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Wicked Weed Genesis Blonde Sour

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This ale is 5.6% abv and our first venture into barrel aged American wild ales. A blond Saison base similar to that of Saison I, fermented on our proprietary Wicked Wild strain. After fermentation we moved the beer into Petite Verdot Barrels from Rock House Vineyards and added mango, papaya and guava where it sat for 6 months. This ale is tart and tropical with notes of musty hay and citrus. The tartness of this sour is moderate and the dry fruityness makes this beer a great palate cleanser and pairs well with delicate dishes.

Updated: Aged in white wine barrels with 250 lbs per batch of papaya, mango, pineapple and guava. The beer is blended from barrels ranging 5-12 months.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2432) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from the rotter. Nose is light fruit, tropical, citrus zest. Light hay and funkiness. Very clear pale yellow with a small white head. Taste is immaculately bland with just a faint tartness and a light acidity. Very thin, watery. Very disappointing flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6511) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle - Lychee, white grape and some candied pineapple. Clear gold with no head. Light citrus, lychee and pineapple. Tart but nicely so. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
The pour was a clear medium yellow with a small wispy white head. It possesses hints of a musty Brett yeast, tropical fruit (mango & papaya) and a touch of white wine. This brew has a nice tropical fruity taste upfront then sliding in is a slight vinous presence and a bit of funky sourness right at the end. All I can say I is YUM!!! www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3726) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours hazy apricot. Aroma is mostly sour apple, with hints of yeast and butterscotch. Flavor is fruity plus butterscotch and malty hints. Texture is OK, average viscosity and minimal fizz.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle... Pours lightly hazed and yellow with a small, fizzy, white head that’s gone faster than you can say “quick.” The aromatic standouts here are nice, fruity notes of mango and guava. I don’t particularly like guava. It’s a weird fruit. I’m picking up some fresh bandages as well. Is that a faint smoky component? The nose ends up being pretty complex. The flavor is basically the same as a Berliner weisse - grainy, citrusy and tart, but no moreso than any of the hundreds of Florida Weisses I’ve tried. Tasty and enjoyable, but not a fantastic beer. Doesn’t have to be. But the price… Bottle provided by biggsbowler!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1500) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle spilt with Jenny during our snow day and Scream marathon. Clear, crisp, golden pour with moderately light white head. Really nice nose of hay, pineapple, oak, tutti frutti gum, orange juice. Flavor is funky with more reminders of tartness from fruit than actual tartness. Chardonnay, guava, pineapple. Almost an amarillo hop like finish, which makes me think dry hopping this bad boy would be awesome. Funky and tangy fruit finish. Great stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7770) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3oz on tap at the downstairs taproom. Labeled 6.6%. Wonderful kind of cake-like malt to this. White cake. And a nice, citrusy juicy tropical fruitiness. Moderate-plus sour taste. Nice lighter sweet balance. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Medium-plus body. Clear golden, slight orange color. Pretty much no head. Fantastic, balanced, easy-drinking yet bright, flavorful and punchy sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1121) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Thanks, Carl! Excellent sour blonde. Clear golden pour. Huge tart aroma and lots of tropical fruit abound. The taste brings in the white wine barrel presence with again a heavy dose of the fruits (mango and pineapple especially) and tarts. Just a minimal bitter finish. Light bodied and good carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (6558) - Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
2/17/15. Thanks, Carl! Clear golden pour, small khaki head. Nice aroma, tart, mildly funky, fruity. Great flavor, lightly sour, smarties, oak, white wine, fruity. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
On tap at the Funkatorium. Yellow pour with a white head. Sour fruit aromas. Lots of sour "tropical" fruit notes here. A bit one dimensional. Good body and mouthfeel.


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