Coolcumber | Wicked Weed Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by metter98 on 05-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,428
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
259
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
53
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 259 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewAskew
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a thin head and hazy straw gold. Aroma is juniper berries and basil. Flavor is clean blonde ale and much more basil and juniper. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall, it is a bit stronger than I would like on flavor but the flavors work well with paninis or any other Italian fare.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'll try anything with an unusual combination of ingredients, and most of the time I'm left unimpressed. Going with a golden ale instead of a gose to showcase the cucumber, juniper, and basil was an interesting choice, and it panned out exceptionally well. The golden ale base provides a smooth, light background that introduces the ingredients way more gently than a tart, zippy sour. It hits that balance of tasting just enough like beer to not feel like juice, and it's right in that sweet spot between too heavy and too light. If I lived in Wicked Weed's distro, this would be a staple!

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drtth
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The clear golden yellow colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” head that recedes to a cover on the liquid and then eventually a thin irregular island of foam and a small ring around the glass. Sipping creates some scattered patches of lacing, some of which cling to the sides of the glass.

While not particularly intense, the aromas definitely include light touches of basil, juniper and cucumber.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the juniper and basil nicely blended with some light malt sweetness and a touch of cucumber.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and slightly prickly with the moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the juniper, basil and sweetness begin to fade allowing a the light cucumber flavor to become more noticeable in the clean crisp slightly grassy and bitter ending.

This beer has an interesting and unique flavor profile that works better than I’d expected. Overall this is an enjoyable and drinkable beer that is both clean, crisp and refreshing. That all said, it’s more of a novelty act for me than something I’d have regularly.

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Photo of TheDoak
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bret717
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned 5.31.18 and consumed today

Look- opaque golden liquid with a 1/2 finger foamy white head and spotty lacing

Smell- starts with sweet bready malt and mild green apple-like fruity esters along with a woody and earthy, almost sage-like melange. If I try hard, i can get some basil and juniper, but I don't think i would have identified them if they weren't on the beer's label. Not getting any cucumber, though. Regardless, it's really unique and enjoyable.

Taste- Starts similar to the nose with the sweet bready malt and fruity esters, but I'm also getting distinct cucumber and basil along with a woody and piney note.

Feel- medium light body with a slightly sweet finish; the woody piney taste of the juniper lingers in the finish as well

Overall- great golden ale w/additions that work really well and provide a unique drinking experience

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Photo of bubseymour
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice light summer beer. Taste is a little weird with the mix of cucumber, basil and juniper but its all light. It finishes super-clean and refreshing so excellent hot weather beer. Enjoyed but not loved.

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Photo of virtualjsk
1.38/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This is the worst beer I’ve ever had. It smells and tastes like pizza sauce. It is hard to believe that anyone could possibly enjoy this stuff. It’s absolutely gross.

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Photo of TylerJ
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeardedWalrus
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at the Afton Tavern in Concord, NC. It poured a clear golden with white head that did not leave any lace. The scent had faint cucumber flare. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with a mint cucumber presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a decent beer.

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Photo of Damilton5
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BullCitySpartan
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rolltide
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jimbo69
1.94/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Out of the Wicked weed offerings I have had this was just not on par for my taste. No cucumber and a slight juniper. Otherwise low on the WW scale.

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Photo of glf60
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bmarkalan1970
4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erikshegda1994
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chloe_Priss
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sometimesibreathe
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazed amber with a sliver of cream colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Cucumber, grassy

T: Follows the nose, plus dryness & Basil up front. Some pear notes, hints of honey & a little more cucumber & dryness as this warms along with a little cucumber. Finishes dry, a little sweet with some Basil & a litttle cucumber

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

Drinks great for the strength.

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Coolcumber from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 259 ratings