Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV)

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

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RATINGS: 93   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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4.2
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle share with some Texas bros going crazy over this shit. Pour is hazy orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Tart lemons, big lavender, light grassy, peachy, tannin, coriander, woody, floral, citrusy, lactic, herbal, and bretty aroma. Nice! Taste is big tart lemons, coriander, lavender, vanilla, bretty, band-aid, fruity, honey, doughy, passion fruit, and grapefruit with a lightly tart finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Very complex - fruity, spicy, and tart - so refreshing. Probably tied for my favorite of the WWB series. Tasty shit.

3.9
jrob21 (3810) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Saturday afternoon football and beer crew. First impression here is that the pomegranate hits in a unique way with its distinct bitterness. Maybe i’ve been hanging around babies too much recently but I can’t get past the aroma I am experiencing without thinking of other very unfortunate baby related events. Flavors and textures more than makes up for it though. Slightly and nicely tart. Very dry finish. Every sip brings out something new which is a hallmark for me of a truly incredible beer. Pours a murky dull orange color. I’d give it a higher score except for my hang up with this aroma. It’s probalby only me though with this since no one else today got the same thing.

4.3
rouhlas (3784) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 11, 2016
750 ml bottle at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Hazy golden color with off white head. Yeasty fruity aroma, light funky, stone fruits, peach, pomegranate, floral, herbal, perfume notes. Sweet and acidic taste, sour peach like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.9
50belair (3682) - 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
jcartamdg (3535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.

4
MrOrla (3529) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Gueuze tasting 2016 ulfborg. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of brett, flowery, daisy, orange, apples, quite fruity. Taste is rahter sour with loads of brett, flowery, light vinegar, pimegranate. Dry finish. Decent

4.1
Reynolds314 (3477) - 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.

3.7
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Pours a golden color with white head. Floral, lavender, fruity aromas. Tart, floral, cherry flavors.

4.4
bursprak (3285) - 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.

4.5
bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to Nielsen !! Pours a slightly hazy pinkish salmon amber color with a finger or two of fizzy foam. Lots of tart fruit on the nose with funky brett and round floral undertones. The flavor is spot on with great balance between sweet fruit, tart funk and some light lavender floral complexity. Loving this.... great pomegranate flavors there too.


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