1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Genesis Blonde Sour - Wicked Weed Brewing

Not Rated.
Genesis Blonde SourGenesis Blonde Sour

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

360 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 360
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 49
Gots: 93 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 360 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GJ40:
Photo of GJ40
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at The Beer Dispensary in Apex, NC. It was $15 for a 500ml bottle which kept me under the two bottle limit with just one.

Nice gold color with great clarity but a head that never really gets established. Great aroma with aspects of funk, sour and white wine. Flavor follows. Good but not much of a sour bite. Fantastic complexity though. Nice mouthfeel with a low carbonation after the initial pour.

I really like this beer but based on a love of Belgian and Russian River sours and the price tag on this, I have to say it fell short. It's a good beer but at that price and that bottle size, why not drink Belgians?

GJ40, May 17, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of joe1510
4/5  rDev -2.2%


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
Photo of tectactoe
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

tectactoe, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Spaten454
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%

DaftPatrick, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Jason, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of fo1ksguitar
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

fo1ksguitar, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Funky-Brewster
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Funky-Brewster, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of catboy
4.5/5  rDev +10%

catboy, May 13, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Mantooth, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Cynic-ale, May 31, 2014
Photo of KirkFrancis
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

KirkFrancis, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +10%

williamjbauer, May 30, 2014
Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

jtladner, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

stereosforgeeks, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Schlafly33, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.2%

acurtis, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of tastybeer
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Small fizzly head that dies immediately to nothing. Beer color is clean, clear, typical blonde/light gold.

Aroma is fun and sour-tacular. Tart array of fruit, white wine woodiness, over nearly hidden pale malt. Fruit is green and red apple, plum, peach, green grapes, mixed with rosey floral.

Taste is ultra refreshing.... Bright flavors, tart fruit, smoothly sour and bitter. Apples, pitted fruits, and white wine on a trip to perhaps Hawaii or the Caribbean.

Carbonation could use some fine tuning. Very effervescent which I like but it fizzles out too quickly. Otherwise very drinkable; slick and dangerously suck down-able.

tastybeer, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of seavercm
4.5/5  rDev +10%

seavercm, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Cbmccarthy
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Cbmccarthy, Nov 23, 2014
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Sammy, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of tdm168
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

tdm168, Sep 27, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Genesis Blonde Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.