Cucumber Saison | Cigar City Brewing

Cucumber SaisonCucumber Saison
BA SCORE
3.68/5
949 Ratings
Cucumber SaisonCucumber Saison
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Brittmb29 on 09-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,593
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
949
pDev:
16.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
136
Trade:
9
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3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robear
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Angerhaus
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Crab_gang
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rcamp28
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
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 Sweffin
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thepenguin
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alequine
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 949 ratings
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