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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV)

 (RETIRED)
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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: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1724) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Draft at Crooked Stave. Hazy light orange pour. Nose is tropical with some softness to it. Sour, but not overtly so. Really fun tropical fruit taste as well. Very very nice!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (2551) - Conifer, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4576) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hazy dark orange with a medium rocky white head. Aroma is nice and fruity with juicy sticky aromas of plum, grape, dry hopped floral tones, mango, and succulent peach. Flavor is nicely balanced, with a nice interplay of juicy sweetness and dry hoppy bitterness. Good mild carbonation too. Nice juicy plum and grape and mango flavors give a nice sticky tropical tone, then there’s this drying bitterness of dry hopped earthy floral and tropical hoppiness. Medium but palatable dry bretty sourness throughout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHOFF43 (1759) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle shared by arminjewell, thanks! Pour is hazy like my memory from this night. Tropical, tart, a little funk. Really an excellent beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (530) - 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 I’ve had recently. Little oak or brett present, which is nice, really focuses on the bright fruits and acids.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Tap at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach for Sour Fest. Pours a full haze glowing peach orange with minimal foam, no lace. Nose is extremely tropical passionfruit smoothie. Taste is lactic, clean, lemon/lime/citric with juicy passionfruit. Palate is thin, near watery, but quenching with mild sourness. Very drinkable and quenching. Loved this one.
Earlier Rating: 6/17/2013 Total Score: 4.3
Tap at Crooked Stave. Dry hopped with 366 experimental hops and passionfruit added into the barrel. Murky orange pour. Weaker white foam. Spotty lace. Nose is out of this world : fresh blood orange, pomegranate, juicy key lime, bright sour fruits, passionfruit smackdown. Taste is salty, key lime, sharp blood orange and tangerine. Zesty, super fresh body. Long, lactic, citric palate. Outstanding. 6/1/2013 9/4/8/5/17=4.3

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of pomegranate, lavender, leather, lime, pineapple, and orange. Flavor of lemon, brett, pomegranate, passion fruit, and florals with dry oak finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1406) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle from the very generous Scott - thanks! Glowing light copper orange color in the glass with a slick of white foam. Aroma is clean brett with noticeable lavender, underlying sweet fruit, and a crisp lemon tart through the finish. Taste is dry, clean brett with a vibrant collection of sweet fruit, slight lavender, and a complimentary floral element. Touch of lemon and even some minimal funk in there as well. Quite amazing how clean and distinct the brett is and how it acts like a stage for the other ingredients. Crisp, dry mouthfeel. Unique and very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1537) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pour is a hazed golden amber with a bubbly off white head. Nose is light on brett, fairly balanced floral presence, juicy citrus and a nice aroma of leathery Brett and pineapple brett. Taste is much more sour than anticipated, hop presence isn’t really there, Brett is much stronger with pineapple and citrus. Floral notes are a touch lighter mid palate. Finish is sour and tart of pomegranate, very dry with strong carbonation and light airy body. Leathery brett lies through the middle and lingers through the finish. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8939) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle at RBWG thanks to Nielsen. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of pomegranate, passion fruit, lavender, florals, light brett sourness and yeast. Medium body.


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