Oblivion | 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): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oblivion is a sour red ale aged with blackberries and dates in red wine barrels for 8-10 months.

Added by kylehay2004 on 12-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,703
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
724
pDev:
7.33%
 
 
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a mahogany red ale with a 1/2" head.

Smell: blackberries, merlot, and some sourness comes through to the nose.

Taste: blackberries, dates, merlot, some lemon zest, and a mild bitterness. Sourness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: crisp throughout with a bit of dryness late. Medium bodied beer.

Overall: an enjoyable sour that is slow sipping but very flavorful.

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4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a very nice brilliant brownish color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has dates and blacberry hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a pleasant dates and blackberry sour flavor
M-A light bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A very nicely balanced sour beer

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5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
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3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
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4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells like a tart and tannic red wine; gets fruitier as it warms. The dates and blackberries come through really nicely in the taste as well. Heavy oak. Awesome beer. *Purchased before the sellout*

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4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
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Wicked Weed Brewing "Oblivion"
500 ml. brown glass bottle. "DATE BOTTLED: 04.07.17" and sampled on 06.16.17
$20.00 @ Capone's Restaurant / Bottle Shop, Norristown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: A fairly rough pour brought up a two-finger thick head of frothy khaki over a deep ruby body. The aroma is vinous with dark fruit and some oak. At this point the head has already dropped to a thin surface covering, but it's left solid walls of lacing behind. Back to the aroma, I can't get over how wine-like it is; and it's surprisingly clean for a sour ale, I'm not finding any Brettanomyces character. The flavor is as the aroma suggests with more sweetness, and a little bit of breadiness. The fruitiness remains and I'm thinking of raspberries, blackberries, figs, plums, black cherries, and dates. The oak remains as well, and along with the tartness it finishes dry - there's very little bitterness to it at all. The head has now become just a collar, but it surprisingly still leaves solid walls of delicate lace behind it. I'm now finding more earth, mineral, and a touch of leather that's reminiscent of Brettanomyces as it warms. It's still surprisingly clean. There's a light carbonic bite to it from its very fine-bubbled effervescent carbonation. It's zesty. Medium-light in body, I think. It keeps calling me back for more ~ oh so drinkable! Wow! What a treat. Ahh, weird, looking back now the solid walls of lace have broken down into what looks like a grove of trees with tiny spots of lace at the top and streaks below that that land where the solid bit still remains. I'm not suggesting that everyone would find this, but it's kind of magical. Great to look at. Quite impressive for a sour ale. Highly recommended! Worth seeking out.

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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
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Oblivion from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 724 ratings