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

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98
world-class

154 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 6.5%
Wants: 228
Gots: 34 | FT: 4
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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3/5  rDev -32.7%

LeeryLeprechaun, Jan 06, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -11.7%

Thanks to Bankhead for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Batch 8/12.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, fruit, earth, floral, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice floral presence that comes through better in the aroma.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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tom10101, Nov 11, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle $15. Bright orange-yellow color, more orange really. Aroma is heavy brett and a very floral quality, must be the lavender, smells good. Flavor is flowery, good brett funk, a hint of sweetness. Overall this was a solid wild ale, its pretty funky from the brett but I didn't feel it was really sour, maybe a slight bit of tartness. Worth the money.

ArrogantB, Jun 24, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pour is a hazed golden amber with a bubbly off white head. Nose is light on brett, fairly balanced floral presence, juicy citrus and a nice aroma of leathery Brett and pineapple brett. Taste is much more sour than anticipated, hop presence isn't really there, Brett is much stronger with pineapple and citrus. Floral notes are a touch lighter mid palate. Finish is sour and tart of pomegranate, very dry with strong carbonation and light airy body. Leathery brett lies through the middle and lingers through the finish. Good stuff.

cpetrone84, Feb 05, 2014
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acurtis, Jun 08, 2013
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dachp, Jun 09, 2013
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Thorpe429, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to ablackshear for this beer!

750ml bottle with pressure cap; bottle number 149/1526.

poured into Crooker Stave tulip glass.

Appearance:yellowish orange bodied beer that is slightly hazy. 1 full finger of head that slowely drops to an ultra thin cap. Spotty lacing.

Smell: Slightly fruity mostly tropical fruits. This beer has a rather floral and flowery nose. I get a hint of lavender as well.

Taste: Very similiar to the nose. Some tropical fruits with a touch of pomegranite. Mild to moderate tartness. Mild oak, tannins, and funk. Floral notes and mild lavender. The lavender makes the beer taste creamy and slightly "perfumey". As the beer becomes warmer, alot more tartness and dryness builds in the beer...which is really nice.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This beer is dry, but not too dry. Just right. Wouldnt change a thing with the carbonation levels are near perfect. Crooked Stave does this so very well.

Overall: Overall, I would have liked more pomigranite flavor. This is the first beer that I have drank that has been brewed with pomigranite, so i dont have much to compare it to. I will say that I have tried a few beers with lavender in it and that seems to be an ingredient that can really overwhelm a beer, but that not the case with this beer. A strong point of the beer is the balance of floral flavors, the lavander, and the tart notes of the beer which really makes the beer something that is simple, effortless, and delicious. Crooked Stave wins again!

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 02, 2013
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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
98 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.