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Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 814
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 109
Gots: 114 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

DaveHack, Dec 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

abeerdude, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Kopfschuss, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

CoryR, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber in to a couple of pints to share

A - pours a straw copper look; exceptionally heady...some soap foam qualities

S - it smells like a traditional saison, although the cucumber essence really brings out a pickled aroma

T - well, this is pretty much a perfect cucumber saison...all the flavor you'd expect from this combination: cucumber, a lil salty, organic/earthy; and again, that element of pickle juice; some real light melon flavors

M - it's really heady/carbonated; the gherkin flavor lingers

O - this is a really unique, albeit totally 'accurate' saison infused with cucumbers; I'm not a huge fan of farmhouse ales or cucumbers for that matter, but if you like either, it's def worth a try

SkeeterBoganski, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

laxer8811, Dec 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Caveman86, Nov 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

JMBSH, Nov 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

cosmonick, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of DaveAnderson
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I dig this beer.

I mean, I like cucumbers as much as the next guy, but this beer elevates the cucumber to something magnificent. It pours out nice and foamy, and smells like...a saison. Then it crosses the lips, and I'm drinking a cucumber. It is simply delicious and refreshing.

Now, I don't like to compare other beers in my reviews, but in this case, I feel like I should CONTRAST this beer with Epic's Utah Sage Saison. Epic's beer smells like sage, but tastes like saison. This beer smells like saison, but tastes like cucumbers. It's a remarkable feat.

I would never turn one of these down. It is not just distinctive and unique. It is a flat-out delicious beer, and testament to the creativity of American craft brewing.

DaveAnderson, Nov 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

ucsbmullet, Nov 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

MattGeleske, Nov 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

chippo33, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

CJS, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

amazeded, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Grfilwett, Nov 09, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Very interesting beer. Unfortunately to me the cucumber was extremely overpowering. But hey I liked the idea.

Pour-Golden fizzy with a very light head. Can't really judge it too much as it was all shook up from flying from Miami back to boston.

Smell-The first smell that hits you right off the bat is that intense overwhelming smell of Cucumbers. It's overpowering but it smells like somebody like cut 100 cucumbers fresh right in front of you. Getting past the cucumber smell you detect hints of that kinda funky smell you get from a fine saison as well some fresh fruit and some honeydew.

Taste-Overwhelming taste of cucumber water mixed with a little bit of salt some fruits and some oak. Kinda felt like I was drinking a juiced salad.

Mouthfeel-Is very light and crispy medium bodied. Pretty fizzy as well.

SalMineo, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

ScottP, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very odd aroma on this. I don't get cucumbers, but it is very vegetal in nature. Apples make a guest appearance, bell pepper, and a bit of funk in the background. Very odd indeed, not bad.. just odd.

Cucumber Saison is slightly hazy straw color with bunches of streaming of carbonation to support the big bubbly white head. No lacing, which is kind of sad.

I found the cucumber! Its in the flavor! I get a nice (which I hardly describe this as nice) grainy flavor followed by that cucumber freshness. It actually tastes pretty unique and it's kind of amazing. Well balanced, moderately high carbonation, and a medium body with a little slickness to it. Not too bad, I may not try it again, but I'm glad I did.

tlazaroff, Nov 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

aubrey, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

bennetj17, Oct 31, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

iemailjack, Oct 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

funkel81, Oct 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

FeelinSurley, Oct 28, 2012
Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 814 ratings.