Passiflora Blanc - Wicked Weed Brewing

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10%
Wants: 18
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 05-07-2014

Passiflora Blanc is a bright, sessionable 100% brettanomyces ale that spent 9 months in the barrel and was then blended onto passion fruit and hibiscus.
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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of jtladner
2.24/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I was very excited to open this bottle. It poured a pretty attractive pale pink, with a little bit of fizzy head. The smell was almost exactly like white wine. If someone had told me it was a glass of Sauvignon blanc, I would have believed them. I thought this was strange, but I was intrigued.

Unfortunately, the taste was very disappointing. There was actually very little in the way of flavor, like someone had mixed a cheap white wine with some sparkling water. Absolutely no complexity and a bad aftertaste.

I typically like Wicked Weed, but most of this bottle went down the drain.

Photo of richj1970
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500 ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a red tinted golden yellow with one finger head that dissipates immediately with little to no lacing.

S: Sour cherries, passion fruit, and lemon. Reminds me a little of some white wines.

T: White wine, brett yeast, lemon, and cherries.

M: Light body and slightly sour finish.

O: Not my normal style, but enjoyable.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a stemmed tulip, the beer is a crystal clear, caramel coloring, with a clingy, light, fluffy white head. Nose of subtle sweet tropical fruit, tangy fruit salad, and herbal highlights. Flavors are berry and cherry sweet, with a strong herbal follow, and a grainy backbone. The body is big, but with a crisp undercut. The aftertaste is tangy sweet and herbal, with a slick, tangy, lingering finish. Solid beer.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Bottle opened on 6.10.14

Funky, fruity, tart, tea. Nice flavors, weak on the tartness.

Photo of cvm4
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L - Pours a pale copper color with flashes of pink and has a one finger fizzy paper white head. No real retention or lacing.

S - The aroma is of a white wine. Really. Blind I couldn't tell a difference.

T - Not really complex. Herbal, grainy and light tartness of lemon/passionfruit. It's a bit watered down here.

F - Light bodied and medium to high carbonation. Has a dry finish.

O - I'm not sure the session idea works here. It really leaves me wanting a bolder beer.

Photo of stakem
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear copper color with a finger of white cap. Decent retention and spotty lace remains. The aroma is pretty amazing with tropics and vinous notes before blending to some tang, brine and more grape aspect. It is quite lactic like yogurt and lemons at times. The taste is a bit of a letdown compared to the nose. Herbal flavors upfront blending to some tannic and vinous appeal with a slight dry grain touch to the finish. It is light bodied and moderately carbonated. If only the taste was half as interesting as the nose.

Photo of FATC1TY
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a tulip.

A: Pours a very, very clear, light, almost rose colored reddish/orange hue. A white head comes up with a gentle pour, and holds for a bit before fizzing away to nothing. No lacing, nothing left. A very still looking beer once settled.

S: Wine barrel way upfront. White wine it smells like. Very floral, citrusy, and plenty of funk on the nose. Smells inviting, but also has a bit of that barnyard floor smell.

T: Very light citrus twang, to a slightly sweet wheat base. Passionfruit is evident, but is extremely light. Acidic white wine finish, grape skin notes with a tiny bit of vanilla. Earthy brett funk, and finishes extremely clean. It's very quick to clean up and dry out. It really picked up a bunch of the wine barrel notes. It's not to far off from a floral white or rose wine, but with that dry funky tartness. Not very sour, slightly tart.

M: Excellent mouth feel. Despite the appearance of being very "still", it's got a little tingle up front, to a very light, very crisp finish. Very dry and refreshing.

O: Overall it's a nice beer. Very light body, very crisp and clean finish for a 100% brett beer. Somewhat muted flavors, so it's not a bold beer, but bodes well for a light refreshing summer beer if you are in the mood for some funk, some wine, and a little floral taste.

Photo of coriswrasse
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle purchased at brewery, no date.
poured into two snifters.

pours a blush color with zero head and low carbonation.

smell is very light but a nice fruitiness.

taste is passionfruit and some hibiscus floral flavor all the way.

mouthfeel is light bodied and left a light sweetness followed by some drying and floral light tart feel.

overall a good beer for a hot afternoon picnic. not my style normally but I do reccomend having one.

Passiflora Blanc from Wicked Weed Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.