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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1197) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1142) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 28, 2014
750ml bottle huge thanks to adnielsen and Lukaduke! Pours reddish orange with big head. Nose is beautiful bright juicy pomegranate, grape, and floral bretty fruit funk, dusty wood. Taste is wonderful ripe juicy pomegranate and tropical berry funk, some floral grape and musty hay. Finish holds lingering juicy floral vinous fruit, basement funk, and semi sweet pomegranate. May be best of the set at this point.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Draft at Crooked Stave. Pours neon orange with light bubbles. Aroma is passion fruit, Brett, orange, tangerine, slight orange peel tartness, lavender. Taste is tangy Brett, orange peel, soft lavender, sweetart candy, acidic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Homer321 from pussypete. Pours a hazy orange color. Nose is citrusy, pomegranate, floral. Nice, light tartness, citrusy, light sweetness, juicy, fruity. Very refreshing and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Mexican Cake Supertrade Series Beer with jrob21, Westmeister, and deadCATAtlanta Beer #1. Pours hazy pear with quickly dissipating head. Scent is violet and burnt rubber, in a good way. Barely sweet with strong bitter finish. Light and bubbly to style. Bottle - Trade

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (634) - Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Big bottle (thanks, jpdurden24, for opening this!). Mild aroma of light tartness, strong grassy hay, a lemony hint, and soft wheat. Pours a hazy light peach color. Delightful citrusy tart taste of peach, apricot, golden wheat, a floral touch of lavender, and a mellow rice vinegar tone. Soft palate; abrupt finish. A graceful sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (535) - 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 Ive had recently. Little oak or brett present, which is nice, really focuses on the bright fruits and acids.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (501) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Golden color. Very herbal, floral aroma, juniper. Dry and tart, kind of cherry note, passingfruit, wine like. I cant pick out the particular infusions but it is clearly more floral leaning than batch 60. Love it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (470) - South Gate, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Tap on Beachwood: P: Deep murky orange with no light to penatrate and no head. S: A nice presence of tropical fruits, pomegrante, floral flowers, and berries that take over the smell. T: Damn and awsome sourness and tartness too it. Tons of berries and pomegrante that go both sour and semi-sweet. Stone fruits, maybe hint of raw honey and lime. M: Mediumb body with light carbonation, the beer finishes dry specially as it warms up. O: Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (325) - 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.


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