Ferme De Grand-Père | Wicked Weed Brewing

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4.07/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ThisWangsChung on 04-28-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,223
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
94
pDev:
6.88%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
14
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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Superb dark ruby, mahogany body, translucent, with a very short off white head, and a smidgen of lacing.

S - Fruit, suggesting cranberry, with yogurty acidity, a hint of wood, and a bit of funk.

T - Front of oak, quickly overtaken by sweet and bright berry, that turns in the middle to tart berry and sharp yogurt, with a fine acidic close.

M - Brisk with carbonation, with a definite presence on the tongue that dissipates into a dry close.

O - A fine, fine sour, with lovely berry and lactic acid, and a strong wood core.

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Photo of Zach136
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a wine glass.dark amber almost red. Half inch head that settles to a film. Nose is full of brett, grapes and dark berries. Taste follows with l mild tart bite. Medium to high carbonation with a light body.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Fluffy pink head, nice lacing, ruby red color

Nose sour funk, malt vinegar, fruity cherry cranberry, rose water, tart, sour fruit

Taste sour creamy lacto like acidity funk, more tart fruit, darker fruit, a little sour cherry cranberry and tart almost boisonberry, little earth farmhouse funk. Flemmy finish

Mouth is med bod, big fluffy carb

Overall pretty good.

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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"The childhood farm of our brewers is the source of their love of all things cultivated from soil, sweat, and hard-earned know-how. Their grandfather was a purveyor of preserves and jams made from berries and fruits that he harvested with his own hands. From this early inspiration the seed of our craft took root and grew into a philosophy of creating beer with integrity from berry to barrel to bottle. Ferme de Grand-pere is a foeder-aged, brettanomyces farmhouse ale. This tart, deep amber ale was rested on over a pound per gallon of marionberries and bottle conditioned in our cellar to reflect and echo the rustic farm style beers of old." Brewed in the style of a Farmhouse Ale Sour, fermented with marionberries. Available in 500ml. bottles and on limited draft.

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

(Appearance) Pours a toasted caramel cream head of a frothy foam consistency over a ruby-amber body with mild haziness and assertive, lively carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is light and moderate. 4.25

(Smell) Rich, caramel bread body with candied sugars, thick berry puree and a soft, spicy effervescence from the impact of farmhouse yeast. Little perceived "tartness", aroma is very rich, however. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) A drying malt body of bread caramel body and light fruit syrups. The inclusion of marionberries creates a tangy, acidic and bitter impact that plays well with the "tart" aspect of this beer, which is more subtle without the berry. Finishes slick and moderately dry with a lingering bread crust finish. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly syrupy, tangy, very dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a mild frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is nearly even tart and tangy to sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) This farmhouse tart ale has quite a different malt build from the last several I have had from this brewery, with a significantly richer specialty malt build really making it stand out. The use of Marionberry creates a significant impact on the flavor of this beer, building a tangy, acidic and bitter degree of flavor, contributing nicely to the tart qualities of this beer. I found it noticeably dried out and would have liked for some more sweetness and more souring character to pair nicely with the marionberry. Overall, it's very enjoyable, and a great fruited beer. 3.75

Wicked Weed Brewing's
Ferme de Grand-pere
3.78/5.00

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wedge
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Date Bottled 03.11.16

Deep plummy ruby color beneath a soft off-white head of tight-bubbled soapy cream. Smell has a spicy barrel edge to it with earthy berries, must, and tannins. Flavor has more berry fruitiness, though it stays fairly mellow and never gets too sweet. Mixed berries, damp wood funk, lemon acidity, and oaky wine. Smooth medium body, sour, and dry. Good fruity wild ale.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

another fun beer from wicked weed, they just keep coming. i wish they werent all so expensive, but much more often than not, you get what you pay for. the label art is stunning here, and the beer itself is pretty too, with a real saturated purple color that indicates blackberries right from the get go. not much head on this one, and in the end less carbonation than i would like it to have, but the aromas and flavors are wonderful. dense blackberry tang in nose and taste, i think they did a nice job mirroring the natural acidity of the fruit with the sour level the beer finishes at, its more congruent than almost any blackberry wild beer i have had, and a subtle way to make it seem complete and balanced. its on the drier side, which means some significant amount of the blackberry flavor has fermented away, but there is a lot remaining without much residual sugar. seems like some wheat in the malt base too, this has a bit more structure than some of their others, longer flavor experience too. its great beer overall, but compared to some of the other fruited versions of this same base beer, i dont think the fruit comes through quite as well. still, its obvious these guys are in the upper tier of wild beer producers in the united states, so many beers of such distinction and high quality. very stoked on wicked weed right now!

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

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Ferme De Grand-Père from Wicked Weed Brewing
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