Terra Locale Series - Taketake - Wicked Weed Brewing

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 33 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 07-16-2014

Taketake is a New Zealand hopped brettanomyces saison made with local Riverbend Malt House malt and our house Brett strain.
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Photo of joe1510
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brawley's - Charlotte

TakeTake is peach colored with enough haze to make seeing through the body impossible. The white head has a slight yellow tint and easily rises to three fingers on the pour. Settling, it rests at a finger in height with great creaminess and lacing that coats the glass like super glue. It will be tough getting that foam off.

Notes of bubblegum and faint clove are the first noticeable components of the nose. The New Zealand hopping and brett are noticeable in the middle. Brett comes across with soft straw and wildflower notes while the hop profile is all over the place, in a good way. Pineapple and mango are both vibrant. Herbal greenness runs the periphery. There even seems to be a touch of banana. Each time I stick my nose in the glass the aromas change, but those listed are most prevalent. The malt is mostly sugar cookie with some graham cracker creeping in.

The flavor profile is much the same as the nose but the tropical notes are less vibrant. The malt base is all sugar cookie in the flavor and the hop profile adds a ton of fruitiness. Peppery mango, pineapple, papaya in small doses, and other unspecific fruitiness have their fingerprints all over this saison. The addition of brett adds a soft mustiness to the abundant fruit. This is a damn tasty libation. The saison shines briefly on the finish with green apple and peach notes. Damn good beer!

The body lies squarely in the middle of the spectrum, weight wise, with a great velvety feel. Carbonation is lively, yet soft, working the beer through fairly quickly. The finish is semi-dry and bitterness is there but low. Drinkability is off the charts.

TakeTake is one of the better Wicked Weed beers I have had. The base saison is very good and a perfect canvas for the showcase of New Zealand hops. The tropical fruits are bright, the brett adds just enough must, if refreshing and highly drinkable. What more could you ask for in a beer? I would drink this again, that's for sure.

Photo of Immortale25
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a side patch of bubbly surface foam.

S- One of the most unique aromas I've ever put my nose to. The earthy New Zealand hops combine with the funk of the Brett to make this incredibly musty, dank, borderline rubbery aroma. Lots of green olive too.

T- And, unlike some other Wicked Weed beers, the flavor actually lives up to the aroma. The grassy, herbal hops play off the semi-astringent Brett taste. Notes of green olive and grapefruit. Tangy, zesty, juicy. Just awesome. The alcohol is also superbly hidden. Resilient sheet of sudsy lacing.

M- Very sharp and vibrant from the hops and perhaps the yeast. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- This is my new favorite Wicked Weed beer and full-on proof that they're not just a flash-in-the-pan brewery that's only driven by hype. I've had beers that have used Brett in conjunction with hops brilliantly, but the New Zealand varietals they picked for this bring a totally new aspect to the table. Bravo. Now if only I could figure out how to pronounce the name of this beer...

Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev +3%

No bottling date, simply says "Bottled in 2014"

A: Pours a very, very cloudy pale orange. Very large, effervescent and fizzy light tan head. Head fizzes out fairly quickly with halfway decent, soapy lacing. Decent chunky head retention too.

S: Tropical fruit and sweet oranges. Really nice citrus; a nice combination of sweet juice and bitter rind. Really nice refreshing aroma. Top notch.

T: Similar to the aroma, very tropical and orange juice-like. Has lots of earthy and black pepper character from the belgian yeast mixing in quickly, however. Mildly funky, mostly in the earthiness that becomes sort of all-encompassing. Mild bready malt followed by loads of black pepper that lingers on forever.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and spicy.

O: Nice hoppy and funky saison. Sharp flavors but well balanced surprisingly. Drinks surprisingly well....as well. Aroma is actually my favorite part - perfect smashup of tropical fruits and oranges. Really just hit me right.

Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of the first Brett infused beers that I have actually purchased...not a fan of the funk.Poured into a tulip glass hazed milky orange tinged golden with a thick white head atop.A shot of sharp citrus fruits hits in the nose with underlying funky must and hay,the hops are huicy and fresh smelling.Sharp and acidic on the palate with big citrusy hops with the funk coming late but not entirely overwhelming the beer,somewhat sour and barnyard-like in the finish.Not bad,the Brett again is not overwhelming,for me I wouldn't want it any bigger than it is .

Photo of tastybeer
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gold with a couple finger white head. Lace forms in large patches and strings. Aroma is fantastic. Very clean, light floral, citrus juice, white wine, juicy passionfruit, light fluffy cookie malts. Flavor is sugary, sweet, semi bitter, doughy in texture, with surge of brett and orange citrus. This is a very enjoyable beer.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy. Huge white head.

Smell - Grassy and herbal. Some doughy malts. Yeasty.

Taste - Very hoppy. Grassy. Herbal. Pale malts and some bitterness. Slightly sweet and estery in the back end. Herbal finish.

Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. Medium body.

Overall - It's ok. Doesn't quite work for me.

Photo of dvmin98
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz bottle into Allagash flute

Nose is really hoppy, with some vinegar. Really different. Never smelled anything like that. Awesome.

Taste follows the nose, but the hops really meld with the acid. You don't get a lot of that Belgian yeast in the flavor from a normal Saison, but the bitterness from the hops really lingers. Fantastic. Its mellow, but sharp, if that makes sense.

Really enjoyed it. One of my favs from WW. Love this brewery

Photo of wedge
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange hue capped with a tight head of white creaminess that settles to more of a loose, bubbly covering that collects at the edges. Smells of pulpy, zesty citrus juice, fresh grass clippings, Nelson Sauvin white berry funkiness, pineapple, resin, dried banana, and some airy sugar cookie malts. Flavor starts with an oily hoppiness before the Brett joins in, bringing fresh floral, hay, and leather notes to the party while also drying it way out, killing any fructose sweetness from the juicy hops. Orange flesh, black pepper, flower petals. Super crisp and drinkable, though a little low on carbonation. Nice...glad they re-released this one.

Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy yellow orange in the glass, well carbonated, three finger head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S-Yeasty, wheat, bread, grass and some spice.

T-Very yeasty, some funk, wheat, grass and mild spice. Could use better balance.

M-Lighter, extremely carbonated and crisp.

O-Needs more balance, just too yeasty.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

500mL bottle from the Wicked Weed brewpub (Asheville, NC). 9.99. No bottling date. Served in a goblet.

Pours a cloudy orange-hued hay with a frothy four fingers of white foam. The head calms to a shallow layer that laces quite well.

Smells of oranges, lemon, hay, a little musty and some vague funk.

The flavors are a complex yet refreshing blend wherein yeast, funk and citrus battle for dominance. Rinds, lemon zest, wet hay, dry yeast, marmalade and a little bit of crackery malt. The flavors come together well and make for an enjoyable, easy drinking brew.

Dry, medium body with crisp carbonation. Aftertaste of marmalade and funky hay.

Quite tasty. If I keep finding saisons that taste this good, I might start to really like this style.

Photo of KevSal
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Fantastic, the terra locale saisons are killing it. Crisp and refreshing. With great hop character.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Pours a very hazy deep golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of golden apricot highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized finger thick cap towards the center surrounded by a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/orange and tropical/pineapple hops over the top of pale malts and moderate to strong aroma of brett (earthy and slightly barn-like). Slightly funky.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts with a moderate to strong flavor of brett - earthy and barn/hay-like with a moderate amount of funkiness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/orange and tropical/pineapple hops which contributes a light amount of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: A very enjoyable funky and hoppy saison - definitely one that I plan on grabbing again. Easy to drink and rather refreshing. Very nice mouthfeel and nice hop combination.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a dull earthy orange, with a hint of milky haze to it. a huge foamy white head with extremely strong retention and huge foamy legs all over the glass. super hazy and cloudy, completely opaque.

