Wicked Weed Brewing

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Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #410
Ranked #4,655
4.15 | pDev: 6.51%
Nov 03, 2022
Feb 22, 2016
Notes: American blonde sour ale fermented with peaches and apricots (1-pound per gallon) in wine barrels.
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Given to me by a friend at the Funkatorium itself, and poured into a 3oz tulip glass.

L - Hazy goldenrod, with a minimal off-white head. Decent lacing.
S - French oak, grape must, and mineral. Funky.
T - Follows nose. Musty, like a military antique store. Granny smith apple. Well-balanced throughout, with a dry lemongrass finish.
F - Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation. Refreshing. Dangerously drinkable.
O - Probably my favorite so far tonight. Well-executed wild ale. Musty and fruity, almost like a good cheese! Complex enough to feel exploratory and adventurous, while still being on the lighter side of the spectrum. I'd definitely get this one again. Highly recommend.
Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 11, 2022
Rated: 4.57 by jacobk1997 from Georgia

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4 by matt-evans2 from Wisconsin

Jan 20, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Sep 12, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Date bottled: 01.27.17

Notes of cheesy funk, fresh tart peaches, sour apricot, stone fruit, hint of pie spice, white wine, oak barrel, hay, straw, barnyard, bready malts, with floral grassy hops
Jun 10, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2020
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
L: Very hazy amber/golden color, one finger white head, messy lacing, good carbonation.

S: Sour, peaches, apricots. Smells divine.

T: Sour, peaches, apricots. Tastes amazing! Long lasting fruit flavors.

F: Light bodied, tons of fruit flavors.

O: World class sour, up to par with Cantillon Fou’ Foune.
May 19, 2020
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Light golden pour... nearly clear with 1.5 fingers of fizzy white head. Falls fast... modest lacing.

S: Tart and acidic. Green fruit and peach.

T.F: Just like it smells. Tart bordering on sour. Green apple, unripened summer fruit, peach, and apricot. Fruity with a bit of funk. White wine is more subtle... more oak than wine to me. Moderate acidity. Definitely feel it in the salivary glands. Medium to light bodied... well carbonated.

O: A very solid Wild Ale. Great flavor and drinkable if you like things on the tarter side.
May 05, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by TylerJ from Iowa

Feb 20, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by markallmon from Tennessee

Dec 25, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Eziel from Ohio

Dec 17, 2019
Rated: 4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by sd123 from Georgia

Jul 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Strong note of fuzzy fresh peach, mixes with some apricots, tart and acidic.

T: Fresh fuzzy peach, a tart apricot, followed by some acid and tartness, a bit of grain at the end. Quite pleasant.

F: Prickly carbonation, medium body.

O: Not earth shattering but this is a solid sour.
May 17, 2019
Rated: 3.76 by vfgccp from New York

Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by BeerGlassesCollector from Cyprus

Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Mar 25, 2019
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Mar 25, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by RollBounce from New York

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
look: Hazy peach. Big frothy head on the pour.
smell: Relatively gentle tart funk.
taste: more sass than the nose. some mostly dry tart with a little malt up front and a smack of sour going out.
Jan 19, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by BubbleBobble from New York

Nov 20, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia

Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by PprBurke from Virginia

Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jayhunter357 from Massachusetts

Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by shivtim from Georgia

Aug 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pale orange body, bright and clear, short minimal head, fading to nothing. No lacing.

S - Strong acid, lactic, with an underlying hit of grass and farmyard.

T - The acid is in front, peach and apricot come through primarily as fruity highlights, with wood hints. A bit of tartness on the back-end.

M - Superb sharp feel, brisk on the tongue, with a trailing tartness in the close.

O - Beautiful, tasty sour ale. Superb.
Jul 25, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by AuntBea from Illinois

May 16, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by godawgs from Louisiana

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by lebriarjr from North Carolina

Feb 12, 2018
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

2.62/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
From a bottle at the 2018 ATL Winter Beer Festival.
Fine creamy tan head over a near black body.
Dark roasted grain aroma hints at some burnt grains. The flavor confirms this but also provides ample dark chocolate notes.
Very tart and funky aroma that's off putting.
Highly tart but some nice fruit notes make this tastes a little better than it smells. Still, too funky and very sour.
Jan 27, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by AngEo from Texas

Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 02, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Dec 05, 2017
Rated: 4.73 by robcalex from Florida

Nov 25, 2017
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Reviewed by RyanPoff from Tennessee

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Garr's Beer 20 oz. glass. Bottle was bought at the brewery today.

A: A cloudy, somewhat pale orange color with a finger of head, significant retention, and lingering head. I don't know if I've seen a more beautiful beer.

S: The apricots and peaches take a small backseat to the funk. A bit of cotton candy in there too. This is a sour beer. The funk will be in charge.

T: Sour, sour. The peaches and apricots are there. The more this lingers in your mouth, the more pronounced the fruits become. The taste itself isn't that exceptional.

M: This is one of the freshest, most heavily carbonated, smoothest drinking beers I've ever had. Perfect.

If only it could draw the taste off the sour a bit more toward the fruit, and everything else mirror the look and feel, Marina would be the perfect warm weather beer.
Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Oct 06, 2017
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