Cucumber Saison
Cigar City Brewing

Cucumber SaisonCucumber Saison
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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 16.35%
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
810
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 04, 2019
Added:
Sep 12, 2011
Wants:
  114
Gots:
  139
SCORE
83
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Cucumber SaisonCucumber Saison
Notes: We employ the humble cucumber in a low gravity Saison to create a vibrant ale with notes of melon, tropical fruit, lemongrass and, of course, cucumber. Put some cucumber wheels on your eyes, relax, and enjoy. Ahhhh.
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Rated: 3.58 by Mortarforker from Texas

May 04, 2019
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big cucumber, melon, and wheat. Light bodied, crisp, refreshing sweet with high carbonation. Really enjoy this one. Could have several. Excellent use of the cucumber.
Jan 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by fosters9 from New York

Nov 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.76 by jaketaz from Florida

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.09 by Bum4ever from California

Sep 25, 2018
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Canned on 7/12/18

Pours a clear, bright gold with 2 fingers of thick, frothy white head; decent head retention and some plentiful and persistent soapy lacing; pretty effervescent, too.

Aroma is build on smooth notes of fresh cucumber, melon husk, and cut a bit by lemon zest and fresh grass, which adds a further vegetal quality; the slightest bit of grain evens out the finish, as well; bright, and incredibly refreshing.

Taste brings a really nice balance of fresh cucumber, light cantaloupe, and a grainy malt profile that is never aggressive; pretty straightforward and vegetal, but never falling out of balance.

Mouthfeel has medium carbonation that dissipates quickly, making way for a crispness on the palate that carries a nice bit of the flavor profile; pretty dry on the finish, as well; decent body, if not slightly thin at times.

Straightforward, easy-drinking, and very refreshing; the cucumber is used nicely, and doesn’t stick around the profile any longer than it needs to; a good balance for an overall sessionable (if not somewhat niche) beer.
Sep 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear golden color with a thumb sized frothy white had. The head displays good retention and yields a lathery ring of lacing.
As expected, the aroma of cucumber hits the nose first. Later into the session, fruity esters emit aromas of pear and melon.
The palate is very dry, while the prominent cucumber flavor provides a clean watery taste. Light peppery spices complement things. There isn’t any hint of the fruity esters from the aroma, although there is light lemon and tartness in the middle palate. The finish is clean, dry and with a hint of spice.
Light, crisp, clean and dry. Feels Lager like at times.
Although the cucumber adds an interesting touch, I would have liked to have seen a greater depth of flavors.
Sep 06, 2018
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Rated by Icka31 from Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
It tastes and smells like a cigarette.
Sep 06, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Brewskival 2018.

Pours an unclear orange, with little foam.

Smell is slightly yeasty with some banana, but really... this smells like a cucumber.

Taste is, once again, a cucumber, dipped in some funk and yeast. Very refreshing, but not very deep.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very refreshing palate cleanser.
Aug 28, 2018
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Reviewed by maxarvo from England

3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Smells unbelievably like cucumber, and tastes like it too. But it is weak and just a bit too much like a slightly alcoholic cucumber juice to be that appealing, unless that’s what you’re super super into.
Aug 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Gmann from New York

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a golden color with a fluffy white head that settled into an uneven cap. A shade darker than a typical saison.

The aroma is straight up cucumber. Perhaps a touch of hay and other saison yeast aromas but hard to tell.

The taste is of a juiced cucumber. Quite strong in the cucumber. I don’t really get much else though I can see the cucumber masking the hay and other phenols from the yeast.

The feel is moderate with a soft fizzy carbonation. Drinks quite light and dry. A good change of pace beer or palate cleanser.

Basically a cucumber beer. Don’t get much if any saison notes.
Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Aug 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by einman from Minnesota

Jul 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Mar 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Jul 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by ladle69 from Florida

May 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.19 by Lochnessmonster from Florida

May 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Dec 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by Bammer21 from Illinois

Aug 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Jun 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.11 by Dr_Fox from Utah

May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by robear from Wisconsin

Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

Apr 12, 2016
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Reviewed by MattSweatshirt from Texas

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy bright golden body. Not much soapy white head sticks around.

