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L'Brett D'Cherry | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
125
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
23.62%
 
 
Wants:
19
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L'Brett D'CherryL'Brett D'Cherry
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MarkyMOD on 06-26-2014

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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 125
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev -2%

maybe my least favorite of the cellar reserve beers in this round. not to say it isnt delicious because it certainly is, but less compelling than the others for sure. its pink tinted, and it looks a little flat. the brett and fruit almost cancel each other in the nose, rather than enhancing. the fruit is subtle in the taste, possibly underdone for my tastes, and the sourness i always loved in the base beer is largely absent. more of a cheesy funk to this than i remember in the base beer, less clean, less refined. the fruit comes out a bit more in the finish, tart cherry rather than ripe fruit, which gets lost a little in an already puckery brew. carbonation is better than it looks but still a little under done. its hard to be critical of a beer, and indeed a brewery that does such consistently awesome stuff, but this bottle has me wanting them to do something else. i am l'bretted out a bit, ready for a new recipe, not just a new fruit or a new barrel on an existing beer. keep evolving please.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -7%

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.

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4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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L'Brett D'Cherry from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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