Serenity | Wicked Weed Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Serenity is our aptly named 100% brettanomyces fermented beer. Light in color with a subtle golden haze, the nose bursts of white grape, mango, pineapple and old leather. The flavors are similar to those found in New Zealand white wines and notes of guava and grape skin stand out leading to a well-rounded finish. Serenity won the Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal for American-Style Brett Beer in 2013.

Added by codysjb on 08-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
644
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.27%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
154
For Trade:
20
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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liberatiscioli
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbom
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griffin2
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500 ml bottle.
L - Poursa straw yellow with a white head.
S - Smells of barnyard.
T - Kind of lemony.
F - Medium carbonation.
O - Very nice farmhouse ale.

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Photo of beer_guy_nc
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lebriarjr
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the side of the label: "Date Bottled: 6.20.16"

Appearance: As soon as the cap was removed it started to slowly build a foam that oozed out of the top of the bottle. It has a light straw colored hazy body and a medium sized creamy textured white head. Despite the vigorous foam it does not retain a sizeable head or leave much in the way of lacing.

Aroma: It has a sour fruit aroma and a bit of a bay leaf scent.

Taste: It has a very nice delicate tartness with a bit of a white wine flavor. There is just a bit of an apple character right as it fades out in the end with a very light earthy flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very light and delicate with a dry and slightly bitter finish.

Overall: The high-points of this beer are its subtle delicateness and simplicity. A fantastic beer without any added bells or whistles. It promises nothing and in return delivers everything. It is a great beer to just sit back and enjoy with the character and complexity of French lace.

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Photo of A-Sox
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant dandelion yellow with a slight haze but rather clear with a bubbly finger of white foam that dissipates leaving little head.

Citric notes of pineapple and lemon, must, grass, grape skin, and a bretty funk.

Much more vinous in flavor with a burst of grape skin and oak, balanced by citrus fruit and a bit of earthy hops.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, mildly tart, funky, bone-dry finish.

Overall, I was unfortunately a bit let down by this. While it is certainly drinkable, it lacks complexity that makes it rather dull.

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Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Hass
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skabiski
3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Daniellobo
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Josbor11
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ScientificSquill
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevindp9
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of griffey123
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldn00b
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 5/29/2015 bottle into a snifter. Crystal clear gold in color with a frothy to foamy head turning fizzy white that builds fast but recedes quickly. A bit of patchy lacing but not much to speak of.

Nose is nice. Brett clear and present, but not overly funky even with a year on it. Grass and apricot notes with a bi of barnyard funk but really not much.

Flavor is nice but not very complex. Bright, light and airy. Definite bits of funk with green apple and grass with a nice drying aspect and a solid level of acidity. There's also a mineral quality here I don't particularly care for - iron maybe, but something that hits after the brighter up front notes fade. Funk is definitely subdued on the palate - it wins the nose over but not the flavor profile. This does finish impossibly clean but I was definitely expecting a bit more nuance or complexity from a 1 year old brett by WW.

Feel is a bit lacking but not a typical for the style in my opinion. Carb level is high, very tight, but with agitation it picks up a bit more body in a way I don't exactly enjoy in this style. It's not watery and doesn't become overly full or viscous but it doesn't stand up to something like my beloved Saison Brett from Boulevard.

Overall, I take price into consideration and I don't think this is worth the $10 375ml. It's nice - light, crisp, and just funky enough but not enough to justify the price tag. It's fine - I'd try it again, but I wouldn't spend another $10 on one of these bottles.

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Photo of DangerDawg
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle dated 7-10-15. Incredible head retention. Vigorous tornado of bubbles swirl like no other beer I've seen. Color is very light yellow. Smells very sour and funky as the Brett should. Taste is semi sour up front then falls flat with hardly any aftertaste, actually no aftertaste. Like a light macro lager. Extremely dry. Almost finishes like water, ya water. For being so carbonated, it is hard to believe it's totally flat tasting. Overall this Farmhouse is like no other I have ever had. By far the lightest and driest available. Worth trying once.

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Serenity from Wicked Weed Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 644 ratings.
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