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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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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 6.28%
Wants: 224
Gots: 32 | 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:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 03-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brett Ale Fermented w/ Passion Fruit Aged In Oak

Appearance: Arrives the color of peach nectar topped by a small head that leaves a few dots behind

Smell: Passion fruit dominant, with toffee and a touch of balsa wood

Taste: Toffee and passion fruit flavors, up front, with the tartness building after the swallow; balsa wood appears in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Overall: When I lived in Australia many years back, passion fruit was regularly available; I loved its tart sweet character then and this beer captures it now - well done

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

is this the best beer ive ever had? maybe it is... the last installment in the great wild wild brett series, this one brewed with violets, lavender, and pomegranate, all flavors that I think marry expertly with the brett. it pours a faded pink hued hazy straw color, super bright carbonation and over an inch of white airy head. looks sexy in my globe. the nose to die for, floral from the flowers, obviously, but the impart a lot of summer essence, and the brett gives this beer a real heady tartness that's pushing more sour than wild. soft citrus notes are also present, and the balance and complexity here are as good as it gets. I usually don't love beers with flowers, something about them always comes across like old lady perfume, but this one tastes right on. they are delicate, and I think take a little edge off of the acidic pomegranate juice, as well as blend in well with the interesting brett profile. the grain is light, some pale and wheat malts provide a good stage for the other flavors to shine. this beer to me is everything a wild ale should be, and I could drink it daily. im extremely sorry its not around all the time, and probably wont be made again. it might be my favorite of the series, although the green was also positively divine. this took my by storm, a beer unlike any other ive ever encountered. the reputation of crooked stave was built on this series, and this is an amazingly fitting conclusion to it. perfect carbonation, dry in the finish, lots of tartness, bright as anything, light and easy to drink, subtle alcohol strength, refreshing, just everything you could want in the mouthfeel of this style of beer. I know there will be haters out there, there always is, but this is genre defining for me.

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4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip at Decofest, thanks to Mark for sharing!
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.

Fruity aroma, must be the pomegranate, though it seems more like pink grapefruit or guava.

Tart grapefruit taste, mild botanicals in the middle, complex and unique. Juicy feel, crisp with a moderate acidity before finishing dry in the end. Pulpy fruit impression, authentic and very nice.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Love their beers so far, really wish I could get more. This one looks crazy! Thanks again to Francois for this.

Rich creamy head, nice lacing, hazy reddish orange color.

Nose lots of fruit, nice pomegranates, nice floral lavender, juicy malt, floral flowery like, bit of farmhouse Brett funk, dry grainy malt, little toasty.

Taste sweet, fruity juicy pomegranate, light floral lavender and flowery flavor, sticky candy like flavours, little farmhouse saison, nice but lighter funky Brett, little bitter, lots of fruit. Finish sticky sweet, more fruit, floral chracters lingering, hint of bitterness and tannins.

Mouth is med bod, nice effervescent carb, little sticky.

Overall very nice, quite complex, tasty, well done. Wis the brett came through a bit more.

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Baron I think? Served in a snifter while watching the Blackhawks off the Red Wings.

A - White foam quickly settles to wisps, a thin collar, and little else. Hazy, slightly turbid, peach juice body.

S - Big tropical funk, some nebulous spices, lavender, tart pomegranate, and increasing lactic acidity as the beer warms up.

T - The taste is a great deal less funky and more sour than the aroma suggests, with a good deal of pomegranate tartness and lemony lactic acidity mingling with oak and perhaps a hint of residual malt character in there. Low sweetness, and only mild musky funk.

M - Smooth, medium body, with pleasant moderate carbonation. Quite dry and tannic, although it's quite off the palate and finishes quite clean.

D - Quite good. It's the best beer in the Wild Wild Brett [Color] series that I've had, and the fruit, spices, and wild yeast all work in harmony with one another. Really drinkable stuff; we crushed the bottle in no time at all. Crooked Stave's offerings keep getting better and better - if I had the money I'd definitely join their club.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.45/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet" from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
98 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.