La Bonte - Plum
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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #281
Ranked #5,546
4.07 | pDev: 7.13%
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
La Bonte - PlumLa Bonte - Plum
Notes: Formerly Canvas Series: La Bonte Plum

The second release from our Canvas Series is La Bonte our Brett Farmhouse Ale with Plum. The Canvas Series is inspired by our need to constantly push ourselves in new and creative directions with the brushes and ink that our time crafting sours and wilds have provided us. La Bonte with plums fits right into that ethos. Open fermented with our house wild culture and blended onto Italian Plums (one pound per gallon), this is a beer we can't wait for you to try either fresh or cellared.
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on: 02.21.17

Pours yellow orange gold with a creamy white foam head. Notes of beautiful funky fresh plums, not too fruity, plum flesh, plum skin, sweet cinnamon-esque spice, tart apple, cider, lemon, stone fruit, bready crackery malts, oak foeder, hints of leather, barnyard, hay, straw, with floral earthy grassy hops. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a nice foeder aged sour brett farmhouse ale with Italian plums.

May 26, 2020
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superspak from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/5/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big juicy, lightly tart/tangy plums, fruit skin/pits, peach, pear, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of plums, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, oak, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy, lightly tart/tangy plums, fruit skin/pits, peach, pear, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread dough; with lighter notes of leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate peppery Brett/oak tannin spiciness, fruity/lactic tartness, and fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy plums, fruit skin/pits, peach, pear, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of plums, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, oak, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/spicy/tartness, and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/spiciness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, acidic/tangy, and fairly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited sour/wild saison. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of plums, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, oak, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/spicy/drying finish; not overly lactic. Fantastic balance between juicy plums and Brett/Bacteria complexity; with great oak foeder presence, and pale/wheat malts against acidity. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstandingly spot on style example.

May 29, 2019
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy orange gold, with pink-purple tint, white head, minimal, with some ropey lacing.

S - Fruity sourness, a bit of horsey funk, and a undefined plastic sharpness.

T - Tart open, plum flesh, and a touch of minerality, mild skin bitterness that lingers in the close.

M - Smart crispness, sharp and a bit prickly in the close.

O - Quite delicious. Controlled bite and careful design produce lovely notes without getting muddy or harsh.

Dec 17, 2017
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TX-Badger from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pre-acquisition bottle. Figured might as well drink it now. Pours a cloudy/hazy orangish light coppery-ish color with off-white head. Tartness, funk, berries, and some wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with tartness, and some distinct plum notes.

Jul 20, 2017
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outdoor7or24 from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle poured into pint glass, purchased at the brewery on recent trip.
A: Pours a slight cloudy golden wheat body with tinges of copper seeming to reflect in it, fine bubble brilliant white +1 finger foam head, fine bubble carbonation, long stringy lacing
S: sour, tart up front, brett funkiness causing hints of a barnyard, hints of sweet plum coming through in the finish
M: medium body with a semi dry finish
T: tartness up front is very bold, hints of vinegar roll through the middle causing a sour like taste, mild tastings of plum skin in the finish, white grape maybe coming from the brett, semi sweet plum fruit gently comes through in the finish but it is very light
O: really glad I was able to try, the flavors are well done and nothing is overpowering, I would drink again!

Jun 12, 2017
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"La Bonte is open fermented wth our house Brettanomyces culture. This beer is then blended with a portion of Golden Sour and onto a half pound per gallon of Italian Plums, La Bonte is then aged in our foeder until it reaches perfection." Brewed in the style of a Farmhouse ale Sour with plums added. Available in 500ml. bottles and on limited draft.

