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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States | website

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:
11
Ratings:
82
Avg:
4.55
pDev:
8.57%
 
 
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142
Gots:
16
For Trade:
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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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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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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.

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