Wicked Weed Brewing

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Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #154
Ranked #1,754
4.27 | pDev: 6.09%
Apr 12, 2023
May 08, 2014
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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Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Apr 12, 2023
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Rated by flgimp from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Not big on sours but this one is good in small doses.
Apr 01, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 14, 2022
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by officerbill from New York

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.29 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 13, 2020
Rated: 4.68 by markallmon from Tennessee

Feb 21, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Jan 22, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Sep 30, 2019
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Reviewed by robotic_being from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.25 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

May 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Medora from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 434 ratings