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Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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Cucumber SaisonCucumber Saison

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BA SCORE
85
very good

146 Reviews
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Reviews: 146
Hads: 939
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 16.05%
Wants: 109
Gots: 138 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brittmb29 on 09-12-2011

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Reviews: 146 | Hads: 939
Reviews by Florida9:
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3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Bottle opens with an audible pop. Beer itself is mostly clear light amber in color. Unsurprisingly, this one forms a large, very carbonated, white head. Good retention, moderate lacing.

S: aroma is primarily Saison-like. I mention this because I was expecting the cucumber to dominate. It's there, but I certain,y get a lot more of the yeasty phenols and spice with a "green" cucumber aroma more in the background.

T: Taste is similar. Lightly sweet blend of lemon-lime and cucumber. The some yeast, a slight tartness, and a bit of spice. Finish is a touch astringent with a cucumber skin bitterness. Again, the cucumber is noticeable. Unmistakable even, but it doesn't (thankfully) overpower the beer itself.

M: on the lighter side of medium. Very aggressive carbonation. Light sweetness. Fairly crisp. Mild astringency.

O: I found this to be a fairly nice beer. I was rather curious about it when I learned of it and sought on out, especially for my wife whom likes both Samson's and cucumbers, but ended up hating this beer. I on the other hand, enjoyed the combination of the cucumber along with the lemon tartness and yeasty spice giving this one a "salad in a glass" feel to it while still retaining its beeriness.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Franziskaner
2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark gold in color with vibrant carbonation bubbles within. There's a quarter inch of sudsy white on top. I take a whiff and-Holy Crap that is very cucumber forward! I take a taste and I would describe this as more of a sweet pickle saison. I'm wishing they would have dialed down the cucumber flavor slightly because you really don't get anything else in terms of aroma or flavor. The mouth is moderately carbonated and dry. Not my thing at all.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

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.

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Photo of MrBryson
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.