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This Beer's Not Real Craft! | Wig And Pen

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Wig And Pen

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 08-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by laituegonflable:
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4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw-gold colour with slight cloud throughout. Head is white, consisting of large bubbles, sticks around alright. I like the haze; otherwise alright.

Woah, big sour notes on the aroma. Spicy, fruity and tart. It smells like those sour cola bottle lollies. Beautiful sweet-edged tart, crisp, candy-esque aroma. A cracker.

Fruity and sour on the palate. Light, almost thin body but with a pleasant complexity of flavours. Crisp and clean largely with the palate dropping maybe a little too short? The flavour is lovely so I want more! Sour candy, stewed fruits, could have lasted me a bit more.

Not too dry on the mouthfeel, which is good. Decent feel for the style.

Love the character of this beer but it's a little subdued. Could amp up the oomph, if that makes sense.

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3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the GABS festival in Melbourne: this was W&P's offering for the festival.

Pours a light golden colour, with some hazing. Body is soft and lightweight, supporting a fine white head. Lace is firm ans slightly bubble. Looks good, overall.

Nose smells almost exactly of sour cola bottle candy. It's bright and sharp, but smooth as well: mild funk comes through along with a creamy sweetness. Awesome stuff.

Taste is somewhat weaker than I expected, especially after such a fragrant nose. More cola bottles on the front, but with a more prominent herbal note towards the middle. On the back, instead of the true acidity I expected, we get a Bretty funk, and a slightly cloying and oddly sweet yeast character. Feel is light and somewhat flat.

It's crisp, light and drinkable enough, but this has signs that it could have been much better. Still, I love Wig & Pen's sour offerings, and this is another good example.

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3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at GABS then again at the Wig and Pen.

This is a combination of last year's Tarty Blonde aged for 18 months, with some 18 week old beer and fresh 18 day old beer.

Lovely golden hue with a smooth white head. Fair head retention but as expected for a sour.

Really nice aroma with lots of estery Brett and mild funk notes. Pear and apricot come through.

On the palate it starts with a lactic tartness then moves into some light pear and stonefruit. The funk is mild and there is a clear amount of sweetness as well. It could be tarter but it isn't bad. Strikes me as a bit of a beginner's sour.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A nice little beer they've done here. A really solid sour that will appeal to those who don't know the style. Certainly not the most interesting sour the Wig has done but a worthy beer none the less.

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This Beer's Not Real Craft! from Wig And Pen
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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