White Angel

North Carolina
United States
Wicked Weed White Angel Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

White Angel is an American Sour Ale blended with two pounds per gallon of locally harvested Muscadine and Scuppernong grapes and aged in white wine barrels. After eight months, another pound per gallon of Amarillo wine must is blended in stainless steel tanks for 2 months and added to the developing brew. A total of 2.5 tons of fruit and 10 total months of maturation later, we give you: White Angel.

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ABV: 
7.39%
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

What happens when a dry white wine is fused with a wild ale? Apparently, this beer happens. Muscat grape notes waft from the glass, along with tinges of citrus, kiwi, light acidity and mild Brettanomyces barnyard nuances. Essences of Riesling, Pinot Grigio and rustic muscadine grapes interlace on the palate with pleasant wild funkiness, tropical fruit and a moderate, clean, acidic bite that follows through toward a dryish finish that's highlighted by a lingering grape skin taste. Modest white foam forms from gentle carbonation, while the ale shines with sparkling clarity and a golden/light copper hue. Although not immensely complex, this vinous brew with a light/medium body comes across as delicious, quenching and entirely fascinating.