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Wicked Weed Royal Cache - Malice

Wicked Weed Royal Cache - Malice
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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Malice is the land between sour beer and Brett beer. The beer was brewed with over 100 pounds of tamarind, blood orange, and lime zest. Dirty straw orange in color, itís bursting with earthy funky tartness and finishes with heavy citrus skin and tart citrus. The land between is so good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. Acetic berries in the nose, hints of vinegar. Medium sweet flavour, with bracing tartness, citrusy tang, light vinegar. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes tart, moderately acetic. Pretty clean and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a fuzzy off-white head. Aroma of sourness, malt and citrus. Sour fruit flavor, kind of like Sweet Tarts, giving way to some orange before a sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Bright orange pour with a white head. Tart cherry and raisin on the nose. Lots of orange, a little bit of funk, and citrus. Sort of earthy and tangy. There is a good bit of sourness to the flavor. Citrus peel, some citrus zest, and tangy tamarind. A little earthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
a sweet murky thick bretty amber ale. Nothing sour in there, the brett def needs some time to develop. Will be cool to see what happens with this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (4315) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
bottle to snifter. Nose is earthy, horsey, sweaty. Pour is a hazy, reddish orange, with a small white head. Taste is sweaty, horsey, lightly tart, with a caramel malt backbone. Very very earthy and dirty as it warms. Citrus seems a bit faint in the flavor. Overall, ok, but not a beer I would seek out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5293) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 12, 2015
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber/copper with a cream-colored head. Aroma of light Brett and tartness, a lot of blood oranges and other citrus/sour fruit, some pale and light caramel malts, and hints of spices. Flavor the same with the tart beer and blood oranges blending nicely. Average texture. A surprisingly good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle at Jamesí house for the End of History tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft acid on the nose, a touch of wood and some herbal notes. Medium bodied, a bit of herbal notes, acid, hints of licorice, strawberry bubblegum. Long slow acid and tangy tart wood with lingering strawberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft at funkatorium. Pours orange with a white head. Leaves some solid lacing in the glass. Solid orange notes on the nose. Lots of orange on the tongue. Finishes on the dry side. Solid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Sour cherries and oranges sweating in the barn, leading to tartness and bracing dryness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam lays upon the hazy amber.
-The fruitiness is hard to pin down, but it remains this beerís best feature, imho.
-The funk and acidity donít meld well in every sip.
-The flavor profile is not as refined as most Wicked Weed creations (even though it is very enjoyable).

On tap at The Funkatorium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
A lightly hazed golden amber ale with a thick frothy lacing light mocha head. In aroma, pleasant fruity biscuit malt with grassy hops, light mineral notes, Brett notes, cork character, dry and smooth. In mouth, a nice dry and puckering, red grapeskins, grassy hops, nice and puckering. On tap at Funkatorium.

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