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Genesis Blonde Sour - Wicked Weed Brewing

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241 Ratings

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 49
Gots: 67 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Genesis is brewed with over 200 lbs of Mango, Papaya, Guava and Pineapple and aged for 6-12 months in a variation of white wine barrels. Each batch is artfully blended to accentuate the tropical and wild nature of the yeast and fruit.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 01-14-2013)
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4/5  rDev -3.6%


Thanks, Wil, for giving me yet more beer! You motorboatin' son of a bitch! Genesis is highly effervescent, so effervescent in fact that it crackles on the pour. The straw golden liquid is very pale and a mild haze runs throughout. The foam is white, large bubbled and very active. It rises to a slim cap but snaps, crackles, and pops down t absolutely nothing in a half second. After the head fizzles away it looks like apple juice.

The nose is both unique and intense. A solid dose of minerals with a slight metallic edge push through first. There's a touch of lactic funk that leans toward soured milk but don't fret, it goes well with the addition of fruit. The pineapple and guava are certainly noticeable, the other two fruits are indistinct. There's also a bit of diaper stank that segues into pig pen. The malt base is faint but sugar cookie driven. As the beer warms the vinous white wine notes begin to dominate.

The flavor profile isn't quite as deep as the nose but still very good. Lactic acid combines with pineapple and forms the main flavor component. Minerality brings an assortment of flavors; wet stone, iron, and soft wet oak. Guava and the other tropical fruits add a unique sweetness. As this beer warms huge white wine notes step forward and actually takes over.

A light and effervescent body fits the style well. The body itself is a shade under medium in weight and the carbonation lively. The middle has a touch of sweetness but it dries up on the swallow with an almost chalky finish. The tartness makes me salivate after each drink, instantly grabbing for another.

Genesis is another good, really unique beer from Wicked Weed. It morphs so much from opening to finishing the bottle that it's hard to believe. It's everything from funky to fruity to sweet to dry to white wine. I'd like to have another bottle of this for a few months down the road. Thanks again, Wil!

joe1510, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

dodgedart, Today at 12:36 AM
Photo of ThickNStout
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

500mL bottle from Wicked Weed's brewpub (Asheville, NC). 13.95. No bottling date. Served in a goblet.

Pours a hazy, pale straw yellow with a fizz that quickly dissipates. Zero retention and zero lace, despite the small stream of bubbles making their way to the surface.

The nose is full of the sweet, inviting tropical fruits. Papaya, pineapple and guava with a hint of wine and a little bit of sourness in the background.

Taste is right in line with the aroma. Softly and approachably sour with the sweetly sour notes of tropical mango, guava and papaya. An omni present dry, yeasty funk plays off of the fruits. The grapey flavors of wine and woodsy barrel drift in and out between the fruits and yeast for a complex and enjoyable experience.

Body is fairly light with an interesting blend of sweet and medium dry feel. The carbonation is fizzy like soda without retaining any kind of head or lace. No surprises in the finish as flavors of tropical fruits, white wine and wild yeast continue their harmonious interplay.

Not my favorite sour by any means but Genesis has an excellent balance of flavors. Sour but not puckering, funky but not abrasive and quite easy to drink. As someone only on the fringes of enjoying the style, I think Wicked Weed seems to understand how to make delicious and approachable sours that keep me coming back to try more.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%

Bottle poured into an Upland tulip glass.

A: Pours a light straw color with a little less than 1 finger of white head that reduces fairly quickly and leaves no lacing. It almost has the appearance of a white wine, and seems to glow a bit in the light.
S: This sour is very well balanced in the aroma. I get a lot of fruit and sour, with a lingering wine note on the end. Aroma is very nice.
T: Resembles the nose. I get a lot of mango and guava in the flavor, slight sour throughout, and a nice wine lingering aftertaste.
M: This is actually carbed slightly lower than many in its style, but it works very well. It leaves a fairly dry aftertaste.
O: This is a very impressive sour from a great brewery. The balance is what surprises me the most, so much fruit with an appropriate blend of sour and wine/oak. Well done Wicked Weed!

roger617, Thursday at 12:02 AM
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Genesis Blonde Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
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