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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV)

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99
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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: 75   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle. Batch 8/12. 64/1526. Floral, berries, pomegranate, caramel, fruity, and some funkiness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (1998) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by NielsenRatings at the RBWG Grand Tasting - thanks again, A@ron! Pours a hazy gold, kind of on the dull end of the golden spectrum, with some loose bubbles for a head. Notes of lemon, herbs, pomegranate, lavender, passionfruit, wheat, dough, and white pepper. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, herbal, spicy mouthfeel. Awesome. My favorite of the WWB lineup, just above I and Y.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6150) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dry hopped with 366. Hazy orange pour with nice fluffy white head, aroma brings nice notes of floral hops, mixed into nice fruit with orange, grapefruit, passionfruit, nice peach and tart lemon, hints of oak, vanilla sweetness mix into a touch of grass, biscuit, and more floral notes from the hibiscus, mango and peach also come through. Taste is a perfect blend of sweet fruit with passionfruit, peach, mango, slight biscuit, vanilla, oak notes with even more pineapple, slight grass, floral notes come through more towards the end as well, finishing with a good mix of dry, tart, and sweet. Very tasty, could drink a lot of this!
Earlier Rating: 6/7/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with nice fluffy white head, aroma knocked you over with passionfruit, big big passionfruit notes, slight floral earthy tones, nice tart lactic notes with lemon, slight vanilla, oak in there as well, but the dominant nose was passionfruit. Taste was a mix of tart lemon, biscuit, slight vanilla going into dominating passionfruit, slight floral, grass notes, hints of funk as well, finishing tart, slightly bitter, dry. Intense, but almost to a point where it is too much.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Light and delicate; complex floral notes beautifully showcase fruit & flowers among the Brett. Violets and lavender are easily identifiable start to finish. Pomegranates show themselves towards the end, contributing to the fruited acidity. Excellent.

Having this again, I’m bumping the rating up a little. Intricate, delicate, meticulously crafted; demonstrates mastery of the art of brewing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Smells like pure passion fruit. Intense tropical aroma. Lots of pineapple, lemon, pear, and sweet tarts. Musty funk, oak, and straw. Damn good nose. The flavor is passion fruit, pineapple, sweet tarts, and lemon. Light pear, some oak, and musty funk. Really good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #130. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart fruits, berries, plums, lemongrass, dandelion. Taste is tart berries, citrus, earth, pepper, dry grape, lingering tartness. Medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
On tap at Crooked Stave. Golden orange and hazy with a white head. The aroma is tart, fruity and floral. Similar flavor with a nice sour bite and a medium body. Refreshing and very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2575) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1020) - 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.


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