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

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266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 218
Gots: 65 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 12-23-2012)
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -36.5%

04-28-2014 18:49:49 | More by chippo33
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thugherman

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

10-17-2013 15:26:45 | More by thugherman
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VonZipper

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

03-17-2014 03:04:56 | More by VonZipper
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unclejazz

New York

3.55/5  rDev -18%

Batch 2 served into a tulip

A-vibrant golden straw color with wisps of white head, no lacing.

S-bready malts and barnyard Brett notes predominate

T-the first taste I get a distinct buttery aftertaste that is none too pleasant, but as it warms there is less butter and more biscuit, lemony funk up front with a bit of green apple. Not very sour.

M-not that much carbonation and on the thin side

O-I had high hopes for this, but wonder if age would do well for this one. If you have this batch you may want to wait until summer to crack it.

01-03-2014 21:11:18 | More by unclejazz
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kojevergas

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -16.9%

L'Brett D'Or. Blend No. 1. "Surreal Golden Sour Ale Aged in Oak Barrels." Black label with silver text.

375ml brown glass bottle with waxed-over pressure cap served into a Gouden Carolus stem-goblet in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average given the brewery, which has yet to impress me.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a one finger off-white colour head of decent cream and thickness, and average retention. Little lacing. Body colour is a non-opaque hazy pale copper-yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Sour apple, pale malts, oak, white wine, light sourness, crystal malt, and clean funk. Vague biscuity yeast. I don't detect any alcohol. An average strength aroma.

T: Tart sour apple, twinges of sourness, pale malts, crystal malts, a white wine undertone, vague oak, pear, and bacterial wild yeast notes. Little bretts come through; they're eclipsed by the tart sourness. As far as sours go, this isn't horrible puckerworthy, but it's a pleasant restrained sourness that might be well suited to sour novices. All around, it's a balanced and enjoyable brew. Not horribly complex, but well executed.

Mf: Nice coarseness/smoothness balance. Light dryness to bring out the flavour. Imperfect thickness and imperfect carbonation. Complements the flavour quite nicely, but it's far from custom tailored to the style.

Dr: Quite drinkable and enjoyable. Hides its ABV well. I'd have it again. Maybe Crooked Stave isn't all that bad after all. A tasty sour.

B

Drank well out of a goblet. I'd recommend a goblet or tulip.

12-23-2012 05:06:02 | More by kojevergas
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -16.9%

A clean and clear bronze/orange pour. Nice white foam head, but settles to a collar. No lacing.

Aroma is tart apples, pear, some hints of vanilla, wood, and slight herbal spice

Flavor follows the aroma, but nothing dominates. It is well balanced with the flavors. Apple and pear might come out on top. A bit of funk and biscuit.

Feels nice. Puckery, tart, but not sour. Clean and crisp. The 375ml was perfect size...not perfect price, though.

01-05-2013 02:34:09 | More by Mebuzzard
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supa0525

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

10-15-2013 01:15:05 | More by supa0525
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

12-18-2013 21:06:44 | More by mendvicdog
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-25-2014 22:27:01 | More by Lare453
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

05-20-2013 02:21:02 | More by yourefragile
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

02-25-2013 21:08:53 | More by drabmuh
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1Sundown2C

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-23-2014 16:58:34 | More by 1Sundown2C
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

10-09-2013 21:29:16 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-27-2013 03:43:40 | More by ajs4bd
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MighHighBrewer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

375ml poured into a tulip in November 2013. Cost: $12 bought at the brewery.

Like Origins, I have mixed feelings about this beer. On the one hand, this is a well-done sour beer. It's not exceptionally sour, especially compared with Crooked Stave's other offerings. However, it's funkier than most of their other sours, with the Brett being given a prominent role. It's also drier and a bit fruitier than most sours on the market.

On the other hand, there's nothing that really stands out as exceptional about this beer to me. Unlike its variants, it's not highly complex or mind-blowing. It's content being a mild-ish golden sour ale. There's nothing wrong with that, but at the $12/375ml price point, I expect more. Put simply, it's not worth the cost. Its variants, however, definitely are worth the cost.

11-10-2013 23:21:01 | More by MighHighBrewer
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -12.2%

375ml bottle $11.49. Dark orange color, good lace but not much head. Aroma is hints of sour beer, apples, not bad at all. Flavor is good, slightly sour, slightly sweet, apples, not much wood influence here. Mouthfeel was fine but overall I was a little disappointed by this. Its too bad to see them switch to a smaller bottle and charge almost as much as the 750ml. For $11.49 I can spend the extra fifty cents and get Supplication instead which is what I will be doing from now on. I was just starting to get a taste for Crooked Stave but they are overpriced plain and simple.

12-29-2012 06:00:12 | More by ArrogantB
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Marq18

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -11.5%

Poured a cloudy honey color with a thin head. Smells of citrus- orange and some grape. The first taste is sour lemon citrus with some grape and has a dry oaky finish. Carbonation is medium with a medium body. Overall a very interesting and flavorful sour beer.

01-30-2013 22:06:53 | More by Marq18
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -9.9%

Pour is pale golden yellow with a thin white head. Nose is dusty, faint funk, a bit of coriander spice to it, herbal behind. Taste is a hint sweeter, almost no funk with some light bret, a bit of a spice to it with sweet peach and tangerine with a hint of herbal hop. Very strong carbonation with a lighter body and dry finish, fairly sour through it.

02-11-2014 00:37:25 | More by cpetrone84
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.96/5  rDev -8.5%

08-13-2014 01:21:34 | More by Soneast
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-23-2013 23:03:51 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

10-14-2013 02:55:35 | More by ste5venla
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-14-2013 03:39:58 | More by Sammy
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MADPolo

Alabama

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-10-2013 18:54:45 | More by MADPolo
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-23-2014 15:13:20 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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sfr26

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-27-2014 14:24:38 | More by sfr26
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L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.