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

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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.37%
Wants: 216
Gots: 64 | 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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amnesia85

Connecticut

4.73/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 04:46:46 | More by amnesia85
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 05:53:17 | More by kscaldef
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Marq18

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2013 21:40:20 | More by StonedTrippin
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Colorado

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-26-2013 01:08:38 | More by MEW
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unclekeith

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-20-2013 23:18:28 | More by unclekeith
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-20-2013 05:28:21 | More by MarkyMOD
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tswater

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-19-2013 18:52:27 | More by tswater
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spoony

Colorado

4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 16:39:43 | More by spoony
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potbeercollege

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-19-2013 13:46:57 | More by potbeercollege
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readbaron

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-18-2013 20:57:19 | More by readbaron
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-18-2013 15:33:21 | More by Thorpe429
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-18-2013 02:43:23 | More by bsuedekum
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McNuts

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-15-2013 00:24:39 | More by McNuts
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makdeco

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-12-2013 22:05:12 | More by makdeco
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-12-2013 04:28:07 | More by StubFaceJoe
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to d4radio for some CS goodness

Pours vibrant yellow with a 1-2 fingers of off-white pillowy foam. Decent retention and a little bit of lacing.

Definitely tartness on the nose. Musty white grapes, sour apple and pear with a little wheaty twang.

Very balanced flavor. Has typical brett funkiness, but also a good clean tartness to add more depth. Sour grapes and apples with a lot of drying oak and musty funk. Glad to see some tartness as I generally feel just brett/no sour is boring.

Smooth mouthfeel. Adequate but below normal carbonation. Oak and tartness create a dry finish.

Nice beer. Has good brett character, but also sourness to bring everything together. One of the better Crooked Stave beers I've had as of now.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 11:21:27 | More by jmarsh123
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-07-2013 23:42:53 | More by DaveHack
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-06-2013 12:53:32 | More by ReeseMax3
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jIsh

Colorado

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-06-2013 02:11:54 | More by jIsh
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Jordantb313

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-05-2013 05:16:10 | More by Jordantb313
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-03-2013 20:57:07 | More by dcloeren
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denver10

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange-bronze with a slight translucent head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is funky, woody, and sweet. Sugared apples, a little bready, oak, hay and a slight tease of some thin vanilla. Flavor starts off nice and sour and evolves into sweet; apples, caramel, a little oak, and sugar coated hay. As it warms, a little vanilla can show itself. Medium body, some activity. Overall, this a great brew and right up there with Crooked Stave's best. They are really beginning to hit their stride. Digging the new size format for sure, not digging the price point.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 01:49:43 | More by denver10
L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.