L'Brett D'Plum
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.27%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
106
From:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  28
Gots
  12
SCORE
90
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Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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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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Sammy from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Dec 29, 2013
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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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Kirk from England

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Dec 28, 2013
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doremite from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Aug 17, 2014
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stereosforgeeks from Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Aug 18, 2014
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belgbeerdrinker from Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Oct 03, 2014
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drewone from California

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 11, 2015
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largadeer from California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Nov 16, 2013
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pisano from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Feb 20, 2014
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claspada from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Nov 27, 2013
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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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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Jun 19, 2014
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monitorpop from Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Oct 26, 2013
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claaark13 from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Nov 07, 2013
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MichaelLamb from New York

4.6/5  rDev +11.9%

Dec 13, 2014
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spycow from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Aug 18, 2014
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MinorThreat from Nebraska

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Feb 01, 2014
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buffs9 from Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Nov 21, 2013
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imperialking from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 12, 2015
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Gonzoillini from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 15, 2015
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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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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Aug 05, 2014
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GRG1313 from California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Jan 13, 2014
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funkyaudio from Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.7%

Jul 19, 2014
L'Brett D'Plum from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 106 ratings