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Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

792 Ratings
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Ratings: 792
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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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
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

sendbeer, Oct 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Rau71, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of koopa
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%

Bottle received as an extra in a trade with BAstoutsANDsours thanks!

Appearance: Pours a murky and dull pale straw to light golden with a massive 3 finger dull white crown that shows some retention and lace.

Smell: Pleasant notes of cucumber, faint hints of citrus, a bit of a grassy element, and a small amount of urine tinged hay.

Taste: Nice cucumber note up front, a small amount of saison-ness from the yeast, and the faintest hint of hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Not effervescent by any means.

Overall: An interesting beer that I wouldn't buy often. A bit more novelty than anything else but thumbs up to Cigar City for featuring a non-traditional ingredient and getting it to come across clearly in the final product.

koopa, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Cooper925, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of chanokokoro
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%

Poured from a brown 750 ml bottle into Cigar City Brewing branded snifters

Pours a hazy straw colored yellow with a fizzy one and a half finger fizzy head. The head recedes fairly quickly to a thin foam cap with minimal lacing. The nose is a fairly delicate aroma of farmhouse yeast, grass, light citrus, spice, and not surprisingly accents of cucumber. Lemongrass, light citrus accents, a bit of peppery spice, farmhouse yeast joined midpalate by refreshing cucumber. Finishes dry with slight cucumber skin-like bitterness. Light bodied, fizzy but subtle carbonation. Very impressive beer. Although enjoyed on an unseasonably warm 80 degree fall day in Chicago, this certainly is an exceptional summer "lawnmower" beer. Recommended.

chanokokoro, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

GRG1313, Oct 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

joshwith, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

BeerHunter76, Oct 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

OUBrewer, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

BGsWo22, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance: Well, it's an impressive pour, all right, with a massive head sitting atop the cloudy straw-colored liquid

Smell: Fresh dill and cucumbers - we are on our way to the pickle factory

Taste: Cucumber and dill, with an underlying grainy character that tastes more like a Lager than a Saison; grainy, in the finish, as well, with cucumber and dill flavors holding their own

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with high carbonation

Overall: Well, I am glad I tried it and, while I like cucumbers and I like pickles, I didn't much care for them in a beer; my scores are higher than otherwise out of respect for the creativity

brentk56, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

kjkinsey, Oct 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Lob, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

GTB, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Lare453, Oct 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

channels321, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Okay, cucumber? Really? All right... This stuff pours a hazy golden straw topped by a little over a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, cucumber, and mild clove. Wow, the cucumber's really prevalent, but it doesn't really overpower you. Right on. The taste brings in more of the same, as though a beer was somehow made to taste like a more complex, flavorful glass of cucumber water. The cuke comes through a tad sweeter than usual. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly refreshing finish. Overall, I was skeptical about the potential success of this stuff, but it turned out to be highly enjoyable. Go figure.

TMoney2591, Oct 18, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +6%

Bottle opened on 10.10.12.

A - Pours a medium cloudy orange with an explosive, fizzy four inch cream-colored head that fades slowly.

S - Cucumber and melons.

T - Cucumber and funk, make it almost pickle like with some dill and spices.

D - Tons of carbonation and a light body with a crisp finish.

O - Cucumber is there for sure, interesting. I hate cucumbers, but this one was ok.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ncaudle, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

A - Pours a deep straw or golden in color. High & bubbly white head.

S - Cucumber wafts off the beer along with some spices & yeast.

T - Just a lovely cucumber flavor hits you first off. It starts to tamper down & then nice saison qualities appear.

M - About what you'd expect from a saison. On par, light mouth & high carbonation.

O - This reminds me of cucumber water you might have at a southern wedding. It's light, crisp & refreshing. Definitely delivers.

cvm4, Oct 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

CGMLS3, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

MarkyMOD, Oct 12, 2012
Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.