sherm1016 (887) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle, thanks Aaron! Pours a clear, golden amber color with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma is funky, Brett, fruity, lemon. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sour, funky, Brett, oak, lemon, a little vinegar, with a clean sour finish. A little heartburn. Very nice. Reminiscent of the Gueuzes.
XmnwildX12 (1478) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle received in a trade, nice amber colored pour with a thin white head. Aroma of yeast funk, lemon and other light fruits. Taste is a big funk with a growing acidic light fruit flavor, really dig this.
BBB63 (5411) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlogged rating: Slightly hazy rich coppery hue with a good frothy head and lace. The aroma has tons of tropical fruits and some earthy esters. Plenty of Acetobacter sourness and some Brettanomyces funk with a grainy and herbal quality. The taste is moderately sour’d, lightly funky and very fruity, so much so with the fruity notes I would almost call this a fruit beer with the strawberry, apricot, banana, and mango overtones. Herbal and earthy finish with a bit of oak and mineral water. The mouth feel is very lively (almost too much) and refreshing with a sudden bone dry finish. Overall I liked this but honestly do not think it is all that.
pineypower (2148) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Silver waxed small bottle via trade. Pours a moderate copper color with a small lacing white head. Aroma is funky, tart acidic notes, lemon, leather, basement, brett. Taste is much the same, tart acidity, leather, basement, funky sourness and maybe a touch of some vinous almost wine notes in there. Solid.
BMan1113VR (7380) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green Wax 2012 bottle. Pours with a hazed orange gold and a large white head that slowly fades. Aromas are of a slightly young Brett character, tons of tropical fruit (pineapple, guava), grassy hops, fanta soda and sun tan lotion. Grainy malt character, slightly catty, complex funk with strawberry and barnyard. A touch messy, but not bad. Flavors are quite sour, with tropical fruit, but a strong young Brett Cheerio character with a bit of diacetyl (so despite the dry hops, I’m going to sit on my other bottle for a while). Great acidity, nice pineapple esters, very juicy, nice grassy dry hop. Tangerine and peaches. Medium high carbonation, tannic finish, mouth puckering. Good, but needs a bit of time to clean up to become great (worth waiting 4-6months).
bird_machine (50) - San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dry Hopped L’Brett d’Or: 375ml bottle split into a mini Firestone Walker snifter. Stuck my nose in bottle and smelled the awesome tropical fruit and wood. Pours out golden orange with bubbles going around the edges and very little retention. Big aromas of sour apples, pears and some cantaloupe coming though along with a refreshing hint of brett, wood and spice. Taste is largely acidic at first, with juicy tropical fruit on the finish with medium to light carbonation. Lingering taste of wood and pulp. The taste seems rather sweet throuhgout the finish. Doesn’t seem like a whole lot of diacetyl that I heard people complain about. Over all a really nice, sweet, fruity and funky beer.
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle $11.49. Dark orange color, good lace but not much head. Aroma is hints of sour beer, apples, not bad at all. Flavor is good, slightly sour, slightly sweet, apples, not much wood influence here. Mouthfeel was fine but overall I was a little disappointed by this. Its too bad to see them switch to a smaller bottle and charge almost as much as the 750ml. For $11.49 I can spend the extra fifty cents and get Supplication instead which is what I will be doing from now on. I was just starting to get a taste for Crooked Stave but they are overpriced plain and simple.
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blklab2007 (1617) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle through trade, HUGE thanks! Pour has a deep golden color and an off white head that held a ring on the glass. Aroma has dusty sweet fruit, white grape skin, apple sweetness, and golden jolly ranchers. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation on the lower side. Flavor gets the base golden beer going a bit more, white grape skins, light creeping sourness, papaya pulp, and some yeast. Unfortunately I just do not get the tropical level in this bottle that everyone else seems to comment about.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy golden orange pour with a nice white head. Really an insanely good nose. Intense tropical fruit/pineapple aroma. Passion fruit, melon, peach, mango, and a nice grapefruit/citric acidity. Yeast, mild malt, and lemon. The flavor is similarly excellent. Great tropical fruit character, though not quite as intense as the nose. Plenty of pineapple, melon, peach, and mango. Nice grapefruit and lemon, and some pleasant lactic tartness. Mild malt character and a nice bit of yeast.
douglas88 (4479) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium white eggshell head. A huge and awesome brett nose with tropical fruit. The flavor is dominated by apricots and massive dry and dusty brett, some wood, very dry. Complex. Very damn good. I really dig Crooked Stave.