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Amorous - Wicked Weed Brewing

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37 Reviews
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Reviews: 37
Hads: 438
Avg: 4.13
pDev: 24.21%
Wants: 61
Gots: 116 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wedge on 04-02-2014

Amorous is aged in red wine barrels for approximately 8-10 months, and then dry hopped with over 3.5 pounds per barrel of Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial hops. We love this beer both fresh off the dry hop and cellar aged.
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Reviews: 37 | Hads: 438
Photo of rudzud
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLiBottled on 6/26/15

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a thin white head that fades to leave light halo and blanket.

S - Aromas of light funky brett, light esters, faint tartness. Nice light tropical fruits, good light grassy hops, floral.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, the funk is nice and light with good dry hops, almost like a powdered sweet tart sour candy thing going on. Nice pineapple and lemon along with good white wine. There is a nice lightly tart finish too.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, smooth, little creamy.

O - Overall this beer was rather tasty, excellent usage of hops and brett. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 6/26/15, thanks to Beerness for this one.

Light fizzy fluffy head, little lacing, mostly clear lemony yellow color.

Nose tart sour fruity, nice citrus tropical generic hops, juicy creamy orange, little tart lemony, mild grassy funk, wheat grassy malts, quite floral, hint white wine vinous.

Taste quite tart, mild grassy funk, floral grassy and funky, lemony tartness, little grassy lemon funk, light acidity, little grassy wheat like malts. Then nice hops, big floral citrus hops, fruity tropical notes, little generic like tropical and touch of pineapple like, juicy orange, some white wine. Finish little sticky flemmy mostly dry, tart lemony funk, little citrus, vinous notes.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall quite nice, great combo of grassy make lemony funk and tropical citrus pineapple fruit with nice mild white wine in the background.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap In a snifter, Moderately cloudy muted tangerine, with 1 finger of creamy head that leaves great lacing. Nose is nice: elderberries, wine barrelly grapes, faint hops and soft yeast. On the tongue, kicked up a couple notches...delicious! Nice prickly liveliness in mouthful.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 14.99. Bottled 10/23/15. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours a hazy, pale, golden orange with a three quarter finger cap of white head. The full collar of froth that remains leaves several wide swaths of lacing.

Smells quite funky and slightly hoppy. Lots of wine and barrel funk up front with complementing citrus, faint pine and some vaguely floral notes

The hops are more faint in the taste than anticipated from the nose. Flavors of red wine, sour berries, citrus rind, barrel funk, apple skins, a little bit of faint pine and some vaguely floral notes. Any alcohol presence in the taste is fully masked by the wine, barrel funk and subtle hops.

Medium body with softly zesty carbonation. The aftertaste is a blend of sour citrus, earthy funk and wine barrel.

If you have enjoyed other wild ales from Wicked Weed then Amorous will not disappoint. It delivers less hop presence than I'd hoped for but is still delicious. These guys consistently produce high quality brews so I intend to continue trying them despite the well above average cost of admission.

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Photo of eingram
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I thought this beer deserved a 5, but it seems 5's are rare here and that would likely devalue my opinion.

I had this beer 3 months ago and I remember it like it was yesterday. I had never heard of dry hopped sours before this, but it instantly became my favorite beer of all time. I went back to Wicked Weed from GA hoping to buy several more, only to find out it is no longer in production. If it comes back I will be buying several.

If you see this beer and have even the slightest appreciation of sours, buy it.

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Photo of imonhiatus
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

had this bottle for a while, felt like the right time...

semi transparent sienna orange. nose is sweet tart funk on the funky side of the spectrum. taste is similar bit has a nice sweetness to the tart. really tasty beer, but subtle. more introductory sour. dry hopping shows a hint of being there with some OJ tartness in the background. kind of like a watered down version of a deGarde dry hopped sour. enjoyable and drinking nice at the moment.

