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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A tart, fruity, floral and slightly funky orange beer. Original, tasty, refreshing. Lovely.
How: Bottle 750ml, shared at post-HF FoFA 2013.
The look: Cloudy pale orange body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is mostly very fruity with all kinds of exotic fruits along with a mild scented flowery component and only light funky and oaky notes. In mouth the beer offers a medium body, crisp texture, plenty of carbonation. Taste is again dominantly fruity. Exotic fruits, pomegranate, tart lemons, flowers, some bright and clean funk. An assertive tartness with bright flavors that makes the beer very refreshing. Very harmonious flavors. I really liked this one, my favorite of all the Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Ive had so far. Id drink this beer on a regular basis, too bad it is as rare as a dance club hit song about the happiness of a 14th of marriage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jmborggren. Thanks! Unfiltered chunky golden yellow tan. Sour lemon lime tones. Boldly sour, intense US Sour action. Apricot, plum, pear, lemon, fruity tones. Not overboard, has a nice quaffable palate. Has some nice depth with the 7% alcohol, a nice edge.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours clear orange, no head Smell sweet peachy, flowery, bit of funk Taste is big tart lactic and bretty, peach and tangerine, pomegranate Light body Above average

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
!WARNING! The following is a morning after tick--passed out during tasting, awoke to find several murky inches remained in bottle. Score.

murky tangerine with oily top, white ring clings to glass edges. Breathing for 12hr reveals pear and apple softness in the nose, brett imparts dusty clay and grapefruit. Lightly lactic flavor, lemon and grapefruit mid before dusty, rindy finish, soft fruit sweetness emerging again. Pleasant and balanced but clunky, never becomes unique or special.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5024) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jmborggren. Hazy golden orange color. Thin, bubbly white head. Good floral, fruity, citrusy pomegrantey oak sour aroma. Kind of lemony. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Kind of slick texture. Moderate to bigger sour taste, lightly spicy, moderate sweet. Solid, interesting, slightly floral pomegrante-fruity sour. This is an interesting series.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (4416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by jmborggren). Looks good; a cloudy orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes floral and sour notes with a nice, tart mouthfeel. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has a ton of lavender, violet and other floral notes as well as some oranges. The flavor is also great. I get a ton of lavender character, as well as some light tartness and a hint of brett. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Easy to drink and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle thanks to wchesser..Pour is light gold..Nose is pomegranate , floral, tart, spice , oak , barrel...Taste is oak, floral, yogurt, funk, cheese, dry..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (1711) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Pours a golden color with white head. Floral, lavender, fruity aromas. Tart, floral, cherry flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (468) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Homer321 from pussypete. Pours a hazy orange color. Nose is citrusy, pomegranate, floral. Nice, light tartness, citrusy, light sweetness, juicy, fruity. Very refreshing and tasty.


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