Southern Ambrosia | Wicked Weed Brewing

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3.81/5
Very Good
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Southern Ambrosia is a destination completely unto itself. This cocktail-inspired ale encompasses the opulence of the Gilded Age, the reckless abandon of the Roaring 20's, and the iconic elegance of the Carolina Low Country, all rolled into one enrapturing dram. Here, tart cherries, decadent blackberries, zesty Serrano peppers, and smooth molasses age gracefully in red wine barrels to create a uniquely Southern libation. Let go of preconceptions and succumb to the sweet seduction of Southern Ambrosia.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
30
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 30
Reviews by Georgiabeer:
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3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of russpowell
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent blush color. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Some Bourbon, a litttle cherry

T: Follows the nose, dryness, a little leather, just a touch of pepper heat, as well. Cherry, a touch of fig & leafy hops & just a little pepper heat as this warms. Finishes a little dry, a little cherry & a touch of orange peel & booze warmth

MF: Medium body, minimal carbonation & a little booze warmth. Body thins as this warms, carbonation picks up

Drinks alright, was expecting way more out of this one. Take it or leave it

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DVMin98
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - Ruby red with a touch of clarity. Not much head or lacing

S - Brown sugar, grapes, cranberries, cherries,

T - Like the smell - lots of fruit aromas and sweetness.

F - Light body and kind of flat

O - An interesting and original mix, but WW has done many better

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

375mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 9.99. Bottled 4/27/17. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours an opaque burnt orange with about a finger and a quarter beige head. The foam shrinks to some surface wisps, a fine edging and a few smallish clumps of lace.

Smells od berries, pepper, wine and caramel.

Serrano pepper flavor is right up front. Cherry, desweetened caramel, red wine-infused toasted oak, heavily seeded berries, earthy cooked sugar and an occasional hearty slap of alcohol. Ultimately it seems like way too much pepper for my tastes but still works well.

Oily full body with rather faint carbonation. The aftertaste has some nice layers of cherry, berry and wine that are tainted by the heavy handed addition of dried peppers.

One of the last bottles of Wicked Weed that I may purchase. Southern Ambrosia is pretty darn tasty and those peppers could have been an ingenious addition had they not completely taken over.

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Photo of TechTriumph
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nwhittin
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTKATL
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Southern Ambrosia from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 30 ratings