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Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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836 Ratings
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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 106
Gots: 115 | FT: 11
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brittmb29 on 09-12-2011)
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Photo of Stevedore
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Stevedore, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of mattreitz49
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mattreitz49, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Tyrawlings, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

bauermj, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

mwisdom562, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Kirk, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Aschap, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

CLanda, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

StevanTheVegan, Nov 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Paccamacca, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mltobin, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of MusicaleMike
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I've been wanting to try this beer for a long time...I poured it into a balloon glass. Hazy yellow gold body that shows off some very active carbonation. There is a thick white head that holds for a while and leaves minimal lacing.

Aroma is of Cucumber! Go figure...No, but there is a pleasant cucumber aroma with a little hint of lemon citrus fruit. I find it quite appetizing and well-executed.

The taste is reminiscent of a raw cucumber, like and unpeeled cucumber. There is a light acidity that flows with the light body of the beer, no doubt because of the strong amount of carbonation. There is not much sweetness here, but a good true cuke flavor mixed with wheat-like qualities. Very refreshing!

I am glad that I got the chance to try this, because I think it's a nice take on the saison style, and it reflects Florida well. The lemony hope qualities go hand in hand with the cucumber flavor and aroma, and the base saison is strong and achieves the right properties to differentiate this beer.

MusicaleMike, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of mntlover
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky yellow/amber color yellow on the outside more orange core showing through. Nice fluffy two finger white head that falls oh so slow with some descent lace.

Aroma is definite cucumber but also tart lemon grass, some light pilsner malts maybe some light wheat hints also. Some light spice from the yeast also.

Taste is bam a big burst of carbonation light malt then big cucumber notes. Other flavors appear as the cucumber dies down lemon grass, some earthy yeast notes and spice hints.

Mouthfeel is light medium the carbonation level is too much for me to find it good. But many saisons do tend to be peppy.

Overall was looking forward to trying this one smells good the carbonation just kind of kills it for me. Probably the only Cigar City brew I have not loved.

mntlover, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of SeatsTaken
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SeatsTaken, Nov 16, 2013
Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.