Medora
Wicked Weed Brewing

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From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #178
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,770
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 6.09%
Ratings:
433
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 01, 2022
Added:
May 08, 2014
Wants:
  59
Gots:
  104
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: Medora is a 100% Brettanomyces fermented ale blended with our house sour stock. Aged on 1 pound per gallon of blackberries and raspberries for 9 months in red wine barrels, Medora is a beautiful American Sour.
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3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Not big on sours but this one is good in small doses.

Apr 01, 2022
 
4.39 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jan 14, 2022
 
4 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 08, 2021
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4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by officerbill from New York

S: grapes, blackberries, cherries, lime zest, wet hay
L: murky blackberry tea with a thin, short lived, tan head
T: not quite ripe blackberries, grapes, and apples, ripe raspberries, cranberry, bitter orange & lime zest, oak twigs, straw
F: dry with minimal carbonation and a puckery tart finish
O: God almighty this is good! A glassful of juicy almost ripe berries with a bit of juice from green apples and cranberry. Very tart without crossing over into sour.
An outstanding wild ale

Sep 12, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Spike from England

500ml bottle. Bottled Aug 2015 so more than 5 years old.
L: Clear, ruby red with a small off-white head that collapses to a smear.
S: Big blast of brambles & brett.
T: Tart, luscious berries with a clean, acidic finish.
F: Medium/light body, low carbonation. Not quite mouth-puckering sourness.
O: This is a huge and complex sour fruit beer. So easy to get it too big and, after 5 years, I was concerned how it might have faired. But it looks, smells & tastes fresh as anything and it’s pitched just right. Exactly the right amount of sour, the right amount of dry, the right amount of fruit, the right amount of funk. Tart, refreshing and awesome.

Nov 21, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Had this the at the Firestone Walker Fest Pre Party 2017.

Pours a dark red color, elements of a flanders red appearance wise to it. Smallish off white 1/4" head. Aroma jams the tart blackberry and raspberry combo well.

They're so different yet berries, yet provide good counterbalance. The sourness is above average, but the fruit character is right in the wheelhouse. Not overly sweet or juicy, not overly dry, black and raspberry work in a good tandem. Carbonation good on it. With the wine barrel, the dryness and woody tannic presence comes moreso on the backend, which is right where you should want it. Seemed pretty clean for a wild ale, this isn't a funk laden jam, this is a jam laden fruited sour.

I expect I have had a blackberry and raspberry beer before, seems like something up de garde's alley. But I can't actually think of one, so this beer, is good on its own, but when I realize its a berry combo that you don't see too often/ever, it amps up its worthiness and station in life.

Jul 27, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Very hazy red color, minimal head, thin but messy lacing, good carbonation.

S: Berries, sour, tart. Nice!

T: Sour, berries, tart. Long lasting sourness.

F: Light bodied, lots of fruity flavors.

O: Stellar sour.

Jun 27, 2020
 
4.29 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2020
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3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a brilliant dark red with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S:. Copius amounts of blackberries and raspberries, the dominant flavor is berries.

T:. Lots of blackberries and raspberries, a touch of sourness, some acid, feels like it needs a bit more to balance it.

F:. Medium body, smooth carbonation.

O:. This is not a super sour beer, but lots of fruit that balance it pretty well.

May 03, 2020
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Mar 13, 2020
 
4.68 by markallmon from Tennessee on Feb 21, 2020
 
4.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jan 22, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

On-tap at Wicked Weed Brewing, Charlotte Airport, Charlotte, NC

A: The beer is hazy cherry red in color. It poured with a thin collar of off white bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas raspberries and blackberries are present in the nose along with a bit of sourness.
T: The taste follows the smell and is a little sour with lots of flavors of blackberries with notes of raspberries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is more tart than it is sour. I liked all of the aromas and flavors of berries.

