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

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274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 226
Gots: 63 | 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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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Sammy, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

t0rin0, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one during the Churchill's weekend festivities.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, Brett, herbs, and a peachy fruit aroma. Taste is much the same with super tart grain and fruity flavors and an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice balance between sourness and the Brett presence.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

djrn2, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Thorpe429, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

zestar, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

acurtis, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that left lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose—similar to what you would expect from a gueuze.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has stronger flavors of sourness with notes of oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite sour but in no way does the sourness completely overwhelm your palate.

Note: 2013 Batch 2

metter98, Dec 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Texasfan549, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

kjkinsey, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

GRG1313, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

spycow, Mar 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Knapp85, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quick review from written notes, thanks Joe for sharing!

Murky yellow orange, peachy toned with champagne streamers rising, sheets of soft white foam lace in the glass, end of bottle pour was opaque.

Huge tropical passion fruit aromas and taste, fleshy peach pit, puckering sourness with a nicely dry finish. Light bodied and effervescent. Crisply sour and vibrant. This is a real contender, up there with Temptation to my taste. I could see the dry hop version being pretty interesting, in the same vein of Le Terroir.

emerge077, Apr 29, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2, 2013. Bottle @ Ale Arsenal. Hazy blond with minimal head retention. Bretty barnyard funk and pineapple fruitiness on the nose, with a touch of lactic yogurt-y tartness and a hint of phenolic plastic. This beer really shines on the palate; the mix of fruity and funky brett and gentle lactic acidity is near-perfect to me. Peach, pineapple, yogurt. Medium-light body, supremely quaffable. I could take down liters of this stuff. Excellent beer.

largadeer, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

SocalKicks, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

drabmuh, Feb 25, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

newer one from crooked stave. pours a pale hazy yellow color with a fair bit of delicate white lace. the nose is lemony and sour apple sour, bretty and yeasty, with a very light malt profile and tons of ripe fruit. the flavor is tart all the way, a mix of green apple and lemon zest seem to be the most dominant flavors, and there is some sweetness behind the tart too, but the oaky sourness really takes control. its not quite as sour as some other crooked stave offerings, but it is a fantastic way to feature brettanomyces fermentation. could use a tad more carbonation, but the acidic sourness makes it really pop in the mouth, and the body is quite light for a beer of this complexity. its dry too, adding to drinkablity, and its mouthwatering to the point i had to order a second one. not my favorite of their beers, but certainly another distinct brew.

StonedTrippin, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

oline73, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from CS poured into a 7venth Sun bell tulip, just because whatever.

Cloudy, pale, golden-yellow pour, with a half inch of frothy white head that receded as I poured, and held at a medium collar, leaving a bit of lacing when swirled. Lots of brett and oak in the aroma--no surprises here--notes of soured fruit. A slight wave of tartness up front in the taste, lemon, apple, peach, pear...nice that such a fruity profile can arise from a beer that doesn't actually have fruit in it. Brett, grass, and even a little subtle flavor of banana in there, with the oak coming through nicely without being overblown. Medium body, prickly mouthfeel, moderate carb. An unexpected surprise...I mean, obvious CS beers are generally good, but this one was pretty unassuming.

Rifugium, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

mendvicdog, Dec 18, 2013
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4.32/5  rDev -0.2%

MarkyMOD, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

beernads, Oct 20, 2013
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L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.