L'Brett D'Or - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
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4.33/5 rDev 0%
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.
03-05-2013 02:18:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.73/5 rDev +9.2%
Chilled in fridge, pour into HF stem. thanks to my friend in CO for hooking this up!
A: cloudy golden dark-amber with a white colored 1cm head. Plenty of Co2 champagne like bubbles, very reactive and clings to the glass when agitated, responsive. Minimal lacing.
S: sour granny smith apples, white grapes, shocker candy, old dank wet wood
T: initial taste is very acidic … sour apple which leaves your tongue wanting more and more. As this beer goes down the hatch I continue to taste the powerful puckering tartness of the beer. The back end of this beer tastes like you just licked the porch after a fresh rain.
M: light mouth feel with light to medium carbonation.
O: overall I think this beer is up to par with beatification, and golden canary. The only thing that sets it apart from these 2 is the powerful oak after-punch. With some time this beer will be hard to beat side by side the competitors.
02-06-2013 04:46:46 | More by amnesia85
4.11/5 rDev -5.1%
A: Slightly cloudy orange, with no head and minimal bubbles.
S: Lots of wine barrel character. Light acetic notes, moderate lactic. Raspberry and strawberry.
T: Moderately high tartness, mostly creamy lactic. Lots of berry fruit to the point that I'm questioning my understanding that no actual fruit was added to this beer.
M: Lowish carbonation. Extremely long linger.
O: Really, really tasty beer, although a little more carbonation would be nice. I'd love to have another bottle of this to age for a while and see if it picks up more carbonation over time. While the lactic character dominates, is has a richness and complexity that missing from, for example, most Cascade sours.
02-01-2013 05:53:17 | More by kscaldef
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
4.11/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
01-28-2013 21:40:20 | More by StonedTrippin
4.01/5 rDev -7.4%
From a waxed 375 ml bottle (Blend No. 1) into a tulip.
A-A normal pour produces a very thin head that drops quickly. The brew is lightly cloudy and cider-colored. There is no visible carbonation.
S-The smell is tart with flavors of sour apple and vinegar. A touch of bread/dough and mild funk, too. Not very brett-forward.
T-The taste is sour, but not mouth-puckering. I get apples, grapes, and a little lemony sweetness. It is a pleasing mixture of fruit, but not very funky or brett-forward.
M-Like many Crooked Stave beers, this one is slightly flat, but the feel is a nice match for the style. Medium bodied.
O-This is a pleasant, balanced sour beer. It is not spectacularly complex or in-your-face flavorful, but it has enough acid to work with food or drink on its own. If you want super funky brett/barnyard flavors (or a cheap beer...this one was $10 or $11 for the 375ml), look somewhere else. But if you want a nice, tart-drinking sour with good orchard fruit flavors, this is a good option.
01-19-2013 16:39:43 | More by spoony
L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.