Wicked Weed Oblivion Sour Red

Posted: November 23, 2016 in American Wild Ale, Reviews, Wicked Weed Brewing

This beer was another gift from my parents’ trip to Massachusetts and the second (and unfortunately last) Wicked Weed beer from the stash. Hopefully I’ll figure out a way to get some more.

oblivion

ABV: 8.7%

Style: American Wild Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Located in West Asheville, the most recent Wicked weed addition is this 50 barrel Production Brewery responsible for brewing and distributing our fresh beer offerings such as Freak of Nature Double IPA and Pernicious IPA.”

Random: I’m listening to a podcast about Deadwood that’s very interesting. I’m such a nerd.

The beer poured with a two finger, cream-colored head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color and murky. As a result, I couldn’t see how much carbonation was in the beer. The nose was filled with red wine vinegar, oak and red grapes. Currants were in the background as well. The taste was much more tart than the nose would imply. It had red wine vinegar and almost mouth puckering tartness that never went over the edge. It was quickly followed up with oak and vanilla and went into fruit. Specifically, I picked up currants and red grapes. The brett also dried this beer out very nicely. It had a medium body with high carbonation. The alcohol was well-integrated into the liquid. It had a lengthy finish with oak and red grapes with lingering vinegar. This was another gift, so no comment on price, but this beer was complex and perfect for any sour lover. I hope I get a chance to give this beer a try again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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