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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet" - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet"

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

164 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 6.28%
Wants: 228
Gots: 33 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 03-24-2013)
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Reviews by VelvetExtract:
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4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a milky yellow color. A flare of carbonation burps up some white foam. Very light lace.

S-Phew! Bretty funk swampiness. The Brett is wild, medicinal and tropical. Along with the zany yeast strain is another layer of funk. The lavender and violet are even noticeable here.

T-The most Brett forward beer have ever had (and it's not even close). The Brett is juicy, funky, medicinal, barny and fruity. It just blows over the palate. Yet, the best part of the flavor is the not so subtle lavender and violet. The duo creeps in after the wild yeast attack and it complements the aforementioned yeast in a surprisingly perfect fashion.

M-Light and dry. The body and carbonation make this drinkable but the concentrated sourness and funkiness make me slow down quick. This is more of a compliment than a criticism.

O/D-Maybe the most aggressively funky beer I have had. I really should try to give up my left nut for a few more in the Wild Wild Brett series because this one slays ass.

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Appearance - Very hazy and murky. Pale yellow orange. Small white head with a thin collar.

Smell - Bright citrus. Lemony and bretty. Grapefruity. Very nice.

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Quick review from written notes.

Saturated orange color, compact layer of white foam on the surface, a flurry of spotty lace appears as the glass is swirled.

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
98 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.