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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV)

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
99
style
Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 79   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7648) - 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 (6064) - Indiana, 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 (5857) - 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 (1824) - 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 (2359) - 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 (928) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2356) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to catman197. Pours a dirty red color with moderate white head. Some large bubbles. Nose of funk and fruit. Lots of light citrus. Pretty sharp. And stuff

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2640) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Un pot pourri juteux et parfumé dominé par la lavande. Le caractère du brett se faufile bien et assèche la bête, buvabilité biblique.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (1654) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours a hazy golden with a weak head but still some lacing. Aroma is of flowers and red fruits, really nice and fragrant. Taste is juicy and acid (tart) and completely dry. Some nice grapefruit juice impressions. Pretty sure this is all lactic and citric, none of that acetic nonsense (never had an overly acetic Crooked Stave wild ale, more power to them!) Mouthfeel is lean, keeping it really drinkable. This was awesome with its perfumey and fruity interplay, I’d drink this again anytime!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4916) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
pours hazy light golden with a small but persistent white cap, nice lacing. lavender and other flowery esters, soft brettiness, mint, herbs, pepper, lime, lime leaves, pale pils malt bill, just a hint of toastiness. average to moderate carbonation, light body, gently tart and flowery-herbal finish. great!


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