Smell: strong earthy and straw-like. light tropical fruit. hops are light and lemon, earthy and herbal in character. brett character comes through in funky oaky and earthy aromas.

Taste: opens with strong earthy flavor, develops into a light fruitiness ranging from lemon to mango and pineapple. some yeasty pepper and wheat to straw like malts. hints of alcohol. oak-like and earthy brett character. musty almost grassy flavors.

Mouthfeel: fairly sticky and medium to full body. light barnyard funk and light bitterness.

Overall: interesting beer. very subtle fruity aromas mix well with a strong brett like earthiness and mustiness.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a cloudy, opaque, peach-gold coloring, with a fluffy, bubbly, white head. Aromas of evergreen, eucalyptus, subtle medicinal highlights, pepper spice, apricot, peach, floral highlights, subtle resinous tones, and a subtle bitterness. Heavy on the herbal and green aromas. Nice. Flavors are tart and green forward, with a heavy roasted undertone. Evergreen, pine and cedar notes, moss, bitter and roast highlights, subtle resinous tones, a toasted bread backbone, and subtle tart citrus highlights. There are some subtle farmhouse and funky characteristics highlighting the beer as you drink, as well as a dose of orange rind, but the abundance of hops overpowers them fairly quickly. Light, slightly dry, crisp body, with a bitter and piney hops aftertaste, subtle fruit esters, and yeast funk in the aftertaste. Dry, crisp, clean finish, with a subtle dryness. Good, tasty, unique brew.

Photo of stakem
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Review from notes taken a month ago when this was more fresh. 375ml poured into a matching Wicked Weed snifter. The brew appears a clouded golden yellow color with huge white sudsy head that fills the glass.

The aroma is lightly tropical and bretty with some earthen notes blending to cheese and sulfur moreso than the advertised NZ hops.

The taste is quite a bit carbonic. Filled with mineral flavoring and a mild fruity tropical feel before getting herbal and bitter.

This is light bodied and effervescent with excessive carbonation. Its ok but I dont need to have this again. From my experience most wicked weed offerings sound amazing on paper and their execution is not that great.

Photo of macrosmatic
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dogdoc for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 500 mL bottle into a Firestone Walker tulip glass.

A: Hazy dark gold with orange highlights. Forms a huge white fluffy head that lasts quite awhile, fading into sheets of foam. Relatively low visible carbonation.

S: Funky Brettanomyces, citrus (though I'm unsure of the relative contributions to this from the Brett versus the hops), musty barnyard and fresh hay. Has a saison yeastiness, some biscuit malts, and just light black pepper.

T: Brett funk, fresh citrus, biscuit malts with lemon zest, pineapple and guava. There's hay and less barnyard character, some melon and citrus hops. Saison yeast, with only very light peppery quality. It finishes with some lingering funk and hop bitterness.

M: Medium body, average carbonation. Alcohol content well-hidden.

O: Wow – I'm quite impressed. This was really good. My first offering from Wicked Weed, but hopefully far from my last. Nicely done.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Pour is hazed peach with lots of tight white head. Nose is has a faint bretty dustiness, a bit of husky wheat, with a lot of tropical fruit hoppiness. Taste has a bit more malt musk to it, back end is sweet, hops are bright and tropical. A fair amount of mango rind, slightly earthy. High carb, light body, light acidity through finish.

Photo of GJ40
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little too sweet for a saison but nice hop use.

Photo of Axnjxn
4.11/5  rDev +2%

500ml bottle into a snifter.

cloudy orange color with , in typical saison fashion, a very big foamy head. pour slowly! smell of tropical fruit and quite apparent and nice. light hop character on the nose, lemon. taste follows the nose quite well and starts off with some nice grassy notes, followed by orange and lemon tropical fruits and finishes with a nice lingering zesty sweetness. wow, id say this is wicked weeds best bottle to date (which i know, not saying much...) carbonation is a tad high and the feel is on the thicker side for the style. overall, good job guys on a bottle. finally!

