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Medora Berry Sour | Wicked Weed Brewing

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Medora Berry SourMedora Berry Sour

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A fruited blend of brett and sour ales aged on a huge amount of blackberries and raspberries.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-08-2014

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - pours a light rose' wine color with a small, soapy, off-white head. Retention is fair with a faint ring of bubbles sitting just above the rim of liquid. Minimal lacing.
Smell - Some lactic funk, red wine, berries, wood
Taste - tartness from the berries and lactic as well as some brett flavors. Definitely get that red wine barrel effect too. Nice
Feel - light body with a fair amount of carbonation. Sharp, crispness with this one with a pretty dry finish with a fruity aftertaste coming from the berries.
Overall - Another nice funkster from Wicked Weed. Enjoyed this one.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled August 21st 2015.

Real neat looker. Deep red and ruby body, not unlike most raspberry brews but has a very distinct brown darkness to it unlike any other. Ultra fine rising carbonation in the middle of the beer, litteraly microscopic column that can barely be seen not because opacity but because it's so small. Head manages a weak two fingers but settles to a thin puck and nice creamy collar. Tan like in appearance but with a purple hue from no doubt picking up the body's color.

Excellent fruited aroma and wild mix. Raspberry galor, even an almost juicy peach quality, but then some nice soft vinegar and sweet acids come through. Excellent mix of sweet fruit and sour tang. Even some hints of flanders red to brune style malt quality like character and sweet oaky wood.

Palate is just singing with nice complexity. Picking out huge raspberry notes and a vinous quality on first sip. Dry champagne sparkle and crispness coming off like a fruited bubbly. Sharp finish and tangy fruit juice flavors as well in the aftertaste. Palate bounces between nice round feel and crisp light bubbles. The funk factor seems much dialed down and just hints a little, giving more of an excellent contrast, making the fruit sweeter, the malt even a sense of brown sweetness even more so and just so subtle to accent.

Fantastic fruited wild.

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Photo of Tone
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, red/pink color. One inch head of an off-pink color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of raspberries, hint of blackberries, strong yeast, hint of sweet malt, sourness, and slight floral. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. This beer was similar to a very good Lambic. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. There was also a strong dryness and tartness. Tastes of citrus (raspberry and other), hint of sweet malt, slight yeast, and strong sourness. The body was noticeably lacking in sweetness, which is rare and major selling point. Similar to some of the best Cantillon I've had; a great beer.

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4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brewed for utter endulgence and to commend the strength of women everywhere, the berry-laden sour ale puts on a masterful display of discernible fruit, wine and wood upon a foundation of sourness and pale roots.

Ruby and mauve hues slather across the glass while a delicate pink creme floats the to rim. Gentle swirls reveal a plethora of perfume, bouquet and enticing fruits that hinge on overt blackberry and raspberry. And those fruits resonate soundly on the early palate, saturating the tastebuds with fructose, light grain and wafer-thin bready support.

Yet the beer blossoms across the middle palate, engulfing the mouth with sour fruit. The assertive sourness somehow allows the individual raspberry and blackberry to stand tall, not stripping them of their uniqueness and rewarding the palate with their juicy succulence. Fruit juice mingles with merlot, sour grape, dried lime, crabapple and juniper before favoring a dry and peppery finish. Weathered wood a earthen leathers lay down their complex rot before its closure nears.

Suggestions of vinegar rest slightly behind the red wine as the beer's intense acidity strips all thirst from the palate with utter ease. Still, the backbone of malt is felt as the deeply woven champagne zest keeps the finish creamy and supportive. Quick in aftertaste, its only those berry additions that resonate, bringing its fruity goodness wave after wave.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Hoppity1
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zonian1
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawner
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingEdward
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Reddish purple, good size head depending on agressiveness of pour
S- Summer berries, slight tartness
T- First thought was "berry malt beverage". The wine barrel and all the fruit added a lot of sugar that took away the tartness. Wish it were more tart.
F- Nice and light
O- Not my favorite sour

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleckpa
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 4/2/15

L: A nice ruby red with a thin head
S: Blackberries, grass, yeast, a bit more subdued than I expected
T: More dry than sweet, berries dominant, some citrus notes, moderately sour, light oak, slightly more mellow/ watery than ideal which became more apparent with each sip
F: Light, crisp, tart, moderate carb
O: A very solid american wild. Wish there were a bit more funk and it were a bit less watery. A little bit reminiscent of Fruit Punch 2 (though not as good).

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4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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