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

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3.97/5
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58 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden sour ale aged in oak barrels with Apricots


Added by Dreynolds1808 on 10-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,056
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
58
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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10
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4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Aroma has unripe apricot with funky and lactic yeast notes. Taste is sour, fruity, dusty and yeasty. Really dry and lactic.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: Poured into a tulip to a hazy light orange with a small white head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass
S: Smells of apricots, some funky brett and a little light sourness
T: Taste is a lot of apricot up front wiht some nice funk and a decent smack of lemony sourness. Swallow is more sourness, a little band aid and barnyard with some lingering apricot.
M: The palate on this beer is on the lighter side of things but it is not watery. Carbonation is just below being effervescent and prickly but it is sufficient. The beer has a drying finish due to the acidity.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some great flavors and some decent complexity. Really nice fruit flavors would make this a really enjoyable summer beer, Worth a try if you can find it.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- 375ml bottle into a small narrow chalice with a slightly hazy pale golden yellow body. A small white cap takes on a foamy consistency and a tiny ring leaves spotty lace.

S- Acidity off the top with lactic and then a sizeable dose of acetic in your face. The underripe apricot stone fruit presence comes in second and is sort of faint here. Vinegar is strong later on.

T- Instantly notice a whole stone fruit note thay joins the strong (chemically weak) acids presence. Apricots are again sour and pre-ripened and the earthy pit also comes out very well. Apricots and sour with some funk.

MF- A very light body with a bit of an oily slickness. Medium level of carbonation followed the small hiss opening. Ends sour. Texture is foamy and frothy.

Sour acetic and lactic acid are the main flavors with the apricots coming in later complimenting it well.

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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +3%
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4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apricots and sour ale have a natural affinity for one another. And this is a likely secret that the Crooked Stave team knows well. L'Brett d'Apricot exemplifies this relationship in a bright, beautiful and simplistic sour refreshing course.

Their apricot sour pours a pale straw with the goldenness of fleshy peach fruit. With a fledgling head and exuberent carbonation, the ale quickly takes on champagne appearances. Its bubbliness reels in the nose for a scent that's strongly cidery, stone fruit-like, citrusy, vinous and with a gentle waft of apple cider vinegar. Softly wheaten and rolling along with a fine grain sweetness, its early palate is sprinkled with a dash of powdered sugar.

And as the flavors unfold, the natural acidity shares the taste of lemon, green apple, lime, orange, white grape, gooseberry and melon. Apricot additions hedge on other flavors of mango, peach and passionfruit with those irresistible fruit rollup tendencies in taste take us back to childhood food memories. Yet its the finish of light vinegar and a firm, brisk sourness that carries the finish with the faint mustiness of damp cellars and weathered woods.

Bright, medium light, and dry, the beer satisfies the palate with crisp refreshment, a high rate of drinkability and a great thirst quenching ability. Although its sourness looses its lean lactic character, its vinegar-like tendencies aren't all in all an unwelcomed nuance of complexity that's appreciated and coveted.

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L'Brett D'Apricot from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 58 ratings