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Like all of the Wild Wild Brett Series, Violet is a 100% Brettanomyces beer. Violet was brewed with pomegranate and lavender and fermented on whole fruit passion fruit. After fermentation Violet was then dry-hopped with an experimental hop (Ex. 366) that we received from our growers.

Admin Note: Aging on "Extra Passionfruit" and dry hopping (an already dry hopped beer) does not necessitate a new entry.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by NielsenRatings at RBWG grand Tasting. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor had nice fruits, pomegranate, citrus, floral notes, earthy hops, wood, mild funk, nice tart character. Probably my favorite of the series.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Served in a Crooked Stave tulip. Nose is bright fruity notes with pomegranate and, to a greater degree, passion fruit. Light lavender in the background. Light and tart. Really drinkable. Took some restraint not to treat this one like a session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle shared by Ignace at Hopduvel. Hazy gold pour no head. Aroma is very floral, lavender, fruity pomegranate. Taste is tart, citric acidity, lots light fruity finish. Palate is medium bodied, dry. Beautiful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Hopduvel, Gent, big thanks to Bobochamp. Pours cloudy golden brown with a small off white head. Aroma of fresh citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple, floral aspects and light Brett. Flavour is light sweet and light moderate acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
75cl, Batch 8/12 (brewed at Funkwerks), Bottle 1099/1526, at 7%Vol, as Crooked Stave W.W.B.V., new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with Brettanomyces, violets, lavender and pomegranate, thx alot to kraddel!, very complex sour brew, fruity/sour and slightly woody/floral, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good and original brew!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by NielsenRatings at the RBWG Grand Tasting - thanks again, A@ron! Pours a hazy gold, kind of on the dull end of the golden spectrum, with some loose bubbles for a head. Notes of lemon, herbs, pomegranate, lavender, passionfruit, wheat, dough, and white pepper. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, herbal, spicy mouthfeel. Awesome. My favorite of the WWB lineup, just above I and Y.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (1663) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma of Brett, berries, pineapples, lemons. Taste is tart, lemons, berries and Brett. So good, sour and funky. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting
Hazy golden with a small white head and spotty lacing. Aroma and flavors are tart and floral, dry finish
Decent

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rood (23) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
If you want to smell & taste passion fruit, funk, barnyard, rose water, this is your beer. Not very complex, passion fruit all over the place. Aftertaste is rather weak. The problem I’ve got with this beer is pure marketing wise. Don’t call this beer Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV). It should be Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Passionfruit (WWBP). Passion fruit dominates the palate. Violet, pomegranate & lavender are delicate flavours and are overpowered. The idea was sound; its execution faulty

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (669) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
ivorywhite head that disappears quite fast. orange murky colour. aroma of passionfruit, funky, grapefruit, bit sulphur. taste like aroma, lemonjuice like sour with a wry aftertaste. medium body and carbonation, hey, where did the violet go?? bottle 75 cl / batch 8/12


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