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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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This ale is 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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2013
This was my favorite from WW. Pours a hazy bright golden with a big white head. Nose of saison yeast and light tropical fruits, though I wouldn’t have suspected real fruit in the brew. Hay and wood and light funk. Taste adds a dry acetic quality and more wood, almost a bit closer to Chardonnay but much drier. Crisp and refreshing. I could drink this all day.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle (at Raleigh Times). Head is mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (barnyard), with notes of sour apple, kumquat, lemon, guava. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent. A fun sour even if it fails to truly excite. The fruit additions don’t push it into "fruit beer" territory thankfully, and honestly it wasn’t terribly obvious that fruit had been added...even straight lambic has apple-citrus notes naturally. Maybe only the guava-ish character showed through for me, but YMMV. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12101) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle split at the sleepy-rapping tasting at Ronny & Alex’s pad, CBC fine tuner, 30/04/15 picked up at the funkatorium. Lightly hazed golden with moderate off white spotting. Nose is tangy citric peel, light spice, tangerine, pissy notes, light acidic tones. Taste comprises soured citric peel, light brett, funk, pissy, peach, apricot, pineapple. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with tarte tropicana. Decent sour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
30th April 2015
Bigger tasting at Ronny’s flat, Copenhagen. Lightly hazy pale gold beer, thin white head. Palate is light and dry, modest fine carbonation. Mild lemon sourness alleviated by a little orange peel. Dry finish. Not picking up any of the added fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4813) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Lightly cloudy golden pour, with a thin white head. Fruity, sour, tart lemon, oak, light mango, and apricot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Bottle at the pre-CBC tasting in Copenhagen 150430. Slightly hazy pale yellow/golden beer with a small head. Sourish grassy aroma, floral, dandelions, hay, vinous, grapefruit notes. Sourish grapefruit flavor, grassy, hay, vinegar notes, dandelions, grapefruit, rosebuds, floral, vinous notes. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3207) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2015
Bottle@Ronny and Alex pre cbc tasting #2 - golden fuzzy pour with tiny white head. Citrix and floral aroma and taste, some straw, lemony notes, nice sourness, great mouthfeel, very nice. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (883) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
On draft at Wicked Weed Funkatorium. 6.6% per beer menu. Poured murky light orange. No head. Flavor is tart peach, apricot, mango, pear. Fantastic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11962) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2015
50cl bottle, thanks wilkie. Crystal clear pear juice body topped by minimal white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, white wine, some tropical fruit, sourness, funk. Taste is medium sweet, white wine, lemon, some tart, funk. Low carbonation, light-medium body, light acidity, stickiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1142) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Tap @ Funkatorium. Hazy yellow with thin head. Smells rubbery, lemony, and cotton candy-y. Nice tart/sour flavor with a hint of earth. Clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (778) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2015
From tap at the brewery. Clear yellow very little white head. Medium carbonation, light sweetness, sour through the finish. Vinous, biscuit, good.


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