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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: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Tried this several months before the bottle release at Ernieís Pizza. . It is a hazy orange gold with a very subtle violet tint. Solid carbonation. I believe they brewed this a while ago, but I doubt the brett has fully ídone itís thingí on this yet. Nose was mostly passionfruit and some lemon citrus. Taste followed with a nice tart finish of strawberry guava and earthy brett. My immediate thought was of the Jolly Pumpkin Sobre Humano...very similar.
Earlier Rating: 5/20/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Updating rating-didnít realize my first rating was of the passionfruit aged version. On tap yesterday (5/19/13) at the release party. Much the same as passionfruit version, but the tartness is a bit more rounded than I recall. Really tasty and unique and again very even-handed as I have come to expect from these guys.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle share by Greg, Aroma of light floral lavender, great sour pomegranate. Taste is great blend of floral and tart fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1079) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap at crooked stave the source. Pours a hazy bright orange with an off white head. Great fruit taste

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Draft at Crooked Stave. Pours neon orange with light bubbles. Aroma is passion fruit, Brett, orange, tangerine, slight orange peel tartness, lavender. Taste is tangy Brett, orange peel, soft lavender, sweetart candy, acidic.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2561) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Saturday afternoon football and beer crew. First impression here is that the pomegranate hits in a unique way with its distinct bitterness. Maybe iíve been hanging around babies too much recently but I canít get past the aroma I am experiencing without thinking of other very unfortunate baby related events. Flavors and textures more than makes up for it though. Slightly and nicely tart. Very dry finish. Every sip brings out something new which is a hallmark for me of a truly incredible beer. Pours a murky dull orange color. Iíd give it a higher score except for my hang up with this aroma. Itís probalby only me though with this since no one else today got the same thing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
With my Atl boyz. This beer kicked off (and I hate this word) an epic beer day. Five 4+ ratings came out. Nose is super funky, floral, complex, burnt rubber. Brett galore, funky, tart, dry, awesome, pomegranite, floral, fruity. Really nice and a hell of a kick starter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (686) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Mexican Cake Supertrade Series Beer with jrob21, Westmeister, and deadCATAtlanta Beer #1. Pours hazy pear with quickly dissipating head. Scent is violet and burnt rubber, in a good way. Barely sweet with strong bitter finish. Light and bubbly to style. Bottle - Trade

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2240) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to my friend in the desert. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Floral aromas. Somewhat tart and acidic with floral notes and mild pomegranate under tones. Decent body and mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (5334) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle at Frankís. Pours a deep, hazy peach body with nice minimal lacing. Aroma is beautiful tropical fruits, tart citrus, pineapple and funk. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of passionfruit, melon, funky citrus fruits, musky lemon and a nice sour character. Super sessionable and perfectly balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Smells like pure passion fruit. Intense tropical aroma. Lots of pineapple, lemon, pear, and sweet tarts. Musty funk, oak, and straw. Damn good nose. The flavor is passion fruit, pineapple, sweet tarts, and lemon. Light pear, some oak, and musty funk. Really good.


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