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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: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4953) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jmborggren. Thanks! Unfiltered chunky golden yellow tan. Sour lemon lime tones. Boldly sour, intense US Sour action. Apricot, plum, pear, lemon, fruity tones. Not overboard, has a nice quaffable palate. Has some nice depth with the 7% alcohol, a nice edge.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4513) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4497) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2014
Pours fuzzy orange , small white head that fades instantly . Smell is very floral , sweet, even soapy ( in a good way ) Good carbo Taste is way less sour ? brett than expected . Very flowery , sweet - in a green way - very much passion fruit , light mouthfeel , yet enough taste .

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2014
750, lots of pomer granite and flowers on the nose, flavor is very tart, berries and flowers. Good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (4253) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle with thanks to Boost! Shared with friends. Pours hazy golden orange, small white head, some lacing. Aroma is quite floral, lots of oak, herbal, some Bretty funk and earthy basement aromas. Flavor is dry, floral, funky and just a light tartness, herbal. I guess lavender. Light body. Really really tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4030) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle shared by Ignace at Hopduvel. Hazy gold pour no head. Aroma is very floral, lavender, fruity pomegranate. Taste is tart, citric acidity, lots light fruity finish. Palate is medium bodied, dry. Beautiful.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhillyCraft (3782) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 Bottle tried with friends during philly beer week ’13. Sour diesel aroma, florals, fuel, and passionfruit. Taste is tart fruit, lemons, peach, flowers, pomegranate funk, ocean and rich brett profile. Light to medium carbonation with lots of sour tartness. Epic beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3678) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). From Scott, thanks! Clear bright golden/orange with a small/medium white head and some lacing. Aroma is of lavender, brettanomyces, red fruits and nice tartness. Taste is fruit oriented (red fruits) with lavender/floral notes, brettanomyces, nice tartness and a lactic presence. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Fruity and amazingly drinkable/thirst quenching.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
!WARNING! The following is a morning after tick--passed out during tasting, awoke to find several murky inches remained in bottle. Score.

murky tangerine with oily top, white ring clings to glass edges. Breathing for 12hr reveals pear and apple softness in the nose, brett imparts dusty clay and grapefruit. Lightly lactic flavor, lemon and grapefruit mid before dusty, rindy finish, soft fruit sweetness emerging again. Pleasant and balanced but clunky, never becomes unique or special.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Thanks Steve for sending this to me as a part of the Crooked Stave membership box. Enjoyed 25CLs at cellar temp.

A - Very golden orange, and a 3 finger creamy head..fades but remains pretty sticky.

S - Smells very floral and full of herbs and fruity nose but hard to place.

T - Really nice Brett funk all of the right texture and notes. Every floral and pomegranate notes really comes through really really awesome. Rose hips, pomegranate, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry all rolled into one beer with tart chalky enamel stripping tartness but not sour..just really nice and dry.Quite perfect and very close to HFS Flora. It has all of the right notes of dryness and with the added fruit, it’s nearly perfect.

M - Dry, full-bodied and loaded with enough berry and floral notes that persistently continue for miles

O - A perfect brett beer. I don’t think this could get any better.



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