Lunatic Blonde
Wicked Weed Brewing

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From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Blonde Ale - Belgian
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 8.27%
Ratings:
199
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 27, 2020
Added:
Jun 09, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  63
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: This ale is made with Belgian noble hops and our Belgian yeast. This combination imparts a wonderfully complex, spicy, clove aroma and subtle dried apricot and biscuit-like flavor. This golden ale is a wonderful entry-level Belgian beer for anyone unsure of Belgian styles.

Some believe it moonstruck madness to craft Old World ales for modern palettes constantly clamoring for the extremes of "Hoppy" or "Sour." While our love for those extremitites is strong, we believe that subtlety, balance, and simplicity in beer are sacred necessities. It is precisely this kind of lunacy that keeps the craft world sane. It takes all kinds to make a world.
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4 by trickynicky from Maryland on Mar 27, 2020
 
3.98 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Apr 14, 2019
 
3.76 by MJSFS from Florida on Mar 19, 2019
 
3.61 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Mar 15, 2019
 
4.08 by MemphisSooner from Tennessee on Mar 10, 2019
 
3.96 by chris826 from Mississippi on Mar 03, 2019
 
4 by OldSmaug from North Carolina on Feb 23, 2019
 
3.87 by LT630 from Wisconsin on Jan 07, 2019
 
3.63 by markallmon from Tennessee on Dec 31, 2018
 
3.75 by TheDoak from Florida on Dec 30, 2018
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3.46/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by MECove from North Carolina

Lots of head and thick lacing. It's not clear in a glass but it doesn't say unfiltered. It's 6.5 % and pleasantly flavorful and not "thick" or "oily." It's definitely a worthwhile blonde style although I'd suggest a sweeter after-taste.

Dec 12, 2018
 
3.85 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 07, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Beerucee from Texas

Not my favorite style but very drinkable

Dec 06, 2018
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

Pours a clear deep medium-deep gold with abundant effervescence streaming up from the goblet srem. The pour produces almost 3 fingers of soap bubble foamy, glowing white, moderately lasting head that recedes to a thick island cap and bunchie collar ring but leaves behind minor lacing. Aroma is light but clean bready pale and cracker malt with notes of fruity melon, banana, orange, white fruit and cloves. This taste like a fruity Bohemian pilsner fermented with Belgian ale yeast. How novel. Flavors of bread, cracker/biscuit malt, orange, lemon, grass, banana, cloves and white fruit hints in a dry finish are all present producing a hop bitter dry aftertaste that is out of character with the style but I think that's what they were after. Not as balanced as their video suggests, still it is quite nice. Not World-Class but certainly very good. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, moderate-high carbonation, smooth, creamy, tongue embracing and slightly juicy.

Dec 04, 2018
 
3.9 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
 
4.13 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky on Nov 21, 2018
 
4 by paulish from New York on Nov 07, 2018
 
3.77 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Oct 21, 2018
 
3.75 by nonnie864 from South Carolina on Oct 07, 2018
 
2.9 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York on Sep 04, 2018
 
3.84 by Bryant1985 from North Carolina on Aug 14, 2018
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1.86/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
by Mitzvahman72 from California

With a opaque dark straw color, it’s…bitter! Despite the yeasty malts and dried fruits, it’s very piney throughout the tasting, including the aftertaste with yeast bread overtones. It’s not very enjoyable overall!

Aug 13, 2018
 
4 by boxedfood from Georgia on Aug 07, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by MichaelProcton from North Carolina

12-oz. can into a big tulip. Hazy gold with a lot of suspended yeast and a thick white head that leaves a sizeable cap for some time. Very traditional Belgian on the nose: banana, clove, spice. They claim they've tried to leave the hops forward on the nose, but I don't detect much. However, there is definitely some hoppiness in the flavor. You still get the ester sweetness, but there is much more balancing bitterness than there typically is in the style. Mouthfeel is a little thin and slick.

Jul 31, 2018
 
3.96 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania on Jul 30, 2018
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4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Crimson-RV from Tennessee

poured from a 12 oz canwith a three finger head lasting a while. A strong fruity aroma i thought this would be aweful or awesome. the aroma was grape, fig and plum, the taste decisively exceeded the aroma with fruit yeast coriander a surprising floral and grassy hop presence and a slight taste of pepper. I think anybody who has drank at least two craft ales could have easily spoted at least four if not five different flavor components. this was my first wicked weed beer and i hope to find more in central Tennessee great beer.

Jun 24, 2018
 
3.52 by captaintrash from South Carolina on Jun 14, 2018
 
3.96 by bluehende from Delaware on Jun 10, 2018
 
3.12 by StephenBechler from Illinois on Jun 09, 2018
 
4.04 by khargro2 from Tennessee on May 28, 2018
 
3.53 by hophugger from Virginia on May 21, 2018
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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

This is a very aromatic and sweet Belgian Pale Ale. The beer is very easy to drink and pair with some food while somewhat cold but once it warms up the flavors of the yeast become more pronounced (not in a bad way). A very nice beer with very little in the way of hops as per the style of course.

May 06, 2018
 
3.92 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire on May 05, 2018
 
3.91 by TheRock7755 from Georgia on May 01, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lucular from Maryland

Solid Belgian blonde ale with nice bubblegum/banana ester aroma and flavor. Dry finish with a subtle grassy hoppiness which provides a slight bitterness.

Apr 26, 2018
 
3.73 by BullCitySpartan from North Carolina on Apr 10, 2018
 
4.67 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts on Mar 31, 2018
 
4 by Mooslerfitness from Ohio on Mar 29, 2018
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Griffi from North Carolina

One finger head persisting in a nice foamy layer. Nice straw gold color. Bready yeasty smell very pleasant. Apple pear and slight spice tells you this was a well fermented Belgian yeast - fruity eaters dominate but back palate confirms noble hops stand guard providing balance against the fruit. Nice dry finish and noticeable but not overwhelming coriander. Acknowledging this is now an AB/InBev product, it’s still a solid Belgian Pale.

Mar 11, 2018
 
4.25 by Drewvel from South Carolina on Feb 25, 2018
Lunatic Blonde from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 199 ratings