Amorous - Wicked Weed Brewing

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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 51
Gots: 91 | FT: 14
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Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wedge on 04-02-2014

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Ratings: 349 | Reviews: 29
Photo of brentk56
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a slightly hazy amber color; not much head nor much lacing action is noted

Smell: Slightly grainy but filled with fruit tones, ranging from pineapple and lemon to berries and citrus; slightly tart and somewhat funky, with an herbal character

Taste: Somewhat tart and funky from the outset, marrying the grains with lemon, tropical fruit tones and leathery elements; herbal tones add complexity, after the swallow and the finish is acetic, dry and bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A fascinating compendium of taste; enjoyed the tussle between the tartness, the bitterness and the funk

Photo of KevChiTown
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Perfect amount of tartness w/ an almost cider like finish.

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy blonde body, prickly brett funk with some grass on the aroma. Green apple biting acidity up front on the palate with a citric-acid-esque finish. Not sure if that's from the bacteria solely, or in conjunction with the hops.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really hoppy and tart with nice balance and good flavor.

Photo of greencovesteve
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my new favorites.

Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Medium golden-yellow body, clear in character, one finger white head that fizzles out quickly. No film, no collar. No lacing.

S- Pineapple, lemon zest, leather and a bit of funk, slight sweet graininess.

F- Less of the pineapple, more of the lemon zest and leather. A moderate bit of lactic acid and vinegar, but not overwhelmingly sour. Perhaps 4/10 on the sour scale. Clean and crisp lemon.

M- Medium bodied, dry and easy to drink. Mild bitter grapefruit on the backend.

O- Solid wild ale with plenty of aromas and flavours. Not complicated, but it's tasty, tart and easy to drink.

Photo of Ri0
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

poured 500ml into teku.

Golden sunshine with a 2 finger white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Nice aromas of tart citrus, oranges and lemons. The flavor is citrusy tartness with hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is light, well carbonated and finishes dry. This was a terrific and complex AWA from WW.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

American Wild Ale aged in red wine barrels and dry hopped with Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial hops. Bottled on 2/13/15 and enjoyed on 3/28/15. Poured from a bottle into a Wicked Weed tulip. The pour is very clear and golden in color. It sports two fingers of fluffy white head with low retention. The nose is fruity and tart with notes of fresh apples, white wine, green grapes, mild vinegar, and fresh lemons.

Medium-light body with a flat, yet firm, feel. Fairly sharp, sour flavor. Fruity and vinegary, not musty or funky. Mouth-watering, juicy, tart flavors of fresh lemons, sour apples, champagne, pineapples, mandarin oranges, and not-quite-ripe melons. Not hoppy, but some tropical fruit notes from the hops are still apparent. Predominantly citric-like acidity. Finishes with a slight lactic tartness on the back of the palate that lingers, but doesn't clash with the other flavors. Nothing objectionable here at all.

Really liking the level of tartness in Wicked Weed sours. Not "sour bombs", but certainly intense enough to appeal to fans of the style. This one is no exception. Solid American sour.

Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Soft floral aroma, with acetic sourness. Flavor is very lactic and acetic, fairly fruity and tart.

Photo of AppaZappa
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent offering from Wicked Weed. Most recently consumed on-draft at the Funkatorium in Asheville. Pours amber with 1/2 inch head. Smell is hops, some citrus, oak. Also get sour 'funk' with some alcohol. Very inviting. Taste is sour and citrus on the front, hop-heavy with a bite on the back. After several sips the contrast mellows but maintains, making a remarkably enjoyable experience as the feel is crisp and steady.

This is a fantastic beer. On tap--very very highly recommended.

Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A- Semi cloudy deep orange, almost amber, one finger head

S- Lots of citrus, some tropical, malt is there, not too much in the way of funk.

T-Tart, nice citrus, very floral. Good balance.

M-Lighter, dry and rather crisp.

O-A good beer but nothing stood

Photo of LittleDon
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber, clear, nice lace. Lots of alcohol present in the aroma. Lots of hops, particularly at the finish (more bittering, very little aromatic). Lightly sour, oaky, and a little funky.

