Friday, May 15, 2015

Wicked Weed Brewing Lusus Naturae Brettanomyces Wild Double IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Wicked Weed Brewing Lusus Naturae Brettanomyces Wild Double IPA. I picked this bottle up at Stella Brew (here) in Winston-Salem, NC. They have an excellent selection and we’re very helpful helping me pick out some local “must have” beers to bring home.  If you find yourself in the area stop in, buy some beverages and tell them that Mark from NorCal Beer Blog sent you!

Commercial description: “Lusus Naturae is a dry, North Carolina Double IPA brewed with thoroughbred Riverbend Malt and 30 lbs of fresh off-the-vine Cascade wet hops from Echo View Farms.  It is dry hopped with over 3 lbs per barrel and finish with our house Brettanomyces strain. Drink this hoppy goodness fresh or lay it down to bring out the Funk.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a light golden orange with a slight bit of haze, a thin white head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tropical fruit, citrus, grainy sweetness, biscuit and a slight scent of Brett funk.
Taste: Tropical and citrus hop flavors, some mango, biscuit malts, some sweetness and Brett funk.
Overall: Easy drinking, Wicked Weed Brewing Lusus Naturae Brettanomyces Wild Double IPA is delicious.  This 8.4% ABV offering was nicely bitter, juicy with a dry finish. Highly recommended!


Mark Harvey

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