Wicked Weed Brewing

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Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #381
Ranked #9,108
4.04 | pDev: 7.67%
Jul 02, 2021
Jul 16, 2015
Notes: Formally of the Terra Locale Series, Brettaberry is a tart farmhouse ale, whose inspiration is drawn from a freshly baked berry pie, features a half-pound per gallon of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. The sweet acidity of the berries, paired with the mild farmhouse funk of our house culture is rounded by the full-bodied ‪Haw Creek Honey‬.
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4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Love tarts and this one was easy to love.

Jul 02, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep golden orange with some slight red hues topped by a dense finger and a half of nearly off white head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of fresh strawberries and other berries with some light tartness and a hint of funk
T: Taste is blackberries and strawberries with some slight tartness and some nice funk. A little band aid and medicinal notes as well. On the finish this one is more nice funk and berries with a little more band aid and lingering tartness.
M: This beer has a body that is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is effervescent and slightly prickly while the beer has a drying finish
O: Overall this is a really nice beer. It has some great flavors and complexity which make it a really interesting and tasty beer to drink. The fruit comes across as authentic and it has a nice amount of balancing funk. This one is definitely worth a try if you can find it and like the style.

Nov 03, 2018
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4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Note: Bottle 04.20.17

A: Pours an almost opaque dark purplish pinkish burnt orange in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate purple + garnet red + orange + ruby red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foamy pale pinkish white head that slowly reduces to a few small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of sweet fresh strawberries, slightly sweet blueberries, and tart blackberries with light aromas of honey sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of slightly earthy funky barnyard brett and hints of wheat + pale + biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat + pale + biscuit malts with just shy of moderate amounts of honey sweetness. That is followed by just shy of moderate flavors of slightly earthy funky barnyard brett and lacto-like tartness. Finally there are moderate to strong flavors of sweet fresh strawberries, slightly sweet blueberries, and tart blackberries. Moderate to strong amounts of lingering tartness in the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Very enjoyable and the aroma definitely hits the notes of a freshly baked berry pie with a lot more of the tartness present in the taste. Drinks easily with well hidden alcohol and very enjoyable.

May 24, 2018
4.57 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts on May 23, 2018
4.25 by Matt141 from Texas on Apr 18, 2018
4.19 by TechTriumph from Virginia on Apr 08, 2018
4 by sonofliberty2 from South Carolina on Jan 21, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

I recently had Brettaberry and I thought it had a really nice blend of berry flavors. I especially appreciated the blueberry flavor which was more like wild blueberry, or bilberry than the bland sweet common blueberry.

Look: semi-clear reddish pinkish gue with a thin white slightly pink head

Aroma: mixed berries with some brett funk

Taste: The flavor is sweet, honey, slightly tart, mostly blueberries but the other berries too, with moderate brett funk.

Feel: light to medium body, quite refreshing.

Jan 03, 2018
3.76 by socon67 from New York on Nov 24, 2017
3.63 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Oct 03, 2017
3.89 by mig100 from Texas on Sep 09, 2017
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Sep 02, 2017
4.5 by aszatk01 from Pennsylvania on Aug 19, 2017
4.21 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Aug 13, 2017
4.07 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Aug 12, 2017
4.46 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2017
3.81 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Jul 19, 2017
3 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin on Jun 25, 2017
4 by buckyp from South Carolina on Jun 14, 2017
4.25 by Philcassella from Massachusetts on Jun 09, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 500ml bottle, bottled on 20th November 2015. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A slightly hazy strawberry orange pink colour with an almost two finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly but left lots of clingy lacing.

Aroma: Tart mixed berries although it seems strawberry is most prominent, brett funkiness, barnyard, mustiness with hints of honey.

Taste: Tart, lightly sour, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry with mild funkiness and perhaps a touch of lemon and pepper.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a dry-ish finish.

Overall: This was nice, refreshing and easy to drink. I’m not getting much of the honey as it just seems like berry sweetness, but I’m sure its mixed in with that and also guessing that the honey adds to the body.

