ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Draft at the Wicked Weed Funkatorium, 1/2/15
Aroma: The nose is sour and tropical fruit mostly, grape and wine notes as well
Appearance: It pours a clear gold, with minimal head, and no lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, with sour, funk, and tropical flavors
Palate: This one has a light-medium body, with a pretty good mouthfeel
I actually quite enjoyed this. I’ve had enough of them to say at this point that Wicked Weed knows what they are doing with sour and funky flavors.
77ships (4405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to JorisPPattyn. Bottle sampled @ “Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT”. Hazy citrus, little white head. USA lactic nose, super fruity, white wine. Taste is USA lactic with typical white wine taste, quite acidic, candy, exotic fruits that are impossible to classify with lemon still dominating, lacto wine barrel, faintly puckering. Bit juice-like body. Lots of interesting fruits went into this. This is a nice beer but tastes once again like so many other USA sours.
PriorL (2235) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at "Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT"- clouded blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: sour, tropical fruits, some alcohol.
TASTE: sour, lactic, white wine, fruity, very nice!
JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium white head, fast gone over faintly hazed golden beer with faint orange sheen. Sourish nose, sour pineapple, lemon, quite lambic-y. Some tropical fruit indeed. Sour, serious acidity, fruity notes are there, but not possible to ferret out what. Warming up, I detect the white wine retronasal, however. Strong CO² feel, good attenuation, bit astringent. Special one, but indeed quite classical USA sour, in the end. Many thanks to John H!
thomashall (179) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Brad...thanks! Pours clear golden with minimal head. Some sour and funk smell. Minimal tart flavor. Easy drinking. Decent stuff.
Steasy66 (1007) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blond, no head. Aroma is slightly fruity but lacking. Lots of fruit in the flavor with a bitter finish. Decent.
Bacterial (1773) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow pour with a slight white head. Tropical nose. Lightly sour, tropical fruit, papaya and mango. Nice.
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Brad - thanks! Clear golden pour with a minimal head. Tropical fruit and a nice sour note. Bit of hay. Nice brew.
chinchill (2270) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 2014 bottle.
Light on funk but medium-high sourness.
Nice complexity lends high interest.
Low funk lends drinkability.
MartinT (8218) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Elderberries, white grapes and rosemary allusions whirl around this Wild Ale’s cracking cereals for a complex libation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear straw yellow.
-The fruity aromas could’ve come from a variety of sources, not necessarily the fruit added.
-The mouthfeel is super dry.
-The nose was pretty phenolic at first.