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

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam head of a pastel white over a lightly hazy pale amber body with moderate carbonation and sparse, fine sediment in tow. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Farmhouse saison aromas of spicy, peppery character and bright, fruit gives way to a moderate acidity and tartness, and subtle undertones of viscous, rich stone fruit. Nicely balanced with a modest potency. 4

(Taste) Saison characteristics of spicy peppercorn and spring fruit compounds atop a clean body with the impact of Brettanomyces and Golden Sour evident as ever. Like in my previous two variants of this beer, the sourness and tanginess of the flavor is on high in this beer. However, the flavor of plum character is discernible in the finish, even though not on the vibrancy of the pear version, it is better balanced than the fig variant. Finishes lightly resinous and tangy but clean. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly residual, mildly dry. Carbonation is mellow, generating a light frothiness and a modestly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is slightly tangy and acidic over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Second to the pear version, as I felt this beer was an enjoyable compromise of farmhouse yeast, brettanomyces and sour culture blend, and fruit inclusion, but with less vibrancy than the pear, generating fleshy and lightly syrupy undertones for more of a contrast than a compliment. Regardless, this is a very solid series throughout even when the fruit inclusion doesn't work in its best interest- as a standalone soured farmhouse ale, it speaks for itself quite gracefully. 4

Wicked Weed Brewing's
La Bonte Tart Farmhouse Ale with Plum

Mar 04, 2017
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JayQue from Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice brew. Picked up a 500 ml bottle at Chips in the Outer Banks. Pours a hazy dull honey color into a tall tulip glass. Big foamy white head with very good retention and a fair amount of lacing. From the aroma and taste, I would call this more of a Sour than a Saison. Big malty and fruity aroma. A pronounced vinegary sourness is added in the taste. Mouthfeel is tart and rich enough with nice carbonation. The sourness is just right. Very impressive beer.

Feb 19, 2017
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zac16125 from South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wicked Weed Plum La Bonte
500mL bottle into a tulip
Bottled on: 8/5/16

A: Pours a very hazy, nearly opaque golden orange. 1+ fingers width of white head dissipates at a moderate rate and leaves a few small patches of lacing. 4

S: Aroma is tart, floral, somewhat sweet. Decent amount of fruit, plum is definitely noticeable. Great nose. 4.25

T: Taste is quite tart, citrusy, some burnt plastic like funk notes, oaky, subtle plum. Very nice combination of sour/funk/and fruit. 4.25

M/D: Medium bodied, carbonation high which is appropriate, not sure of the ABV but if its high its well masked, drinkability is good. 4.25

O: A very nice beer from WW. Well done. 4.25

Jan 21, 2017
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Damian from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a 500ml (1 pint, .9 fl. oz.) bottle
Served in a tulip
Big thanks to Steban for including this as an extra in our trade.

Outstanding appearance. The cloudy, dark nectarine colored body was topped by a super tight and creamy, two-finger tall, bright white head. Excellent retention. The crown slowly dropped to a bubbly cap of froth. Oddly shaped patches of lacing coated much of the glass.

The nose was super yeasty initially. Really powdery and dry with loads of bretty tartness. Good dose of musty funk. Lots of oak too. Subtle white wine-like notes were detectable. The funk really intensified as the beer sat. Some lime rind-like notes came through as well. No plum whatsoever though.

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose. Tart and bretty up front. Lots of lime rind-like pith. Bit of white wine. Tart wheaty and lemony notes came through in the center. Some oaky barrel too. The tartness intensified as the beer moved along the palate. Crackery malts appeared on the back end. More oak, tannins and sourness in the finish. Some pithy lime peel notes lingered after the swallow. Slightly bitter. Like in the nose, the plum was nonexistent here as well.

Nice light, fluffy mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a moderate, zippy effervescence that turned frothy and smooth on the palate.

As many reviewers have noted, this is a solid wild ale but it contains no plum notes whatsoever. With three large plums prominently featured on its label, many people will surely be disappointed by this messaging.

Dec 13, 2016
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

"La Bonte."

BOTTLE: Bottled 8.5.16. Brown glass. Purple label. 500ml format. Branded pry-off crown cap. Purchased at a beer store in Massachusetts.

"Brettanomyces Farmhouse Ale Fermented with Plums." "Blended with a portion of Golden Sour and onto a half pound per gallon of Italian plums." "Aged in our foeder." (Time spent in foedre is not specified). 6.50% ABV.

HEAD: Pours a gorgeous white head with a subtle orange hue that gives it a glowing complexion. Radiant and soft with a fluffy airy consistency. Retention is stellar - ~10 minutes. Leaves messy cobwebby lacing on the glass' sides as it recedes.

BODY: Vibrant albeit hazy orange. Obviously unfiltered, though no lees are visible.

