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Cucumbersome - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Cucumbersome
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BA SCORE
82
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 06-20-2013)
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Illinois

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Illinois

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

10-08-2013 19:31:13 | More by Nuggetz
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Oak Park Micro Brew Review. Appearance is a clear gold with bone white head. Nose is oozing with fresh vegetal cucumber qualities with some cereal grains mixed in there for good measure. Taste is straight cucumber, not unlike drinking cucumber water. It is almost as if a few slices of cucumber were dropped in a glass of pils. Not getting much in the way of hops, although there is a mild grainy malt presence beneath the hefty cucumber character. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall, a well integrated vegetable beer. Cucumbers aren't my favorite food item, but this beer would make a nice 12oz can to bring to the beach and drink under the sun.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 02:28:37 | More by homebrew311
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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-16-2013 01:15:43 | More by Stevedore
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-14-2013 18:43:03 | More by jgunther71
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-13-2013 16:08:40 | More by bstyle
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

08-13-2013 13:47:51 | More by thewimperoo
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harrylee773

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25%

08-08-2013 17:27:00 | More by harrylee773
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krome

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-06-2013 13:07:37 | More by krome
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AKuehn47

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-05-2013 21:47:19 | More by AKuehn47
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sgoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-03-2013 19:31:06 | More by sgoro
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-28-2013 17:09:08 | More by spycow
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-18-2013 01:03:13 | More by smartassboiler
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rudylaw

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-14-2013 22:49:57 | More by rudylaw
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pale yellow. Looks a bit like a session pale ale due to its density. Not a whole lot of carbonation.

Smell: The lemongrass and cucumber is unmistakable. Very refreshing and floral smell.

Taste/Mouthfeel: I really love the subtle cucumber notes in this. It helps leave a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel.

Overall Drinkability: I think Goose Island probably just made one batch of this, but I wish they would make more. It's a great change of pace for their many great stouts and Belgians and a fantastic alternative to a shandy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 22:06:32 | More by tjsdomer2
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kustard

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-10-2013 02:05:11 | More by kustard
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Rope

Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance-
Pretty standard czech pils.

Smell-
You can't really smell the cucumbers, but a refreshing hop malt combo from a fresh brew is prevalent.

Taste-
Opposite the smell, you can really taste the cucumber. The malt, and hop, take back stage to enhance the cucumber taste.

Mouthfeel-
Crisp and refreshing, moderate sized bubbles. Leaves quickly.

Overall-
Of the beer experimentals I have had, this one is probably my favorite. It wasn't even like beer in a sense, but cucumber cider. Refreshing, unique, and once the barrels are tapped... probably never to be seen again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 17:50:49 | More by Rope
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Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

07-03-2013 15:00:47 | More by Thorpe429
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-29-2013 21:19:25 | More by Gonzoillini
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-29-2013 19:11:38 | More by Arsenal0328
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emerge077

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale golden straw color, fine clarity. A collar of delicate white foam encircles the glass, and the thin layer of foam ebbs to an equally delicate veil on the surface.

Aroma is earthy and green, slightly vegetal, something vaguely herbal. Hints at cucumber but it's not overt.

The taste has more in common with the vegetable, very earthy, green with noble hops and grated cucumber skin. Dry and crisp feel, light bodied, easy drinking. There's a residual earthiness in the aftertaste as well that dries it out nicely. A drinkable pils, unique and worth drinking again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2013 02:21:08 | More by emerge077
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Florida9

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Durty nellies. Clear light straw color. Served in a pint glass. Served with a minimal white head that quickly reduces to a thin surface coating. Some light lacing. Aroma is weak, but what is there is cucumber. Specifically it smells of cucumber skin, with the green, bitter aroma. The are some herbal noble hops in the mix. Taste is similar, but a bit more developed. Crisp pilsner malts, cucumber - again the bitter skin seems to dominate, and a bit of grassy, herbal hops. Thinner body. Good carbonation. Fairly dry. Mild bitterness. In the end this is an interesting beer. The cuke flavor is quite pronounced.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 22:55:37 | More by Florida9
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Cucumbersome from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.