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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: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
750 ml bottle from adnielsen. Shared in line at New Glarus. Pours a hazy dulled amber orange hue, dulled hazy body with a frothy whitish head atop. Dies to a firm hazy layer, decent lacing and stick around. Aromas are decent pomegranate and funk, firmer funk and cobwebs as we get into it. Dusty, bretty horseblanket with straw. Decent oak, a touch of vanilla hits with straw, decent sourness of lemon, red and dark fruit touches. Initial is firmly sour and bretty, good presence a bit more potent than the nose. Lemony lactic and firm bretty elements are dry, funky, and tart. Lemon, gentle mellow fruit pomegranate, some nice sourness. Funk starts to take over into the backend, dry and oaky, cobwebs with nice sourness to allay an overrun bretty feel. Dry, oaky, some orange with firm brett, gentle pomegranate. Decent to middling sourness, firm oak, bit of vanilla and firm funk throughout. Not as fruity as I anticipated, but still quite lovely. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2877) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to my friend in the desert. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Floral aromas. Somewhat tart and acidic with floral notes and mild pomegranate under tones. Decent body and mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4500) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2014
Pours fuzzy orange , small white head that fades instantly . Smell is very floral , sweet, even soapy ( in a good way ) Good carbo Taste is way less sour ? brett than expected . Very flowery , sweet - in a green way - very much passion fruit , light mouthfeel , yet enough taste .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2357) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma of Brett, berries, pineapples, lemons. Taste is tart, lemons, berries and Brett. So good, sour and funky. Solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3084) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle: Bright tangerine colored body with a thick haze throughout; creamy eggshell cap on tap that lasts for the length of my pour. Nice aroma of sour lemon, lactic acid, citrus, berry fruit skins, passion fruit, light tropical mango, & a strong back-end of grassy, floral, & moderate botanical notes. Flavor has an even stronger berry presence; almost tastes like raspberry & blueberry, I’m assuming that’s the pomegranate. Mid-palate shows more of the tropical side with understated passion fruit, mango, & maybe some vague citrus. Tart, slightly lactic & lemon-like acidity flowing from front to back with a nice, biscuit malty underbody & a solid flower petal presence lingering in the finish, a hint of herbaceous grassy notes. Yum.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4515) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy copper with a small head. Aroma of lavender, pomegranate, some Brett tartness, plus caramel malts, and light hops. Flavor the same with a nice pomegranate and Brett finish. Average texture. A good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Pours cloudy golden color with thin white head. Aromas of sour fruits and floral. Flavors of the same finish off nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Mexican Cake Supertrade Series Beer with jrob21, Westmeister, and deadCATAtlanta Beer #1. Pours hazy pear with quickly dissipating head. Scent is violet and burnt rubber, in a good way. Barely sweet with strong bitter finish. Light and bubbly to style. Bottle - Trade

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (628) - Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Big bottle (thanks, jpdurden24, for opening this!). Mild aroma of light tartness, strong grassy hay, a lemony hint, and soft wheat. Pours a hazy light peach color. Delightful citrusy tart taste of peach, apricot, golden wheat, a floral touch of lavender, and a mellow rice vinegar tone. Soft palate; abrupt finish. A graceful sour.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
75cl, Batch 8/12 (brewed at Funkwerks), Bottle 1099/1526, at 7%Vol, as Crooked Stave W.W.B.V., new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with Brettanomyces, violets, lavender and pomegranate, thx alot to kraddel!, very complex sour brew, fruity/sour and slightly woody/floral, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good and original brew!


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