Dismiss Notice
Sneak peek! BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015) featuring Leah & Oscar from Highland Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more ...

L'Brett D'Cherry - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

Not Rated.
L'Brett D'CherryL'Brett D'Cherry

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

12 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 12
Hads: 67
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 16
Gots: 5 | FT: 3
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: MarkyMOD on 06-26-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 12 | Hads: 67
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 375 ml bottle (bottle February 2014) to a tulip.

A-The beer is somewhat watery looking with only a thin cap of pinkish head that fades to a collar quickly. The beer is murky and just a bit lighter in color than the flesh of a ruby red grapefruit (odd description, I know, but that is what it looks like to me). There is one or two streams of fine carbonation.

S-The arome is heavy on the cherry flavor. It has a candy-like sweetness that reminds me of cherry lifesavers candy. The beer is more musty and earthy than outright funky or hugely brett-forward. There is a touch of muddled acidity and sourness that lean toward lemon juice.

T-The taste is tart, but not quite sour. The cherry lifesaver flavor is strong against the wet, musty, damp-earth funk. There is a touch of vanilla cream and almond that adds some intrigue, but the brew is low-intensity for a Crooked Stave special release.

M-The feel is typical Crooked Stave; that is, medium body with fine, almost creamy carbonation. The carbonation is softer on the palate than many American wild ales.

O-This is not my favorite CS beer. The lifesaver flavor is a bit fake in aroma and taste, which is out of character. The base funkiness was decent, and it worked well with the acid levels, but a little more authentic fruit would have gone a lone way here. (1,325 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of weonfire
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Ace1117
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jburns301
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale reddish body. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Cherry. Lots of brett. Some oak and pale malt. The cherry really dominates.

Taste - Sour cherry. Quite sour. Grainy malt and a bit of pale malt. Oak. Cherry becomes jammy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Quite tart. Astringent and oaky. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The cherry overwhelms a lot of what I like about the L'Brett Grand Cru. (456 characters)

Photo of blindpiggie
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of griffeyb
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mendvicdog
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml waxed bottle. Red-orange body with a bit of haze. No head and minor retention bubbles. No lace. Aromas of bright cherry, funk, sour red fruits, and brett. Flavors are bursting with tart cherries, pie filling and funk. Really lovely. Carbonation seems dialed in, too. Not sure how this was fresh but it is doing remarkably well now. (338 characters)

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of liamt07
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jarrgal
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Rifugium
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Crooked Stave poured into a CS snifter.

Murky, vermilion color, with a small layer of bubbles on top that receded to a tiny ringlet; dots of quickly dissipating lacing upon swirling. Lots of funk and lacto in the aroma, light cherry essence. The taste was a little more thinned out than other CS offerings, cherry, mild tanginess, but not very tart/sour as the nose would indicate, underlying candy sweetness, mineral. Light-medium body, mouthfeel on the thinner side, with lower carbonation. Overall, this was still quite good, just not great. (557 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle sealed with silver pressure cap and blood red wax.

poured into CS tulip.

bottled on Feb/2014.

Appearance: opaque pink bodied beer with almost 2 full fingers of white head. Head drops down to thin ring around the beer.

Smell: Mild sourness in the nose with hint of barnyard funk; nice balance between these to elements. Also smelling some faint yet boozey and slightly sweet cherries. Almost smells like cherry 7UP kind of cherry aroma profile.

Taste: Moderately sour (4.75 out of 10) with a hint of faint cherries, but more of a citrusy lemon going on. Lots of brett flavor that has plenty of barnyard characteristics and some fruitiness about it. hint of oak barrel. In the finish, you have a lingering mild sourness and a nice lacto kick that has a mild level of cheesy funk.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation. Semi dry finish, yet the beer feels slightly watery at the front end of the beer. Pretty drinkable concerning the sourness level. It gives you a good pucker, but does not hinder the drinkability.

Overall: This beer is over 6 months old now and the bug are really making the beer something nice. I really liked the lacto presence in the finish of the beer as well. Another nicely done sour beer by Chad and company at Crooked Stave. (1,290 characters)

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
L'Brett D'Cherry from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.