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

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257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.37%
Wants: 217
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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pixieskid

Germany

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-24-2014 21:35:39 | More by pixieskid
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BG24

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-24-2014 07:16:04 | More by BG24
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Norseman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-23-2014 20:26:56 | More by Norseman
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1Sundown2C

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

03-23-2014 16:58:34 | More by 1Sundown2C
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-23-2014 15:13:20 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-21-2014 05:04:33 | More by afsdan
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VonZipper

New York

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

03-17-2014 03:04:56 | More by VonZipper
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Yoshi Optimator for this one.
12oz grey waxed bottle to a Prairie teku
2013 Batch 2

A - Soft creamy orange color with a thin cap.

S - Funky citrus, lacto tartness, french cheese, spicy, apricots, peaches, general stone fruit, dusty yeast, hints of white oak wood, pineapple, lemons.

T - Tart and funky off the top, spicy yeast, sharp lacto, under ripened pineapple, undercurrent of peaches and lemon citrus laced cheese, white wine, minerals, pale malts, grassy hops, nice sourness with the funk playing mainly to the nose. Finishes dry oaky, and snappy with salty mineral notes.

M - Light body, creamy carbonation, snappy and crisp tartness, dry finish.

Really nice funk with a sharp tart edge. The brett shined and paired very well with the oak and sour stone fruit. I'm diggin Crooked stave.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 00:51:10 | More by StaveHooks
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-09-2014 17:50:46 | More by Holmes698
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-08-2014 05:04:37 | More by oline73
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-03-2014 06:47:51 | More by facesnorth
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Stofko1992

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-03-2014 02:50:17 | More by Stofko1992
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-03-2014 00:44:42 | More by duceswild
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-01-2014 21:04:12 | More by MNBeerGeek
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

03-01-2014 01:23:23 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into HF fest glass, thanks Josh (thebigredone)

A- Pours a straw colored yellow with a bit of cloudy haze, about a quarter finger of white head forms that quickly resides leaving some thin spotty lacing, carbonation a little bit on the low side and inconsistent.

S- Nice yeast profile with a bit of hay, straw, souring organisms, and a pleasant citrus aroma consisting mostly of lemons. Fairly aromatic, nice complexity and sour/yeast profile, will continue to develop nicely with age.

T- Tart acidic lemon juice up front with a wheat base and a bit of hay, straw, and barnyard funk. Finish is sour zesty lemons and lemon peel. Nice flavorful sour without being overly acidic.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation to lightly tingle the tongue fitting with the sour profile without being over-carbonated, fairly drinkable without being too acidic.

O- This was a nice mildly funky sour with distinct citrus qualities. Definitely one of the better American sours I've had and I'd love to try this again sometime. This will only improve with age.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 00:17:52 | More by jaasen64
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flayedandskinned

California

4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 Vintage, batch 2
Poured into a Duvel Tulip

Appearance: (4)
Pours a hazy straw gold with a tightly bubbled, pure white 2 finger tall head. The head quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing behind.

Aroma: (4.25)
Wow, as soon as the beer is poured, you're blasted in the face by that signature Crooked Stave funk; Musty hay, dried apricots, sun worn leather, pineapple, damp earth, peach flesh and a fairly strong medicinal edge. This medicinal tone is almost band aid-y in nature. A slightly lemon juice perceived tartness gently cuts through the massive Brettanomyces forward nose. As the beer warms, vanilla undertones from the barrels poke through softly.

Taste: (4.25)
Much more sour than the nose; as soon as the beer touches your tongue, you're struck by a blast of clean, crisp lemon-like acidity. This juicy sourness takes center stage throughout the taste, picking up notes of tart pineapple, wet horse blankets and musty leather up until the off dry finish. Upon the finish, you're greeted by a slightly chewy, cracker-like malt backbone. Long, lingering notes of some medicinal brettanomyces characteristics, leather, musty hay, bitter lemon peel, pineapple and gentle vanilla.

Mouthfeel: (4)
medium, slightly chewy body, with firm, moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: (4)
Crooked Stave's golden sour. This beer features some absolutely outstanding Brettanomyces character in the aroma, reminding me of a slightly funkier version of Russian River's Sanctification. As complex as the aroma is, I found that the clean, but strong acidity overwhelmed some of the more subtle, nuanced flavor components of Crooked Stave's blend of Brettanomyces yeast. That said, this is an absolutely great example of a sour beer. Highly recommended. Im definitely looking forward to aging this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 01:52:08 | More by flayedandskinned
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Warlocks-Passage

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-24-2014 17:30:45 | More by Warlocks-Passage
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dkw0063

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-22-2014 01:47:46 | More by dkw0063
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vissai

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

02-18-2014 17:05:07 | More by vissai
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-16-2014 23:00:38 | More by Morey
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rawfish

California

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to MinorThreat for this bottle. Silver wax is a nice touch, pours hazy and pale straw, the head is loose with a maximum prowess of half a finger. Leaves a singular ring of lacing and modest retention.

Straw and wheat grains to start, aroma is lacto induced lemon tartness, vinegar, white wine, coriander and mildly dusty. Brett funk is rather reserved kicking up just a bit of mildew and soap.

Lemon peel, vinegar and lactic acid sharpness is rounded a bit by the woody tannins, some sour apple and chalky yogurt culture. Great sourness, tart and dry, hops have been pretty well beaten back.

Tight sneaky carbonation, easy to drink and the tartness really does a number on the palate and it finished nicely and dry.

Had Origins the night before and this is a big step up in sourness and slightly added funk but also not as complex. The sour fruits are very bright, I could manage a bit more funk character, mouthfeel is great and overall for pure sour and ease to drink it can't get much better than this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 05:30:24 | More by rawfish
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is pale golden yellow with a thin white head. Nose is dusty, faint funk, a bit of coriander spice to it, herbal behind. Taste is a hint sweeter, almost no funk with some light bret, a bit of a spice to it with sweet peach and tangerine with a hint of herbal hop. Very strong carbonation with a lighter body and dry finish, fairly sour through it.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 00:37:25 | More by cpetrone84
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-09-2014 17:48:22 | More by anticipation23
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-07-2014 02:32:42 | More by Rhettroactive
L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
96 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.