Wicked Weed Cardinal Sin Red
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Pouring Utah desert red, this Belgian ale was dry hopped with Styrian Golding hops which give a mandarin orange aroma to the spicy Belgian yeast. Flavors of cotton candy round out a balanced bready malt character.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
"Belgian Ale" certainly is a catch-all phrase, isnít it? Canít really describe it much better than they did: "Utah desert red," sort of a dusty orange-red with an off-white head. Nose is bready, with delicate candied sugar notes, a touch of "Belgium" hops, as my bartender described it., and Belgian yeast. Full, chewy palate. Compared to some of their flashier beers, this wonít necessarily show well in a flight or a tasting, but this proved to be a lovely beer, especially as it warmed... which didnít really happen given that I drained my 10oz pour in the time it took to fill four growlers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ApocalypseMeow (8) - - MAY 15, 2016 does not count
Wicked Weed does some amazing reds. This is one of my favorites, with a hint of sweetness at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy Cardinalís robe color. Aroma is floral and fruity. Taste has lightly dusty lemon, tropical fruit, raw bread dough. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Old Ale Alpharetta notes. Lots of fruits, citrus, spicy yeast, lots of caramel and bready malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmoosey (82) - Eldorado, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
Poured from tap at Wicked Weed. Reddish color with a white head. Smells of floral with that hoppy smell. Taste is the same as the smell with a sweetness on the back of your tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2014
Clean and pretty red pour. Two fingers of off white head. Nose shows spicy hops and floral notes with citrusy hops. Citrusy notes with a light floral sweetness and woody hop character. Slight ephemeral spice character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draft at the downstairs tasting room. Pours a clear copper color with a large tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big caramel notes, cinnamon, earth. The taste is tart stone fruits, caramel malts and an earthy finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5788) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Copper pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is sweet rock candy and orange zest. Sweet rock candy, abv warmth, sweet start with a dry finish and a flat bitter. Medium bodied and fizzy. pretty good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Thanks to that dude for bringing me this beer! Canít we agree on Papaya red with a dusty countenance? At any rate, nice looking beer, fluffy and earthy looking. Floral nose, with yeast and abundant fruits leading the way by far. Bready undertones and a hint of citrus. Nice full mouthfeel. Hops assert themselves a bit more as you taste it, like spike of dryness in there to give things a bit of contrast. Raw and weedy here, sweet and ripe there. Nice brew.

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