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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV)

Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler (3920) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3810) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3587) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3536) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Un pot pourri juteux et parfumé dominé par la lavande. Le caractère du brett se faufile bien et assèche la bête, buvabilité biblique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle: Bright tangerine colored body with a thick haze throughout; creamy eggshell cap on tap that lasts for the length of my pour. Nice aroma of sour lemon, lactic acid, citrus, berry fruit skins, passion fruit, light tropical mango, & a strong back-end of grassy, floral, & moderate botanical notes. Flavor has an even stronger berry presence; almost tastes like raspberry & blueberry, I’m assuming that’s the pomegranate. Mid-palate shows more of the tropical side with understated passion fruit, mango, & maybe some vague citrus. Tart, slightly lactic & lemon-like acidity flowing from front to back with a nice, biscuit malty underbody & a solid flower petal presence lingering in the finish, a hint of herbaceous grassy notes. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3083) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Saturday afternoon football and beer crew. First impression here is that the pomegranate hits in a unique way with its distinct bitterness. Maybe i’ve been hanging around babies too much recently but I can’t get past the aroma I am experiencing without thinking of other very unfortunate baby related events. Flavors and textures more than makes up for it though. Slightly and nicely tart. Very dry finish. Every sip brings out something new which is a hallmark for me of a truly incredible beer. Pours a murky dull orange color. I’d give it a higher score except for my hang up with this aroma. It’s probalby only me though with this since no one else today got the same thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Another great sour from CS. Pours a nice ruby brown color. Aroma is flowers and berries and some very light funk. Taste is high tartness without much vinegar. a little vinous and oaky with jammy fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to catman197. Pours a dirty red color with moderate white head. Some large bubbles. Nose of funk and fruit. Lots of light citrus. Pretty sharp. And stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2793) - Gray, 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.

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