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Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

793 Ratings
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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 108
Gots: 109 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brittmb29 on 09-12-2011)
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

mattvandyk, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

1 pint 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It is a light amber color with pale yellow highlights. It is topped with several inches of white head.

S - The smell is cucumber, lemon, and yeast. The cucumber opens up as it warms.

T - The taste is a combination of cucumber, lemon, and honey. It has a somewhat dry finish. The cucumber takes the forefront as this beer warms up.

M - Moderate with a champagne-like feel.

O - My girlfriend picked this up for me in Florida. I was eager to try it. I expected overwhelming cucumber. It was prominent but not overwhelming. I liked the lemon and honey flavors. They complimented the cucumber giving this beer a refreshing quality. I probably would not drink this all the time, but it made for a nice change of pace. It also was a great post mowing beer.

buschbeer, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

POTABLE83, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Brewzma, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

SpdKilz, Oct 14, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +6%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/29/2013. Pours lightly hazy bright golden amber color with a 3 finger foamy and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big fresh cucumber, lemon, pear, pepper, clove, coriander, floral, herbal, grass, cracker, and yeast earthiness. Nice and unique aromas with good complexity of yeast esters with big cucumber presence; with decent balance and good strength. Taste of cucumber, lemon, pear, apple, pepper, clove, coriander, herbal, grass, cracker, bread, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon, cucumber, pear, pepper, clove, coriander, herbal, grass, cracker, bread, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of yeast ester, cucumber, and malt flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice and unique saison style. Well balanced yeast ester, cucumber, and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

ghscott, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.23/5  rDev -12.2%

A: Pours a light straw yellow that is somewhat hazy without being cloudy. A HUGE 2-inch pillowy head appears upon pouring that hangs on quite well throughout the drinking session.

S: Cucumber is immediately apparent on the nose - it dominates. Lingering in the background is honey malt sweetness combined with a tinge of belgian yeast funkiness.

T & M: Whoa - the cucumber absolutely dominates the palate. In the background is a mildly spicy Belgian brew that emphasizes spices over fruits. Coriander, pepper, etc are noticeable. What is missing is the lemon/citrus fruit flavors typical of most Saisons.

O: As a vegetable beer, this hits the mark. The cucumber dominates both the nose and the flavor profile. However, as a Saison, this beer fails. Instead of the cucumber complementing the Saison characteristics, it instead dominates. I'd dial down the cucumber addition by at least 20% in order to get a more balanced brew.

MighHighBrewer, Sep 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

bccrosley, Sep 22, 2013
Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.