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

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Dry Hop L'Brett D'OrDry Hop L'Brett D'Or

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BA SCORE
96
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 149
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 12-16-2012

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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 9
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4.82/5  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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the L'Brett d'Or dry hopped with simcoe--I believe.

A golden color pour, a bit murky. Soft white head, a bit more pronounced than other CS beers. Must be the hops, money.

Aroma is pleasant with a touch of musk. Fruity and floral. The hops give it a nice pine touch that goes well with the aging.

Flavor is subtle orchard fruits. Some apple, peach, dirty orange and crabapple. Somewhat 'green'. Some puckering, but nothing sour. Dry and acidic on the end. Easy drinking.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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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!!!!

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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.

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Dry Hop L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.