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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: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (6151) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A tart, fruity, floral and slightly funky orange beer. Original, tasty, refreshing. Lovely.
How: Bottle 750ml, shared at post-HF FoFA 2013.
The look: Cloudy pale orange body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is mostly very fruity with all kinds of exotic fruits along with a mild scented flowery component and only light funky and oaky notes. In mouth the beer offers a medium body, crisp texture, plenty of carbonation. Taste is again dominantly fruity. Exotic fruits, pomegranate, tart lemons, flowers, some bright and clean funk. An assertive tartness with bright flavors that makes the beer very refreshing. Very harmonious flavors. I really liked this one, my favorite of all the Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett I’ve had so far. I’d drink this beer on a regular basis, too bad it is as rare as a dance club hit song about the happiness of a 14th of marriage.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting
Hazy golden with a small white head and spotty lacing. Aroma and flavors are tart and floral, dry finish
Decent

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5930) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirdeye11 (5773) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium gold, soapy white bubbles. Nose of lavender, passionfruit, dry aged hops, hay, wildflowers, super complex. Taste of lavender, brett, honey, passionfruit, medium tartness, guava, so deliciously balanced and complex. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
75cl, Batch 8/12 (brewed at Funkwerks), Bottle 1099/1526, at 7%Vol, as Crooked Stave W.W.B.V., new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with Brettanomyces, violets, lavender and pomegranate, thx alot to kraddel!, very complex sour brew, fruity/sour and slightly woody/floral, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good and original brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5605) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Gold pour with a small head. Lemony, some harvest fruits. Underarm. Taste is acetic. Lemon meat. Some sherbet, mild herb garden. Light body, soft carbonation. Simple, pleasing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5568) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5409) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Yellow/Orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma is sour crazy fruitiness. Sour acidic taste that ends in the sour crazy it started with. Very dry but ok

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hazy dark orange with a medium rocky white head. Aroma is nice and fruity with juicy sticky aromas of plum, grape, dry hopped floral tones, mango, and succulent peach. Flavor is nicely balanced, with a nice interplay of juicy sweetness and dry hoppy bitterness. Good mild carbonation too. Nice juicy plum and grape and mango flavors give a nice sticky tropical tone, then there’s this drying bitterness of dry hopped earthy floral and tropical hoppiness. Medium but palatable dry bretty sourness throughout.


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