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Genesis Blonde Sour - Wicked Weed Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

339 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 339
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 48
Gots: 91 | FT: 17
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 -2.4%

500ml

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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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

Just as it is described, sour blonde ale aged on tropical fruits aged in white wine barrels.

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Eli323232 for the hookup.

Appearance: Pours with a quick flash of bright-white bubbly head. Dissipates quickly. Slight haze on an otherwise bright-gold color. No head or lacing to speak of outside of the initial pour. Moderate carbonation. Looks as it should given the barrel treatment.

Smell: Pineapple and white wine. Notions of mango and other tropical fruits, but it's mostly pineapple. White wine must. Grape skin. Some green apple as well. Touches of oak. Malts are super light and offer a very vague sweetness. Mildly lactic. Something akin to, and very well might be, wheat. A little bit of cookie...like a sugar cookie or a sandie. Really soft. Let me reiterate white wine and pineapple. Soft tannins.

Taste: Hints of corn. Wheat and grass. Very slightly musty. Some ripe cheese and lactic tartness. Malts are very light - powdered cracker with some very mild bready notes. Pineapple juice with granny smith apple skin and underripe mango. Small hints of oak barrel. Green wood. Some banana. Mildly medcinial - phenolic. A touch of rubber hose. Slightly nutty. Loaded with pineapple...like a white LifeSaver. Milky lactic acid.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a medium effervescent carbonation. Clean.

Overall: It's a place to start.

Drinks like a berliner weisse fused with a white wine spritzer. Clean but not terribly exciting.

Goblinmunkey7, Nov 09, 2014
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Genesis Blonde Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.