Coolcumber | Wicked Weed Brewing

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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

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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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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 MAJ85
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is laden with cucumber and Juniper, with a hint of basil.

Flavor is more cucumber forward, fairly dry and crisp, with basil lingering in the finish.

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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 mdfb79
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Overall interesting but too much cucumber to be enjoyable for me.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentblackwell
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 millerbuffoon
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from GA served with a baked chicken and spinach sandwich.

Look: Hazy golden body with plenty of visible carbonation leading up to a moderate size but durable white head.

Aroma: very floral; moderately herbal and fruity, and, in a good sense, lightly vegetative.
Flavor: mildly bitter. More basil here than cucumber.
Feel: pleasing light-medium body with soft medium-high carbonation.

Overall: refreshing; innovative; good complexity in both the nose and the mouth. Should work well with many flavorful foods.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 07/11/2016. Consumed on 09/09/2016.

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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 stakem
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a snifter appears a clear pale yellow color with white cap that fades leaving patchy lace.

Aroma is cucumber at first than herbal almost minty and fruity.

There is such a weird yet familiar taste to this. I almost want to say that it starts off like some perplexing cola quality that abruptly turns to veggy cucumber and fruity berries with an herbal almost minty addition.

This is light in body, modestly carbonated and super easy drinking. So unique and thats weird for me to say because i had plenty of cucumber beers before just none with juniper and basil too. Such a unique combo that really works.

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Photo of kwgduke
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4-pack of 12 ounce bottles - $8.49 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Date Bottled: 07.28.16.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow-hued body with an abrupt, white head.

Smell: A background of meager pale malted barley with the declared additions of cucumber, basil leaves and juniper berries, though all in all it's a pretty toned-down, mild aroma.

Taste: A light, cereal sweet touch of barley with a small hint of crisped grain. Cubed cucumber, spicy shredded basil and some fruity, spicy juniper berry flavors, a bit more bolder than was found in the aroma. The flavors mingle and join a more pronounced pop of ground white pepper for the crispish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation, though still has a zing of crispness.

Overall: I'll come clean and admit I absolutely abhor cucumbers. I loathe their scent, taste and texture (I'm ever irked by sushi joints cramming this scornful filler into their entire sushi roll line-up). However, I somehow decided to give this a 'go', even springing for a full four-pack. Coolcumber has got a nice summery vibe that isn't just another citrusy wheat, instead giving one a mouthful of horticulture.

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Photo of SFC21
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours - Slightly cloudy golden color with nice white head, not much lacing.

Smell - I do not get much cucumber but the basil and other strong herbs stand out. Little bit of mint and watermelon as well.

Taste - I am getting more of the cucumber in the taste along with the basil, maybe some thyme and other herbs. The flavors are well balanced I was worried by the smell the herbs would over power.

Feel = Very light and crisp there is a slight herb aftertaste I am not a huge fan of but still very easy to drink.

Overall - I like the taste the herbs are maybe a little strong but this is still a solid summer cooler for me!!

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Coolcumber from Wicked Weed Brewing
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