rood (31) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
berntholer (850) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by Nielsen at the RBWG grand tasting. There’s 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.
decaturstevo (4979) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
AdamJackson (2522) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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, it’s 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 don’t think this could get any better.
cpetrone84 (1367) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 isn’t 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.
DesertDevil (496) - Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
kraddel (2957) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours fuzzy orange , small white head that fades instantly .
Smell is very floral , sweet, even soapy ( in a good way )
Taste is way less sour ? brett than expected . Very flowery , sweet - in a green way - very much passion fruit , light mouthfeel , yet enough taste .