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
crookedstave.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brentk56 on 03-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.31%
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
28
For Trade:
2
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Reviews by brentk56:
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
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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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.

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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
4.38 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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