L'Brett D'Plum
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Wild Ale
4.11 | pDev: 8.27%
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.39/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Watery pale salmon with no head, this beer features toasty, crackery malt and oak with plum and lightly sour grape through a thin body with crisp bubbles and a dry finish.

Apr 03, 2018
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spoony from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 375 ml bottle (bottled September 2013) into a teku.

A-The beer pours without a head; just a light film and collar of foam. The liquid is a fleshy-rose-colored pink hue. There is a light haze. No lacing.

S-The aroma is quite funky with solid barnyard aromas of musty earth and wet wood. The fruit is vague and lightly tart...not really recognizable as plum. Acidity is moderate and sourness is medium.

T-The taste is slightly more acidic than the smell, but there is still a good dose of barnyard funk, some cheese, wet oak, and little buttery flavor. Medium lemon tartness and acidity with vague tree fruit.

M-The beer is nearly flat and slightly watery on the palate.

O-This beer is good; not great. Perhaps I held on the bottle a little too long for the fruit to remain in play because I thought the funk, while nice, needed a little more balancing fruit and tartness. If you have one of these hanging around, I suggest drinking now because I don't see any improvement coming with more age.

Apr 26, 2015
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The liquid pours out the color of the fleshy part of a plum (not a blood plum, the other kind) and it takes some work to build a head; little retention and lacing

Smell: Funk, oak, cheese and a vague fruit and vinous character

Taste: Tart fruit juice (hard to identify the underlying flavor as plum) with oak and vinous tones developing; lemony sourness, after the swallow; dry finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low carbonation

Overall: Not among the best beers produced by Crooked Stave, but worth a try

Thanks, JMBSH, for the opportunity

Mar 27, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 thanks to rudzud for sharing.

No head, slight hazy slight pinkish guava orange like color.

Nose is weird, some buttery oak, then lots of weird tart fruit skin, grape cranberry craisin thing, some tart fruity Brett funk vinous just weird funk and buttery oak.

Taste comes on tart with vinous berry and lots of skin flavor, sour light lime skin, etc. Some buttery oak, faint grainy malt, little lacto perhaps? Light plum and sticky flemmy esp on the finish, lingering lemony tartness, little vinous and buttery oak barrel.

Mouth is med bod, light carb, little acidic bite.

Overall pretty nice, could be better but still enjoyable.

Dec 08, 2014
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy pinkish plum hue with a thin white head that fades almost immediately to a thin halo.

S - Aromas of weird fruit skin, no plum, very little brett, buttery oak. Confusing and jumbled.

T - Taste is more fruit skin, almost vinuos notes which make sense due to the oak barrel. Light buttery oak, fruit skin, funky brett. Nothing crazy but nothing offensive.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, pleasant.

O - Overall this beer was alright, nothing crazy but not too too bad. Pleasant.

Serving type: Bottle

Dec 07, 2014
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beatenbyjacks from Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Purple grapefruit color with little to no head or lacing

Smell - don't really get any fruit flavor to this one. lots of tartness

taste - This one is all over the place. Sweet, but tart, then sour, but fun complexity to it. not much plum flavor though

Mouthfeel - easy to drink, but leaves you wanting a little more

Overall - fun beer, but the plum was muddled for me.

Jun 25, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pretty rosy pink body. A little haze. Thin collar. Not much else of a head.

Smell - Fruity. I don't know that I'd call it plum without already knowing it was plum, but having read the label I'd definitely say it's plum. Brett. Some oak.

Taste - Less distinctly plummy, but fruity. Brett isn't so intense. The aftertaste is definitely plum and it's pretty acidic. Oak adds a nice dimension.

Mouthfeel - A shade watery. Medium carbonation. A hint of tang.

Overall - Not as complex as other Crooked Stave beers. I had a decent pour of this, but I get the feeling I would like it more if I could drink more of it.

Jan 21, 2014
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Rifugium from North Dakota

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Took this to a BYOB for dinner with the folks. Poured into a wine glass, and loved it from the start. A rosy pink color (almost looked like a rose wine actually), with only a slight haze, and a delicate bubbly head that fizzled down to a thin ringlet very soon; no lacing. Tangy aroma, acidic, soured wheat, notes of plum and tropical fruit rinds, slightly cobwebby. Nice tartness up front in the taste, obvious notes of plum, some lemon, pineapple, raspberry, tangy and not super-sour, flavors of barnyard funk and a little wet wood. Complex but light and well-balanced. Light body, almost spritzy, with a clean must. Highly drinkable. I'll certainly open another bottle soon.
Not a popular opinion, but this might be my favorite from CS so far.

Dec 28, 2013
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a beer of excellent quality, but outside of appearance, I am not sure how much the plums really add. its gorgeous bright rose pink in color, hazy, with a bubbly airy white head that settles slowly. never seen a beer so pink. the nose is very much like the base beer, spunky and acidic, decidedly bacterial, and wheat based. the plums may add some mellow sweetness, tartness, but its real minimal. the beer does have a little plum flavor, like that slightly less ripe fruit that sticks to the pit. I can pick up that mouthwatering quality in some sips and not in others, very strange. I also taste the same funky fermentation flavors I always get from crooked stave, which is the appeal of these beers to so many. bright and acidic, floral and unique, summery but versatile, its really good stuff. well carbonated and light, about perfect there, but it could hold its gas a touch longer. the plums make it pretty, but they don't impact the flavor as much as other fruit may. I look forward to many incarnations of this.

Nov 04, 2013
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HuskyinPDX from Washington

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 10.19.13
Bottled September 2013

A - Pours a cloudy, red-pink with only a few light pink bubbles that are gone instantly.

S - Tart, funky, fruity - hard to place, woody.

T - Tart and oaky, not much fruit presence.

D - Low carbonation with a light thin body.

O - Funky and oaky, but lacking the fruit body I wanted so badly. I am glad I have more bottles to explore this one.

Oct 31, 2013
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy reddish-white 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 sour and tart with malt, plum, acidic, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with sour and tart plum and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a much better sour presence in the aroma.

Oct 28, 2013
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