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Serenity - Wicked Weed Brewing

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

515 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 90
Gots: 140 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: codysjb on 08-18-2013

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Ratings: 515 | Reviews: 52
Photo of Givemebeer
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lemons and pears galore. Nice tart/sour/funk thats all well in check. Oozes flavor and finishes clean dry and crisp. A delight to drink.

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice and tropical, but there is absolutely nothing great about the beer, but absolutely nothing bad about it eighter

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light and crisp this drinks a lot like the juice that it resembles. It pours like grapefruit juice so it no wonder that the flavor is dominate. Light lemon and oranges filter through as a tropical coconut finishes. The flavor is delicious but perhaps not assertive enough.

Photo of KajII
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It pours a clear golden straw yellow with a bubbly white head. The aroma has a strong musty horse blanket yeast odor, a mild vinous scent and a touch of cask. It has a big funky yeast taste right off, then a tart white wine flavor slips in leading up to a spicy bitter finish.
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Photo of NickSD
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer seriously lacked any taste.

Photo of suckaj
2.52/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

tastes like lemon lime vitamins

Photo of jbwimer
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a completely translucent pale straw color with some bubbles clinging to the glass. Looks like a champagne. Nose has a wonderful brett character with hay, lemon peel, underripe pear, slight breadiness. Flavor is delicate tartness with some citrus, touch of funk, white grapes. Body is a little light, but this is so quaffable. A beautifully done brett farmhouse. Among my favorites.

Photo of Fcolle2
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light golden in color with a white fizzy head. Smell has a tart lemon rind aroma along with tons of brett with notes of barnyard, and lots of saison yeast aromas. Taste follows nose with very light dry lemon rind tartness and farmhouse yeast

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light clear golden color, pretty nice looking beer. Slightly sour aroma with a bit of hay. In the taste, lemony tartness and a nice earthy flavor. Lemongrass, apple cider vinegar, sharp little funky sour note. Light bodied ale, lacks true crispness or dryness, mellow feel. Overall, this is damn tasty and a worthy American Wild Ale .

Photo of aleigator
3.15/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Many thanks to Michael for the bottle.

Has a strawy, lemony color, with a small, white head.

Smells of sulfur, horse blanket, lemon peel, with a hint of pepper. Musty malts with a pungent acidity form the most dominant notes of the nose, with a decent inclusion of crisp lemon and unripe grapefruit.

While the nose promised an excessive funkiness, the taste is comparably tame. It begins with white lemon peel, among bready malts and a gentle, strawy, wheat foundation. The carbonation is very lively, pointing out the refreshing sour qualities, while the actual sourness remains quite moderate, hiding beneath the wheat. Got a green apple fruitiness, as well as a yoghurty of flavor to it, which shines during the semi-dry, but not particular sour finish. Drinks fairly easy, very smooth for a Sour, while trying a little too hard to stay in balance, by not providing a convincing acidic sourness.

Photo of Treyliff
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550ml bottle, poured into Wicked Weed tulip

A- pours a pale and cloudy yellow color with a small foamy white head that reduces to just a small layer skimming the top, leaving no lacing behind

S- classic funky brett aroma with notes of wet hay, oak barrel, lemon peel, fresh grass, barnyard. Underlying spicy saison yeast finishes the nose

T- the brett tartness is definitely more prevalent on the nose than the taste. Pale malt and grain up front mixes with notes of lemon grass, white grape, oak, straw and earth. A hint of tart yeast kicks in before finishes bone dry with lingers of lemon grass and hay

M- medium body with medium, lively & bubbly carbonation lead to a foamy mouthfeel and a bone dry finish

O- a nice showcase of brett, however the aroma was much more funky than the taste

Photo of JonAyers
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best examples of Brett beers on the market.

Photo of spoony
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 500 ml bottle to a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated October 8, 2014.

A-The beer is very light in color, sort-of a dry straw hue. There is a good bit of haze and murk sitting beneath the pure white foam of the head. The head drops quickly and leaves no lace. I see no bubbles in the beer.

S-The aroma is heavy on the brett funk. I get lemon flavors, white grape, and musty, powdery note. It is mildly tart rather than sour.

T-The taste is also heavy on the brett funk. I get lemon, lime, white wine, a touch of oak, and a bit of dry grass. The beer is pretty dry from start to finish and mildly tart.

M-The feel is lighter than average with spritzy, aggressive carbonation that fits the flavor profile well.

O-This is a pretty tasty beer if you are into brett. The beer does a good job of showing off the tanginess that brett can impart and it is dry without getting chalky. The feel is a really good match for the flavors too. A nice effort by Wicked Weed.

