Cucumber Saison
Cigar City Brewing

Cucumber SaisonCucumber Saison
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #158
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #36,277
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 16.09%
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
963
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Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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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 by biggsbowler:
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biggsbowler from Florida

4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Funky Buddha. Saisons are one of my least favorite style, but I will try everyone in hopes of finding a great one. This beer is one of them. This beer is well balanced with the right amount of cucumber in the nose and taste. It doesn’t over power the beer but enhances the flavor. If it wasn’t for the fact, FB had a CCB tap takeover with Virgin Oak Hunahpu on tap, I would have drank this beer til the tap blew. From start to end, this is a great saison.

Oct 07, 2011
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PorterLambic from Florida

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.

Jun 24, 2013
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jaswilson2 from South Carolina

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

Jul 22, 2015
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Aug 10, 2014
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ghscott from Florida

3/5  rDev -19.6%

Oct 10, 2013
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drabmuh from Maryland

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.

Jun 19, 2012
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notchucknorris from California

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.

Jul 15, 2013
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Googs from New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

Sep 12, 2012
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Nobcefus from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

Jul 22, 2013
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Varkias41 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Jul 17, 2014
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ncaudle from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Oct 15, 2012
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jgluck from California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Dec 17, 2012
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DBowers from Ohio

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

Jul 14, 2015
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brentk56 from North Carolina

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

Oct 22, 2012
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mpalestino from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -4.6%

Nov 06, 2014
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

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

Mar 14, 2015
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Lfty357 from Florida

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%

Nov 11, 2014
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drpimento from Wisconsin

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.

Sep 26, 2012
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StlHopHead77 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Jul 20, 2014
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH from Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

Nov 07, 2013
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aquazr1 from California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Dec 14, 2014
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sjjn from California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Jun 25, 2014
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jbck109 from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Jun 30, 2013
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VeganUndead from Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Apr 05, 2014
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Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

3/5  rDev -19.6%

Dec 29, 2013
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 963 ratings