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Cucumber Saison | Cigar City Brewing

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Cucumber SaisonCucumber Saison

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Brittmb29 on 09-12-2011

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Reviews: 147 | Ratings: 945
Reviews by adam42381:
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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 Edition

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy medium gold with a 3 finger frothy eggshell white head. Nice head retention with the head finally leaving a small layer of foam which sort of pools in the middle. Decent lacing.

Smell: Earthy saison notes with freshly cut cucumbers dominating. I detect a touch of melon as well. It's a nice, refreshing aroma that doesn't overpower.

Taste: Sweet, fresh cucumber mixed with bitter cucumber rind up front with a touch of mango followed by mild traditional saison notes and a touch of honey in the middle before ending with melon and more cucumber. Aftertaste is bitter cucumber rind, black pepper and a touch of sweet melon. Very complex flavor that is fairly refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with a high amount of prickly carbonation.

Drinkability: Decent drinkability, but you will want to share the bottle with a friend. I couldn't finish my second glass.

Overall: Pretty good beer overall. I like that Cigar City pushes the envelope. Cucumber is not something I typically associate with beer and there may be a good reason for that. That said, it's a solid beer that is worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
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.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
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