Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by BrownNut:
4.1/5 rDev +11.4%
Bottle to nonic
A - Pale gold. Pretty white head, thick and rich and puffy and textured.
S - Super fresh cucumber.
T - Super fresh cucumber with some of that familiar saison spice-ish thing peeking out from underneath to give it just a bit of complexity - not too much but a little. The cucumber even seems to have a bit of a bitter edge from the peel, which adds a nice element.
O - This beer delivered exactly like I hoped and expected. Cucumber! That pretty much sums it up. I love cucumber and I love saisons and this is the perfect marriage. It's so well balanced and well crafted. It's so refreshing. I thought it might be gimmicky and that there was a chance it would be weird and bad, but it's really well done. I'd need for there to be more complexity to score it higher, but as a summertime refresher, it does a great job being very pleasant in its simplicity.
08-26-2012 17:33:11 | More by BrownNut
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +8.7%
Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of cucumbers, water and a little bit of biscuit malt. This smells like I think it would if you ran cucumbers through a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer. The flavor is more of the same. I get a ton of cucumber, as well as some biscuit malt, Belgian yeast, pepper and a hint of lemon and orange. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. My only complaint is that I wish the beer was green.
07-04-2012 18:31:24 | More by Mora2000
3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!
Clear golden with a small near-white cap. Leaves the glass dotted with moderately-sized bubbles. Very little retnention. Appropriate enough.
Distinct aroma of cucumber and little else. There's perhaps an earthy quality to the aroma that actual cucumbers don't have, but the dominant aroma overall is very clearly cucumber.
The flavor, too, is, not surprisingly, very cucumber forward, along with a bit of earth and some bitterness. Very simple and straightforward, while obviously very unique as well. Very drinkable. I enjoy it, but it's simply not a very complex saison.
Thin bodied with moderate-high carbonation.
A wonderful cucumber drink, but an uninteresting saison.
12-16-2012 00:18:14 | More by ehammond1
Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.