Cucumber Saison | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Brittmb29 on 09-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
948
Reviews:
147
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
16.05%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
136
For Trade:
9
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Reviews by Spider889:
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just thought I'd write a little on this guy because it's so different that many ought to know what to expect and how to interpret this beer imo...

Perhaps it ought to be listed here as a fruit/vegetable beer; in fact CCB won a medal for this beer in competition at GABF as a field beer - meaning that it had to have vegetables used as an adjunct somewhere in the brewing process.

The nose and flavor are both very heavy on cold sliced cucumber. This is strong and might be off-putting if you don't like cucumber - but that doesn't mean it isn't done well!

The spice of the saison is clean and moderate, somewhat blocked by the cucumber. There is a nice black peppercorn flavor that permeates though, and in small quantities I really enjoy this.

Frankly, this is a beer meant to be paired with food. In the right context this beer would simply wow many people.

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Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of cucumbers, water and a little bit of biscuit malt. This smells like I think it would if you ran cucumbers through a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer. The flavor is more of the same. I get a ton of cucumber, as well as some biscuit malt, Belgian yeast, pepper and a hint of lemon and orange. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. My only complaint is that I wish the beer was green.

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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.

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Bottle (2012)

Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!

Clear golden with a small near-white cap. Leaves the glass dotted with moderately-sized bubbles. Very little retnention. Appropriate enough.

Distinct aroma of cucumber and little else. There's perhaps an earthy quality to the aroma that actual cucumbers don't have, but the dominant aroma overall is very clearly cucumber.

The flavor, too, is, not surprisingly, very cucumber forward, along with a bit of earth and some bitterness. Very simple and straightforward, while obviously very unique as well. Very drinkable. I enjoy it, but it's simply not a very complex saison.

Thin bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

A wonderful cucumber drink, but an uninteresting saison.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 948 ratings.
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