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Cucumber Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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83
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710 Ratings
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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 102
Gots: 98 | FT: 6
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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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
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 +15.2%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +3%
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 +3%
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 +1.6%

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

Washington

4.58/5  rDev +24.1%
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 +8.4%

08-07-2012 13:24:07 | More by BillHilly
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-07-2012 05:32:24 | More by Devi0us
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hays99

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-07-2012 01:48:32 | More by hays99
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dlello2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

08-06-2012 18:32:50 | More by dlello2
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shebby

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-06-2012 16:06:35 | More by shebby
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

08-06-2012 15:11:57 | More by dtx00
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazed golden straw, full cap of prickly white bubbles. Scent brings notes of cucumber water along with lightly earthy and musty dried grain. Cucumber more pronounced in the taste with it having the full effect on the tail end of the sip, light spicing along with mustyness of sasion base adds a light pickling note. Lighter side of medium bodied, dry. Unique beer with a decent cucumber note... while i like beverages made with cucumber and celery, the saison added a touch too much spice throwing off the cleanness of the cucumber.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 14:54:30 | More by rfgetz
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Hex92

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well... that certainly is a different beer.
A-nice big fluffy head that takes a while to disapate. Murky yellowish color for the beer.
S- CUCUMBER.
T- clean taste. You can definitely taste the cucumber. And its bitter too, but not a hop bitter, its the bitterness of cucumber peel. And you can taste dill too.
M-not at all syrupy. Very clean. High carbonation.
O- an odd beer. Worth trying if you want something different, but I won't be buying any more.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 00:55:20 | More by Hex92
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SFC21

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22%

08-05-2012 23:24:49 | More by SFC21
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LuisBarca

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-05-2012 03:14:09 | More by LuisBarca
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-04-2012 15:42:00 | More by thebouch01
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow. Nose is loaded with cucumber and pickle, wow! The essence of cucumber is amazing, very prominent and works well with mild Saison base. Taste is cucumber forward (feels weird saying this about a beer) and very refreshing. Spicy dill comes through next and a bit of bready yeast at the finish. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Overall. This is a very cool brew... As cool as a... Nevermind.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 06:33:38 | More by homebrew311
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise.
A: Pours a hazy yellow with a faint hint of green. Nice 2 inch bubbly white head.
S: Mild sweet citrus, subdued farmhouse funk, and crisp cucumber.
T: Wow, this is different. Lots of crisp watery cucumber up front...hits a bit hard. Hints of peppery spice and melon. Faint citrus and funk in the distant background.
M: Crisp, bright, and a tad watery. I suppose it's what you'd imagine a cucumber beer to be.
D: For a saison, this is quite different. This is more vegetable beer than saison. If you want a low ABV, watery cucumber beer you've found it.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 04:42:30 | More by mwilbur
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a hazy orange - yellow pour with lots of soapy looking white head.
smells of fresh herbs, that pickle quirky smell comes through nicely, grassy hops, citrus notes.
oh my god - the pickle is so subtle at first but then it's all you taste! a nice hoppy bitterness.. lemon zest.. this tastes like a summer salad. seriously sooo tasty!
light body, high in carbonation, slight creaminess on lips. highly refreshing.

overall? best fucking summer beer ever. deliciously refreshing. really want to have more of this stuff on hand, it is too damn good. hopefully they make this a yearly seasonal and not just a one off.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 21:44:22 | More by facundoCNB
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-01-2012 19:29:06 | More by valkyre65
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ant880

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-31-2012 23:24:21 | More by ant880
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BWHD

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

07-29-2012 20:27:40 | More by BWHD
Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.