Coolcumber | Wicked Weed Brewing

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85
very good
222 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by metter98 on 05-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
222
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
34
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 222 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Krztin5
2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of MrMeerbill
2.4/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very disappointing not really cucumbery mostly basil mixed with a good ale

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Photo of KingEdward
2.43/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Taste of cucumber and basil then finishes with a not so good bitternes. Although the original was not as bad

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Photo of EinFesteBurg
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of billab914
2.74/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DCgolfpro
2.77/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kkazemi
2.88/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of justintcoons
2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip.

Appearance
Blonde with 1 finger of loose white head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Pink peppercorn, lemon zest, clove, and basil. A fairly light aroma.

Taste
Basil, pink peppercorn, clove, and lemon zest. Spent grains, dried hay, and a general earthy hoppiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, sharp, and semi-dry.

Overall
Fairly dry, crisp, zippy, and refreshing. I really don't detect and cucumber, but the basil is there.

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Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of jdaddy
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of RyanAU
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of liquorpig
3.04/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jacob17
3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of asams10
3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught @ Freshcraft in Denver, CO.

Subtle cucumber does sneak it's way in, but this lacks the cool refreshing flavour cucumber usually imparts. Slightly sour, slightly acidic. Smooth, wet, well-carbonated.

Drinkable enjoyable fare overall, but far from impressive - especially considering it's from such a reputable brewery.

C+ (3.16) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of WOLFGANG
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Onenote81
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Curloftheburl
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ncvbc
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of smakawhat
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Wicked Weed globe glass. Bottled July 7th 2016.

Peach colored orange with an opaque appearance. Still. A small float of few pinhead sized carbonation bubbles barely make an appearance. Head creation is pretty small, if non existsent. Faint white collar proceeds with a mirrored top and no puck.

Things improve in the aroma department. Nice touches of gin like botanicals, definitely lots of juniper and green sharp herbs to match. Definitely a nice clean and spicy bent on the nose, and controlled sweetness.

Had no idea what to expect on first sip. Controlled flavors but through a pretty wet and limp body. Does have cucumber flavor going on but also brings hints of vegetative greens and maybe even a bit of squash. Sharp tasting gin like botanicals of juniper and mild pine like hops. Definitely finishes a bit hot on the herbal side as well which makes it almost seem like a boozy finish.

I can see a Hendricks appeal here, but as a beer it's sort of falling a little flat and less appealing for 12 oz. to consume. It's a light refresher, but strangely has a powerful flavor that seems an overburden to chug through. Sort of a contradictory drinking experience.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KMitch
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%

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Coolcumber from Wicked Weed Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 222 ratings.
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