and citrus character to it. Overall has more complexity and flavour that comes together better. Very tasty and one of the best offerings I've had from Crooked Stave thus far.

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Much better than the regular

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

special beer right here, part of the 2014 cellar reserve stuff. apparently its the base l'brett blended with persica, and that seems about right, because wow is this peachy! more orange tinted than the very yellow base brew, more haze to it too, still with a vigorous and lasting white head of tiny bubbles. the nose is amazing, buttery grilled peaches meld into the classic crooked stave bacteria culture loaded with bretty funk, dry farmhouse bite, and a lactic sourness that finds the perfect balance between caustic and mouth watering. peaches in the nose are prominent, ripe and sweet, but there is enough wheat malt and yeast oddness to make it so much more than a fruit beer. fruit first in the taste, but as ripe and robust as it is, its real short lived. the yeasty awesomeness comes right on, cleans up the fruit sugars and starts layering in all these subtle funky things that only exist in crooked stave brews. white pepper, lemongrass, dried clementine, cider vinegar, its all delicate, but its all there. as complex as anything they have made, I'm overwhelmed by this. dry and super well carbonated, refreshing, i wish this came in one gallon bottles. not sure i thought they could improve on the parts here, but this is beer synergy at its finest. its cantillon good, and id be surprised if folks didn't agree.

Photo of gueuzedreg
3.71/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- German light lager look. Medium lacing with good legs. This beer is transparent that I can see my finger through the glass.

S- Lemon zest, orange zest, some lacto/brett funk. Bright granny smith apple. But all of these are a bit muted to where I would want them.

T- Muted lemon zest, orange zest. Then the funk and apple. It has been a long time since I have had Temptation or Sanctification, but this is probably more like Sanctification than anything.

M- Nice carb going on. Carb rolls back down the throat with no harsh effects. Not really smooth, kinda light.

O- I started off with blonde sours and gueuze on my beer adventure; my fav style with domestics are blond sours. I need to revisit Temptation and Sanctification to see if this is on par with those. Other than that, this is a bit better than Lbrett dCherry IMO

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