Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by VncentLIFE:
4/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dull straw cloudy body with a huge white head. Almost too much, but oh well.
They werent kidding when they said Cucumber. Good lord, Cucumber rind just emanates from the glass and bottle. Even more notes of sweet, fresh cucumber dominates. Eathy as well.
The taste is pretty much what it smells like. Prickly bite, and even more prickly carbonation. Very earthy. that cucumber rind and flesh taste somehow work. Theres not a ton of backing flavors (which is my biggest knock). Underlying sweetness helps, and the cucumber taste dominates through the finish.
Its like drinking a cucumber. I like the concept, and how they pulled it off.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2012 21:43:36 | More by VncentLIFE
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3.25/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
750ml bottle dated 5/23/2013, given to me as an extra by Brandon- thanks! Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 1/20/2014.
App- Clear pale yellow-straw body, lots and lots and lots of white head with great retention and lacing. Looks like a well-carbonated saison, appealing.
Smell- cucumber, cucumber, cucumber. Really, more of pickles than anything as it is cucumber with spicy pepperiness and a dash of salt. Interesting to smell over and over again.
Flavour- pickled cucumbers, faint pepperiness, not vegetal at all. No yeast flavours.
Mouthfeel- solid and appropriately thin body, good carbonation that does not fill up the palate too much. Aftertaste is a bit of lemon (?) zestiness that doesn't hang around for long.
Overall- cool beer, cool concept. However follows more of the pickled route than the fresh cucumber route. Most likely due to the age on this one as it was given to me. Will have to try this one again fresh, but regardless this is definitely a vegetable beer without much in way of saison qualities.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2014 12:26:21 | More by Stevedore
Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.