May 18, 2017
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on May 11, 2017
4.25 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Apr 02, 2017
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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by agreenman19 from Connecticut

L - loving this label. Mysterious. Kinda atmospheric and reminds me of the Resident Evil video games. Pours a Juicy Juice reddish purple and settles into a clear sunset orange maroon. Fizzy, frothy head.

S - mixed berries, strawberries, and a touch of honey. All the while a tart cherry presides.

T - muted berries, mostly blackberry. Currants and cherries as well. The honey sweetness is very noticeable, especially on the finish. Brett is present all the way through. Blueberry sweetness comes out more and more as my palate adjusts.

F - lots of fizzy carbonation. Feels like what I would expect from thousands of tiny ants crawling out of my throat and across my mouth. A little overboard.

O - potent berry flavors supplemented beautifully by the honey. This is technically a nice beer, but something seems missing. Uninspired, perhaps?

Mar 28, 2017
3.84 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Mar 14, 2017
4.13 by Bjlynch83 from Oregon on Mar 09, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Jadjunk from Georgia

"Brettaberry, a tart farmhouse ale whose inspiration is drawn from freshly baked berry pie, features a half-pound per gallon of strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. The sweet acidity of the berries paired with the mild farmhouse funk of our house culture is rounded by the addition of full bodied, Haw Creek Honey." Brewed in the style of a Farmhouse Ale brewed with berries and honey. Available in 500ml. bottles and on rotating draft.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, frothy head of a strawberry-tinged white head over a deep orange-copper body with light haziness and moderate carbonation. Retention is above average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Aromas of tangy, acidic and lightly peppery farmhouse yeast strains, with undertones of tart wild berry characters atop a clean, smooth and lightly viscous malt body. Potency is modest. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with a moderate tart acidity forward, undertones of tangy, under ripe berry character of no discernible type, with a soft peppery finish. The malt profile is clean and slick, with a slight elevation of body from the likely inclusion of honey, which does not seem to have much of an impact on the flavor of this beer, and is very subtle. Finish is peppery and sharply tangy and acidic, lingering. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, acidic, medium dry. Carbonation is medium, generating a moderate frothiness and a softly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is slightly tangy and acidic over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Despite coming off as an overall enjoyable beer, this one slightly misses the mark for Wicked Weed's better works. The acidity of this beer was sharp and drying, without sufficient residual sweetness to keep this beer balanced. The berry character was present but underdeveloped and not very versatile in flavor diversity; I could not exactly tell what berry character I was experiencing, but they largely tasted underripe and contributed to the sharpness of the tangy character. The honey manages to contribute some subtle viscosity to this beer, but without much flavor contribution. In conclusion, this beer remains enjoyable, but so many of the flavors were lacking that it falls short of extraordinary. 3.75

Wicked Weed Brewing's
Brettaberry Tart Farmhouse Ale

Mar 01, 2017
4.04 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts on Feb 26, 2017
4.11 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts on Feb 26, 2017
3.87 by ncvbc from North Carolina on Feb 15, 2017
4 by beer_guy_nc from North Carolina on Jan 10, 2017
4 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island on Jan 10, 2017
4.46 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jan 08, 2017
4.1 by dsshuck from Delaware on Dec 26, 2016
4.25 by Roy1586 from Massachusetts on Dec 23, 2016
4.09 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on Dec 17, 2016
Photo of TheSchwartz
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TheSchwartz from North Carolina

On tap at 580 in PBO. Quite tasty!

Dec 04, 2016
4.08 by Ltdsaint from North Carolina on Dec 03, 2016
3.46 by leitmotif from Romania on Nov 28, 2016
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3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Hazy pink color with white head. Aroma is really dusty with some cardboard and damp wood barrel. Taste follows with musty/dusty notes, some fermented fruits and sour finish. Medium body with high effervescence. Overall it's quite weird, musty and dusty, not really what I expected.

Nov 28, 2016
Brettaberry from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 224 ratings