“We remember our lost toys. Once beloved, then outgrown, but never forgotten, these playthings lay collecting dust in the corners of our minds. We are reclaiming the relics of our pasts, and putting them to new use. Our barrel collection contains treasures from across the world. We are combining these rare beauties to create an entirely new alchemy.”
Appearance: Light brown with a finger of finely beaded foam topping it off. It gradually reduced to a ring with reasonable lacing.
Aroma: A lovely blend of sweet berries, red grapes, melon and cherry with oak, wine tannins and subtle vanilla. The sourness is portrayed with fresh lemon/lime juice, citrus rind, sour apple and pomegranate. The overall balance is brilliant, impressive actually when we consider everything that’s going on – a bit of sweetness, a bit of tartness, some barrel and earthy notes…all working together harmoniously.
Flavour: Big and sharp acidic sourness on entry, it’s like biting straight in to a fresh lemon. Sour grapes and unripened cherry shifts in to candied fruits and sherbet before subtle oak and wine tannins form late in the mid. The finish is mild, maybe a little spicy with a hint of caramel and or toffee riding it out on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth texture with medium-high acidity. Medium body and moderate co2. 6.4% ABV.
Overall: It just so happens that Wicked Weed sold out to AB inBev in early 2017. That’s news to us. Much can be made about indie brewers selling out but if the quality of the beer is kept to a premium standard (like this one is) then you won’t hear any complaints out of us. A fine drop.