Cucumber Kolsch - Flat 12 Bierwerks
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Reviews by Chuckus95:
2.93/5 rDev -12.3%
A - Beautiful gold color and very clear
S - Dominated by cucumber. No malt or hops detected.
T & M - Nice, light-bodied mouthfeel, but the taste is dominated by cucumber (even more so than the smell). I felt like I was eating a cucumber not drinking a beer.
O - Interesting beer, but they overdid it with the cucumber. I can't imagine drinking more than one of these at a time. If they toned down the cucumber a bit, I think that this would be a very nice summer beer.
06-19-2013 14:10:30 | More by Chuckus95
More User Reviews:
1.08/5 rDev -67.7%
I love flat 12, but a salty cucumber beer is a bad idea no matter who makes it. After 3 sips this was a drain poor. Avoid for the love of God. Everything else by Flat 12 is stellar, but most vegetables just don't belong in beer. The smell alone will make you want to vomit.
08-01-2013 08:17:48 | More by mikedevilsfan
3.75/5 rDev +12.3%
Pours a very light golden, with excellent white foam and thick, Swiss-cheese-like lace.
Nose is light, with a hint of peppery spice somehow. The cucumber is subtle so far.
Taste is a nice balance of herbal cucumber cool and the grainy malts of a typical kolsch. Definitely unusual, but easily a pleasant, enjoyable session brew that I'd have no problem with revisiting. Like.
07-20-2013 18:39:46 | More by secondtooth
3.74/5 rDev +12%
A : Golden straw colour with a slight haze, poured with a thin bright white head, slight lacing
S: Strong malt odor with a significant dose of fruity cucumber
T: Light bitterness with a slight hoppy note, traces of cucumber on the finish
M: Thin and light, light carbonation, bubbles mostly gone by end of the pint
O: A good beer for the more adventurous beer drinker. Heavier cucumber on the nose than on the palate, but enough to earn its name. I would drink it again, but at $12, probably wouldn't buy another six pack. Worth a try if you like unique beers.
07-16-2014 03:04:13 | More by scottasonicdvx
3.19/5 rDev -4.5%
A-Clear as day light yellow, nicely carbonated, three finger fluffy head.
S-Cucumber. Straw/wheat but mainly just cucumbers.
T-An odd mix of cucumber and wheat. They do not mesh together at all. The cucumber is this harsh salty taste.
M-Light and watery with little carbonation.
O- A bad craft beer.
09-17-2013 14:28:04 | More by rlee1390
3.99/5 rDev +19.5%
I’ve seen fruit/vegetable beers, but never would have dreamed cucumber would make it into a bottle; but I really like this brewery (even though it may be hometown bias), so I’m still hopeful for this one.
A: Body is crystal-clear, pale yellow with an enormous amount of fizz – there are bubbles everywhere. The bright white head that appears is thin and fizzy, but remains at a half-inch for the duration, supported by the rising carbonation.
S: A mellow, inviting cucumber aroma makes up the majority of the nose; smells like you’re walking into a sandwich shop. Totally light in character, what’s left is a clean lager scent of white bread and soft grain husk and some floral hops, which add notes of strawberry and mint. Summer in a glass.
T: Focusing on mild cucumber and fruity hop tones, this palate is as crisp and refreshing as a lightly-dressed salad. Berry tastes, juicy and light, take precedent over a more raw herbal pepper kick, giving this a hop character that’s more sweet than bitter. Finishes like raw greens, leafy and a tad sweet, but with an unmistakable crispness.
M: Carbonation is very soft, barely there save for a bit of sizzle across the tongue as it goes down. Light, light body, but that goes well with cucumber – a refreshing, watery fruit.
O: This beer is great in two ways: it’s easy to get intrigued by, and even easier to enjoy. The flavors represented here are almost never taken advantage of in beer, and in brewing, you always get points for originality – as long as the end product is tasty, that is.
07-23-2013 01:06:24 | More by BarryMFBurton
3.31/5 rDev -0.9%
A: Golden, straw colored body. Fizzy head builds and fades quicker than it arose. Mostly translucent body.
S: Lots of sweet cucumber upfront. The sweetness almost comes off as a watermelon fruitiness. Some hay and grass. Very one-dimensional on the nose, but I'm convinced that's what they were going for.
T: Cucumber upfront and cucumber in the finish. With the lack of malt, this is just a notch above cucumber water - as to be expected from the style. There are notes of hay taste in the finish.
M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Standard for a Kolsch.
O: I picked this one up because I was intrigued by a cucumber beer. I wish it were a different style, as I am admittedly not a fan of kolsch beers - generally speaking. Due to the style being bland to start with, the cucumber is a bit overbearing, but I give an "A+" for effort, as Flat 12 definitely achieved what they were going for. Hard to power through six of these, but it were a bomber, I'd be pleased to have purchased.
07-24-2013 01:07:20 | More by Justin_Neff
Cucumber Kolsch from Flat 12 Bierwerks
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