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

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87
very good
105 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
crookedstave.com

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
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
12
For Trade:
3
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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boredalready
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spoony
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of drewone
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rado
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great nose, funky plumb presence, thin mouthfeel

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Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
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

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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L'Brett D'Plum from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
3.95 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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