Wicked Weed / New Belgium - Tributary
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Belgian Saison
3.64 | pDev: 11.26%
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wicked Weed / New Belgium - TributaryWicked Weed / New Belgium - Tributary
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Photo of JebBeerFish
2.7/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: huge 4 inch head on moderate pour, light straw yellow.

N: not getting much of anything.

T: General saison-ish taste ( I'm not a saison guy, does it show?) with off putting
Mild bitterness at the end.

O: As I said, I'm not a saison guy, so I can't rate it to the style, but judging this generally as a beer,
I found it overly simple and disappointing.

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Photo of Jovial_Libations
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle obtained at the brewery in Asheville. Pours the typical color of saison, golden with lots of carbonation, maybe too much. At first tastes like a typical saison with hints of sweetness. After letting it breathe for a bit I get more sweet and creamy notes on the flavor. Overall a nice smooth saison here. Not exactly a beer I'd seek out again but I can appreciate the craftsmanship.

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Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with an abundance of foam, so it takes a while for the liquid to appear; when it does, it is a hazy honey color; rings of lacing appear as the foam fades

Smell: Bready, with banana and sugary tones; slightly herbal, as well

Taste: Herbal, with spicy yeast and bready tones forward; some Brett tries to break through in the middle and arrives alongside the sugar beet sweetness; spicy in the finish with underlying sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Really comes across as a BSPA rather than a Saison and not a bad one at that; just not what the brewers intended when they labeled it as an Imperial Brett Saison

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Photo of wspscott
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle in Duvel tulip
Bought in Asheville in Jan 2015 and in the fridge since then.

A: Crystal clear golden color with a white head that never quite disappears.
S: When first poured, not a lot going on. As it warms it gets a little "sweeter" and more "Belgian"
T: Belgian yeast, a hint of malt sweetness, a little bit of hop flavor, no obvious Brett.
M: Too rich/creamy for a saison, comes across as a Belgian Pale Ale, but the hops don't quite fit that either.
O: An odd beer, not really a saison, but definitely a Belgian influenced beer. Somewhat disappointing that Brett did not make an obvious appearance. A good beer, but not at all what I was expecting given the label (Brett Saison), comes across as more like a Belgian Strong Pale than a saison. Would not buy again, but would happily drink if someone else was buying :)

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Photo of chinchill
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Shared bottle.
Look: Light golden body oz hazy with a very good head.
There's a load of citrus in the nose but the flavor is more complex and less fruity.

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Photo of Zach136
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Mostly clear yellow, large white head, good lacing.

Aroma/Flavor: Dark fruit (Beet,raison, some tropical), earthy (hay,grass), funk.

Mouthfeel: Too much body, residual sugar, and alcohol content for my liking. Carbonation is on point for the style if that counts.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Gobs of Belgian yeast flavor, bubblegum, banana, coriander. A strange rubbery flavor is slightly underneath, like it was brewed with hose water. Very thick and yeasty mouthfeel. Tastes like a bretty Belgian tripel with an extra loaf of bread brewed in. Interesting but not particularly good.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%

Very fine beer, surprised at the 85 rating - I thought it was more in the 88-90 range, but that's the beauty of opinion. Pours a golden color with 1/2" head on top. The smell is strong, sour and much more intimidating than the actual taste. Taste-wise, it is slightly sour (I assume because of the brett style) and has hints of tropical fruit. Excellent beer if you are looking for something a little off the beaten path.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, crystal clear, vibrant, golden copper coloring with a fluffy, tall, clingy, bright white head. Aromas of farmhouse funk first and foremost, with earthy notes, bubble gum, subtle spearmint, juniper, sugary sweetness, and toasted grains. Sweet notes on the nose overpower everything else. The flavors are herbal forward, with basil, spearmint, cut grass, rhubarb bitterness, tangy and sugary sweetness, subtle farmhouse funky notes, and a toasted grain backbone. Balanced and light, all on a smooth, light, crisp body. The aftertaste is light and tangy, with subtle tart fruity notes and a spice blend linger. The finish is slightly effervesced and crisp, with a subtle tart kick at the end. Not bad.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance: Pours out a clear, gold body with a hefty-sized, whitish head.

Smell: A little bready, a little toasty malts in the aroma with some implied sweetness and realized wafts of alcohol. A bit yeasty, but it's not altogether funky. Spicy, sharp herbal quality but also a fair amount of citrus hops wrapped up in here.

Taste: Bready malts with an edge of toastiness. Sweet, mealy sugar beet accent in the fore. The hops are at once floral and citrus, but also yield hints of dried snappy herb and light melon. Moderate bitterness. It's never overtly funky. Chiefly citrus and spice on the back half with a growing sense of warmth from the ABV. With the lasting suds, it's a fluffy, drying finish with some lingering alcohol and bitter tones.

Mouthfeel: Lands just half a notch above medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Nice enough, though a one-and-done beer for me.

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