Canvas Series: Persistence | Wicked Weed Brewing

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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): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Persistence is a sour red ale aged in our foeder. One pound per gallon of Montmorency Cherries contributes a leathery accent to this Flanders-inspired ale. Once this beer reaches its peak, we blend the batch to attain the perfect balance of our house sour culture and North American cherries.

Added by vfgccp on 11-11-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
27
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
5.83%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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Photo of ryho
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyrushire
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zimm421
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdoggg
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

quality stuff again in the canvas series from these guys, my favorite line of theirs easily. sour brown/flanders red type with cherries. i could almost swear this was aged in red wine barrels, but it could be a perfect combination of cherries and the souring cultures instead. there is a lot of oak on this, which i really like with the acidity, it keeps it feeling grounded and mellow. there is a strong fruitiness from the cherries but there seems also to be raspberry, black currant, and pomegranate notes to this too, tannic and only a little sweet, says red wine to me. the sourness is great, pretty darn puckery, but not so much so as to be undrinkable, it stops short of hurting my teeth or churning my stomach, and there is a dusty cocoa malt thing in here, subtle, but it relaxes that element just like the wood does. less of the flanders type vinegar sourness than anticipated, and not overly cherry forward, its all pretty even keel for being so robustly flavored as a whole. the factor that really makes this for me though is the mouthfeel, its acidic sure, but its super well carbonated and drier for a fruited beer, just feels really alive on the palate, and shows no signs of its sneaky strength. a pretty fine interpretation of the style, woody and accented beautifully by the cherries. yum!

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really nice beer. I'm partial to cherry sours, but many can be too sweet or too tart, or just lack enough cherry flavor. This one strikes all the right notes. Beautifully balanced, with bright cherry notes seamlessly integrated in to a somewhat funky, complex, sour background. I just keep going back for another sip. Well done!

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Photo of joemochas
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickyDee21
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an auburn color with a frothy head that quickly fades away; a few spots of lacing hang around

Smell: Tart cherry and funk tones; oaky, with a lot of fruit coming through

Taste: Tart cherry tones, at the outset, with the funk arriving early; underneath there is a beguiling sweetness that offsets the wilder tones; the back end brings on the oak, which cuts through the sweetness and emphasizes the drier aspect

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Wicked Weed knows their way around red colored fruits and this is really quite good; a better mouthfeel would push up the score even further

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of radius129
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unoriginal
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of elvisdoc
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodlavers
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From the side of the front label: "Date Bottled: 9.30.16"

Appearance: The body of the beer has a medium brown color with hazy hues of gold-brown and burnt umber. It is listed as an "American Wild Ale" but on the label it does state that it is a "Flanders-inspired ale." It takes on more of an Old Bruin color than a Flanders Red. Not much of a head; there is a bit of an off-white tobacco stained yellow color head that forms when pouring but it goes away quicker than it pours. While drinking the beer it maintains this flat and lifeless surface, devoid of even carbonation, which is very boring.

Aroma: It has a souring fruit aroma that does have a nice tart cherry quality to it. Lingering in the rafters of the nasal cavity is a bit of peach. There is a bit of a sweaty sheet and old barn aroma that, as bad as it might sound, is hallmark to an appreciable character in this beer. That peach scent makes a second comeback each sniff as the glass is pulled away and it really adds depth to the aroma.

Taste: There is this nice tartness with a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar. There is this light cherry sweetness at the end and a bit of red wine flavor. It is very reminiscent of a cherry pie without being overbearing on sweetness. It is a bit difficult to describe why this beer is so good because it just falls together perfectly like pieces in a puzzle and it would be like describing why something does, what it naturally does.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice tartness that is present on the palate just long enough to give it a pinch and fade away. It feels wet and easy to drink. Low carbonation.

Overall: As a whole I would recommend the beer to anyone who loves Flanders style beers because this really nails it. What it lacks in appearance and mouthfeel it makes up for in flavor. I would drink it again and I would recommend it any day of the week.

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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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