Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 105
Gots: 118 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Brittmb29 on 09-12-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

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I brought a bottle to share at Max's during Rare and Obscure

A: Cloudy blonde.

S: Cucumbers and brine.

T: Lots of cucumber. Different, like a brine.

M: Smooth, even carbonation.

O: Interesting, but still clean and refreshing. A nice take on a saison.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Cloudy yellow/orange some carbonation, one finger head that doesn't last long.

S- Cucumbers, lemon, grass tad bit of spice.

T-Starts with a present, but not over bearing, cucumber. then grassy notes with a tad bit of spice and lemon.

M-Light, slight carbonation tad crisp.

O-Easily better than the Flat 12 cucumber beer. Still not sure if cucumbers belong in beer, but this one at least is enjoyable.

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Bottle thanks to my cousin down in Tampa. Reviewed from notes.

A- Golden bodied ale into a tulip with a nice foamy white head. Head forms to about two fingers high and has decent retention. Small ring and spotty lace.

S- Upon opening the bottle a huge blast of cucumber aroma, like when I am chopping up fresh cukes for a salad. It fades just a bit with time and allows some lemon, spice and farmhouse yeast hints through.

T- Cucumber flavor dominates this one. I figured it might be a bit abrasive with the rest of the beer but blends in quite well actually. Spice, lemon, grassy and yeast flavors beneath that. Has a melon feel too, maybe relation to cucumbers somehow.

MF- Foamy dried out body with high amounts of puffy carbonation. Very slight bitterness and some slight tart feel after some time.

Super cucumber flavor and aroma that blends in nicely with the base farmhouse yeast.

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Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.