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
Outstanding
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Reviews by spoony:
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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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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