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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV)

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
98
style
Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #130. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart fruits, berries, plums, lemongrass, dandelion. Taste is tart berries, citrus, earth, pepper, dry grape, lingering tartness. Medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle at RBWG thanks to Nielsen. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of pomegranate, passion fruit, lavender, florals, light brett sourness and yeast. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Nielsen at the RBWG grand tasting. Thereís definitely some dryhopping going on in this bad boy. Nose punches you with citra-family hops and a brett dryness. Flavor is more simplistic of acidic lemon. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4872) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Yellow/Orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma is sour crazy fruitiness. Sour acidic taste that ends in the sour crazy it started with. Very dry but ok

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (2348) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Thanks Steve for sending this to me as a part of the Crooked Stave membership box. Enjoyed 25CLs at cellar temp.

A - Very golden orange, and a 3 finger creamy head..fades but remains pretty sticky.

S - Smells very floral and full of herbs and fruity nose but hard to place.

T - Really nice Brett funk all of the right texture and notes. Every floral and pomegranate notes really comes through really really awesome. Rose hips, pomegranate, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry all rolled into one beer with tart chalky enamel stripping tartness but not sour..just really nice and dry.Quite perfect and very close to HFS Flora. It has all of the right notes of dryness and with the added fruit, itís nearly perfect.

M - Dry, full-bodied and loaded with enough berry and floral notes that persistently continue for miles

O - A perfect brett beer. I donít think this could get any better.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1276) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pour is a hazed golden amber with a bubbly off white head. Nose is light on brett, fairly balanced floral presence, juicy citrus and a nice aroma of leathery Brett and pineapple brett. Taste is much more sour than anticipated, hop presence isnít really there, Brett is much stronger with pineapple and citrus. Floral notes are a touch lighter mid palate. Finish is sour and tart of pomegranate, very dry with strong carbonation and light airy body. Leathery brett lies through the middle and lingers through the finish. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Big bottle (thanks, jpdurden24, for opening this!). Mild aroma of light tartness, strong grassy hay, a lemony hint, and soft wheat. Pours a hazy light peach color. Delightful citrusy tart taste of peach, apricot, golden wheat, a floral touch of lavender, and a mellow rice vinegar tone. Soft palate; abrupt finish. A graceful sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2014
Pours fuzzy orange , small white head that fades instantly . Smell is very floral , sweet, even soapy ( in a good way ) Good carbo Taste is way less sour ? brett than expected . Very flowery , sweet - in a green way - very much passion fruit , light mouthfeel , yet enough taste .

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Another great sour from CS. Pours a nice ruby brown color. Aroma is flowers and berries and some very light funk. Taste is high tartness without much vinegar. a little vinous and oaky with jammy fruits.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2014
750, lots of pomer granite and flowers on the nose, flavor is very tart, berries and flowers. Good


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