Appears well-carbonated. In short, it's a stellar appearance for a farmhouse ale , though admittedly I expected a darker colour given plums were involved. In any case, it's lively and eye-catching. Great execution.

AROMA: Soft notes of sea salt, dried lime, brettanomyces funkiness, wild flora, farmhouse hay/straw, white pepper, earthy wild yeast, and a blip of wood. I find some vague fruit, but there's no way in hell I'd identify it as plum in a blind tasting. The fruit is honestly pretty subtle; the wild microflora dominate this aroma, and the fruit only really comes through on the back end. I'd guess at orchard peach, not plum.

Not at all sour or acidic, but the brettanomyces presence is huge...this beer is alive.

More of an oak presence would be nice, and could be achieved by ditching foudres in favour of barrels and aging this longer therein.

Aromatic intensity is moderate. Suggests a dry but refreshing crackery farmhouse ale with a big commitment to intricate microfloral intangibles and brettanomyces yeast(s), but not to hops or to juicy vivid fruit.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Soft yet dry on the palate, with a tugging coarseness and enough wetness to keep it refreshing. That push-pull between more dragging rough elements and more approachable easier drinking characteristics is fantastic, and plays harmoniously with the well balanced flavour profile. Carbonation is perfect. On the lighter side of medium-bodied.

Flavour-wise, I don't get plum at all, but I do get fruit which isn't very vivid or well defined...orchard peach and dried lime come to mind, but they're reticent. The beer is as alive as the aroma promised, bursting with intricate layers of microflora and concomitant intangibles. Brettanomyces is committed to and well showcased, bringing drying funkiness but also a farmhouse flourish. Malt backbone is bright, with pale, pils, and probably wheat giving this its oomph, though a bit of crackery malt character does work its way in...or maybe that's just the dryness of the mouthfeel playing tricks on me.

The wood isn't well defined. Foudres were the wrong choice; barrels would be superior (in a perfect world in which economy of production isn't a big concern.) I guess I get a blip of vanillin, but it's faint.

And faint many of this beer's flavours are. What works well is the union of all of them, amounting to a gestalt whole of a beer that exceeds the sum of its individual constituent notes. I like it, but there is room for further intricacy and depth of flavour. I'd like to see Wicked Weed commit to the fruit (peach would work better than plum, but the plum isn't present here to my tastes anyway), commit to oak (or chestnut wood), and maybe play a bit with bacteria and more citrusy hops.

OVERALL: Another solid entry in Wicked Weed's lineup, though those after a plum-heavy beer would be better off buying a quadrupel. Highly drinkable with a well-executed mouthfeel and a delicate balance of flavour. With proper oak aging and better incorporation of fruit, this could be a world class beer.

B (3.58) / GOOD

Dec 10, 2016
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teromous from Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

From the side of the label: "Bottled On: 8.5.16"

Appearance: The body of the beer is opaque with a light orange color and just a hint of a pink hue. It looks a lot like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. The white head pours medium sized and slowly fades out to a thick ring of white foam with a large island of bubbles.Not much retention but good lacing.

Aroma: It has a light sour fruit aroma and a bit of a cooked sugar scent which is vaguely similar to sugar cookies.

Taste: It has a nice light tartness. I'm getting no plum flavor at all.

Mouthfeel: It has a very nice light tart character to the beer, good carbonation, a light body, and a dry finish.

Overall: A well made sour beer that does not convey any plum flavor or aroma. As a standard wild ale it is very good but the plums contribute nothing to this beer that is discernible. There are huge plums depicted on the label as if that was the showcase of the beer but they never make an appearance. I would recommend skipping this based on the lack of label merit, but if you are just looking for a good sour beer then this would suffice.

Dec 10, 2016
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Wicked Weed globe/snifter glass. Bottled August 5th 2016.

Slightly murky yellow tinged orange body color, a little bit of glow and almost grapefruit red along the edges too. Head creation is minimal, simple white and a bit creamy, but settles to a simple even sized thin collar, and a little bit of bubbly island top.

Mild hinting notes of tartness and acid, but little sensing fruit. Comes off more like a straight forward berliner weisse minus the large wheat depth. Hard to even get any fruit quality off of this even from an ester. Decent and pleasant at least.

