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Canvas Series: Bombadile | Wicked Weed Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bombadile is a traditional Belgian Table beer aged with our house culture and a pound per gallon of strawberries.


BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,041
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
162
pDev:
6.37%
 
 
Wants:
9
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20
Trade:
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of desint
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kemoarps
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the endless box of goodness via @Dragginballs76 during NBS BIF#8.

I'll admit, I expected a more rosy hue. This is pretty well crisp clean golden body without a hint of any red of any sort. Nice little white head that settles in to the ring of fur and wispy galaxy.

Nose is big minerally funk primarily. Some soft grains and brett. As it warms and I dig I can find some strawberries, but it takes a little bit. They definitely benefit from letting the beer sit and reach closer to room temp.

While the brett is really the star of the show here, I actually find myself somewhat distracted with the soft malts. There's a dull broad sweep to them and it kind of blunts and completely cuts off the back end until the tart brett character picks up along the finish like it was following through a track I couldn't see. The strawberries primarily present as the kind of green earthy character up towards the stem of a fresh strawberry. There's some berry tart and then just a tiny bit of a sweet kiss to focus the sticks and stems.

Overall this one didn't hit quite as well as the other Wicked Weed brews Mike sent, but it's not bad by any means.
Glad to have gotten to try it (even if there's always a little snicker at some of the fruit additions from an AB/Inbev brew given their vocal dismissal of such).

Thanks Mike for sending this along and giving me a chance to try it!

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Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Quite hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is fruity with earthy strawberry notes, yogurt, cream and some sweet wheat notes. Taste is sour, almost puckering with unripe, green strawberry flavor complete with the stems. Light to medium body, well carbonated. Really dry with light brett funk and unripe fruit character.

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Photo of loganburgh
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheGent
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The aroma is powdery, sweet strawberry, sweet rose watery funkyness, damp mustiness, with just a hint of summer farmyard. It’s a light and crisp beer with green strawberry tartness, moderate acidity and some earthy funkyness. A very approachable Brett beer I’d say

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Photo of tdm168
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A-Pours an orange amber color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has tangy, tarty, sour and strawberry hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a balanced tangy, tarty, sour and strawberry flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A nicely balance sour beer

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryant1985
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mattreitz49
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TechTriumph
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ledouge
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffin2
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a taster from a 500 ml bottle.
L - Pours a hazy yellow whith a white head.
S - Smells of barnyard funk and strawberries.
T - Has a nice tartness. The strawberries seem more in the background. Getting some lemon on the finish.
F - Very effervescent.
O - Very tasty farmhouse ale.

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a bright orange color and a cloudy texture. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Below average lacing.

S: A sweet, alluring aroma of citrus fruit, barnyard funk, yeast, strawberries, and spices.

T: Tasted of a bunch of the advertised strawberries, some Belgian-style yeast, light citrus notes (orange), a light maltiness, a woody quality, and light spices. I never really considered strawberries for a saison, but this one does it right. It's vibrant, fruity, and refreshing. Very tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not your typical saison here, and that's a good thing. Well worth seeking out.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gerasimos
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Canvas Series: Bombadile from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 162 ratings