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Genesis Blonde Sour - Wicked Weed Brewing

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

293 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 47
Gots: 76 | 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 -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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Ej8, Yesterday at 06:53 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

pwoody11, Yesterday at 01:53 AM
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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%

mdfb79, Monday at 10:12 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Shandycan, Monday at 03:22 PM
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

The beer pours a slightly cloudy straw yellow with no head, visible carbonation, or sediment. The nose is initially funky, but leans more on the sweet and tropical fruit notes as it warms. There is no denying mango in the nose and although I'm less familiar with guava/papaya aromas, there are definitely other fruits present. It's surprisingly clean tasting with some slightly tart and funky fruit upfront followed by grain sweetness in the finish. It's light bodied and very crushable - minimal booze, bitterness, or horse blanket/barnyard. This beer is very drinkable and hits on fruit notes like a ninja, but minimally complex.

ThePorterSorter, Monday at 02:31 AM
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

shadetree67, Monday at 12:24 AM
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4.1/5  rDev 0%

brewskis, Sunday at 03:46 AM
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Jay and Amy for sharing this! 500ml bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a clearish straw color. The head isn’t even a finger high (shade is white), and its retention is horrendous – try around three seconds. No lacing, either. (2)

Smell: Intensely lactic. In many ways, it’s redolent of a Berliner (or considering its subtle funk notes, maybe even a gueuze?) After opening up a bit, the fruitiness comes through quite well. After opening up even further, some white wine elements appear. No doubt, this is reasonably complex. (3.75)

Taste: It initially opens up with a subtle tartness, which quickly transforms into a subtle tropical flavor. The finish is loaded with subtle tannins and subtle white grape. Notice the key word here? While it’s tasty, everything seems to be at 75% strength flavor-wise. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: This is extremely clean by sour standards. Combined with the lightness, it goes down effortlessly. Carbonation is reasonably strong. (3.75)

Overall: Decent sour, but not great – it just needs a little bit more of everything. Jay insists this is superior on tap, though. Sigh, another reason to plan an Asheville vacation… :P (3.5)

3.34/5: Very drinkable sour, though it's dinky at times

ThisWangsChung, Saturday at 10:59 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Genesis Blonde Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.