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%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
138
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 53
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.19/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours without much of a head atop a hazy deep orange body.

Smell - Kinda oaky. Definitely getting a fruity acidity. Citrus hops. Has some sweet maltiness, too.

Taste - Tartness is stronger. Lots of grapefruit hops. Makes the tartness taste grapefruity, too. Woody in the very back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium body and medium carbonation. Moderate to low sourness.

Overall - I have little to say about this. It is what it is.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rallyr32
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -14.4%

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

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3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jay and Amy for sharing this! 500ml bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy copper color. The head is two fingers high, and barely off-white in shade. Retention is quite good, though the frothy texture isn’t the most attractive. A good amount of lacing is left on the glass. (3.75)

Smell: There’s a definite funky, brett-laden edge to this brew, and it only intensifies as it opens up. Before then, it smells like an aged, grapefruit-forward IPA (maybe that’s because it is an aged, grapefruit-forward IPA). The hoppiness also seems piny and floral at times. An interesting hybrid, and it kind of works. (3.5)

Taste: The brett qualities are incorporated quite well. It opens up with a one-two punch of mild tartness and earthy funk. After the halfway point, the hops appear somewhat vividly – in particular, I pick up notes of berry, pine, lemon, and apricot. Rather than being ridiculously complex, it focuses on integrating and refining two seemingly apocryphal qualities. And the end result works. The hops could taste a little fresher, but that’s just nitpicking. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Not bone dry (as I like from a brett-laden beer), but the feel is hardly obstructive or sugary sweet. The tannic bite is incredibly mild. It drinks more like an IPA than a stout, really. Carbonation is slightly low, also. (3.5)

Overall: Victory’s Wild Devil proved that IPAs and wild ales CAN work together – this is a bit more sour and a bit less IPA, but it works just as successfully. Even more, in fact. I’d gladly buy this one again…provided I find it on the shelf anytime in the next 60 years. (3.75)

3.68/5: Who knew two clashing styles could work so well together?

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a deep brunt orange gold. Head is creamy off-white. Decent head retention. Small creamy cap and collar for the duration. Decent lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Relatively clear with a very slight chill haze that drops out as it warms.

Smell: Wine and Mosaic hops. Bright juicy tropical fruits. Mango and peach jump to the front. Some deep earthy notes coupled with a soft floral edge. Wet oak. Damp and slightly musty. Woody. Slightly caramelized malts. A touch bready. Wet. Some citrus. Mildly acetic with some lactic elements. A touch of plastic on the back. Vague vinous notes. Some barnyardy brett with some old hay.

Taste: Wine barrel pushes harder than the nose. Slight punch of dark berry (blackberry and blueberry), with some dark cherry skin. Peach and mango round out the fruity element. Hints of lime zest with some vinous character. Oak adds a nice damp woody element. Slightly musty. Brett adds the barnyard kind of funk. Malts run with some general lightly bready sweetness and a touch of caramelized sugars. A push of lactic acid through the back. Hops are a nice compliment adding a touch of bitterness and some mild herbal notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning to light body with minimal carbonation. Slick sip and smooth.

Overall: I'm not in love but there's some serious like going on.

Hitting an American Wild with a ton of hops is a gamble. This worked. Mosaic shines and isn't overused (which is generally not the case) and adds some much desired fruitiness to an otherwise ok wild.

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3.68/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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