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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: 92   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.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9363) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (8248) - Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by jmborggren). Looks good; a cloudy orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes floral and sour notes with a nice, tart mouthfeel. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (8033) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
pours hazy light golden with a small but persistent white cap, nice lacing. lavender and other flowery esters, soft brettiness, mint, herbs, pepper, lime, lime leaves, pale pils malt bill, just a hint of toastiness. average to moderate carbonation, light body, gently tart and flowery-herbal finish. great!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (7869) - 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 theres this drying bitterness of dry hopped earthy floral and tropical hoppiness. Medium but palatable dry bretty sourness throughout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (7786) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle at Franks. Pours a deep, hazy peach body with nice minimal lacing. Aroma is beautiful tropical fruits, tart citrus, pineapple and funk. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of passionfruit, melon, funky citrus fruits, musky lemon and a nice sour character. Super sessionable and perfectly balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (7176) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle with thanks to Boost! Shared with friends. Pours hazy golden orange, small white head, some lacing. Aroma is quite floral, lots of oak, herbal, some Bretty funk and earthy basement aromas. Flavor is dry, floral, funky and just a light tartness, herbal. I guess lavender. Light body. Really really tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7132) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting
Hazy golden with a small white head and spotty lacing. Aroma and flavors are tart and floral, dry finish
Decent

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7093) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Gold pour with a small head. Lemony, some harvest fruits. Underarm. Taste is acetic. Lemon meat. Some sherbet, mild herb garden. Light body, soft carbonation. Simple, pleasing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (7041) - 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
kraddel (6683) - 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 .


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