Genesis Blonde Sour | Wicked Weed Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Genesis is brewed with over 200 lbs of Mango, Papaya, Guava and Pineapple and aged for 6-12 months in a variation of white wine barrels. Each batch is artfully blended to accentuate the tropical and wild nature of the yeast and fruit.

Added by brentk56 on 01-14-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
614
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
29.63%
 
 
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85
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138
For Trade:
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Reviews by brentk56:
Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blond sour aged 6 months in petite verdot barrels on a blend of mango, papaya and guava.

Appearance: The cloudy honey colored liquid arrives with a small cap that leaves a few patches of lacing behind

Smell: Caribbean fruit salad (the mango, papaya and guava from the barrels) with sour lemon and melon tones

Taste: The Caribbean tropical fruit flavors underpin a growing sour lemon aspect; a pithy element builds, after the swallow, but the sour flavors dominate; the finish is dry and slightly oaky

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Really nice to see an NC brewery producing a first class sour that has plenty of fruit and oak complexity

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Photo of joe1510
4/5  rDev -1.2%

500ml

Thanks, Wil, for giving me yet more beer! You motorboatin' son of a bitch! Genesis is highly effervescent, so effervescent in fact that it crackles on the pour. The straw golden liquid is very pale and a mild haze runs throughout. The foam is white, large bubbled and very active. It rises to a slim cap but snaps, crackles, and pops down t absolutely nothing in a half second. After the head fizzles away it looks like apple juice.

The nose is both unique and intense. A solid dose of minerals with a slight metallic edge push through first. There's a touch of lactic funk that leans toward soured milk but don't fret, it goes well with the addition of fruit. The pineapple and guava are certainly noticeable, the other two fruits are indistinct. There's also a bit of diaper stank that segues into pig pen. The malt base is faint but sugar cookie driven. As the beer warms the vinous white wine notes begin to dominate.

The flavor profile isn't quite as deep as the nose but still very good. Lactic acid combines with pineapple and forms the main flavor component. Minerality brings an assortment of flavors; wet stone, iron, and soft wet oak. Guava and the other tropical fruits add a unique sweetness. As this beer warms huge white wine notes step forward and actually takes over.

A light and effervescent body fits the style well. The body itself is a shade under medium in weight and the carbonation lively. The middle has a touch of sweetness but it dries up on the swallow with an almost chalky finish. The tartness makes me salivate after each drink, instantly grabbing for another.

Genesis is another good, really unique beer from Wicked Weed. It morphs so much from opening to finishing the bottle that it's hard to believe. It's everything from funky to fruity to sweet to dry to white wine. I'd like to have another bottle of this for a few months down the road. Thanks again, Wil!

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful golden color with excellent carbonation. This beer should be regarded more highly than it currently is....moderate sour, very well balanced throughout, my first WW beer and won't be my last!

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3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared 2014 bottle.
Flavor: Light on funk but medium-high sourness.
Nice complexity lends high interest while the low funkiness allow easy drinkability.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Genesis Blonde Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
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