Wild Things - Mousse de Maracuja
D9 Brewing Company

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American Wild Ale
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3.87 | pDev: 6.2%
D9 Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Shade1951
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very unique. Not like anything I've had before. Extremely juicy, very fruity. The sweetness stops short of being cloying. The smell is mostly that of vanilla.

I can't imagine having two of these in quick succession. Nor would I want a case. But I can definitely enjoy one of these... once in a while.

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Photo of joe1510
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle

Big ups to Wilson for all the D9! Good people, that guy! Mousse de Maracuja is a bright, vibrant beer. Polished golden with amazing clarity. Each and every bubble can be seen rushing to the surface. The foam is white and clean, rather tight. That foam hits a finger on the pour and shows some staying power, eventually settling to a respectable crown, while leaving behind some spotty lace.

This beer is certainly dessert like in it being fruit forward, more so than sweet, with a salivating tartness. This guy is absolutely loaded with passion fruit from beginning to end. A waft of heavy cream, that brings about the sensation of vanilla, pops up in the middle with some sweetness. There's a tropical pithy tartness on the backend that brings about the salivation. It's not the most complex beer but it's certainly unique.

Passion fruit, passion fruit, passion fruit. That's what makes up the majority of this beer. There's a solid tartness that pops up in the middle and grows until the swallow, it leans toward tropical fruitiness. That heavy cream brings about some sweetness and, again, brings that dessert like quality. It's fairly simple, as is the dessert itself. It hits all the marks.

The body brings about a little weight, a tick over medium. Carbonation is fairly prickly with a lingering, soft tartness after each drink. The finish cleans up nicely leaving a minimal residual sweetness while the tartness eats at the teeth a bit. It's a sipper because of the perceived sweetness more so than the actual sweetness.

This is another interesting beer from the fine folks at D9. I prefer a lot of their other beers to this one but it seems like they hit every mark they were going for, which is quite the task in a case like this. It's not very beer like but it is dessert like, and it's more for sharing than drinking on your own, but it is a fun and unique experience. Thanks again, WIl!

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Wild Things - Mousse de Maracuja from D9 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 5 ratings