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

Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet"
176 Ratings
Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet"Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett "Violet"

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

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.

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2.7/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.94/5  rDev -11.3%

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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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.05/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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4.1/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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