Oaxacan | Wicked Weed Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
OaxacanOaxacan
BA SCORE
4.17/5
Exceptional
45 Ratings
OaxacanOaxacan
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Goatdavemac on 01-22-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,080
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
45
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
16
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

wow, i loved all the beers i had here at wicked weed, so many interesting and inventive beers, many of them insanely sour like this one, but all so unconventional. this one is tequila barrel aged, smoked, and with some citrus zest, its incredible. maybe not as cocktail tasting as i thought it would be, but really amazing with the smoke, i think there is a synergy with smoke and bacterial sourness like this, its uncommon and compatible and complex, so much wood, fiery smoked malts, and a brightness from the acid and the lime and grapefruit zest, i cant believe how layered this is, from heavy to light to intense to mellow all in one glass. the tequila character is strong, dark, rich, and awesome, earthy but also i can still taste the agave. hints of lemongrass and oak, slight salted rim character with the fruit, it takes me there. the acid, like a lot of their beers, is stupidly high, preventing me from really being able to drink a whole lot of this, but even a few drops fills my whole palate and all my senses with this epic complexity. tequila barrels can be hit or miss for me, but this is so dialed in with the other elements. this canvas series has been super impressive in my experience. among the best and most exciting wicked weed beers i have ever had. enough about the buyout, they are still killing it!

 1,326 characters

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TechTriumph
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J-Rice
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smakawhat
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Wicked Weed globe glass. Bottled December 18th 2015. Batch #663.

Barely a half finger with little retention of faint white colored head while pouring. Settles to a small but solid collar. Body color is a very nice glowing tangerine orange, mostly opaque but with some degree of glow and shine.

Aroma is a bit of an odd mix. Grassy smelling with funk aromas that hit a bit sweaty actually. Small sense of burnt wood and minimal fruit character. Kind of an "out there" smell which does get into some slightly fruity orange after some time. However the initial first whiffs are quite strong and unexpected.

Palate takes a much different turn. Sharp flavors of tangerine and orange citrus really wash on the mid palate. Grass and earth flavors with touches of smoke actually do make an appearance, with the smoke not so much as it seems real subtle. And almost salty gose like flavor with fruited orange and touches of really nice spirit warmth, and an almost tropical fruit punch quality.

A very unusual animal, but one that certainly gets better as you drink it.

 1,105 characters

Photo of Sabtos
3.57/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber to copper with a bubbly ring.

Smell is black pepper or poblano, really both, with acetic peach.

Sour cherry and peach taste with a slight spice and medium mouthfeel.

The thing about sour beers listing specific fruits, a lot of times the culture changes the fruit sugars into something unlike their base flavors. That's okay, but I didn't get a lot of grapefruit and lime at all. I find it funny I didn't get any tequila, but got peppers, maybe from the 'smoke' element that is on the label. I don't see a lot of information on the internet about how this was done though.

 580 characters

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of djgustafson
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidHume
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajdemma
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrawlinsGA
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dheldman
3.32/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Keith_R
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ronricorossi
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The tequila and smoke, neither one too overbearing, blend nicely together around the edges while the citrus hits sharp notes. A bunch of potent flavors that might not seem like they'd fit together, but it's pretty seamless, and nicely balanced. An impressive level of both skill and ambition. I opened it while eating a Mexican dinner, which made it all the better. One of my all-time favorite sours, I have to say.

 416 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Oaxacan from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 45 ratings