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Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

676 Ratings
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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 102
Gots: 96 | FT: 5
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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neobob187

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-27-2012 15:45:53 | More by neobob187
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-27-2012 02:05:37 | More by Supergenious
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BrownNut

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to nonic

A - Pale gold. Pretty white head, thick and rich and puffy and textured.

S - Super fresh cucumber.

T - Super fresh cucumber with some of that familiar saison spice-ish thing peeking out from underneath to give it just a bit of complexity - not too much but a little. The cucumber even seems to have a bit of a bitter edge from the peel, which adds a nice element.

O - This beer delivered exactly like I hoped and expected. Cucumber! That pretty much sums it up. I love cucumber and I love saisons and this is the perfect marriage. It's so well balanced and well crafted. It's so refreshing. I thought it might be gimmicky and that there was a chance it would be weird and bad, but it's really well done. I'd need for there to be more complexity to score it higher, but as a summertime refresher, it does a great job being very pleasant in its simplicity.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 17:33:11 | More by BrownNut
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

huge thanks to duf27 for bringing this beer back from florida and sharing with the tasting group! Thanks duff!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: cloudy yellow bodied beer with over 3 fingers of massive frothy head. Lacing sticks everywhere.

Smell: Big cucumber notes. A touch of hop that are overwhelmed by more cucumber. Smells really cool and refreshing.

Taste: No surprise here it tastes like cucumbers; picked right from the garden! There is a nice wheat and straw note from the malt that adds a touch of sweetness as well.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with high carbonation. This beer is so light, crisp, clean, and drinkable! It s has got to be the most refreshing beer that I have ever drank thanks to the cucumber flavors.

Overall: CCB made an awesome cucumber beer! Probably the most memorable beer that I have drank from them. The humble cucumber really makes a crazy awesome saison! Probably the best saison that I have ever drank! Perfect for a hot day. I could drink a whole 750 myself. I not much of a cuccumber fan, but when you put it in beer magic happens!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 17:54:23 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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kscaldef

Oregon

2/5  rDev -45.9%

08-24-2012 02:08:51 | More by kscaldef
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Duff27

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge 3 inch frothy head in a murky orange golden body. Clumpy lacing with above average head retention.

Wow, can actually smell cucumbers. I envision cucumber seeds.

Super fresh cucumber. Well balanced with the hop presence. Wow. Very easy drinking at 5%.

Good carbonation, medium mouthfeel.

Cigar city nailed it here. Exactly what I envisioned when I first heard about this beer. Cucumbers, who would've thought of it in beer, would love to know their methods. If you like cucumber in your beer, yes!!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 23:12:41 | More by Duff27
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Auracom

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-21-2012 15:52:44 | More by Auracom
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FullObs

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

08-20-2012 22:12:08 | More by FullObs
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-19-2012 17:09:44 | More by Soneast
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

08-19-2012 14:23:21 | More by acurtis
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-18-2012 18:54:18 | More by Texasfan549
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TequilaTom

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

08-18-2012 18:19:32 | More by TequilaTom
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-17-2012 00:21:39 | More by steve8robin
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johnyb

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-15-2012 21:14:34 | More by johnyb
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Brew33

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-14-2012 14:02:27 | More by Brew33
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle thank to notjustgc. It was poured into my Duvel tulip.

Cigar City's Cucumber Saison pours a slightly hazy goldenrod, with plenty of lemon highlights. There's just about four fingers of frothy white foam capping the beer. Head retention is very good, and while there's a little bit of lacing, there could definitely stand to be a little bit more. Amazingly enough, cucumber is indeed the first the to jump out as I take in the aroma. There's a little bit of tropical fruit and citrus present as well, but that's all *very* much in the background. Again, cucumber is the centerpiece of the flavor profile, but the fruity, lemony accents from the Citra and Sorachi Ace hops are a little more present here. In fact, they actually are a little too loud, and clash a bit with the delicate, refreshing flavor of the cucumber. The body is just a little too full for being a low ABV saison, though the carbonation attempts to sparkle through it admirably. Cucumber is definitely on the list of ingredients I never thought I'd see in a beer, but Cigar City has definitely done an admirable job of infusing a beer with cucumber flavor. It's just the rest of the recipe that's a little lacking.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 04:13:10 | More by axeman9182
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-14-2012 02:27:24 | More by TheRuss9585
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Oh god. So much cucumber. Delicious! Lemony-vegetal freshly sliced cucumber aroma and flavor with tiny amounts of diacetyl butter that makes me think about those buttered white bread cucumber sandwiches from a British Tea lineup. The beer also does a great job of showcasing the way that melon flavors exist within cucumber. Everything is framed with a wheat-like tartness and plenty of lemon peel, a light and sparkly body makes it drink like a wine spritzer. Very refreshing and unique. I have a hard time believing how well this brew works! But it does!

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 21:43:50 | More by WastingFreetime
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-12-2012 17:58:35 | More by IpeeA
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phingdong

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-12-2012 15:28:13 | More by phingdong
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TBoneJones

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with astronomical head as us the case with most beers of this style (in my experience anyway..get a paper towel or 2). Settled to a lovely light creamy-looking head and slightly hazy but golden brew, tons of little bubbles make their way to the top. 
Smells of cucumber for sure. 
Tastes of, you guessed it, cucumber. That flavor is in the lead here. So far living up to its name! Now it's just a matter of, do I like this vegetable's flavor in a beer. So far it's a yay. When I wait this first few sips out I'm tasting peas. A grassy bite with an abrupt dry finish. Interesting. Cool. This is my first Cigar City beer tried, picked this up while in Florida. The shop had a few selections from this brewery and I chose this one (of course i was seeking their heralded imperial stout to no avail). But anyway, good timing as this was July when bought, early August when consumed.  I think Cigar City must be in the same spirit as DFH is up in Delaware.. that is, unique effort here!! The flavor is biting, (pickly!) and ever-present, and if you like veggies and want a refreshing adult beverage, this is for you. The label and name matched the taste. 

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 04:53:02 | More by TBoneJones
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DovaliHops

California

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you Chad! Pours a hazy golden color with a large white head that diminishes at a steady pace. Scent is straight up CUCUMBER! A ton of fresh-cut cucumber with a light, salty aroma. Some black pepper and a hint of mint and lemon. Lacks that saison funk I love in this style. Taste is not nearly as cucumber-forward as the aroma is. Taste is more saison-style. A hint of cucumber with some peppery spice and light butter flavor. Mellow hops with some earthy flavors. VERY refreshing. Great summer beer. Mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp, and refreshing Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a very refreshing beer. Disclaimer: I HATE cucumbers, but I enjoyed this beer much more than I thought I would.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 07:29:37 | More by DovaliHops
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-09-2012 15:15:45 | More by DSlim71
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a golden yellow with little white cap, some bubbles and light lacing

S:Subtle and refreshing cucumber on the nose with a little bit of spice and hay

T: Very refreshing upfront. A very nice, subtle cucumber throughout with light hints of hay, some lemon and yeast. Finish is nice, crisp and clean with a light grassy and lighter floral hop note. Perfect for thr hot summer day.

M: Light bodied, well carbonated very tasty and easy on the palate with light cucumber notes persisting

O: Absolutely fantastic with the only flaw I saw being the appearance

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 17:30:02 | More by barleywinefiend
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BillHilly

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-07-2012 13:24:07 | More by BillHilly
Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
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