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Amorous - Wicked Weed Brewing

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 33
Gots: 27 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wedge on 04-02-2014)
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Reviews by joe1510:
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

500ml

A big, huge thanks to Wilson for grabbing me some Wicked Weed. Good peoples! The body is tarnished copper bordering on russet with glowing ruby highlights when backlit. A touch of haze makes peering through the body difficult. The white head is wispy and takes a hard pour to form foam which quickly crackles down to a ring around the glass and a small island.

The nose is really unique. Spoonfuls of lactic pineapple funk lead the way with assertiveness There's also a good deal of buttery oak with faint vanilla. Tropical hop notes, papaya especially, are present along the middle and accentuate the gobs of pineapple. The oak becomes a little spicy with some warmth and a wealth of orchard fruit emerges, musty peach and mildly sweet green apple. Very interesting.

Background characteristics emerge much more in the flavor profile than in the nose. The lactic pineapple still comes across upfront but isn't the dominating force that the nose let me believe. Musty peach and green apple linger mid-palate through the finish along with wild flower brettiness. The orchard fruit really brightens on the finish along with a spicy oak character. Soft vanilla and buttery oak lay at the periphery. There is really a lot of depth to this beer. Each drink is something new.

Wicked Weed has done a great job dialing in the carbonation. The weight is squarely between light and medium while the carbonation is smooth but active. There's enough zing to awaken the tongue without being too fast to obliterate any lingering flavors. A touch of tannic dryness picks up on the finish. Nicely done.

There seems to be a lot of dry hopped brett pale ales out there these days. Amorous is a far cry from any I've come across. There's a plethora of fruity notes from the base yeast, Brett, or lacto. Each aspect adds another layer of depth while the oak still shines through in harmony. This is my first taste of Wicked Weed and I'm already craving more. Thanks, Wil!

joe1510, May 12, 2014
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@ Busy Bee

Cloudy reddish peach color with a fleeting foamy head that dissolves to nothing. Smells a bit funky with a buttery barrel quality, a flash of distinctive dry hop character, passion fruit, emerging lemon funk, and some floral notes. Fruity, dry oak barrel and tropical fruit flavors...lemon, some grain after swallow. Dry, not too sour, some lingering astringency, but not much. Though there is definitely a big tropical fruit presence, this never struck me as being particularly hoppy; nor did it strike me as all that sour or Brett-y. This rides somewhere in the middle, a nice blend of flavors that doesn't do any one thing amazingly well, but results in a nice beer.

wedge, Apr 04, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before fading to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of bubbly surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass leaving a broken ring behind.

S- Aroma is comprised of mild Brett, lactic acid and soft, slightly citrusy hops. Never smelled anything like it before. Sweet, fruity. Light tinge of alcohol.

T- More fruit, a slight tartness...and not a whole lot else. All the elements seem to come together and, rather than giving a big burst of flavor, they just flatline. There are some notes of cherry, raspberry and lemon but it's all very toned down. The tartness overtakes whatever bitter hoppiness is there. Jammy, sweet.

M- Moderate pucker, a bit tangy with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Not bad but, as far as hoppy sours go, NB Le Terroir is way better. Yes, that's the only other beer of its kind that I have to compare it to, but I feel like this could have been better executed (especially given the steep price tag). But hey, Wicked Weed is still young, learning and trying new things so go ahead and decide for yourself rather than take my word for it. Also, it's worth noting that this could be a very good gateway beer for people unfamiliar with sours due to its accessibility and drinkability.

Immortale25, Apr 08, 2014
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Amorous from Wicked Weed Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.