Photo of Nichols33
3.21/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very average saison. Not my favorite style but really enjoy when done well. Not too much different about this one

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this one didnt impress me all that much, and while its always exciting and rad to have a beer from these guys, this was less impressive than it should have been. they say new zealand hops, but i get very little of that in the smell or the taste of this beer, which was a real let down for those of us who shared this bottle. the brett is intense, and clouds up the pale medium bodied beer pretty completely. the brett is mild, as in minimal pucker and a lot of funk. there seems to also be a saison strain in here, mildly belgian cutting through. for how interesting this is supposed to be, it tastes a lot like some other brett saisons out there, and lacks the hops it claims, lacks the brightness of mouthfeel the style calls for, and frankly blends into the crowd a little more than i had hoped. i like the yeast, and i like the grain base on this, but it either needs some time to develop or it needs a lot more hops. overall a let down, but from a other brewery this would be more than acceptable.

Photo of roger617
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Bottle poured into Green Bench tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark straw color with well over 2 fingers of white head that reduces fairly quickly and leaves random spots of lacing.
S: Aroma hits up front with herbs and spice, followed by a slight amount of funk.
T: Follows suit with aroma, very pleasant. I was hoping for a bit more of a hop presence, those New Zealand hops are always fun!
M: Carb level is high and fits to style. Leaves a slightly dry after taste.
O: This is a very well crafted beer in a style that is loose for interpretation, and tough to stand out amongst the crowd. TakéTaké holds it's own, and is a beer I certainly enjoyed.

Photo of Fieldzy27
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured into a snifter on tap at funkatorium

Appearence : hazy tarnished gold with big sudsy soap like bubbles and cappuccino like consistency , sticks to the glass and leaves rocky mountains that slowly deflate. Good looking beer.

Aroma: musty air and damp earth , wet hay followed by dried orange peel , over ripe mango and sour white grape. Some funky horse blanket in there too. Complex aroma hops blend well with the funk.

Taste: mango and grapefruit are strong on the pallet with hints of apricot , all melded with musty basement making it remind me of preserves that have sat in a food cellar. Tastes is much more subtle and subdued than the nose. Bitterness is low but hop character it strong in the flavor. Wish it was a little bigger but this makes it extremely drinkable.

Mouth feel: carbonation is light and compliments the subtleties in the beer. Light body and slightly dry finish.

All and all a good drinkable beer with a good flavor profile although I wish it were bigger across the board. More malt higher carbonation and a bit more body. But a solid offering none the less.

Photo of spoony
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml bottle (says bottled in 2014 on the label) to a tulip.

A-A slightly aggressive pour produces a tall head of shiny, soapy, white foam. Retention is decent, but the beer leaves no lacing. My first pour is clear and light golden. I swirled the second pour to stir the yeast and beer clouded up a bit. I can see a few bubbles floating up.

S-The smell starts with a good hit of juicy, hoppy fruit and brett. I get some peach and pineapple, and just a whiff of mandarin orange. I also get some bread crust, light funk, and a bit of straw. It smells pretty good.

T-The fruit moves to the background on my palate and the yeast flavors like bread dough and bread crust move to the forefront. There is a bit of spice and straw in there too. Mostly dry and a bit earthy.

M-The feel is slightly thicker than average for a saison with a mellow carbonation and a bit of slickness.

O-I like the way this beer smells, but the taste is a bit of a downer in comparison. The beer doesn't taste bad, but I think it is having trouble deciding whether it wants to be a hopped-up funky almost-IPA or a bretted-up saison with hops. The mouthfeel was also a touch odd. It is a worth a taste, but I don't need to search out any more.

Photo of Martyrob
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

I was blown away with this one and it was not what I expected at all.

Very nice hoppy saison with a slight touch of sour. What really made the difference was stirring up the yeast in the bottom. I poured a little out to a few glasses tasted then swirled around the remainder in the bottle and topped off. What a treat.

Terra Locale Series - Taketake from Wicked Weed Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.