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Black Angel Cherry Sour - Wicked Weed Brewing

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Black Angel Cherry SourBlack Angel Cherry Sour

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BA SCORE
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301 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 69
Gots: 90 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cherry pie! Cherry pie! Cherry pie! This light and fruity ale is black in color, though your palate would never know it. Black Angel is fermented on the Wicked Wild yeast and then moved into stripped down Four Roses bourbon barrels and aged on tart cherries, sweet cherries, and Italian plums. The white oak and roast malt add notes of vanilla and graham cracker that, when blended with the tart sweetness of the fruit, bring out a robust cherry pie flavor.

(Beer added by: wedge on 04-22-2013)
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Appearance: A dark brown body tinged with magenta with a small, beige head.

Smell: Blistered sour and tart cherries with a firm touch of quality vinegar overlaying minor chocolate notes and a mellow roastiness.

Taste: A sustained dark maltiness with a chocolaty quality cut abruptly by a rippling acetic jolt and shot of cherry-balsamic flavor. A lone drop of vanilla, a spritz of rose water. A little leather, a little toasted tobacco. Finishes off fairly smooth and a bit vinous, even.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A tangy taste of Asheville, bottled for your very own pleasure.

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This was a huge surprise for me. Folks were traveling through Asheville (asked for requests), and I mentioned WW. Jackpot. I am just starting to venture into the Belgians/sours/etc so this looked a little intimidating when it arrived. I am NOT a fan of red wine. Anyways, poured from 500ml bottle into my snifter. 1/4 finger of off white head over a dark (nearly black) body with a slight reddish hue. Not huge on the nose (though more came out as warmed to room temp.) mainly a slight sour note, cherry, and a bit of oak. The taste was excellent... a hint of cheery up front, followed by a stronger cherry and oak hit, wrapped up in a slight red wine haze. Just a bit, just enough red wine flavor. The mouthfeel was a bit of beer, and a bit of wine... a little on the drier side. Overall this was a winner. Wicked Weed rocks. Don't let your fear of sours or red wine keep you away from this gem. As it warmed up, that cherry and barrel flavor exploded. If presented with another WW opportunity, I would likely try another variety... but if I saw this in local distro I have to say that I would go for it.

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Black Angel Cherry Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.