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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 6.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
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: MarkyMOD on 06-26-2014)
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Reviews by spoony:
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3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

spoony, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

doremite, Aug 17, 2014
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acurtis, Jul 26, 2014
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jburns301, Jul 28, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

Alieniloquium, Aug 26, 2014
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threedaggers, Jul 24, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Bottle opened on 7.3.14
Bottled: Feb/2014

Oak, subtle tartness, the cherry is mild and balanced, but there for sure.

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L'Brett D'Cherry from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.