Palate actually goes for simple if less exotic. A real nice prickly mouthfeel on the tongue, with a bouncing indistinct fruit quality. Slightly gets into tangerine orange quality but with less tartness than expected. A bit of floral and hop character comes in with wild character making a nice mix of fruit flavors on either side.

Doesn't really come off as something unique, not even sure where the plum is here, but it's a decent tasting creation that's for sure.

Nov 13, 2016
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HattedClassic from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice white and creamy head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves some nice foam streaks across the surface of the beer. The beer itself is very nice to look at. It's a nice orange with light brown notes and fairly cloudy, which really brings out a nice rustic look.

The beer smell is great. It's a nice light orange and citrus bitterness with a reasonable amount brett that properly and deliciously accentuates the hop notes without overwhelming them. The plums are there and come off as not quite ripe but the acidity and light sweetness go great with the other notes.

The taste is great and, while it shares the similar notes with the smell, they come out different. The taste is a bit more mixed with a little less brett and more not quite ripe plum.

The feel is good. It's a light bodied body that has a little heft to it, which gives it some weight. It has a strong acidity that is present and some nice biting carbonation that gives it a good dryness.

Overall, this is an extremely wild ale. It's perfectly balanced and the taste is great.

Nov 11, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i like this the least of the three versions i have had of la bonte so far (pear and fig were the others). there is so little plum in here (on draft anyway), that its hard to really appreciate its influence on the beer. i thought the pear was real subtle too, but also distinct, with the fig being the most intense of the ones i have had in terms of the fruit presence. it seems to change the base beer a little bit, or the fermenting agents have taken on a different life with this fruit, the flavor just isnt there in terms of funk for me either, so as round and fluffy and probably well made as the beer is, it presents itself to me as predominantly flavored by white wheat malt, which is tasty, but somewhat unsexy in a wild plum beer. the fruit is somewhat tangy and somewhat sweet, but remote and generic, while the yeast profile is only moderately developed it seems like, and i miss what i loved so much about the others (the fig especially). i do like the earthy base, and the rustic nature of the beer in general. surprised there is so much variance on these, how much the fruit really impacts the base beer, and also surprised others have liked this so much. its solid beer, but definitely below the high standards set by other wicked weed beers in these wild categories...

Oct 11, 2016
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Karibourgeois from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale gold pour with a white head. Strong sour fruit aroma. Taste has a great sour flavor that isn’t overpowering. Brett comes through nicely as the dark plum flavor.

Aug 11, 2016
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BrownNut from Florida

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nicely done. The plum presence was at just the right level to be complementary to the rest of the beer. And that plumness was a nice mix of sweet and tart, or maybe the rest of the beer contributed the tart. But overall it was just very nicely composed. A special beer that was worth the money.

Jul 27, 2016
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought this beer at the Jester King brewery in Austin, Texas. I was looking for good Farmhouse Ale and they recommended some of their own as well the Wicked Weed brews they were selling. I loved this one.

(L) It had a cloudy light amber hue with an inch thick white head.

(A) It had a very nice fruity aroma with plum, peach, lemon, and apple.

(T) The taste tart, yeasty, fruity, sour plum, lemon, apple, dank/funky, and delicious.

(F) It was light bodied and moderately carbonated and easy thirst quenching drinking.

Jul 12, 2016
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 500ml bottle with a bottled on date of 10.9.15

L - Cloudy peach color, with 1/2 finger of head and some nice lacing that stays on top of the brew

S - Tart, subtle plum flavors, Brett yeast

T - Just like the aroma, slightly tart and obvious Brett sour/farmhouse brew. Delicious summer brew

F - Well carbonated, medium body

O - A refreshing, light sour farmhouse ale. Well done

Jul 04, 2016
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zonker17 from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft pour, hazy, apple juice color. Plum main component on the nose along with the lacto. Very clean taste with a light sourness, plum. Medium feel and average carbonation. Overall balance and drinkability superb.

Jun 25, 2016
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With the same dedication to clean sourness as with all other of their sour ale and farmhouse blends, the taste of sour fruit, earthen perfume and rustic spice is also alive here. But the added robust taste of Italian plum gives the beer a pep of supporting fruit sweetness and a slightly robust test.

