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Wicked Weed Saison VII (Pu-er Tea)
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This 6.3% abv saison collaboration with Dobra Tea of Asheville is brewed with Pu-er tea, an ancient Chinese green tea aged from 8 to 75 years. This bright sunray yellow ale has a unique dried papaya, coconut and lemongrass nose with a silky smooth light mouthfeel from the addition of Chinese rice. Take a sip and transcend to the streets of Shanghai.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2013
At the brewery, and then taken home in a growler. Wow, this beer was good. Pours impossibly bright hazy gold, with tiny tea remnants swirling about at times. Nose is a bit diaper-funky at first, but the fruit notes come through, as does the saison yeast and the Sorachi Ace-like hop characteristic. Some lemon and lemon grass. Nice balance of sweet and dry. So unique and yet still so drinkable. Hope this is still available when I return in two weeks.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6189) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Poured a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma was yeasy, spices and tea. Flavor similar, dry, eh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9661) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2016
Interesting brew. Tea influence is light to moderate, but definitely there. Pleasantly herbal, dry and crisp.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4920) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours clear yellow/gold. Huge aromatics of wheat, floral notes, tropical fruit, lemon peel, and light tea. Flavor is fruity and delicious with soft sweetness from what?s a mostly dry malt base along with faint tea notes and a touch of hops. Light/medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4475) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Draft at Wicked Weed. Pours opaque gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like herbs, tea leaves, some citrus, bready and cracker malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musky grains, citrus, herbs, and bready malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose and taste are both tea, grassy, barnyard, good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2015
Draft. Golden body with a frothy white head. Aroma of lemongrass, toasted grain, raw grain, lightly earthy, lightly musty. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter and lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of tea, lemon, citrus and dried papaya with a light tartness in the finish. Dry. A nice, fruity, interesting Belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (839) - - APR 26, 2015
On tap at Funkatorium. Interesting but not my favorite. Pours a light hazy yellow with a white head. Tea adds an astringent note that is a bit much. I get the tropical flavors, but ends up with the tea dominating- so the coconut, lemongrass, saison notes somewhat faded. Finishes bitter and somewhat herbal. Soft mouthfeel. Points for originality.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (1042) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
On draft at Wicked Weed Funkatorium. Poured hazy gold with lace splotches. Flavor starts with tea, then is lemon, yeast, light grass and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnwokedi89 (106) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2015
This beer has an interesting taste... First sip tasted like black tea; Second sip tasted like a tropical fruit. I really can't explain why but no two sips taste the same! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (897) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2015
From tap at the brewery. Yellow gold color with smaller white head. Nose is some funk, tea, oranges, hint of hops. Sharp carbonation, slightly sweet, dry finish, coriander, tea, slightly bitter. Balanced and delicious.


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