Canvas Series: Brett Burglar
Wicked Weed Brewing

Canvas Series: Brett BurglarCanvas Series: Brett Burglar
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American IPA
3.84 | pDev: 5.99%
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Canvas Series: Brett BurglarCanvas Series: Brett Burglar
Notes: "Hop Burglar" with Brett and Blood Oranges.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 65 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Zach136:
Photo of Zach136
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Medium dark orange, good lacing.

Aroma: Medium intensity pickly funk and acidity. Some orange citrus.

Flavor: Orange peel, earthy funk, only a touch of acidity.

Mouthfeel: Slight bitter hop driven linger, light bodied.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of brentk56
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy copper color capped by a massive head of foam; as the head recedes, clumps of lacing cling

Smell: Tart blood orange tones intermingle with funk and berries

Taste: The bready malts are quickly subsumed by the bitter blood orange and berry flavors; the funk builds, a bit after the swallow and blends in with the fruit through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Looking through some of the earlier reviews it has taken a while for the Brett to make an impact on this beer; I have had the feeling that Wicked Weed rushes some of its output to market and this might be a good example of that

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Photo of gregu2
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grover37
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GJ40
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful with a deep golden color and a fluffy white head.

S - Varied and balanced with pine, tropical fruit and hints of brett. Not especially IPA-like but nice.

T - Also varied and balanced. Quite fruity and slightly tangy from the orange with toasted malts and some funk. I suppose the hops add to the fruitiness but they don't stand out. Not especially bitter.

M - Silky smooth with a perfect low to medium carbonation.

O - The Lusus Naturae had me wanting to drink it before the hops faded. This one has me wanting to put some aside and see where the brett takes it.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep orange amber body, almost red with a nice bit of clarity to it, and very small rising carbonation. Head manages only a finger and a half, fluffy, off white with some cream to cake like soft appearances. Settles easily to a solid one finger puck sitting on top. No lacing, some real nice slow creeping carbonation as well. Very nice looking beer.

Really nice aroma. Deep sweet notes of orange fruit and a sweet strawberry like component. Mild brett and mild funky notes, but really accentuates a real juicy sensing hop profile. Light hits of white soft pepper and almost arugala like heat with a grassy smell and herbality. Really impressive and the contrast works wonderfully, unlike any aroma I've ever smelled before, just fantastic.

Interesting palate with a little bit of clashing flavors. Mild bodied with not a lot of malt depth, but also comes with a lighter brett character that seems a bit muted. Juiced fruit body though translates real nicely with oranges and red fruits of strawberry and raspberry tones, even almost tart but not quite. Peppery finish but very subtle, almost washes away with the lighter body presence only to be picked up again with another sip.

Overall an interesting take that actually has some real standout qualities. Not all the notes though are singing great, but certainly with some good character to enjoy the song.

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Photo of Bilco
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HattedClassic
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer has a very good smell with blood orange notes and funk. The Brett note comes through very well in the taste and smell. The strongest part of this beer is its orange note because of how natural it seems and not as fake as other beers.

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Photo of Duff27
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riotontheroad
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, batch #722, bottled 4/15/15, poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep golden amber color with a small fizzy white head that disappears quickly, leaving just a ring around the edge

S- earthy, yeasty, barnyard Brett up front, fruity and citrus hop aroma with notes of Lemon peel, orange zest, ripe pear & melon

T- orange and lemon up front leads to some light Brett funk that gives flavors of hay & earth, the finish is almost empty of flavor, with just a hint of lemon on they linger

M- medium/light body with low carbonation leads to a slightly god my mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- the one was pretty bland, the Brett was barely detectable and not much hop bitterness to be found, not worth the price tag

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Photo of ShanePB
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolfpack2005
2.97/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A- Transparent copper/amber color with a 1 finger head that leaves a nice thin cap.

S- Pretty weak nose, even after a few swirls. Picking up faint pine and tropical fruit aromas.

T-Follows the nose with the muted flavors. A mild tart soapiness is the first thing that hits my palate. As that fades, I am picking up orange flavors and caramel malts. An subtle earthy/musty brett flavor lingers on the tongue.

M-Light to medium body with a slightly above average level of carbonation.

O-WW's wild and sour beers have been hit or miss for me and this one missed the mark. IMO this beer just lacks character.

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Photo of DVMin98
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 722. Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a deep, orange-copper coloring, opaque, with a foamy, bubbly, low profile, white head on the surface. Aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, raspberry tart and orange sweet, all with a slightly funky and musty overtone. Very fruit forward. Flavors are an interesting blend of tangy sweet and musty sour forward, with the blood orange tart taking center stage over the other tropical fruit notes. Very tart, with a good funk throughout providing some layered characteristics of sourness, horse blanket, and slight medicinal notes. Very balanced, all on a smooth, mid-bodied feel. The aftertaste is subtle, but it's still all fruit, with the tartness still shining through. The finish has a slight pucker, with a slow, smooth transition across the palate. Good beer.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Label says Bottled On 4.15.15.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large bubbly side patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Smells more like a straight Belgian IPA than a Brett IPA. It's a slightly sweet aroma with trace amounts of funk and a mild fruitiness.

T- Initial fruit flavor gives way to tartness...and that's it. Doesn't taste hoppy like Hop Burglar is, doesn't taste Bretty and it also doesn't taste like blood orange. Basically just tastes like a pale ale that's somewhat tart and has a touch of soily yeast quality.

M- A tad dry with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- This isn't anywhere near the standard Wicked Weed has set for themselves. It's just plain...boring. Though the funk may develop with some aging, I was expecting at least a moderate amount since they deemed it fit to be bottled at this time. Was also drinking it fresh to get the hop kick out of it...but there is none. Quite disappointing.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaseFace
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canvas Series: Brett Burglar from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 65 ratings