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Oblivion Sour Red - Wicked Weed Brewing

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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 68
Gots: 63 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oblivion is a sour red ale aged with blackberries and dates in red wine barrels for 12 months.

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 12-29-2013)
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of gcamparone
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml into a snifter. Thank you Keith for hooking me up with this one!

Pours a super hazy, cloudy dark amber/light mohagony body with a 2 finger off white head that reduces to a ring of foam. Little lacing.

Aromas of sharp lactic, vinegar, red wine, light fruits and berries, citrus.

On the tongue is super tart fruits, oak, red wine, lemon juice, drying, astringent berry peel, and a light berry juice and red wine on the finish.

Medium, mouth coating body with medium carbonation.

Very delicious beer, the berries could have showed up a little more on the tongue but good nonetheless

Photo of beergorrilla
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of facesnorth
4.09/5  rDev -4%

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of julielynndubee
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Bottle: Poured a hazy deep bright amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of sour notes with some vinous notes and some light berry notes. Taste is also dominated by tart notes with some vinous red wine notes also perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very interesting beer with loads of complexity. Dates are noticeable but do not play a huge role in this beer.

Photo of Norseman
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of homebrew311
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep Amber with white head, nice retention and decent amount of lacing. Nose has deep berry flavor paired with a touch of funk, black cherry, mild lacto notes. The taste is features dark berries and cherries with some fruity sweetness. This is balanced by a delicate sour character. Finish is clean. Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation and medium body. Overall, the high abv is well hidden, tartness is there but nothing over the top, and plenty of fruit character. Very nice.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.26/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slight chill haze drops out quickly. Head is a dirty-white. Starts with a small dense head that drops to a spotty cap and slightly thicker collar. Minimal carbonation on the pour. A deep garnet red with some purples and brighter reds.

Smell: Woody. Deep hits of generic red wine with the associated dark fruit. Blackberry is prevalent with some cherry, blueberry, plum, and yes, dates. A touch of worn leather with a solid push of oak. Light acetic push with some very mild citric elements. Even a touch lactic. A complex blend of bugs that doesn't really read as tart. Warming puts up a bit more leather with a little bit of caramel malt in the back. Slightly tannic and damp.

Taste: Damp fruit. Slightly musty. Blackberry, cherry skin, blueberry, raspberry....lots of berries. Some hints of strawberry with plum and date. A bunch of fruit. WIne barrel adds some very slight vinous character with a touch of oak. Blend of lactic, citric, and mildly acetic funk. Very vague tart push through the back of the sip. Leather. A touch of dark chocolate. Decidedly lactic as it warms with a heavy yogurt finish. Dates jump out of the back a bit as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Slightly slick initial sip with a moderate carbonation and medium body. Slight astringency on the sip without being dry. Fruitiness lends a fake sense of body.

Overall: Stare in to the face and be not afraid.

It's a decent "sour" red. The wine barrel and fruit give it a big fruity flavor but everything else falls a little short. The blend of bugs gets muddled and the profile loses a bit overall.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Oblivion Sour Red from Wicked Weed Brewing
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