L'Brett D'Or - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.6/5 rDev +6.2%
Reviewed as part of Blind BIF round 8
A: Pours a crisp, orangish hue. Thin, white fizzy head, with just a little retention. Nice sticky lacing.
S: Earthy brett funk. A slight tartness, but subtle. A light toasty oakiness lingers in the back.
T: Funk, grassy, light citrus. A light toastiness with a subtle sweetness. A floral hop presence even? Delicious for sure.
M: Medium bodied, just the right amount of carbonation. Nice dry finish.
O: This is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. It's very lightly tart with a nice funkiness balancing it out. Another Crooked Stave winner. I need to track down more of this.
07-18-2013 03:28:46 | More by brydeen
4.63/5 rDev +6.9%
Reviewing the L'Brett D'or from the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project out of Denver, Colorado.
2012 vintage bottle served in a Perennial snifter/tulip hybrid glass and enjoyed on 06/04/13.
Appearance: Pours a murky and translucent dull golden color with a thin layer of off-white head. The color is not as vibrant as the dry hopped version. Average lacing and retention. 4/5
Smell: Sour juiciness! Sour orange, lemon juice, apricot, peach and white grape. Smells like tropical citrus juice that is slightly infected. Has a strong nexus in aroma with the dry hopped version, but without the hop character and a less "intense"/in-your-face citrusiness. Touch of straw, hint of alcohol, and a touch of funk too. 4.75/5
Taste: Tastes just like it smells. Sour citrus juice. Juicy juicy juicy! A little more apricot and peach forward than nose. Tastes like tart, bretted tropical Minute Maid juice. Dry oak flavor in the finish. A little lacto and lemon. Quite very tart. Has a little bit of funk and plastic flavor in finish, which was not present in the dry hopped version. 4.5/5
Mouthfeel: Light plus bodied, low carbonation. Very tart. Dry on the sides of the gums but less dry on tongue. The tartness of this brew makes the tip of the tongue tingle. 5/5
Overall: One of my absolute favorite American sours. It is quite similar to the dry hopped version, which takes the citrus intensity to the next level. I wish I had more of these! I will have to stock up during the next release.
Cost: $10 for a 375 ml bottle.
07-06-2013 14:52:59 | More by jegross2
4.69/5 rDev +8.3%
Holy jesus christ monkey balls. I've been wanting to try this for a while and it definitely lived up to the hype. Upfront sourness, juicy chardonnay, vanilla, oak, sweet honey, slightly acedic on the back end. Truly amazing. Light to medium body, insanely drinkable, and overall one of the best American wilds I have ever had.
06-16-2013 02:27:48 | More by mroberts1204
L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.