There is definitely cucumber here on the aroma. Was wondering how much was going to come through. This lives up to its name.

Cucumber dominates the flavor as well. Light malts and yeast peek in and it ends dry. Not really getting much saison here. Just a lot of cucumber. Slight fruitiness from the hops. Ample carbonation despite the lack of head.
Mar 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.07 by kiki3drt292 from California

Mar 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.8 by Crab_gang from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by fakedeadgirlfriend from Florida

Jan 21, 2016
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Reviewed by rcamp28 from Florida

3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Cigar City is one of my favorite brewery's, saison's are one of my favorite styles and cucumber is one of my favorite flavors; somehow I still didn't love this beer. The flavor and smell of this beer fell short of my expectations. The look is consistent with a traditional saison. The only thing I can pinpoint that might change my opinion is if they added something to balance out the flavor. I think it's too heavy on the cucumber.
Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by gibgink from Missouri

Dec 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Dark gold in color with vibrant carbonation bubbles within. There's a quarter inch of sudsy white on top. I take a whiff and-Holy Crap that is very cucumber forward! I take a taste and I would describe this as more of a sweet pickle saison. I'm wishing they would have dialed down the cucumber flavor slightly because you really don't get anything else in terms of aroma or flavor. The mouth is moderately carbonated and dry. Not my thing at all.
Dec 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Dec 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.32 by usmcbkk from Florida

Dec 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by 2dogbrew from Virginia

Nov 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.46 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Nov 16, 2015
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Reviewed by thepenguin from Massachusetts

3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed 7/26/12

L: HUGE frothy head. Pours a hazy straw color.

S: I think someone switched my beer glass with a jar of dill pickles ‘cause this smells like straight-up cucumbers…and little else. Some spice, but not like that of a typical saison.

T: The saison character comes out a bit more in the taste. Semi-dry upfront, finishing quite dry with only a slight bitterness as a residual flavor. The lemony and citrusy nature of the Sorachi Ace and Citra hops shine through a bit. Refreshing, to say the least.

F: Prickly and very light bodied. It’s got that refreshing, drinkable quality I think the brewers were shooting for, though the carbonation can be a bit overbearing.

O: Though I'm not entirely sure how to classify it, this is very unique and pretty darn good beer. With a really pronounced cucumber character, it's a thirstquencher for sure. If it were feasible here in NY, I could see this being a go-to for me in the summer months.
Nov 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.56 by jrob21 from Georgia

Oct 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Oct 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by 1KEVIN1 from Massachusetts

Oct 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Alequine from Delaware

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cucumis sativus, is the fruit off the vine in the family Cucurbitaceae, a botanical category that includes watermelons and squashes. The cucumber is usually underappreciated in a salad and definitely not thought of much in beer. It elicits strong pent up childhood emotions of being forced fed your vegetables. Cucumber definitely is more noticeable in aroma than in its subtle flavor notes. It has a watery melony taste so think of it as a fruit which is its correct classification and when you think of it that way it is easier to envision cucumber in beer. This Cucumber Saison has elicited strong diametrically opposing emotions of hating it or loving it. Of course there are those in the middle ground in their evaluation of this beer. Draft magazine rated this beer in 2012 as of its top 25. I am not willing to go that far but I will say this – this beer has a melony and lemon citrus aroma with a yellow- gold clarity to it - nice to look at, pleasant on the nose. The beer has more of a cucumber flavor than an actual cucumber and is nicely balanced with the hops and citrus. Moderately carbonated – it has a clean refreshing finish leaving you want for more.
Oct 17, 2015
 
Rated: 2.86 by Faroveryonder from Missouri

Oct 13, 2015
Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 963 ratings