Amorous | 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): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amorous is aged in red wine barrels for approximately 8-10 months, and then dry hopped with over 3.5 pounds per barrel of Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra, and Centennial hops. We love this beer both fresh off the dry hop and cellar aged.

Added by wedge on 04-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
542
Reviews:
53
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
6.73%
 
 
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69
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Photo of Sabtos
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foggy gold-apricot with a moderate, frothy fizz that clings in wavy layers of lace.

Smell is tart orange, lemon, and grapefruit zest with a little cherry paired with bright, popping funk and fresh baled hay with a touch of cracker.

Taste starts as very tart lemon zest and rind, with green apple and Jolly Rancher, just the faintest hints of light oak funk, and cheese far in the background.

Despite the dry sour finish, the body is soft and frothy.

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Photo of beer_guy_nc
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattXT
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jadjunk
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Amorous is aged in red wine barrels for approximately 8-10 months and then dry-hopped with over 3.5 pounds per barrel. We love this beer both fresh off the dry hop and cellar aged." Brewed in the style of an American Wild Ale, available in 500ml. bottles and on rotating draft.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, foamy head of a pastel white over a mildly hazy copper amber body with assertive carbonation. Retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Caramel bread malts with a modest sweetness, very clean with a potent and aromatic blend of tropical fruit hop aromas, gentle bitterness. Light acidity and sourness from the souring compounds. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) The flavor has a noticeable increase in souring qualities over hop character, with a moderate tanginess and lightly drying acidity. The dry hopping flavors contribute some dimension to the finish, but is far more subtle than in the aroma; still perceptible and enjoyable. Finishes tangy with a complimentary tropical fruit richness to it. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, moderately acidic, medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a medium frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is slightly tangy and acidic over sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) An enjoyable soured ale, although I think this would fare better fresh, despite Wicked Weed's suggestion that it cellars well (Admittedly, it does). While there is considerable dry hopping flavor, notably tropical fruits that accentuate the finish, the balance is shifted significantly from these dry hopping characters and the sourness is the main focus of the beer's flavor. With a slightly less prominent souring profile, or a noticeably more prominent hop flavor profile, this beer would be outstanding. As it stands, it's pretty solid, but the limitations of the dry hopping leave something to be desired. 3.75

Wicked Weed Brewing's
Amorous: Massively Dry Hopped American Sour Ale
3.81/5.00

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Photo of Gregf51
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lebriarjr
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2016-10-21 in Lititz, PA from a 6-month-old bottle.

Delicious. Sour (not excessively so) and very, very dry. Light peach fruit and mild hop floral. Some oak and a hint of the wine flavor from the barrel. Some light Brett funk. Couldn't discern what the purpose of the dry hopping was. My wife really enjoyed it; as did I.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beertemplen clear pale orange with a white head. Brett, lambic funk, citrus and wine, a good amount of sourness.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

ours a reddish orange color with high carbonation evident and two inches of off white head. Red wine, sour dark fruits, vinegar, spices, Belgian yeast, oak, and citrus hops. Very tart. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall not as fruity or sour as Oblivion, but quite good; definitely a hoppier sour.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbom
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a pale golden straw color (lighter than I would have thought).

Aroma starts off with red berry notes, oak, earthy funk and also has tropical, citrusy and juicy hop notes that compliment the other smells.

Taste starts with bright mango, peach, passionfruit, continues into the red wine barrel notes with dried red fruit like cherries and hints of raspberries, bit of oak, grassy, earthy, barnyard, funky Brett notes follow as well. Finishes with tropical fruit, red berry and hints of oak.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean, very refreshing and lightly dry.

Awesome beer and I'd love to see what this is like with some age.

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Photo of orangesol
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - pours an absolutely crystal clear straw gold. Was not expecting this based on the advertised dry hopping and WW's usual fare. Almost looks like a Pilsner! Sticky foamy head... the ABV is showing.

S - farmhouse funk, lemon zest, and apple pear cider. Has a strong, deeply resonating aroma with good backbone.

T - there are the hops! Tart upfront, but the hoppy bitterness quickly pushes aside the sourness. Full-bodied flavor that actually supports the tart. A lot of times you have the sour that comes rushing to the forefront, but fizzles out into nothing more than a party trick. This one has lasting power. Green apples, blackberries. The finish is one of the best I've seen in a sour. The bitterness and tartness disappear to make way for lemon candy sweetness. Like when you suck all the sour crap off a lemon warhead. Pulls everything together and tidies up nicely. Well-balanced and dare I say the dry hopping actually adds to that balance!

F - robust, thick body for a sour. Perfect amount of carbonation that doesn't fight to get in the way of the flavor.

O - fantastic sour. Heavy on the hops, especially Mosaic and Centennial which gives it a sweeter, dank flavor. Best of all worlds. Some tart, some funk, some hops, some sweet. I bet the latter comes out more which a few years in the cellar.

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Photo of Casey3236
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted at bottle share. Very good.

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Amorous from Wicked Weed Brewing
4.16 out of 5 based on 542 ratings.
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