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:
382
Reviews:
56
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
7.33%
 
 
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218
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75
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4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that left lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose—similar to what you would expect from a gueuze.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has stronger flavors of sourness with notes of oak from the barrel aging.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite sour but in no way does the sourness completely overwhelm your palate.

Note: 2013 Batch 2

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Photo of largadeer
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2, 2013. Bottle @ Ale Arsenal. Hazy blond with minimal head retention. Bretty barnyard funk and pineapple fruitiness on the nose, with a touch of lactic yogurt-y tartness and a hint of phenolic plastic. This beer really shines on the palate; the mix of fruity and funky brett and gentle lactic acidity is near-perfect to me. Peach, pineapple, yogurt. Medium-light body, supremely quaffable. I could take down liters of this stuff. Excellent beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 2 from 2013 poured into Bruery snifter

Appearance is light golden straw with some haze. Some lacing and thin ring of bubbles around the sides of the glass.

Smell is funky, lots of Brett yeast, light pineapple.

Taste is mostly about the Brett. Nice mild sour flavor, oak tannins, tart white grape, no alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light, nice carbonation, dry.

Overall this is a great wild ale. Definitely more funky than sour. I would love to taste this next to Sanctification. Very easy to drink yet also complex

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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 mL bottle courtesy of SalukiAlum pours a lightly hazed gold color with a small white head that leaves small dots of white lace.

Nose has a nice blend of honey, brett, sour grapes, mold and fruity hops.

Taste has a little bit of everything...fruit, sweaty gym socks, tart grape skins, and leathery brett. I really like it, but it has a little funk that is a little on the dirty side. Great stuff, funky-licous!

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3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

375ml poured into a tulip in November 2013. Cost: $12 bought at the brewery.

Like Origins, I have mixed feelings about this beer. On the one hand, this is a well-done sour beer. It's not exceptionally sour, especially compared with Crooked Stave's other offerings. However, it's funkier than most of their other sours, with the Brett being given a prominent role. It's also drier and a bit fruitier than most sours on the market.

On the other hand, there's nothing that really stands out as exceptional about this beer to me. Unlike its variants, it's not highly complex or mind-blowing. It's content being a mild-ish golden sour ale. There's nothing wrong with that, but at the $12/375ml price point, I expect more. Put simply, it's not worth the cost. Its variants, however, definitely are worth the cost.

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L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.23 out of 5 based on 382 ratings.
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