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

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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: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kojevergas on 12-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
380
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
7.33%
 
 
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218
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76
For Trade:
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4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Yoshi Optimator for this one.
12oz grey waxed bottle to a Prairie teku
2013 Batch 2

A - Soft creamy orange color with a thin cap.

S - Funky citrus, lacto tartness, french cheese, spicy, apricots, peaches, general stone fruit, dusty yeast, hints of white oak wood, pineapple, lemons.

T - Tart and funky off the top, spicy yeast, sharp lacto, under ripened pineapple, undercurrent of peaches and lemon citrus laced cheese, white wine, minerals, pale malts, grassy hops, nice sourness with the funk playing mainly to the nose. Finishes dry oaky, and snappy with salty mineral notes.

M - Light body, creamy carbonation, snappy and crisp tartness, dry finish.

Really nice funk with a sharp tart edge. The brett shined and paired very well with the oak and sour stone fruit. I'm diggin Crooked stave.

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4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle poured into HF fest glass, thanks Josh (thebigredone)

A- Pours a straw colored yellow with a bit of cloudy haze, about a quarter finger of white head forms that quickly resides leaving some thin spotty lacing, carbonation a little bit on the low side and inconsistent.

S- Nice yeast profile with a bit of hay, straw, souring organisms, and a pleasant citrus aroma consisting mostly of lemons. Fairly aromatic, nice complexity and sour/yeast profile, will continue to develop nicely with age.

T- Tart acidic lemon juice up front with a wheat base and a bit of hay, straw, and barnyard funk. Finish is sour zesty lemons and lemon peel. Nice flavorful sour without being overly acidic.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation to lightly tingle the tongue fitting with the sour profile without being over-carbonated, fairly drinkable without being too acidic.

O- This was a nice mildly funky sour with distinct citrus qualities. Definitely one of the better American sours I've had and I'd love to try this again sometime. This will only improve with age.

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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 Vintage, batch 2
Poured into a Duvel Tulip

Appearance: (4)
Pours a hazy straw gold with a tightly bubbled, pure white 2 finger tall head. The head quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing behind.

Aroma: (4.25)
Wow, as soon as the beer is poured, you're blasted in the face by that signature Crooked Stave funk; Musty hay, dried apricots, sun worn leather, pineapple, damp earth, peach flesh and a fairly strong medicinal edge. This medicinal tone is almost band aid-y in nature. A slightly lemon juice perceived tartness gently cuts through the massive Brettanomyces forward nose. As the beer warms, vanilla undertones from the barrels poke through softly.

Taste: (4.25)
Much more sour than the nose; as soon as the beer touches your tongue, you're struck by a blast of clean, crisp lemon-like acidity. This juicy sourness takes center stage throughout the taste, picking up notes of tart pineapple, wet horse blankets and musty leather up until the off dry finish. Upon the finish, you're greeted by a slightly chewy, cracker-like malt backbone. Long, lingering notes of some medicinal brettanomyces characteristics, leather, musty hay, bitter lemon peel, pineapple and gentle vanilla.

Mouthfeel: (4)
medium, slightly chewy body, with firm, moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: (4)
Crooked Stave's golden sour. This beer features some absolutely outstanding Brettanomyces character in the aroma, reminding me of a slightly funkier version of Russian River's Sanctification. As complex as the aroma is, I found that the clean, but strong acidity overwhelmed some of the more subtle, nuanced flavor components of Crooked Stave's blend of Brettanomyces yeast. That said, this is an absolutely great example of a sour beer. Highly recommended. Im definitely looking forward to aging this beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to MinorThreat for this bottle. Silver wax is a nice touch, pours hazy and pale straw, the head is loose with a maximum prowess of half a finger. Leaves a singular ring of lacing and modest retention.

Straw and wheat grains to start, aroma is lacto induced lemon tartness, vinegar, white wine, coriander and mildly dusty. Brett funk is rather reserved kicking up just a bit of mildew and soap.

Lemon peel, vinegar and lactic acid sharpness is rounded a bit by the woody tannins, some sour apple and chalky yogurt culture. Great sourness, tart and dry, hops have been pretty well beaten back.

Tight sneaky carbonation, easy to drink and the tartness really does a number on the palate and it finished nicely and dry.

Had Origins the night before and this is a big step up in sourness and slightly added funk but also not as complex. The sour fruits are very bright, I could manage a bit more funk character, mouthfeel is great and overall for pure sour and ease to drink it can't get much better than this one.

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3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is pale golden yellow with a thin white head. Nose is dusty, faint funk, a bit of coriander spice to it, herbal behind. Taste is a hint sweeter, almost no funk with some light bret, a bit of a spice to it with sweet peach and tangerine with a hint of herbal hop. Very strong carbonation with a lighter body and dry finish, fairly sour through it.

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L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.23 out of 5 based on 380 ratings.
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