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Cucumber Kolsch - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.33
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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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

psmith161, Dec 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

WoodburyMN, Oct 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

lucasj82, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of AndyYoung-BrewConnoisseur
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.

AndyYoung-BrewConnoisseur, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
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
Photo of BWED
2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler

A-Bright clear yellow with some green highlights. Head is thin and white.

S- Cucumber, some sweetness, with a slight dry straw malt aroma.

T- Straw malt with a dry bitter hop. Cucumber is very prominent.

M- Light. Fizzy carbonation,. Finish is long and bitter and the cucumber is engrained into the palate.

O- Kind of gross. Maybe this would pair well with food, but as a drinking beer, it isn’t good. I think the point of these beers is to bring two things that are refreshing, in their own sense, together, to make ultimate refreshment. But I think it is a complete failure. It destroys that aspect for both parties, and leaves me disgusted.

BWED, Aug 22, 2013
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1.08/5  rDev -67.6%
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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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.

JohnnyHopps, Jul 31, 2013
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Cucumber Kolsch from Flat 12 Bierwerks
75 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.