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

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BA SCORE
4.3/5
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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): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Surreal spontaneous sour ale aged in oak barrels

Spontaneously fermented in oak barrels, L'Brett d'Or's fermentation is kicked off with the help of the natural wild yeasts and bacteria residing around our coolship and native to our brewery. Since our spontaneous beers can only be brewed during the winter months, individual releases involve blending unique barrels to bring out the best of each brewing season. Characterized by funky citrus aromas, a crisp acidic bite, and a complex finish, L'Brett d'Or will continue to age with the best of them, gaining in complexity over the years.

Added by kojevergas on 12-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#786
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
400
pDev:
7.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
222
Gots:
77
Trade:
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Tammy!

Light yellow hazy body with a white cap. Aromas of grassy hops, oak, celery, maybe some white wine. Funky. Tangy sour melon. Delicious.

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Photo of Jmamay22
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mildly cloudy light golden color with a nice thick off white head. Smells of pineapple, lactic acid, and mildly grassy. Some nice lemon notes too. Taste is full of tropical fruits with pineapple again being very prominent. A touch of tannic like chalkiness in the mouthfeel. Fairly low level carbonation, but maybe the brett hasn't had a chance to chew through everything. It isn't overly acidic, but certainly carries some tartness. Fairly dry finish and thin mouthfeel. Lingering lemon flavor.

Overall very enjoyable. I'd like some additional rustic character to add some complexity, but its possible this bottle is still young and the brett hasn't had the time necessary to develop those characteristics. It's reminiscent of the recent Allagash release, Little Brett. Far more acidity in this one, but the acid isn't over the top. Very good beer overall.

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Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyeSoSerious
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyCass
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KAF
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knobs303
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moose90
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served On-Tap @ CS

A — Pours a jammy and deep orange hue into the glass, mostly hazy and vibrant with a creamy thin off-white colored head on-top, moderately consistent lacing is left behind with each sip.

S — Loads of stonefruit and fuzzy fruit character, with notes of white peach, overripe peach, apricot, dried peaches. Little bit of a funky Brett component as well, with hints of barnyard and lightly phenolic.

T — Sweet initially, waiting for a balance of Brett, but it is mostly dominated by sweet notes of Peach and Apricot, some nectary notes of Peach puree. Lightly sour and tart finish, but not overly done.

M — Light-Medium bodied, dryish thanks to the Brett.

O — Very good overall, a great showcase of Peach, Apricot, and Brett.

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Photo of orangesol
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetChicken
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrw1zard
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HighonHops42
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks beautiful - golden orange with a solid heads that leaves some nice lacing. Nose is stone fruit - apricot, nectarine - and some hay notes. Almost gueuze like mustiness. Flavor ramps up the stone fruit, giving some juicy peach as well. A bit of the gueuze brie and bitterness going on but fades to an over-ripe apple orchard. Feel is medium, creamier as it warms.

Beautiful beer.

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Photo of w5baron
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pablobomb
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BUNZILLA
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greenspointexas
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud again.

Light fizzy head fades fairly quickly, hazy pear golden color.

Nose brings tart funk, flesh peach apricot, stone fruit city, peach flesh out the wazoo crazy! Mild Brett funk, juicy fruit and funk, pretty much canned fresh peaches, pit notes, etc.

Taste brings stone fruit and tea, herbal tea, iced tea with tons of peach and apricot, little bitter rind pith like, juicy flesh peach, creamy wheat like malt base. Finish is dry mild bitter rind, lingering fleshy peach and apricot, mild tangy tart funk, etc.

Mouth is med bod, fleshy creamy like, decent carb,

Overall nice, nose was great but taste was lacking the awesomeness, ok.

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L'Brett D'Or from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 400 ratings