Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wicked Weed Brewing Brettaberry

Wicked Weed out of Asheville, North Carolina has been brewing innovative beers for a while now, which have gained popularity in the craft beer community. A lot of there beers are pricier than most, around ten to twelve dollar for one pint, and about thirteen to fourteen for a four pack. I have here Wicked Weed Brettaberry, 5.5% ABV, which is Brettanomyces Farmhouse Ale, brewed with blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and honey. Brettanomyces aka Botanical Mayces is a non-spore forming genus of yeast in the Sacchormycetaceae family often colloquially referred to as ‘’Brett’’. Wicked Weed uses half pound of each fruit per gallon in Brettaberry. Then all the berries are combined with the honey and blended with a light portion of Wicked Weed’s Golden Sour and in French Oak Foeders (a wooden barrel used for fermenting) then bottle conditioned. Brettaberry pours a light ruby mixed with a deep redish pink color with a three finger fizzy but fluffy light pink head that quickly fades into the it’s beer. The aroma is quite fruity with lots of the berries like blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries with a bit of sweet and sour notes. Brettaberry has nice fruity taste at first that is followed by a touch of tart flavors that mix with a little sweetness then make you pucker form a slight hit of sour flavor toward the end. The mouth feel is light a little refreshing with a nice tart and sour fruity finish that lead up to the tart fruity after taste that leaves you smacking you lips a bit. Over all Brettaberry is a good beer but not the best. It’s a B+. The finish is slightly too tart and a touch too sour but nothing too bad. I think the tart and the sour together is was not the best I do think this beer taste like it is worth the twelve dollars. I did enjoy it and would have this again. Yes I would also recommend Wicked Weed Brettaberry. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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