Wicked Weed Saison VIII (King Henry VIII)
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Aptly named after King Henry the VIII, this beer is our eighth saison. Brewed with Petite Syrah grapes, this ale has a pink hue and a tart finish. This ale is fit for royalty, but made for those that love the “wicked weed.”

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2013
A few growlers from the brewery. Pours a bright light ruby with an orange hue. Hazy, almost cloudy. Wispy, small white head. Nose is powdery Belgian yeast. Lightly bready. Hints of tart fruits. Taste adds more fruit and a hint of white pepper. Subtle grape/wine notes that come out almost early, but then disappear in some dryness, only come back as a slight aftertaste. A subtle beer; better and fruitier as it warms, for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Thanks to that dude right down there for bringing me a growler (though I’m surprised that two Durhammers are the only rates for this sweet-ass beer). Cloudy blood orange-ish pour, moderate but consistent carbonation and admirable lacing. Nice complex nose of the tart grapes (almost smelled more like Muscat to me, but what the hell do I know), nice spicy yeast, and bitter hops for shape and balance. Sourdough bread and pepper, with some lightly funky tea notes and hay in the finish. Loved it.

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