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Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm going to premise this review by clearly stating I'm a peasant who knows absolutely nothing about sours / farmhouse style brews. My hat is off to that last guy's review (I've read many to attempt to get an idea of what a sour should be). I've tried many, drain poured the first few thinking I had a bad batch. Holy crap though, I made my wife read that review to me in a sultry voice, it sounded like something from a dirty romance novel. Well done, we should do a bottle share sometime. I totally agree "it is a clean and palette stripping taste with essence of funky freshness." ... why am I getting turned on!!!?

In regards to this beer, I was impressed with the look and smell. It looked golden crisp and had a sharp tart smell ... then the flavor hit me. Definitely sour, have no idea what the red wine barrel did for the beer, maybe gave it a little extra vinegar in your face flavor? I made it through and feel a better man for finishing. I personally find myself associating activities and seasons with styles of beer I truly enjoy. I find myself asking, what season does the sour pair with? I find this beer interesting... but wouldn't naturally grab it after say mowing the lawn or cracking open on a cold winter night.

Definitely give this one a try though! Thanks beerdude88 for throwing this in with the trade, I really do enjoy trying new things.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly smooth and tantalizing bitter and sour interplay, the love affair that's exemplified in this wine barrel-aged, sour ale is a clean and palate stripping taste with essence of funky freshness.

The golden elixir is scantily cladded with a hazy veil as it builds a creamy and lathery froth. Above which releases its fruity and funky aura- equipped with juicy citrus, a curriously vinous tingle and a perfumy bouquet of tropical fruit. Underneath, the taste gently rolls onto the tongue with hints of sweetheart candy, fresh-baked bread and a modest fructose weave.

The ale simply blossoms across the middle palate. Its radiant tropical fruits waiver from pineapple, mango, papaya and melon and into the nearly teeth-churning sourness of lemon wedge, dried lime, sour grape and kiwi. Flavors develop quickly as the hop contribution forecast a bitter and resinous finish. But instead, sourness exhumes.

Caldering from below, the vinous tang of chardonnay and dry champagne carry a robust rosé taste that's remiss of strawberry and pomegranate. And once the dry and bubbly ale finishes, the palate is greeted with the lingering bitterness of citrus pith and earthen burlap.

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Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasty stuff. Thanks Brent56 for hooking me up again. The sour elemenmt is prominent yet underscores and never overwhelmsthe citrusy taste. A sipper, very good with food.

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Photo of oldn00b
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours almost perfect golden color, little head fizzes but is gone immediately. A tiny bit stays around the rim. Color threw me off considering the red wine barrel aging here.

Nose is yeasty funk, sour and a bit bitter.

Flavor is fantastic - loads of sour comes through. Hop aspect is fantastic. Nice bitter but a lot of juicy floral notes compliment this. A bit of tannin is there for me from the wine.

Carbonation is light but tight, really great mouthfeel. Nice pucker and drying aspect, a bit astringent but more refreshing than abrasive. Finish is light with a lot of lemon and grass. Really great wild ale overall.

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Photo of PaleCale
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden-yellow without much head or lacing. Smell is muted but you definitely get the sour, vinegar smell as well as some citrus. Taste is definitely dominated by sour bugs, but the citrusy hops give it some balance and a hint of blueberry comes out from the Mosaic hops. Mouthfeel is soft and easy drinking. Overall, a solid wild ale.

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Photo of JMUbrewz
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amorous is a wonderful example of a dry hopped sour. More tart than most of the other WW sours, with some nice lemony flavors. I don't think it's quite Le Terroir good, but it isn't too far off.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is so incredibly easy to drink yet it still retains its tangy sour nature. Light lemon, citrus, pithy rinds, vinegar and earthy by earthy minerals make this a must to try.

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Photo of brentk56
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
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

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Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of Ri0
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
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. The sourness definitely dominates, but the fruity and floral notes add complexity.

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Photo of AppaZappa
4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
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

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Photo of LittleDon
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.5/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of cvm4
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Amorous from Wicked Weed Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.