Wicked Weed Brewing

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Wild Ale
Ranked #373
Ranked #2,911
4.15 | pDev: 8.67%
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Notes: 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.
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zac16125 from South Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle into a tulip
2014 vintage

A: Crystal clear, very light pale straw yellow, a sliver of white head builds but is so small it doesn’t even cover the entire surface of the beer. Zero lacing. Looks undercarbed. 3.25

S: Quite funky, tart citrus, tropical fruit notes are present but not to the degree that I anticipated/hoped. Some vinous notes that remind me of white wine or champagne. Subtle vinegar. 4.25

T: Sweeter with more tropical fruits than the nose implied. Tart citrus, oaky on the finish. Vinous white grapes. Nice combination of sour and sweet. Really delicious beer. 4.5

M/D: I was afraid it was undercarbed, but luckily it was not. Lighter side of medium body, carbonation on the lower end but acceptable, drinkability is excellent. 4

O: Great beer. Probably my favorite WW sour. Much preferred from the bottle over draft. 4.25

Oct 15, 2014
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joe1510 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%


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!

Aug 20, 2014
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RyanPoff from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours this beautiful, hazy apricot color, but with little retention. Very bubbly and carbonated.

S: The fruit is strong. Mango, guava, orange....and it seems like sour apple.

T: I served the beer chilled. At first, it had a very tart, granny smith, sour apple juice flavor. As it warmed, much more milder notes from the mango and guava arrived.

M: Fresh, bubbly, a party in your mouth. Excellent.

This is a lovely beer, but served too cold, it becomes too tart. With Pacificmost delivering most of the thrill, that would be my budget recommendation.

Nov 23, 2017
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bowzer4birdie from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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!

Jun 26, 2015
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IpeeA from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 25, 2015
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AMCPhD from Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 12, 2018
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Teddy_Hopper from South Carolina

4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mar 30, 2015
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smokeypeat from Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Sep 11, 2014
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jn84 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jul 24, 2014
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Krey213 from District of Columbia

4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Feb 01, 2015
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kvgomps from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 28, 2014
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I thought this one was awesome. Really good fruit and the wine barrel aging comes through on the finish with perfect carbonation.

Apr 01, 2015
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aasher from Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 27, 2015
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MarshallBirdhouse from South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

May 30, 2014
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nwhittin from Indiana

3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 24, 2017
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777 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Nov 10, 2014
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Cynic-ale from Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

May 31, 2014
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mrkirbysmells from North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wicked Weed introduced me to sours; I love that they bottle them now. This one is the best that I have tried from them.

Apr 12, 2015
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duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Aug 07, 2014
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earlholman from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Nov 17, 2014
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iRun2Beer from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 23, 2016
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Duff27 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jul 24, 2014
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tarheels4life23 from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

May 07, 2014
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy pale gold (4) to deep gold (6) with a thin white head that disappeared quickly; no cap or lace to speak of; good carbonation. Sour fruit juice nose with a hint of coriander; some pineapple as this opens up. Sour peaches and mango with some funky yeast/clove flavors; juicy pineapple middle with tropical fruit finish. Lite mouthfeel with sour fruit tongue coating and wine dryness. Overall, very enjoyable - lots of sour fruit flavors, a little funk and a dry white wine linger.

Aug 10, 2015
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DrewZ926 from New York

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy straw minimal head. Strong smell of pineapple and mango. Geuze-like funk on the nose as it warms. Taste is tropical, lots of white wine and oak. Dry white grape like a Riesling with layers of tropical juice. Very dry and oaky. Feel is crisp and refreshing, high carbonation. Seek this out, complex and nicely balanced funk, tartness, and sweetness.

Feb 25, 2016
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