Kb | Wig And Pen

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Wig And Pen

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by dgilks on 02-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at the Local Taphouse's Great Australian Beer Spectapular. Berliner Weisse served through their Randall (sorry, no way I'm calling it the Funky Brewster) filled with Morello Cherries.

Pours a very pink and cloudy light colour. A bit like fairy floss. Fine head, but not lace. Head forms a film on the top like a fractal pattern of algae. It's funky already.

Very organic musty nose. Crushed dark leaves, very sharp, slightly vinous. Cherry skin and even a saltiness like seawater. A vibrant and pungent start.

Taste is also good and weird. Nice acidity with some genuine cherry characters. There's very little artificial about this. Still weird funky organics, but nicely balanced. Bite of leaf vegetation on the back. Feel is light, but smooth, no astringent acidity.

Not a beer for everyone, but it's very decent. Another good Berliner Weisse from Wig & Pen. I only wish I'd tried it without the cherries as well.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an odd bright, vibrant red colour, head is pale pink but nice, quite dense and sunk to a thin cloud. Leaves some interesting trails of lace behind. Slightly opaque, yeah a good kriek look.

Smells sour, with a huge belt of corporeal funk. It's more urine than anything else, really, salty and very funky with a whiff of BO. There's some cherry hiding at the back, but frankly that's just odd.

Got a bit of trepidation tasting that. And yeah, it's mostly funky with a big savoury, almost salty flavour through most of it. Slight tartness with mild cherry edge but not a lot. Really slightly bready on the mid, touch of vinegar but yeah, I'm really just thinking sweat. It's a primeval, corporeal flavour and it just doesn't sit right with my beer-drinking palate; even if I were expecting a kriek, and even if I were expecting a berliner weiss it still strikes me as odd. What it isn't though is weak, flavourless or particularly false to what it set out to achieve.

Slight fizz on the mouthfeel, sharpness from the lactic fermentation. Not a bad body.

Yeah, not offensively sour, but it's really not a beer for me.

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Photo of dgilks
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

kb is a combination of a kriek and a berliner weisse passed through a Randall filled with Morello cherries.

Big red colour with a thick, pink head. Good head retention.

Mild, slightly funky aroma with some cherries in there somewhere. Could be better but still good.

Great, clear cherry flavour with noticeable wheat tartness which aids the flavours along. A touch of "funk" but nothing over the top.

Medium to medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation.

Wow, what a great beer. Very good drinking and a nice, wild beer from Richard at the Wig and Pen.

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Kb from Wig And Pen
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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