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Malice Wild Ale - Wicked Weed Brewing

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Malice Wild AleMalice Wild Ale

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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 13
Gots: 38 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dvmin98 on 11-23-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

StlHopHead77, Jul 19, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500mL bottle procured from Wicked Weed's brew pub (Asheville, NC). 10.95. No bottling date. Served in a goblet.

Pours ruddy chestnut with two fingers of ecrue froth. The head quickly dissipates to a meager halo, leaving behind only a few tiny specks on the glass.

Smells funky and fruity. Barnyard, hay, oranges, clove and vague mint.

Flavors are an interesting and intense collision of tamarind sweetness, blood orange citrus and Brett funk. The fruits really tame the overall taste so it is only mildly tart. Brett seems dominant with tamarind and blood orange right behind followed by mint, hay, chalk, earth, faint cloves, rope and a very subdued sweetness. Nice and fruity overall without any overly harsh sour funk.

An almost dull, medium feel with very little carbonation. There is barely enough fizz to keep this from feeling flat on the palate. Finishes dry with tamarind, a mild Brett funk and faint blood orange.

Not the blood orange bomb I was hoping for but I appreciate that this must be young enough that the Brett hasn't crowded out the flavorful fruit additions. The flavors seem to linger somewhere between a farmhouse, a wild ale and a fruit beer. Interesting hybrid and I don't lament having a couple more.

ThickNStout, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Funky-Brewster, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

buyyourfreedom, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

sourdog, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Cynic-ale, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

KirkFrancis, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

CrusinforaBrewsin, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

acurtis, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Sammy, Oct 12, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, at the brewery

"Malice is the land between sour beer and Brett beer. The beer was brewed with over 100 lbs of Tamarind, Blood Orange and lime zest. Dirty straw orange in color, it’s bursting with earthy funky tartness and finishes with heavy citrus skin and tart citrus. The land between is so good!"

Wicked Weed certainly gets an A for effort - not particularly sour or wild - definitely get a bit of yeasty goodness though. The tamarind was lost on me, but the citrus flavors were nice. Wicked Weed is adventurous and makes some really interest beers - I've just yet to find one that is really 'great'

dirtylou, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

dailyminefield, Jan 20, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

Highbury09, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Gerasimos, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

vancean2, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

GRG1313, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of dvmin98
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Good Bottle Co. in Charlotte.

Color is a nice burnt orange. Smells of the blood orange with some barnyard. Can get the tamarind as well. Very rustic. Very clean.

Get the initial tartness with some raspberry and orange, with the Brett coming through. Dry with a lingering aftertaste that is awesome.

One of the best sours I've had. Great job!

dvmin98, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

tarheels4life23, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

BuckTuckian, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

@ Wicked Weed

Hazy orange topped with a loose soap bubble head. Smells tart and woody opening up to reveal floral and dry, acidic citrus aromas, subtle sugar cookies, and Brett-y funk. Tasty lemon acidity, juicy tartness, dry funk, and leather with a slightly puckering lime juice. Dry, tart, and crisp in the mouth. More lemon than any of the actual fruit added to the beer, but I don't really mind. Very enjoyable!

wedge, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Immortale25, Mar 02, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really tasty sour from Wicked Weed. I find, on the whole, that their lighter colored beers are less tasty than their amber to dark offerings.

Minimal head. Orange amber color, like a wrap from some drums I used to own.

Citrus up front, softened by the funky oiliness of the Brett.

Very good...although not as great as their flagship Dark Angel.

sagefool, Jul 08, 2014
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Malice Wild Ale from Wicked Weed Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.