Wet Willie | 7 cent Brewery

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7 cent Brewery

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 07-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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3.32/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tried on-tap during the GABS festival in Melbourne. This was a fresh-hopped "harvest ale", brewed quite dark and with some added rye.

Pours a deep amber-brown hue, solidly hazed and rich in the body. Head is full and frothy and very yellow in colour. Surprisingly, despite the weight and the fullness of the head, there's not much lacing as it goes down. Otherwise it looks pretty good.

Nose is disappointing. Slight toffee sweetness on the front with a light, leafy hop character and some rather burnt overtones and a medicinal ointment character. It doesn't really win me over, and doesn't match what they describe in their tasting notes.

Light, rounded entry on the palate moving to a chewy caramel centre. It's still very light though, meaning that the hop bite on the back turns a little phenolic without things to balance it. And the aftertaste has a residual burnt note which isn't softened by any real malt or complexity of flavour.

Feel is ok: pretty full and rounded, which just makes the lightness in the flavour a little more disappointing.

Overall, I wanted this to do more. This was a pretty bland offering, but it had the potential to be much better.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep amber-red colour, huge cloud throughout, not really letting light through. Beige head, foamy density and sticking around nicely. Bit more red ale than what I was expecting, but nice.

Caramel malt notes upfront, descending into faint tangy hop character. Passionfruit and a touch of lemon but really, really subtle, almost hidden. It's the 'wet hop' factor again - the aroma is there but I really have to hunt for it.

Grape. Red grape on the palate, huge and unmistakeable. Touch of grapefruit bitterness late, some cedar wood characters and a big dank finish. Vinous for the most part, and a bit off. Not what I was expecting.

Thin body, slight tingle from carbonation. Finishes very dry.

Tastes a bit off. From the description and aroma I was expecting something more fresh and hoppy. Not a terrible drop, just a bit off-kilter.

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Wet Willie from 7 cent Brewery
3.25 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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