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

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mebuzzard on 12-16-2012

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Knapp85
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
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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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer that kicks off of the L'Brett d'Series hits the market with its bight and brazen sourness. But this time with the added citrus, tropical and exotic impressions from additional dry hopping. Crooked Stave has nailed the sour ale recipe once again.

Brilliant and bright, the light straw pour releases a zesty champagne-like zest. Once settled, the ale looks like sparkling riesling but with a tart, fruity and funky scent with a drift of saddle leather cast over the session. Gentle sweetness is fast to dissolve and happens with a light grain, bread and confectioner's delight.

But the middle palate is soon awash with sourness as the carbonation highlights the sour grape, crabapple, lime and lemon notes that penetrate the soft tissues of the mouth with unapologetic abandonment. Under-ripened berries, tangy pineapple and passionfruit with a kiss of kiwi offer a bridge from sourness to hoppiness. The seductive tandem of bitter and sour plays out in the beer's waning moments with a clean acidic taste wining out in the end.

Light in body, the beer's uncontrolled fermentation carries away any remnants of malt and allows the fruit acidity, fresh hop nuances and a clean bitterness to fend for themselves in an unsupported but teeth churning sour finish. Dry Hopped L'Brett d'Or is a remarkably clean and crisp session that sees the end of the glass far too soon.

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Photo of brentk56
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2016 bottling

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw capped by an impressive three fingers of foam;

Smell: I am giving this aroma a rare "5" rating - tropical fruit perfume layered with funky Brett

Taste: Funk and fruit forward, mostly tropical tones, with apricot, pear, pineapple, starfruit, passion fruit and mango; lemony tartness builds, through the middle; surprisingly acetic, for a Brett beer, after the swallow, with a dry, oaky finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An outstanding achievement - crowns a great night in Denver tasting some of Crooked Stave's best offerings

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is very citrusy with lots of brett character but quite "clean". Some barnyard and hay notes. Taste starts with yeast notes, earthy and woody, continues with citric tartness and finishes slightly bitter with lemon and lime zest. Medium body, quite smooth for a brett beer. Overall it's quite good but the dry hopping is not very present.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.14/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This one pours an exceptionally light straw yellow, it basically looks like Miller Lite. There's a small head, and not a lot of lacing.

Smells like sour lemon and some light grassiness, but not a whole lot else- this smells quite muted.

This is really, really puzzling. There's a nice sour tart lemon flavor up front, tastes pretty hoppy, and mildly sour, but then the flavor just drops off absolutely and completely. It's so watery, and disappointing. This can't be as it was intended- the look was certainly off, and the taste was off- I have to wonder what happened here.

This is super light bodied- it's very drinkable, because it tastes practically like water. The carbonation is smooth.

This is exceptionally disappointing. There has to be some bottle variation.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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