Genesis Blonde Sour - Wicked Weed Brewing

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387 Ratings
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 52
Gots: 102 | FT: 19
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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Photo of DCgolfpro
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.35/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very light yellow body. Small yellow head. Extremely thin collar.

Smell - White wine and oak gives it a yogurt acidic tinge. White wine sweetness.

Taste - Lightly tart. Lots of white wine. Oak. That yogurt flavor lingers in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Low carbonation.

Overall - Good wine barrel sour. Not very sour, but tons of wine barrel.

Photo of Brihon
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KYGunner
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous scents of sour pear, Apple, white wine, lemon, tangerines, guava and banana waft about but don't deliver much of that funky sour.

The flavor and feel are light and tempered but flavorful. Dry white wine, tropical fruit, coconut, pear, Apple, guava and pomegranate all make an appearance in sour ways but absent the vinegar funk.

Wicked Weed nailed this one because it's fantastic but never overly sour or funky.

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3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LastMalkieri
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of markgugs
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared 2014 bottle.
Light on funk but medium-high sourness.
Nice complexity lends high interest.
Low funk lends drinkability.

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4.16/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

Very excited to try this. My first sour from WW, and it's aged in white wine barrels with tropical fruits? Right up my alley.

Genesis pours a pale, cider-like straw color, with very little head retention. It smells like tart white wine grapes and a little bit of funk.

The taste is similar. Nice and crisp, with plenty of wine barrel character and some tartness that is a bit more subdued than in the nose. The tropical fruits really didn't come out for me until the beer warmed up, but they were definitely there.

The carbonation was on the low end of the spectrum. I would have preferred a bit more carb, but it really wasn't a detriment. Mouth feel was fine.

This reminded me of a tart saison, and I would probably rate it even a bit higher if it was listed as one. It just didn't quite bring the mouth-puckering sour that I look for in an American Wild Ale.

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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Genesis Blonde Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.