XII - Peach Habanero Saison | Wicked Weed Brewing

very good
16 Ratings
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlackBelt5112203 on 07-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by BlackBelt5112203:
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5 oz pour into a tasting glass on tap at the Wicked Weed taproom.

L – A sort of greenish-straw color with a little less than a finger of bubbly, white froth. Decent retention with some lacing. Clear with lots of bubbles. I’m guessing the greenish color is from the peppers – it’s pretty interesting looking.

S – Definitely getting some peaches and some peppers. I don’t get as many traditional saison aromas, but the headlining ingredients are present.

T – It starts off with grainy, bready malt and sweet peaches and then a big kick of spice comes in from the habaneros. The great thing about this beer is that you can taste the actual peppers as opposed to only feeling the heat from them like some peppered beers. Once the heat fades, there’s an earthy, peppery, dry yeast finish. Really tasty and interesting.

F – Light-bodied, good carbonation, a crisp and slightly creamy mouthfeel, and a very spicy and dry finish. Heat from the peppers sticks around for a while.

O – This is a really cool and tasty beer. I wasn’t sure how well peaches and habaneros would go together (especially in a beer), but Wicked Weed makes it work. As I said before, there aren’t a lot of saison characteristics because they get overshadowed by the headlining ingredients, but I think a saison is the perfect base beer for a creation like this. Great beer from Wicked Weed.

 1,394 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of vancean2
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of dave317
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Headlining with copious additions of both peach and pepper, Wicked Weed's fruity and spicy saison whips the tastebuds into shape first with sweetness and then with the balance of heat- it's a yin-and-yang of flavors that keep the tastebuds guessing until the very last sip.

Casting a golden haze against the glass, the frothy ale carries a light gaze of dough and a tinge of absinthe. Its mid-statured and frothy longevity spills into the nose with grain, peach and honey with a spicy tingle that sears the nose hairs. Its vegetal and fleshy peppery taste resonates through the supple sweetness of baking bread, faint honey and an overall toasted grain savoriness.

Upon the base of rustic malt play out the flavors of green apple, orange, pear and lemon for the estery side of the beer's balance with a countering taste of peppercorn, cumin and clove that command the taste before the arrival of fruit and pepper. Its these flavors that saturate the tastebuds and give the flavor a light jammy orchard-like sweetness and then a robust chipotle-like fleshy char.

Finishing medium but trending dry, the yeasty spices give a refreshing zip the to beer but the modest capsaicin heat dances lightly on the throat. Straw and grassy bitterness provide and old-world charm to the taste while the ale resonates fruity and spicy in a medium-length afterglow. On their next go round, Wicked Weed brewers need to take off the training wheels and let those habanero peppers shine!

 1,470 characters

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of loverofthecraft
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Claytonbrewsby
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of vikinghorn
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of petermethot
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

XII - Peach Habanero Saison from Wicked Weed Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.