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L'Brett D'Or - Dry Hopped | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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L'Brett D'Or - Dry HoppedL'Brett D'Or - Dry Hopped
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mebuzzard on 12-16-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
105
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
21.56%
 
 
Wants:
140
Gots:
17
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 105
Reviews by HuskyinPDX:
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4.11/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 3.12.13

A - Pours a cloudy darker orange with an active fizzy light tan head that fades quickly.

S - Funk, Brett, Hops, pears, subtle citrus-unique and nice.

T - Brett, oak, hoppy-grass, citrus, buttery wood.

D - Mild carbonation with a medium body.

O - A very unique and delightful beer. It's a hard one to place at this point, but who cares, it is good.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Knapp85
4.82/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer poured out as a hazy golden color with a white head on top. Some soapy bubbles hanging around the glass. The retention is thin and some scattered lacing. The smell of the beer is funky as hell out of the bottle. The aroma from the glass is still quite pungent on the nose. The taste of the beer is tart up front with a really nice oat or wheat-like finish. Some subtle notes of honey and plenty of Brett. But the grains finish on a very impressive clean note in the after taste. The mouthfeel is easy going, nice carbonation and drinkable. Overall I'm very impressed with this beer. Really impressive flavor. Just all around very good.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

this is so good, one of the best beers in colorado, and in my opinion, far superior to any of the fruited versions of this. in my top couple of favorites of all time from these guys, just so sensational. no clue what hops they use, but it ends up being so complex and funky that it tastes to me like a hoppy gueuze, like a blend of sour and funky beers, wheaty based but clean without sacrificing anything. the hops are juicy but not real bitter, both oak and wheat tannic properties, tons and tons of woody mellowing properties, a smoothness, without necessarily the sweet flavor of the oak, its like older, oude if you will, more earthy and deep, but the hops keep it fresh and lively too, that juxtaposition makes this one of a kind. i drank mine way too fast, but this warms up really well too, more funk than sour, way more funk than any of the fruited ones seem to have. champagne carbonation is epic, nice jazzy medium body, hearty and grainy still at its base. really fun and attractive beer, i have yet to have it from the bottle, but i am going to make a point to do just that. seriously amazing beer. this keeps them near the top for me.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow in color and very hazy. There's a fingernail of off white on top. I smell citrus hops and light malt. I taste light malt, citrus hops, and green apple. The mouth is moderately carbonated, crisp. And refreshing.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

(Aged for ~6 months)

Dark, slightly hazed, but bright, heavy, burnt orange. Not a large head. A small, though persistent, ring of off-white bubbles. Leaves the glass irregularly spotted on the way down. A pretty beer, but largely unremarkable.

Absolutely righteous aroma. This is stunning. Juicy, bright, tropical fruit, tons of apricot, pineapple, a tiny hint of a wooden funk. Amazing. Bright, pungent, stinging, and glorious.

The flavor is magnificent. I don't use that word lightly. Juicy, bright apricots, sharp pineapple, a bit of oak, earth, and funk, bright, powerful, citrus hop character, and just a bit of grass. Juice flavors. Clean. Amazing. One of the finest flavors that I've ever experienced.

Medium to nearly full bodied with lower carbonation. Lingering apricot flavors. Gulpable.

Incredible. Perfect. More complex than Persica. Pairs favorably with Fou Foune--I may even like it more.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vonerichs
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mozim
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of jegross2
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing the Dry Hopped L'Brett D'or from the Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project out of Denver, Colorado.

Score: 98

2012 vintage bottle served in a Perennial tulip/snifter hybrid glass and enjoyed on 05/07/13. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Pours a nice and vibrant orange peel color with a thin layer of bubbly head that settles to a bubbly ring around glass. Poor lacing and retention, but I love the lively color! 4.75/5

Smell: Grapefruit, mango, apricot, peach, and orange. This smells like a soured tropical fruit IPA. A little eucalyptus menthol too. Complex tropical qualities galore. 4.75/5

Taste: Super tart grapefruit/mango/peach juice. Tastes like a tropically juicy version of the regular L'Brett D'or. Imagine what a freshly juiced tropical fruit medley would smell like if bretted and fermented -- that is this beer. Some grassy hoppiness towards the finish gives this beer a nice bitterness to boot with the tart finish. Grows in tartness as it warms up. A hint of oak comes through as the beer warms up. Truly delicious and refreshing. I could drink this beer all summer long. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, spot on carbonation. Nice zesty tartness and juiciness. 4.5/5

Overall: A truly outstanding beer. This is like a soured Heady Topper; it's so juicy and citrusy. I wish I had a case of this; I would drink it all summer long. Do yourself a favor and seek out a bottle.

Cost: $10 for a 375 ml bottle.

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4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claspada
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy dark golden color with a small white soapy head that recedes to leave some really minimal spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with woody and earthy oak and hops. A nice funk with some light citrus and green fruitiness adds to the rustic grassy and woodiness.

The tastes follow the nose but are so much more intense. Lots of green fruit and some tropical fruit flavors as well. Green apple, clementine, some white vinous flavors, peach. The funk and oak are also there as well and dry out the finish. As it warms the oak and some lactic acid emerge more.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to light carbonation. The finish is nice and oaky with plenty of tart fruits and some mild earthy funk as well.

Overall this is a star. I have not sampled the non-dry-hopped version but I wouldn't want to after having this. It was apparently dry-hopped with Simcoe which is a hop that can add a multitude of flavors from oniony to pine to tropical and citrusy. These hops must have been the fruity ones because this is beer has an amazing flavor profile of unripened fruits and mild citrus. Anyway, CS is really honing in and cranking out super solid beers recently. After not loving a lot of the WWB series beers early on, the most recent releases have been some of, if not the best American Wild ales I have had to date.

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