Photo of gcamparone
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a Wicked Weed snifter. Acquired in a trade with Mike M - thank you very much!

Pours a slightly hazy amber body with a big frothy white head that reduces slowly to leave some lacing and chunky retention.

Aromas are delicious and inviting - oak and barrel, sour lactic, green apple, citrus, and hops, pine, and light resin. I can't wait to take a sip.

Upfront are sour, citrusy, tart fruity notes, sour cherry, musty funk, oak, wine, grapes, followed by a hoppy bite on the finish and a slight bitter, sour aftertaste. Super complex and flavorful! Mouthfeel is light, drinkable, and crisp.

I was pleasantly suprised at how balanced, flavorful, and complex this beer was.. took the characteristics of a world class wild and added a level of complexity with the dry hopping, but not too much. Would seek out again.

Photo of cvm4
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Pours a semi-opaque hay/golden color with a frothy one finger eggshell colored head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Herbal/vegetable forward. Pine/grassy hops abound. A sweet malt is there along with citrus fruits.

T - Tart notes of white grape along with the herbal elements. Develops into a citrus orange flavor in the middle. Ends with sour cherry.

F - Light bodied and high carbonation. Easy drinker here with a dry finish.

O - Interesting combination with a sour IPA. It really comes together well.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a slightly hazy, amber-tinted copper coloring with a frothy, low profile, sparse, off-white head. Aromas of herbal spices and vegetation forward, with oregano, basil, and thistle, and some tart berry and grape fruit notes, subtle citrus notes, pine and resinous hops notes, and a toasted grain backbone. Flavors are very tart sour forward, with a spiced and herbal undertone immediately. Grape must, lemon, sour cherry, and grapefruit notes throughout, with an acidic and astringent overtone, followed by dry grass, oregano, pepper, and thistle, all on a toasted grain backbone. Very dry and crisp bodied, with a minimalistic floral and spiced aftertaste. Subtle citrus linger in there, too. The finish is effervesced from the carbonation, with an overall dry feel, and a tart and bitter linger. This is a great beer. It really works your taste buds out.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.19/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours without much of a head atop a hazy deep orange body.

Smell - Kinda oaky. Definitely getting a fruity acidity. Citrus hops. Has some sweet maltiness, too.

Taste - Tartness is stronger. Lots of grapefruit hops. Makes the tartness taste grapefruity, too. Woody in the very back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium body and medium carbonation. Moderate to low sourness.

Overall - I have little to say about this. It is what it is.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a deep brunt orange gold. Head is creamy off-white. Decent head retention. Small creamy cap and collar for the duration. Decent lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Relatively clear with a very slight chill haze that drops out as it warms.

Smell: Wine and Mosaic hops. Bright juicy tropical fruits. Mango and peach jump to the front. Some deep earthy notes coupled with a soft floral edge. Wet oak. Damp and slightly musty. Woody. Slightly caramelized malts. A touch bready. Wet. Some citrus. Mildly acetic with some lactic elements. A touch of plastic on the back. Vague vinous notes. Some barnyardy brett with some old hay.

Taste: Wine barrel pushes harder than the nose. Slight punch of dark berry (blackberry and blueberry), with some dark cherry skin. Peach and mango round out the fruity element. Hints of lime zest with some vinous character. Oak adds a nice damp woody element. Slightly musty. Brett adds the barnyard kind of funk. Malts run with some general lightly bready sweetness and a touch of caramelized sugars. A push of lactic acid through the back. Hops are a nice compliment adding a touch of bitterness and some mild herbal notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning to light body with minimal carbonation. Slick sip and smooth.

Overall: I'm not in love but there's some serious like going on.

Hitting an American Wild with a ton of hops is a gamble. This worked. Mosaic shines and isn't overused (which is generally not the case) and adds some much desired fruitiness to an otherwise ok wild.

