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Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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Cucumber SaisonCucumber Saison

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141 Reviews
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Reviews: 141
Hads: 917
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 5.24%
Wants: 108
Gots: 140 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Brittmb29 on 09-12-2011

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Reviews: 141 | Hads: 917
Reviews by jaasen64:
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4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Huge thanks to dolfan54fl. Poured into CCB snifter.

First had sample at EBF.

A- Opens with a nice crisp pop. Pours a hazy yellowish golden, just under a head of foamy white head that dissipates fairly fast to a light thin head, fast rising carbonation bubbles. Not too much lacing.

S- Cucumbers, pickles, honey, mixed with some light citrusy hops in the background. Fairly aromatic, complex, and definitely unique.

T- Cucumber, honey, citrus hops definitely a little bit more prevalent in the taste. Can distinguish a little bit of lemon, grapefruit, papaya. A little bit bitter on the finish and leaves a nice light sweet cucumber honey aftertaste.

M- Light, crisp, just the right amount of carbonation that complements the sweetness/bitterness well, goes down easily.

O- This was an interesting beer that I definitely enjoyed having the chance to try. At first I wasn't sure how cucumber fits with beer (I can definitely see why people might not like this that much), but I definitely think this was a perfect summer beer for a hot night (drinking this in 90 degree summer heat). It was light, crisp, refreshing, well-balanced, and flavorful. If you like interesting beers I definitely recommend picking this up and giving it a try. Not your typical saison, but definitely enjoyable. (1,305 characters)

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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. (497 characters)

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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. (741 characters)

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Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.