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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour grape aroma with hints of mango. Fruity malty woody sour grape flavor. Has a fruity sour woody grape and pineapple finish. finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Blonde in color with a white head. Nice pineapple and tropical fruit aromas. Mango, some lemon zest, grass, and a touch of banana. Mild grape and guava. Solid sourness to the flavor. Lots of pineapple, guava, and green grape. Some sweet mango and a touch of peach. Maybe some banana, white wine, and a fair amount of lemon. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Busick (352) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
My first sour from Wicked Weed and it was delicious! I love their line of sours and this was the leader of them for me. The fruit taste is evident along with the white wine! Just a wonderfully made sour!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle shared by jcnielsen at the grand tasting of RBSG - thanks again, Justin! Pours a hazed pale yellow with minimal head. Notes of vanilla, funk, apple, grape, mineral, papaya, pineapple, and pear. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a tart, fruity mouthfeel. Good funky, fruity sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7898) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. RBSG St. Louis. Pours blonde. Nose/taste of lemon, mango, tropical fruit, oak, light tart acid. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (1984) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a golden color with white head. Sour, peach, pear, fruity flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Offering shared at RateBeer Grand Tasting 2014 (St. Louis, MO). Pours a pale golden hue, gentle glow with mellow haziness. Loose bubbly white head dies to a mellow ring, sticks around as a subtle ring and laces small. Aromas are a bit oaky, white wine, gentle tropical fruit throws mango and papaya. Touches of oak, some bread, white grape and gentle tannic oak. Initial is pretty approachable, lighter body with mellow carbonation shows some decent sourness +tuhces of white wine, grape and melon. Subtle honeysuckle. Some cobwebs and mango, gentle pineapple, oak. Backend is dry, a bit tannic and sour. Nice pineapple sourness with mellow papaya, faint guava, some earthiness, and nice trailing fruit. Some nice complexity, gentle and pretty crushable. Touches of earth, tropical fruit and pineapple trail out. Some nice stuff. Gentle, a bit a undercarbed but quite crushable. Nose a bit soft.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a yellow appearance with a thin white head. Funky, pineapple, smarties, white grape, pear aroma. Moderately tart. Juicy pineapple, twangy candy, slightly heal flavor. Kind of fun.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brandon Cole. Pours a cloudy yellow with small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is funk, oak, citrus. Thin mouthfeel with strong funk, dry fruit, light sourness. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1864) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a light gold with no head. Aroma of white grapes, wheat and oak. Taste is dry, sour, wheat and passion fruit. Really nice.


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