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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV)

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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9613) - 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 (2399) - 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 (4244) - 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 (1760) - 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 (1897) - Saint Johns, Florida, 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 (1104) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2901) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle share with some Texas bros going crazy over this shit. Pour is hazy orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Tart lemons, big lavender, light grassy, peachy, tannin, coriander, woody, floral, citrusy, lactic, herbal, and bretty aroma. Nice! Taste is big tart lemons, coriander, lavender, vanilla, bretty, band-aid, fruity, honey, doughy, passion fruit, and grapefruit with a lightly tart finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Very complex - fruity, spicy, and tart - so refreshing. Probably tied for my favorite of the WWB series. Tasty shit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1299) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Light and delicate; complex floral notes beautifully showcase fruit & flowers among the Brett. Violets and lavender are easily identifiable start to finish. Pomegranates show themselves towards the end, contributing to the fruited acidity. Excellent.

Having this again, I’m bumping the rating up a little. Intricate, delicate, meticulously crafted; demonstrates mastery of the art of brewing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10320) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of violet, lavender, straw, light pomegranate and a hint of barnyard funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, sour citrus, lavender, light pomegranate and light barnyard funk with a crisp dry tart lingering funky floral citrus finish.
Earlier Rating: 6/8/2013 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Crooked Stave poured a cloudy amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of toffee, barnyard funk, passionfruit,light pomegranate and lavender. Palate waslight bodied and smooth with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of bread, sour citrus, light passionfruit, light spice and light barnyard funk with a smooth dry lightly tart finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Tap @ Crooked Stave dry hopped with 366. Pours a murky bright orange appearance with a white head. Super musty, funky, barnyard bretty, passionfruit, herbal/floral hoppy aroma. Really very nice nose. Moderately tart, light berry, pomegranate, tropical fruity, very herbal floral flavor that dries out pretty nicely on the finish. Really nice stuff.


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