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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: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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
adnielsen (10437) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11075) - 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 (4504) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu (9022) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Ulfborg gueze tasting. Bright dark golden pour with a small head. LOts of passion fruits, some floral notes, extremely balances, stone fruits, some funk and light vanilla.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV) ].
[ Bottle 1280/1526 ].Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy barnyard, leather, pomegranate, lavender, flowers, citrus, violet - passion fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, fruity, funky, pomegranate, flowers, dry, lavender, violet - passion fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160624]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, 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 (1314) - 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 (15468) - Dublin, 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 (11500) - 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.


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