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Cucumber Kolsch - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 24.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BTFU on 06-01-2013)
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +42.6%

06-30-2014 14:35:50 | More by atlbravsrno1
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bkonk10

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

06-09-2013 00:01:36 | More by bkonk10
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

06-16-2013 00:16:54 | More by MSandahl23
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IANdianapolis

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

07-23-2014 01:57:31 | More by IANdianapolis
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

06-15-2013 03:18:00 | More by aasher
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

07-15-2013 06:08:27 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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tbdkev

Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +25.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 00:48:54 | More by tbdkev
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Only the second cucumber beer I have had behind Cigar City's effort, I definitely prefer this one. From the bottle, the beer pours a golden yellow color with a soft white head. The nose on this one is amazing. A huge dose of summery cucumber dominates. If you have ever had a slice of cucumber in a glass of water at a fancy restaurant, you know how deceivingly potent cucumber can be. In the initial taste, the kolsch is sweet at the front. The carbonation quickly brushes away the sweetness before tart cucumber skin begins to dominate. Notes of sourness and wheat hide in the background. The one negative is that the cucumber may run a little too tart. Overall, this is a great for a hot summer day. It poses an interesting twist on a style that is growing on me.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 00:17:23 | More by JohnnyHopps
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.03/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gifted from a friend who stops at Trader Joe's in Indy for me every time he goes. 12oz bottle with simple label makes you wonder what is coming. Cucumber? I don't know 'bout this, man. Nice looking - like a Kolsch, but with a little bit of haze and topped with an inch of white foam. Lacing is very nice - I can see most of my sips. This thing smells strange - honeydew melon and cut grass. Flavor is where this thing gets rolling - sweet melon and cucumber cut with dry crisp hops and rising white bread dough. Nice! Crisp dry finish like a Kolsch should have. Next time I need 12 of these. Going by the reviews you either love it or hate it. I'm a lover.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 23:35:09 | More by DelMontiac
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev +20.1%

06-21-2013 21:42:12 | More by cosmonick
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Dmkaz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-28-2013 15:57:37 | More by Dmkaz
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4/5  rDev +20.1%

12-28-2013 19:03:12 | More by ToddGingerich
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Costellorj

Indiana

4/5  rDev +20.1%

06-29-2014 00:28:48 | More by Costellorj
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cookiemonster

Indiana

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-11-2014 06:29:45 | More by cookiemonster
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.99/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 01:06:24 | More by BarryMFBurton
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AndyYoung-BrewConnoisseur

Indiana

3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I picked up this beer because when I traveled to Germany I stayed in Cologne, also know as Köln. So Kölsch is the style of beer brewed there, drawing interested to me with this specific beer. This style of beer has grown to be one of my favorite due to it's drinkability, and medium body. It looked interesting so I had to pick it up. Overall I liked it. My only problem was I couldn't drink too much of it because the cucumber was overwhelming after about 3-4 beers. But overall it was a good beer that is definitely worth a shot if your looking for something different. One or two beers at a time with this one, I suggest so you can truly appreciate the uniqueness of it.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 16:22:54 | More by AndyYoung-BrewConnoisseur
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BTFU

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - A nice vibrant gold body with a small, but decent head.

S - The smell of fresh cucumbers definitely stands out with a pilsener-type malt undertone.

T & M - It is amazingly smooth and easy to drink for such a uniquely flavored beer.

O - I was a little hesitant when I first got this, but it was a pleasant surprise. It's nice when stepping outside of your comfort zone gets rewarded.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 13:51:41 | More by BTFU
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 18:39:46 | More by secondtooth
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-29-2013 23:57:57 | More by freewill35
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-30-2013 19:48:43 | More by JDizzle
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doldham

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-01-2014 21:20:42 | More by doldham
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-02-2013 19:52:03 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-18-2013 18:37:01 | More by mpayne5
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scottasonicdvx

Indiana

3.74/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 03:04:13 | More by scottasonicdvx
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light, straw-like golden color and a small to medium head. The head is frothy with dense, smaller bubbles. Body is very clear, to the point where is looks like a macro light beer in the glass.

S- Light and grassy with definite cucumber tones right up front. Cucumber is very sweet and natural smelling, just like the real thing. Other than the grassy and cucumber notes, there isn't much else going on in the scent.

T- Starts with a fairly strong cucumber flavor. Moves quickly into a light, traditional, grassy kolsch flavor before an even quicker transition into a somewhat dull, malt flavor profile. The malts serve to make the beer feel a little heavier in flavor than the other kolsch flavors. Ends quickly with only a tiny bit of hops bitterness.

M- Light and easy to drink. Slightly less carbonation than one expects in a light bodied kolsch. Quite refreshing for a summer day of lawnmower drinking.

Overall, the cucumber flavor is unique and refreshing. This beer is a good change of pace from other summer fruit beers. Not one that I would seek out, but definitely one I would have again if I ran across it on draft.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 01:50:46 | More by boilermakerbrew
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