Cucumber Saison
Cigar City Brewing

Cucumber SaisonCucumber Saison
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #116
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,488
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 16.09%
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
963
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Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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Spring
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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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Reviews: 153 | Ratings: 963
Reviews by barfootbandit:
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4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer from a bomber recently and back in 2012 so I will try to bridge the two tastings. Then it had overwhelming tastes and smells of cucumber. Also rather creamy, perhaps too much and not much crispness or hop. Now in 2015 this beer definitely mellowed out. However that could be because I drank it over six months after its bottling date, not intentionally fyi. Cucumber flavor and smell was still there but not as much as before and still quite a good beer. Also seemed more hoppy and carbonated to the point where there was a massive head even after a slow pour. Overall I'd opt for the over the top cucumber flavor back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PorterLambic
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Arrives a bright, clear yellow with a small white head. Scottered lace remains.
Smell is well balanced with malt, cucumber and a light wood note.
Taste is exactly the same. A well balanced blend of cucumber, malt, light wood and maybe a touch of citrus.
Fairly smooth, well, but not overly, carbonated. Lightly drying and really refreshing.
I was leery of this one, I mean cucumber? Really? Figured it would be too light or overwhelming. Wrong.

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Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ghscott
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of drabmuh
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Do you like cucumbers? Do you like water? Then this is the beer for you...do you like saisons? Skip this beer, this is not a saison in any sense of the world. On draft at Churchkey served in a snifter. Beer is yellow and clear with a white head of medium and large bubbles, low retention, moderate carbonation, looks fine.

Aroma is cucumbers, about what I expected and it smells good.

Beer is thin like water and wet like water and tastes like cucumbers. Is this beer? Next.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy golden color with a one finger bone white head. Lots of carbonation visible in the glass.

S: Lots and lots of cucumber in here. Some wet wood, dill and honeydew as well, but there's absolutely no doubt who the star of the show is here.

T: Again, tons and tons of cucumber. The taste hits right away and carries through every single part of this beer. A bit of sour pickle flavor in the middle before a finish that's all cucumber. Slight hints of grain and wheat, but again, this is definitely a cucumber beer. Mouthfeel is slick, a little oily and may be just a touch heavy for this. In small amounts this is awesome. There's really no saison here, but as a cucumber beer, this is really cool to try.

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Photo of Googs
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jgluck
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DBowers
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Well, it's an impressive pour, all right, with a massive head sitting atop the cloudy straw-colored liquid

Smell: Fresh dill and cucumbers - we are on our way to the pickle factory

Taste: Cucumber and dill, with an underlying grainy character that tastes more like a Lager than a Saison; grainy, in the finish, as well, with cucumber and dill flavors holding their own

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with high carbonation

Overall: Well, I am glad I tried it and, while I like cucumbers and I like pickles, I didn't much care for them in a beer; my scores are higher than otherwise out of respect for the creativity

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Photo of mpalestino
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Dactrius
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Lfty357
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of drpimento
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer except the cuke goes a long way. Poured at a good temperature with a nice, billowy, foamy, off-white head that settles after a bit and a smidgen of lace. Color is a a hazy amber. Flavor's like nose, cuke really dominates and offsets all the other qualities. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, with the cuke wasn't so assertive, not a repeater.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 963 ratings