Wicked Weed Brewing Serenity, a 5.4% ABV American Wild Ale
|Appearance||Golden color with foamy white head. Tons of bubbles.|
|Aroma||Grassy, bright citrus notes, funky.|
|Taste||Funky and fruity. Tropical. Finishes super dry.|
|Mouthfeel||Lighter bodied; high carbonation.|
Wicked Weed’s website reads, “King Henry VIII declared hops “A wicked and pernicious weed” destined to ruin beer. Independent brewers were driven by their rebel integrity to defy the king, embrace the hop and create beer for the untamed palate. Today, rebel integrity drives our defiant beer.”
In 2009 brothers Walt and Luke Dickinson first discussed opening their own brewery. They wanted to focus on big West Coast hoppy ales and authentic Belgian ales. After a business plan was developed and hundreds of test batches were brewed, the brothers shared their brews with their lifelong friend Ryan Guthy and his parents in 2011. The Guthys were on board, and Wicked Weed Brewing Company was born.
Wicked Weed Brewing create big-flavor, hop-forward beers that push creative boundaries. They believe in “the wildness of beer, its’ nonconformist attitude, its’ ability to resist being tamed.” Their goal is to tempt the beer drinker into trying something new and hope they fall in love. They strive to push themselves as brewers and keep the attention of craft beer drinkers.
Serenity is a 100% brettanomyces fermented beer. Wicked Weed describes the beer as light in color with a subtle golden haze, the nose bursts of white grape, mango, pineapple and old leather. The flavors are similar to those found in New Zealand white wines and notes of guava and grape skin stand out leading to a well-rounded finish. Serenity won the Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal for American-Style Brett Beer in 2013.
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