Serving type: on-tap

Dec 23, 2019
 
4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Nov 09, 2019
 
4.23 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Sep 30, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by robotic_being from Florida

Pours a dark ruby, raspberry red color, with a dusty pink ¾” foam, microbubbles, quick fade. Nose of funky Brettanomyces, dark berry mixture, raspberry, oak, vinous red wine notes, touch of vinegar, green apples, and Lactobacillus. Taste is sour blackberries, raspberries, musty oak, earthy, spicy – peppery notes. The mouthfeel is tart, crisp, thin body with medium to high carbonation, dry oaky finish with a juicy berry zip lingering. Overall flavor is intense; bold berry tartness that is nicely balanced by barrel notes and subtle wine dryness. The taste is delicious and super sour, a true classic for an American wild ale.

Aug 07, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

Definitely pick up tons of raspberry and blackberry as well as some wine tannins for contrast, just a little too lactic for me, gets close to vinegar territory at times

Jun 20, 2019
 
4.25 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin on May 30, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Bruno74200 from France

From a 50cL bottle cellared for 2 years.

Quite vinous with a nice fruitiness from the rasperries and blackberries. Nice sourness. The barrel aging is nice

May 05, 2019
 
4.26 by wesbrownyeah from Florida on Mar 17, 2019
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4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Roguer from Connecticut

An incredibly sour and fruity nose is somehow matched on the palate. Waves of tannins, vinegar, light funk, and red wine are followed with strong berry notes to finish off the brew. A complex, deep, and sour American Wild Ale.

Mar 04, 2019
 
3.95 by tazzman from Florida on Mar 02, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BeerGlassesCollector from Cyprus

Bottled Date 21 August 2015.

I did not age this myself. I ordered this online and they send me a 3.5 year old bottle which judging by the overall experience, it was not stored in optimum conditions.

This one poured a lovely very dark orange to pale red color with a fluffy white head. Low retention. Disappeared after 1 minute or so. Mouthfeel was light with matching carbonation. I detected heavy incense notes with very light notes of forest fruits. Taste was smooth vinegar and unripe raspberries. A shame I didn't get to try this fresh.

Feb 27, 2019
 
4.25 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia on Feb 03, 2019
 
3.81 by Beerasaurus from Virginia on Dec 15, 2018
 
4.34 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Dec 06, 2018
 
4.35 by loganburgh from Michigan on Nov 28, 2018
 
4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia on Oct 29, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

one of the best wicked weed beers i have ever had, obviously popular for a reason. the color is unreal, neon and bright, so sexy, and the smell, oh my, its straight raspberry tartness and blackberry jam, fresh fruit and preserves with a lot of wine fruitiness too, oak and tannins, as well as a pretty darn robust bacterial sourness, its intense from first sniff to last sip. a good head on it, white on top of the pink, looks like frosting. the fruit is amazing in nose and taste, but this is also heavily soured, so bacterial and intense that its hard to drink much of, and it sits in the belly a little harsh, but i have to say, i think i prefer this to too much sweetness from the fruit, which there certainly isnt here. more raspberry than blackberry, but thats sort of always the case, plum and cherry notes from the red wine barrels. anyone who has any negative thing to say about these guys after them being acquired by bud needs to drink one of these and be honest with themselves, its one of the best beers with this combination of fruit i have ever had, and really is some of their best work. i had a blast here, loved everything i drank, but this was one of the standouts for sure. next level sour right here! very low ph, but the flavor is epic.

Jul 20, 2018
 
4.23 by SkeletonBitch from New York on Jul 10, 2018
 
4.5 by Matt141 from Texas on May 29, 2018
 
4.46 by JothHu from Alabama on May 03, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Dry tart berry.

Apr 24, 2018
 
4.13 by Hop_God from California on Apr 23, 2018
 
4.38 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Apr 08, 2018
 
4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Mar 03, 2018
 
4.26 by Tim5085 from Virginia on Feb 18, 2018
 
4.14 by leitmotif from Romania on Feb 04, 2018
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4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma is really fruity with nice blackberry fruit puree and some red wine notes. Taste is dry, fruity, juicy with pulpy berry flavors, not very sour, quite easy to drink. Medium body and carbonation. Quite complex yet clean fruited sour.

Feb 03, 2018
 
4.29 by PseudoLin from North Carolina on Jan 17, 2018
Medora from Wicked Weed Brewing
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