Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by shand:
4.49/5 rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Extremely fresh bottle. Cucumber Saison is a beer that completely delivers on half of it's name. Saison? Not so much. But if you're in the market for cucumber, this is the beer for you. Unlike Magic Hat's new HiCu, this is not a complete cucumber bomb. Instead, it offers a nice, mellow cucumber aroma and flavor, with just a touch of citrus and a pilsner-esque malt backbone. There's a very slight touch of yeast spiciness, but it's kept in check very well. Cucumber Saison is an excellent vegetable beer. Realistic flavor without being overpowering, this is a winner. Just don't expect much in the way of saison flavors, at least when as fresh as this bottle is (bottled last Friday). Perhaps more time brings out more saison aspects.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2013 03:25:36 | More by shand
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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
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