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La Bonté (w/Pear) | Wicked Weed Brewing

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La Bonté (w/Pear)La Bonté (w/Pear)
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4.09/5
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178 Ratings
La Bonté (w/Pear)La Bonté (w/Pear)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
La Bonté is open fermented with our house Brettanomyces culture. This beer is then blended with a portion of Golden Sour and onto a half pound per gallon of French Pears. La Bonté is then aged in our foeder until it reaches perfection.


BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,402
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
178
pDev:
6.6%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
43
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 31
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3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of citizencane
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours yellow-orange with a rim of slight foam into a snifter. Smell is sour fruit. Taste is sour pear, bread, and a hint of peach or apple or some other fruit in there. Feel is well-carbonated but not excessive; this feels refreshing. Overall, a very good sour and I hope to have it again at some point.

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3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brettanomyces Farmhouse Ale fermented with pears. Bottled 9/23/16 and enjoyed on 2/10/18 (don't worry, I kept it cold the whole time). Poured into a Wicked Weed tulip. The pour is very clear and light gold in color with an impressive 2 fingers of fine white foam that persists quite well for a sour beer. On the nose I get strong acidic notes like lemons, apple cider vinegar, dry white wine, and freshly-cut apples.

Medium light body with a firm feel. Very dry and slightly musty. Light crackery notes up front, then a slug of sour flavors. Pleasant notes of green apple, kiwi, lemon, champagne,
and a slight taste of pear. Finishes tart and dry, leaving you ready for another sip. No unpleasant aftertaste.

I have had several Wicked Weed sours and this is the first one I have had in quite a while. It tastes like any other Wicked Weed sour I have ever had: it is very pleasant, refreshing, and appetizing but the featured fruit simply is not front and center. It was purchased during one of my visits to the brewery BEFORE I discovered a little brewery in my own back yard called Urban Artifact. Ever since then, beers from Wicked Weed just don't command my attention like they used to. Urban Artifact has whipped their ass all over my palate. First, their beers cost a fraction of what you pay for WW. Second, they use ridiculous amounts of fresh fruit so that you can REALLY taste the fruit. Wicked Weed - do yourself a favor. Spend a few days in Cincinnati and check out Urban Artifact. If THEY can do it, I know YOU can too.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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2.69/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I just this one for the first time and I thought it was quite refreshing.

Look: Semi-clear yellow with a thick white head

Aroma: bready, pear, and lemon

Taste: The flavor is slightly tart, bread, and lots of pear, maybe some other fruit flavors too grape or apple, and there's some moderate brett funk.

Feel: light to medium body. It is very refreshing and fruity.

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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy light gold with a fizzy loud white foam that somehow increases in density as it settles, becoming a creamy blanket with a solid, uniform white wall of curtains.

Smell is actually somewhat bready for a sour, with pear, lemon, light wheat and corn all fairly subdued.

Taste is mellow and balanced, only slightly tart of lemon and pear, with the faintest hint of hay and barnyard funk, and a finish of corn and bread.

Body is soft and frothy, of medium heft, with a crisp, quenching tartness and a semi-wet finish.

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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours slightly hazy and golden colored, the two finger head settling in nicely; splashy lacing

Smell: Bready farmhouse funk, with the pear and a vinous white wine grape character

Taste: White wine grape, green apple and lemon forward with an acetic tartness building along with the pear; Bretty funk, through the middle, is a prelude to a puckering, moderately sour finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A year in the bottle has done its job, with the funk and acetic tones complementing the fruit with complexity

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9.23.16 ... I had it warm towards room temperature (unopened) for about a half hour before poppin' bottles. Watching the amazing 2-hour set from Armin van Buuren on the ASOT Stage from Ultra Miami 2017! (How many beer nerds listen to electronic music? I'm guessing very few.)

Beautiful hazy, golden-yellow (I let some yeast pour) with a fluffy yet fizzy bright white head. As good as a golden sour can look. Has that funky, barny, slightly peppery, Saison-like nose but distinctly more sour and wild than a true farmhouse ale. I actually get the pear! The sugary sweetness of a fresh pear from the orchard right off the tree (I can say this because I've worked at farms/orchards for several seasons and know how a fresh pear is supposed to smell/taste!). Same with the flavor. Pretty dry but full of that tart yet sweet/grainy/sugary pear feel and flavor. Obviously the Brett is quite strong but the yeast character is great in this, while not detracting from anything like some aggressive yeast strains in sours can do. In the end, I just can't see how this beer didn't accomplish its goal...a dry, fruity golden sour with a great finish that is a pleasure to drink.

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La Bonté (w/Pear) from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 178 ratings