Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet" | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet"
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brentk56 on 03-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
175
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.31%
 
 
Wants:
220
Gots:
27
For Trade:
2
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Reviews by HuskyinPDX:
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4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 9.2.13
Batch 8/12
Bottle 1072/1526

A - Pours a hazy darker orange with an active off-white head that fades to the edges.

S - Subtle funk, barrel and floral tones.

T - More tart and lavender, nice oaky barrel finish.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.

O - I love this series and it ends on a very high note.

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 8/12, bottle 69/1526.

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

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

Taste - Grapefruit sourness. Some berry tartness. Lavender smooths it out very subtly in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Good sourness. Not a crisp beer, but not heavy.

Overall - Very nice sour. Amazing complexity from 100% brett.

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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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Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet" from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
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