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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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (524) - 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 Iíve 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 (5205) - Lisle, 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 (320) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8550) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Cloudy gold pour. White head. Flavor is floral, sour, stone fruit, lemony notes. Fucking awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (1753) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to Nielsen !! Pours a slightly hazy pinkish salmon amber color with a finger or two of fizzy foam. Lots of tart fruit on the nose with funky brett and round floral undertones. The flavor is spot on with great balance between sweet fruit, tart funk and some light lavender floral complexity. Loving this.... great pomegranate flavors there too.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3430) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy copper with a small head. Aroma of lavender, pomegranate, some Brett tartness, plus caramel malts, and light hops. Flavor the same with a nice pomegranate and Brett finish. Average texture. A good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle shared by arminjewell, thanks! Pour is hazy like my memory from this night. Tropical, tart, a little funk. Really an excellent beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1480) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2013
bottle from moc at chopkofest pours medium amber. lots of citrus juice from grapefruit, slight sour and brett. to me the grapefruit takes over. body is very tart and tough to enjoy. many thanks for the tick of something I will never see again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (948) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle, 07/11/2013. Pours hazy burnt orange, white fizzy head fades quickly to the surface, thin ring of lacing. Aroma has floral hops merging with lavender notes, apricot and soft pulpy grapefruit, mild lactic yogurt funk, earthy hops. Taste is intense, juicy tropical notes, pulpy, tart and lightly sweet, pomegranate coming through in the middle, bright lemon, mild lactic notes, light grassy hops and biscuit malts in a long fruity finish. Medium body with soft carbonation, round, and a bit addictive. Wow, super tasty.


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