Old Fashioned | Wicked Weed Brewing

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Old FashionedOld Fashioned

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Teraaspen29 on 11-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 25
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3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark red black with a dense mocha foam. Eventually dissipates to leave a thick crown and a wisp of head across the top. Big bourbon aroma with cherry and orange rind that continues to the taste. Smooth mouthfeel with medium body. Delicious up front but sort of falls flat in the aftertaste with very mild, dull hop flavor. Still better than expected. Recommended.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Man I was disappointed in this one. I absolutely loved Wicked Weed sours and I love old fashioneds. I figured it would be a marriage in heaven, but they ruined it with the base beer. Bourbon was very apparent, but I got not cherry or orange peel. The base beer was really thin and didn't lend itself well for bourbon barrel aging. If they had just used a traditional wild ale, I think this would have been a homerun.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with the liquid a copper color verging on red; a modest head leaves a few streaks behind

Smell: Fruity (orange and cherry) with Bourbon tones

Taste: Fruity and somewhat boozy, at the outset, with caramel, orange and cherry tones offset by the impact of the bitters; a bit more Bourbon influence, after the swallow, but the finish is rather sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I know this is a style bender but it sure as heck isn't an amber ale with 5.75% ABV; the ABV here is well above 9% and this is in the cocktail-mimicking series; as such, it is quite an achievement though I much preferred the French 75 to this one as I never cared for an Old Fashioned in the first place

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

I do enjoy a finely crafted Old Fashioned cocktail but with this beer, you only get some slight notes of the actual Old Fashion flavor. It was an OK tasting beer, but I would have liked it better if the flavors were more prominent.

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Old Fashioned from Wicked Weed Brewing
3.63 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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