Home >

Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV)

Formerly brewed at Crooked Stave
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Denver, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A tart, fruity, floral and slightly funky orange beer. Original, tasty, refreshing. Lovely.
How: Bottle 750ml, shared at post-HF FoFA 2013.
The look: Cloudy pale orange body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is mostly very fruity with all kinds of exotic fruits along with a mild scented flowery component and only light funky and oaky notes. In mouth the beer offers a medium body, crisp texture, plenty of carbonation. Taste is again dominantly fruity. Exotic fruits, pomegranate, tart lemons, flowers, some bright and clean funk. An assertive tartness with bright flavors that makes the beer very refreshing. Very harmonious flavors. I really liked this one, my favorite of all the Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett I’ve had so far. I’d drink this beer on a regular basis, too bad it is as rare as a dance club hit song about the happiness of a 14th of marriage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2916) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Another great sour from CS. Pours a nice ruby brown color. Aroma is flowers and berries and some very light funk. Taste is high tartness without much vinegar. a little vinous and oaky with jammy fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (4445) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle shared by Ignace at Hopduvel. Hazy gold pour no head. Aroma is very floral, lavender, fruity pomegranate. Taste is tart, citric acidity, lots light fruity finish. Palate is medium bodied, dry. Beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7233) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by NielsenRatings at RBWG grand Tasting. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor had nice fruits, pomegranate, citrus, floral notes, earthy hops, wood, mild funk, nice tart character. Probably my favorite of the series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (524) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Golden color. Very herbal, floral aroma, juniper. Dry and tart, kind of cherry note, passingfruit, wine like. I can’t pick out the particular infusions but it is clearly more floral leaning than batch 60. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
On draught at 2013 Portland Fruit Beer Festival. Hazy deep golden color. Funky yeast and tart fruit aroma. Great tart farmhouse flavor with hints of passionfruit. Really satisfying and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2111) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
With my Atl boyz. This beer kicked off (and I hate this word) an epic beer day. Five 4+ ratings came out. Nose is super funky, floral, complex, burnt rubber. Brett galore, funky, tart, dry, awesome, pomegranite, floral, fruity. Really nice and a hell of a kick starter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle share by Greg, Aroma of light floral lavender, great sour pomegranate. Taste is great blend of floral and tart fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Tried this several months before the bottle release at Ernie’s Pizza. . It is a hazy orange gold with a very subtle violet tint. Solid carbonation. I believe they brewed this a while ago, but I doubt the brett has fully ’done it’s thing’ on this yet. Nose was mostly passionfruit and some lemon citrus. Taste followed with a nice tart finish of strawberry guava and earthy brett. My immediate thought was of the Jolly Pumpkin Sobre Humano...very similar.
Earlier Rating: 5/20/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Updating rating-didn’t realize my first rating was of the passionfruit aged version. On tap yesterday (5/19/13) at the release party. Much the same as passionfruit version, but the tartness is a bit more rounded than I recall. Really tasty and unique and again very even-handed as I have come to expect from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4098) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). From Scott, thanks! Clear bright golden/orange with a small/medium white head and some lacing. Aroma is of lavender, brettanomyces, red fruits and nice tartness. Taste is fruit oriented (red fruits) with lavender/floral notes, brettanomyces, nice tartness and a lactic presence. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Fruity and amazingly drinkable/thirst quenching.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 9

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50