The Parking Lot Grissette
Wicked Weed Brewing

The Parking Lot GrissetteThe Parking Lot Grissette
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 7.18%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
126
From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  15
SCORE
90
Outstanding
The Parking Lot GrissetteThe Parking Lot Grissette
Notes: Collaboration with Jester King Brewery

The Parking Lot Grissette is a foeder-aged, tart farmhouse ale brewed in collaboration with our friends at Jester King Brewery. Like so many of our ideas, this rustic beer, dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon, was dreamed up in a parking lot session during a climbing trip with our Texas friends.
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Reviews by Jason_cs:
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Jason_cs from Florida

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 05, 2016
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Premo88 from Texas

4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(bottled on 1/15/2016)

L: gold with a bit of amber in it; pushes up thick head of offwhite foam, at least a full inch tall, maybe a bit taller, and a little sticky at the top; keeps a thick collar; mostly clear brew, at least 80% clear with just a slight mistiness, no debris off careful pour

S: funkfest ... tart lemon peel, lime peel, something grassy and all kinds of musty wood barn aroma; also has some sweet orange mixing with tart lemon juice; oak ... not charred or old wooden floor oak but rather growing green twigs broken off a live oak, "green" oak; as it warms, the sweetness raises a notch ... orange and slight biscuit malt sweetness; it doesn't get better than this

T: earthy tart lemon peel, lemon, a drop of lime juice, musty oak barn and dust off some dried grain sacks, a little tart orange

F: lots of carbonation and a decent bit of weight, though overall comes off light and pleasant ... perfect

O: Wicked Weed and Jester King have cooked up a beauty ... I could drink this all year long and never grow tired of it, so many different notes mixing with a solid earthy farmhouse base; I'd love to try a fresh bottle to see how much sweeter it might be, though this semi-dry six-month-old version is fantastic; what our American farmhouse/wild ales are all about

Jul 31, 2016
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zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina

4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 07, 2016
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 24, 2016
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Goatdavemac from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 05, 2016
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Tuck_leepulin from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 03, 2016
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Hootie159 from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 24, 2016
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Highbury09 from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 14, 2016
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Roybert from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 05, 2016
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KensWorld from Florida

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 18, 2016
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tregan_20 from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 17, 2016
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Beerbom from California

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 25, 2016
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Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 19, 2016
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle.

A: Big melon and citrus hoppy aroma, with moderately light funk, soft fruity citrusy esters, coupled with moderate sourness.

A: Deep orange color, pretty hazy with a moderate white head that slowly recedes to a film across the glass. There is ample lacing left in the glass.

T: Very pronounced orange citrusy and melon hoppy flavors, light funk and wood, moderately light, slightly sharp clean sourness that lingers, coupled with a dry finish.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer is sour, but not acidic.

O: Excellent; While this beer is on the bigger side of the style and certainly has a more pronounced hoppy aroma and flavor, the dry-hopping really provides a great citrusy-Orange and melon hoppy aroma and flavor. The slightly funky farmhouse base is a great base for these hops to shine. The clean sourness really brings the beer together – quite refreshing and easy to drink.

Apr 24, 2016
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BEER88 from Washington

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mar 13, 2016
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twage04 from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange average to high carbonation. Aroma is a little harsh, funky but not that potent. Taste is salty, citrusy, fruity with a noticeable but gentle tartness. Very crisp with a little funk at the back end. Overall this a very refreshing, easy drinking beer. Reminds me a lot of a gose with a bit of Bretty funk but not enough to distract you from fruit and salt.

May 08, 2016
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dddddddd from Washington

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 31, 2016
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A_Rad from Wisconsin

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

Nov 05, 2016
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MTKATL from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 08, 2016
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Mateo2699 from Texas

4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a semi hazy, medium orange hue. Big soft white head with excellent lacing. It has a big typical Belgian yeast aroma similar to many JK brews, strong lemon zest and orange peel notes a little mustiness. Lemon zest, with a little more bursts of citrus pops up in the taste. Slightly tart, not much rustic character going on. Mouthfeel is moderately thin, somewhat acidic.

Dec 26, 2016
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RPM3334 from South Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 25, 2016
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thatche2 from Georgia

4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 11, 2017
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JeanJacketLover from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 27, 2016
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THSmusicman from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 22, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange with sticky, bubbly sheets of lacing.

Aromas of yeast spice and rose petal.

There is a strong tang and that iconic JK yeast providing a slight spice to this. Orange rind is present as well.

Fizzy, moderate body.

Apr 14, 2016
The Parking Lot Grissette from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 126 ratings