Photo of MNishCT77
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle obtained on trade (thanks, GMRFx), unknown brewing/bottling date, poured into my Smoke & Barrel snifter glass, poured into 30 minutes

Photo of zac16125
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle into a tulip
Vintage 2014


A: Light copper, crystal clear, less than 1/2 fingers width of bright white head dissipates down quickly and leaves only a small patch of lacing.

S: Super funky with a burnt plastic like character, a bit pungent, some floral and herbaceous hop notes, some tart citrusy notes. Big nose, and pretty complex.

T: Tart, some citrus note, floral, oaky, subtle bitterness, yeasty on the finish.

M/D: Very dry, like a wine, carbonation on the heavier end which is appropriate, medium body.

O: Definitely worth a try and a well done beer, but nothing that blows me away.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jay and Amy for sharing this! 500ml bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy copper color. The head is two fingers high, and barely off-white in shade. Retention is quite good, though the frothy texture isn’t the most attractive. A good amount of lacing is left on the glass. (3.75)

Smell: There’s a definite funky, brett-laden edge to this brew, and it only intensifies as it opens up. Before then, it smells like an aged, grapefruit-forward IPA (maybe that’s because it is an aged, grapefruit-forward IPA). The hoppiness also seems piny and floral at times. An interesting hybrid, and it kind of works. (3.5)

Taste: The brett qualities are incorporated quite well. It opens up with a one-two punch of mild tartness and earthy funk. After the halfway point, the hops appear somewhat vividly – in particular, I pick up notes of berry, pine, lemon, and apricot. Rather than being ridiculously complex, it focuses on integrating and refining two seemingly apocryphal qualities. And the end result works. The hops could taste a little fresher, but that’s just nitpicking. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Not bone dry (as I like from a brett-laden beer), but the feel is hardly obstructive or sugary sweet. The tannic bite is incredibly mild. It drinks more like an IPA than a stout, really. Carbonation is slightly low, also. (3.5)

Overall: Victory’s Wild Devil proved that IPAs and wild ales CAN work together – this is a bit more sour and a bit less IPA, but it works just as successfully. Even more, in fact. I’d gladly buy this one again…provided I find it on the shelf anytime in the next 60 years. (3.75)

3.68/5: Who knew two clashing styles could work so well together?

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Mangoooo, pineapple, horse blanket-ish.. Needs to be drunk out of the fermenter, or aged for a few years.

Photo of GJ40
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden with great clarity, a steady rise of bubbles and a minimal head.
S - Funk, green grapes and wildflowers.
T - Nice tartness balanced by a wide variety of flavors.
M - A fine but silky consistency.
O - Outstanding flavor and presentation.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 5.4.14

A - Pours a hazy light brown with a fluffy white head that slowly fades to the edges.

S - Brett, oranges, citrus hops, barrel, nice.

T - Very tart citrus, lemons, Brett, oaky, subtle hops.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Nice tartness and citrus, hops still hanging on.

Photo of Tone
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus, tartness, hint of alcohol, hint of hop, strong yeast, floral notes, and a hint of grass. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is tart, sharp, crisp, dry, and average carbonation level. Tastes of strong yeast, alcohol, slight citrus, hint of sweet malt, floral notes, and a hint of hop. Overall, weaker appearance, but great aroma, body, blend, and complexity.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is excellent wild ale, my first from wicked weed. it has a cool pinking orange glow not unlike its label, and it holds an inch of white head pretty well. the nose has some great acidity to it, citric and clean, mouthwatering. they call this one a sour ipa, but i don't think its the best example of that. the hops are really aromatic and tasty, fruity and high alpha, but they are really subtle, and definitely take a back seat to the wild aspect of this beer, the brett and the tartness. an interesting candy-like flavor arises in the middle of this beer, almost like a watermelon or strawberry candy, not super sweet, but that odd artificial fruit thing. hops don't give much bitterness as the finish is really bright acidity and a bit of oak. good brett complexion and an extremely flavorful beer not missing anything. as an ipa, i don't love it because its not robustly hopped enough, but as a unique wild ale it is a great success. i like the fruity middle and the puckery finish. delicious offering from wicked weed here, with excellent carbonation and light medium body, something i could really drink a lot of. thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing this and several others last night.

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