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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV)

 (RETIRED)
overall
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99
style
Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
PhillyCraft (3221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013 Bottle tried with friends during philly beer week í13. 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Cloudy gold pour. White head. Flavor is floral, sour, stone fruit, lemony notes. Fucking awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2184) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebitterendaz (30) - Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Whoa, birthday beer courtesy of daknole. Fantastic floral nose. Great fruity brett character. Gorgeous beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle at Frankís. 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (2599) - 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, itís 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 donít think this could get any better.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Bottled, early release. It did indeed have some carbonation. This one is just spectacular, nice sourness, good funk, but the passion fruit and pomegranet character is jsut so fucking good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (285) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Opened by Baron for Game 7 of the Hawks-Wings series. Pours a murky yellow orange in color with a half fingers worth of tight white head. Nose is bursting with fruit punch goodness. You can definitely pick out the pomegranate and lavender really well. Flavor is incredibly fruity as well. There is a prominent lactic/citric quality to it, itís incredibly sour/tart in the back of my throat. Light mouthfeel, sour, gentle carbonation, and a long citrus finish. My favorite Crooked Stave by a long stretch, probably one of my favorite beers of the year so far.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (9077) - 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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