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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3467) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (3344) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3235) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (3191) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - 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, Im assuming thats 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (3045) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2897) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2888) - 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!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2758) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
bottle from moc at chopkofest pours medium amber. lots of citrus juice from grapefruit, slight sour and brett. to me the grapefruit takes over. body is very tart and tough to enjoy. many thanks for the tick of something I will never see again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2653) - 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.


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