Photo of cpetrone84
2.9/5  rDev -28.9%

Pour is pale straw yellow, slightly hazed, with a good bit of tight white head and a fair bit of lace. Nose is stale sweat, lemon, husky stinky brett, pineapple rind, notes of pepper, and some fresh leather. Taste is strong brett pineapple, a hint of sweaty leather, musky rind, strong carb, light body, prickly on the throat.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%

Bottle as an extra in trade. Thanks! Pours hazy bright yellow with a big fluffy white head. Lots of tart funky Brett on the aroma, hay, light fruits, more funk. Yup, it's a Brett beer. Extremely light bodied, very little oak or vinous notes from the wine barrels, but with a refreshing funky bretty influence that makes it very pleasant. Super light fruit sweetness. High carbonation. All in all this is nice, but maybe even too light on the flavor. Definitely worth a try for Brett fans.

Photo of cvm4
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours slightly hazy sunshine/straw color with an effervescent paper white one finger head.

S - Definite sour smell right off the bat. Followed up by a lemon, funky and acidic backbone.

T - To me, the taste follows the smell, but with less sour to it. It's way more earthy with a light tartness in the background.

F - Light to medium bodied with high carbonation that is crisp.

O - A bit more sour on the nose than the actual taste. But, that doesn't take away from anything as this was a joy to drink.

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.53/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Spent grains, wet hay, oddly heavy on the tongue. Little to no tartness or sourness and the heaviness and light carbonation just allow the odd flavors to sit on the tongue. I guess my palate is broken, but i just didn't understand or enjoy this very much.

Photo of madtowndmb1
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

I really wanted to like this beer but I kept wishing it was Temptation. Just OK.

Photo of More_betterness
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first Wicked Weed offering!

A: Glowing hazy golden body topped with a two finger white head. Recedes to a small cap and leaves patchy lacing after a minute or so. Beautiful rustic looking beer.

S: Musty lemon and Fuji apple. Pear and a hint of malt round everything out. A bit of funk and floral honey as it warms.

T: Tart apple and white wine, layered with acidic citrus and sweet and bready malt. Astringent and drying.

M: Light bodied and moderate/high carb. Long dry finish.

O: Infinitely crushable. Tart and flavorful while maintaining a high level of drinkability. Love it. Could drink a ton of this. Nice job wicked weed.

Photo of humuloner22
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I don't know what happened to my review. I lost it in both places. It was good, but I just have not found that sour beer that does it for me yet. Its just a style you either like or don't I think? Right now I am on the fence. But this one is not quite there for me yet.

To the best of my memory it was not really funky enough nor was it sour enough. It was too subtle maybe? I think I would be more inclined to enjoy a darker sour, but not a cherry based one. We shall see. I will continue to try the them. I know no one is not representative of all of them. They are all an island unto themselves.

Update: I have had a few bottles since my initial review and upon reevaluation and now that I have learned to appreciate this style. I think this beer is very well made. It has a nice crisp lemon/citrus flavor, its a very well made beer. Its a great one to cleanse the palate after drinking some strong stouts that might linger.

Photo of zac16125
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wicked Weed Serenity
500mL bottle into a tulip

A: Pours an absolutely crystal clear, very light pale yellow with just under 1 fingers width of bright white colored head. Head dissipates down quickly and leaves essentially zero lacing. 3.5

S: Fruity, funky, slightly tart. Pungent cheese-like and barnyard funkiness. Apple, some lactic sour notes. Super funky. 4.25

T: Lighter flavors than I anticipated from the nose. Light fruit and floral notes. Subtle lactic tartness. There are slight funkiness notes, not nearly to the degree of the nose, but thats ok. Flavors pretty mild as a whole. 3.75

M/D: Light bodied, carbonation on the lower end of moderate, dry on the finish, drinkability is average. 3.75

O: Overall, its ok. Solid beer, but nothing really sands out. I was a bit disappointed as I have high expectations for WW. 3.75

Photo of SFNC
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Very well done.

Photo of dar482
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%

The aroma has peach and tropical fruit, and hay funk.

The flavor has melon, peach, and tropical fruit notes. Lots of fruity esters coming off from the yeast. There's a Brett funk drying. The beer is refreshing and falls off of the palate nicely.

Photo of stakem
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear golden yellow color with a white cap. The smell is a little tropical with a dry and grainy feel before cheesy notes of funk evolve. The taste is dry with neutral grain flavoring, slightly husky, blending to notes that are mildly tropical and vinous. Some oakiness towards the back has almost a cinnamin spice note about it. This is light bodied, modestly carbonated and very easy drinking. The beauty in this beer is the subtle nuance but I dont think I liked it enough to want to seek out any more.

Photo of emerge077
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold with a light froth around the edges, bright clarity, streams of carbonation visible. Adequate surface coverage though there wasn't much head for a Brett beer.

Aroma of white grape, musty wet hay Brett funk.

Taste is surprisingly more tart than the nose let on. Underripe fruit, thin body, seltzery. Bone dry aftertaste, it's gone before you know it. Needs a little more complexity and depth.

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Serenity from Wicked Weed Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.