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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2490) - 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 (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle at Frank’s. 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 (11613) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (399) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Tap on Beachwood: P: Deep murky orange with no light to penatrate and no head. S: A nice presence of tropical fruits, pomegrante, floral flowers, and berries that take over the smell. T: Damn and awsome sourness and tartness too it. Tons of berries and pomegrante that go both sour and semi-sweet. Stone fruits, maybe hint of raw honey and lime. M: Mediumb body with light carbonation, the beer finishes dry specially as it warms up. O: Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Tap at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach for Sour Fest. Pours a full haze glowing peach orange with minimal foam, no lace. Nose is extremely tropical passionfruit smoothie. Taste is lactic, clean, lemon/lime/citric with juicy passionfruit. Palate is thin, near watery, but quenching with mild sourness. Very drinkable and quenching. Loved this one.
Earlier Rating: 6/17/2013 Total Score: 4.3
Tap at Crooked Stave. Dry hopped with 366 experimental hops and passionfruit added into the barrel. Murky orange pour. Weaker white foam. Spotty lace. Nose is out of this world : fresh blood orange, pomegranate, juicy key lime, bright sour fruits, passionfruit smackdown. Taste is salty, key lime, sharp blood orange and tangerine. Zesty, super fresh body. Long, lactic, citric palate. Outstanding. 6/1/2013 9/4/8/5/17=4.3

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle. Batch 8/12. 64/1526. Floral, berries, pomegranate, caramel, fruity, and some funkiness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (530) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours a pinkish orange with a small white head. Nose is really bright, pleasant array of tropical fruits and meadow plants. Definite passion fruit, perhaps mango and some citrus rind. Mouth is huge on the sour passion fruit, acidic citrus, even more on the earthy, funky floral flavors. Dandelion petals? Light acidic flavors, all very bright and refined. One of the better American wild ales I’ve had recently. Little oak or brett present, which is nice, really focuses on the bright fruits and acids.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5951) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
750 ml bottle from adnielsen. Shared in line at New Glarus. Pours a hazy dulled amber orange hue, dulled hazy body with a frothy whitish head atop. Dies to a firm hazy layer, decent lacing and stick around. Aromas are decent pomegranate and funk, firmer funk and cobwebs as we get into it. Dusty, bretty horseblanket with straw. Decent oak, a touch of vanilla hits with straw, decent sourness of lemon, red and dark fruit touches. Initial is firmly sour and bretty, good presence a bit more potent than the nose. Lemony lactic and firm bretty elements are dry, funky, and tart. Lemon, gentle mellow fruit pomegranate, some nice sourness. Funk starts to take over into the backend, dry and oaky, cobwebs with nice sourness to allay an overrun bretty feel. Dry, oaky, some orange with firm brett, gentle pomegranate. Decent to middling sourness, firm oak, bit of vanilla and firm funk throughout. Not as fruity as I anticipated, but still quite lovely. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours cloudy golden color with thin white head. Aromas of sour fruits and floral. Flavors of the same finish off nicely.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebitterendaz (30) - Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Whoa, birthday beer courtesy of daknole. Fantastic floral nose. Great fruity brett character. Gorgeous beer


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