Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet (WWBV)

 
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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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3.9
TheAlum (7164) - 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
50belair (3684) - 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
jrob21 (3835) - 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.

3.9
Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle thanks to wchesser..Pour is light gold..Nose is pomegranate , floral, tart, spice , oak , barrel...Taste is oak, floral, yogurt, funk, cheese, dry..

3.9
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jmborggren. Hazy golden orange color. Thin, bubbly white head. Good floral, fruity, citrusy pomegrantey oak sour aroma. Kind of lemony. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Kind of slick texture. Moderate to bigger sour taste, lightly spicy, moderate sweet. Solid, interesting, slightly floral pomegrante-fruity sour. This is an interesting series.


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