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Cucumber Kolsch - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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76
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 24.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BTFU on 06-01-2013)
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Reviews by tbdkev:
Photo of tbdkev
4.19/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I tried this at the brewery, and enjoyed it enough to split a sixer with my brother.

A: Gold and crystal clear. This is the first beer I've had in awhile that, on looking at the glass, I can see through to the other side.

A: Cucumber, cucumber, cucumber. I'm a fan of cucumber, but it really takes a moment to digest the fact that this is a beer. As it's said though, "Beer is food."

T: The sweetness and slight saltiness of cucumber is immediately apparent. It fades to a light, fruity hop presence (lime peel?) that sits on the back and sides of the tongue.

M: Like cucumber, light and crisp. The carbonation accents the hop spice that occurs towards the end. The finish itself is slightly dry, but very smooth. The flavor and profile match nicely.

O: I'd add it to my list of favorite summer beers, but I admit it has a taste that'll likely split its target audience. If nothing else, I'd recommend trying it for the novelty.

tbdkev, Jun 29, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.15/5  rDev -4.3%

chinchill, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of mikedevilsfan
1.08/5  rDev -67.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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.

mikedevilsfan, Aug 01, 2013
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Photo of secondtooth
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

secondtooth, Jul 20, 2013
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Elicoleman, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of scottasonicdvx
3.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

scottasonicdvx, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

rlee1390, Sep 17, 2013
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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.99/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

BarryMFBurton, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Cucumber Kolsch from Flat 12 Bierwerks
76 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.