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L'Brett D'Blackberry | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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19 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dhbiker0889 on 10-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
154
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
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52
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18
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 154
Reviews by jjdc:
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4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Straight purple drank in color. The nose is blackberry and mangy fox. Tastes like 10 lbs of blackberries crushed into the glass with an astringent finish and heavy Brett funk. Not the most complex sour, but it's deliciously refreshing. Perfect for a summer pour.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of jeonseh
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark red like the color of Cabernet with carbonation trailing upwards. Small white head sitting on the sides and a moat of foam in the middle 4

S - Juicy blackberry, balsamic vinegar, sweet tarts, and light funk in the back

T - Up front there is a big whiff of funk that gives it an earthy, blue cheese. There is much more than you'd expect from the nose. After that, you get tartness that is balsamic vinegar and sweettarts, and tart blackberries. The finish has some lingering funk and light musty oak

M - Lighter body with good carbonation. Leaves a slight tingle on the tongue from the carbonation as well as a dry presence

O - A good funky sour from CS. The blackberry is there but doesn't make itself known. The tartness balanced well with the funk but the beer is a bit muted overall. This is one where is be curious to see how it aged as I think it'd be great if it had a bit more tartness to it

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - light purple with a thin pink lacing. decent amount of lacing after aging a year

Smell - huge tart flavor right out of the gates followed by a berry smell

Taste - lots of tartness right away like the smell, followed by the sweet berry flavor you smell. Acidity finish to this one.

Mouthfeel - pucker up for this one, but the fruity finish is quite enjoyable

Overall - this one aged nicely. Crooked Stave has put out many fine beers and this is another example.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish purple body. Small head when I pour it, but it settles to nothing.

Smell - Lots of blackberry. Oak. Kinda yogurty.

Taste - Dry, tart blackberry, but it dies off before tasting jammy. That yogurt tartness comes back. Oaky in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Nicely tart, but not quite sour. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Simple, but nice.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.98/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

So much Blackberries. I would recommend this over most of the crooked staves I've had.

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L'Brett D'Blackberry from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
87 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.
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