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

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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 225
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

djrn2, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Azzy, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of jderosia603
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

jderosia603, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: A pale yellow and hazy body with a very thick and white head.

S: Very good. Very sharp esters and sour aromas. Perfectly balanced with a subtle sweet caramel sweetness.

T: It starts off as a very pleasant sour apple flavor and then it transitions to a perfect sour caramel flavor. This should be a measuring stick for all sour beers.

M: Nice heavy body with a very sharp carbonation.

O: Amazing sour. Get this one as soon as you can.

jvillefan, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

ucsbmullet, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

MADPolo, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

kirbmeist, Mar 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

TNGabe, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

AlexFields, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

adkieffer, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

dhbiker0889, Mar 07, 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%

aasher, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

claaark13, Mar 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

MinorThreat, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

drabmuh, Feb 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

HopsintheSack, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

blindpiggie, Feb 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

emilylee, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of amnesia85
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

amnesia85, Feb 06, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

kscaldef, Feb 01, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Marq18, Jan 30, 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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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

ajs4bd, Jan 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

MEW, Jan 26, 2013
L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.