Dry Hop L'Brett D'Or - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.76/5 rDev +7.7%
Acquired via trade
(Aged for ~6 months)
Dark, slightly hazed, but bright, heavy, burnt orange. Not a large head. A small, though persistent, ring of off-white bubbles. Leaves the glass irregularly spotted on the way down. A pretty beer, but largely unremarkable.
Absolutely righteous aroma. This is stunning. Juicy, bright, tropical fruit, tons of apricot, pineapple, a tiny hint of a wooden funk. Amazing. Bright, pungent, stinging, and glorious.
The flavor is magnificent. I don't use that word lightly. Juicy, bright apricots, sharp pineapple, a bit of oak, earth, and funk, bright, powerful, citrus hop character, and just a bit of grass. Juice flavors. Clean. Amazing. One of the finest flavors that I've ever experienced.
Medium to nearly full bodied with lower carbonation. Lingering apricot flavors. Gulpable.
Incredible. Perfect. More complex than Persica. Pairs favorably with Fou Foune--I may even like it more.
04-27-2013 00:35:18 | More by ehammond1
4.73/5 rDev +7%
Reviewing the Dry Hopped L'Brett D'or from the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project out of Denver, Colorado.
2012 vintage bottle served in a Perennial tulip/snifter hybrid glass and enjoyed on 05/07/13. Review is from iPhone notes.
Appearance: Pours a nice and vibrant orange peel color with a thin layer of bubbly head that settles to a bubbly ring around glass. Poor lacing and retention, but I love the lively color! 4.75/5
Smell: Grapefruit, mango, apricot, peach, and orange. This smells like a soured tropical fruit IPA. A little eucalyptus menthol too. Complex tropical qualities galore. 4.75/5
Taste: Super tart grapefruit/mango/peach juice. Tastes like a tropically juicy version of the regular L'Brett D'or. Imagine what a freshly juiced tropical fruit medley would smell like if bretted and fermented -- that is this beer. Some grassy hoppiness towards the finish gives this beer a nice bitterness to boot with the tart finish. Grows in tartness as it warms up. A hint of oak comes through as the beer warms up. Truly delicious and refreshing. I could drink this beer all summer long. 4.75/5
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, spot on carbonation. Nice zesty tartness and juiciness. 4.5/5
Overall: A truly outstanding beer. This is like a soured Heady Topper; it's so juicy and citrusy. I wish I had a case of this; I would drink it all summer long. Do yourself a favor and seek out a bottle.
Cost: $10 for a 375 ml bottle.
02-08-2013 04:46:04 | More by jegross2
4.35/5 rDev -1.6%
Pours a hazy dark golden color with a small white soapy head that recedes to leave some really minimal spotty lacing.
Aromas begin with woody and earthy oak and hops. A nice funk with some light citrus and green fruitiness adds to the rustic grassy and woodiness.
The tastes follow the nose but are so much more intense. Lots of green fruit and some tropical fruit flavors as well. Green apple, clementine, some white vinous flavors, peach. The funk and oak are also there as well and dry out the finish. As it warms the oak and some lactic acid emerge more.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to light carbonation. The finish is nice and oaky with plenty of tart fruits and some mild earthy funk as well.
Overall this is a star. I have not sampled the non-dry-hopped version but I wouldn't want to after having this. It was apparently dry-hopped with Simcoe which is a hop that can add a multitude of flavors from oniony to pine to tropical and citrusy. These hops must have been the fruity ones because this is beer has an amazing flavor profile of unripened fruits and mild citrus. Anyway, CS is really honing in and cranking out super solid beers recently. After not loving a lot of the WWB series beers early on, the most recent releases have been some of, if not the best American Wild ales I have had to date.
02-08-2013 22:11:50 | More by claspada
4.93/5 rDev +11.5%
Chilled in the fridge, split into 2 HF stems. Big thanks to my CO connect!
A: light amber, pale, golden. Less then 1cm head when aggressively agitated. Clings the rim to from a circle
S: passion fruit kiwi mango smoothies.
T: unripe mango, lemon rind, finish is dry+oaky.
M: medium light mouthfeel
O: super fresh fruit sweet yet complex beer with multiple levels of juicy bitterness. This beer is exotic fruit forward with an oaky finish similar to the regular lbrett dor. Although there are similarities between the varieties, the dry hopping really juices this beer up. would absolutely love to revisit!
03-11-2013 02:58:10 | More by amnesia85
4.84/5 rDev +9.5%
1683rd Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
Split with Johnboots and JcDenver
App- A dark solid orange with a bit of a thicker pour and more dense than I woudlve thought. Not so much a head to speak of but more of a ring of bubbles and some nicer cling down the side. A nice looking color. Needed a bit more bubbles to it.
Smell- HOLY HELL!!! One of the best smelling beers I have ever smelled. Dry, fruity, funky and a bit oaky. The dry hopped brings out a wonderful grassy aroma and then the fruits. OMG! Tropical for days and the oak brings the wood and brett adds an amazing funk.
Taste- Very similar to the nose on all accounts. A great amount of flavor behind this one. A bit of a dry brett then flows into the amazing citrus notes. I cant imagine a more tropical beer and thats after reviewing Tropical thunder from Bootleggers. A great sour. Would love many 750's and 375s of this.
Mouth- A touch dry, a touch of brett. A great medium body with a semi dry-medium carbonation level. Great residual tropical fruit. A ton of oak behind it as well.
Drink- WOULD LOVE MORE OF THIS....Thanks to Jacob for sharing!!!!
01-18-2013 23:08:55 | More by FosterJM
4.1/5 rDev -7.2%
Bottle opened on 3.12.13
A - Pours a cloudy darker orange with an active fizzy light tan head that fades quickly.
S - Funk, Brett, Hops, pears, subtle citrus-unique and nice.
T - Brett, oak, hoppy-grass, citrus, buttery wood.
D - Mild carbonation with a medium body.
O - A very unique and delightful beer. It's a hard one to place at this point, but who cares, it is good.
03-24-2013 04:31:46 | More by HuskyinPDX
Dry Hop L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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