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Dry Hop L'Brett D'Or - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 144
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 12-16-2012)
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

GregoryMo, Oct 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

dhbiker0889, Dec 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

RuckusDu, Jan 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

savagepm, Jun 10, 2013
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4.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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!

amnesia85, Mar 11, 2013
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4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

1683rd Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
375 ml

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!!!!

FosterJM, Jan 18, 2013
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4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer poured out as a hazy golden color with a white head on top. Some soapy bubbles hanging around the glass. The retention is thin and some scattered lacing. The smell of the beer is funky as hell out of the bottle. The aroma from the glass is still quite pungent on the nose. The taste of the beer is tart up front with a really nice oat or wheat-like finish. Some subtle notes of honey and plenty of Brett. But the grains finish on a very impressive clean note in the after taste. The mouthfeel is easy going, nice carbonation and drinkable. Overall I'm very impressed with this beer. Really impressive flavor. Just all around very good.

Knapp85, Mar 27, 2013
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4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Green wax. 2012

Pours clear golden with short lived white head. Smells of oaky Chardonnay and sour warheads. Not much hops but this bottle is not fresh. Taste is tart pineapple, oak, white wine. The sourness is fairly strong. Especially for a brett beer. It's also slightly acetic. A bit of a burn on the outside of the tongue and throat. Fantastic beer. I may have missed the intended dry hop character but this beer is still prime time. Crooked Stave hit a home run with this beer.

mroberts1204, Apr 07, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

(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.

ehammond1, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

mozim, Aug 09, 2013
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buffs9, Jul 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

ASUBeer, May 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

cfrances33, Jun 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

stevefinny, Jul 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

eawolff99, Jul 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

GonzoHomebrewer, Jul 29, 2013
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kscaldef, Apr 29, 2013
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bikesnbeerFtc, Apr 17, 2014
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4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing the Dry Hopped L'Brett D'or from the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project out of Denver, Colorado.

Score: 98

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.

jegross2, Feb 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

DaveHack, Dec 21, 2012
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Dry Hop L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.