Plum La Bonte's pour is one of pale straw but with a sun-kissed hue of faint peach and pink. As a frothy and arid head casts above, the aromas spill onto the nose with a host of sour citrus, apple, under-ripened berry. Plum aromas stand out as the candied sweetness of pez starts a lightly savory showing.

As the middle palate unfolds, the more earthen complexities drift away, taking the bulk of sweetness along with it. What's left behind are the sheer sourness of lemon and lime with a sour crabapple zing. Sour white grape, young berry medley are rounded and smoothened with the addition of plum for a taste that more aligns with rosé wine. The moderate spicy bitterness trails with grassy, peppery and balsa notions on the late palate.

Medium-light for sour ale, the beer's plum character retains just enough charm to give the taste an identifiable fruit flavor. But that never impedes the beer's body, still offering the same refreshment, thirst quenching and palate stripping character of lighter bodied La Bonte versions. Finishing bitter, sour and dry, its final taste of rosé wine with leathery, woodsy, dusty aromas lurking in the olfactory senses.

May 24, 2016
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Gavage from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy light orange color with a 1/2" head that falls quickly.

Smell: some fruits and a mellow sour tones lingers softly.

Taste: green grapes, plums, pear, some grass, some farmhouse funk, and a tart tone that sits on the tongue. Bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish with a very dry finish.

Overall: a slow sipping beer that is a bit refreshing despite the tartness. Enjoyable beer.

Apr 16, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours the color of apricot, hazy, with a soft white bubble colony on the surface, surrounded by a thin ring, and a sticky rim of lace.

Smell is funky cheese, barnyard, and wet oak, followed by faint Sweet Tarts and plum.

Very tart flavors of plum brightens and contrasts from the nose drastically, with lemon, Sweet Tarts, lime, grapefruit rind, well water and salt. It literally tastes nothing like it smells, with a weird smoothness to it that makes it exceedingly drinkable while still being tart.

Nice body, frothy when swished, but moderate, with a dry finish.

Apr 14, 2016
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gonzo000 from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Nice orange color with a .5 finger layer of small white bubbles capping the top of the beer. Carbonation is exploding from the bottom of the flute glass.

Smell is a mellow sour, not much plum, not much else. A bit sweet, too, like a touch of honey.

Taste is mostly farmhouse brett with a bit of sweet/sour at the end that could be plum. It tastes very good, very clean.

Feel is outstanding - a farmhouse with ample body. Very, very good.

Overall this is another outstanding beer from wicked weed.

Apr 05, 2016
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Statik_v87 from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Haven't done a full review in a while, so here it goes. I poured this from a cold 500ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Look: This beer pours a hazy straw color (with just a hint of pink) & has a tiny foamy head that dissipates quickly. It ends up as a thin foamy ring around the glass.

Smell: I've said before that I'm not that great at describing smell and taste, but I'll try. The smell I get from this beer is very nice. It is immediately evident that the beer is tart, as it really does smell tart. It is fruity and I can detect a hint of plum mingling with a myriad of other scents I cannot quite describe. It is a little bit funky, but the fruitiness overwhelms that.

Taste: This beer is light and not overly tart. It is sweet and fruity, a little funky, and the lingering finish is pleasant and welcome to stay on my tongue as long as it wants. I definitely get the lactic acid bite, with plenty of plum and some pie crust hints from the brett. Very tasty.

Feel: This beer has a nice feel to it. It is just at the point where, it almost feels watery, but has a thickness to it at the same time. It also has just the right amount of carb that it almost feels creamy when you swish it in your mouth. Well done.

Overall, a bit expensive, but well worth it to try such a delicious sour. Highly recommended that you pick one up to try.

Apr 01, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a very neat color. Orange plum flesh. Almost no head. Damn the aroma is musty and Bretty. Some Belgian yeast. Fruity. Plums aren't generally a very aromatic fruit so I am not surprised I don't get specifics. Really tart. Bright initial tartness. Fruit flesh that isn't yet ripe. Light spice. Light bodied. Flavor does not linger for too long. Pretty invigorating. Spritzy. Sweetens up as it warms. Pricey but fun to drink.

Mar 12, 2016
La Bonte - Plum from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 168 ratings