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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Pours a light straw yellow that is somewhat hazy without being cloudy. A HUGE 2-inch pillowy head appears upon pouring that hangs on quite well throughout the drinking session.

S: Cucumber is immediately apparent on the nose - it dominates. Lingering in the background is honey malt sweetness combined with a tinge of belgian yeast funkiness.

T & M: Whoa - the cucumber absolutely dominates the palate. In the background is a mildly spicy Belgian brew that emphasizes spices over fruits. Coriander, pepper, etc are noticeable. What is missing is the lemon/citrus fruit flavors typical of most Saisons.

O: As a vegetable beer, this hits the mark. The cucumber dominates both the nose and the flavor profile. However, as a Saison, this beer fails. Instead of the cucumber complementing the Saison characteristics, it instead dominates. I'd dial down the cucumber addition by at least 20% in order to get a more balanced brew.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I brought a bottle to share at Max's during Rare and Obscure

A: Cloudy blonde.

S: Cucumbers and brine.

T: Lots of cucumber. Different, like a brine.

M: Smooth, even carbonation.

O: Interesting, but still clean and refreshing. A nice take on a saison.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Cloudy yellow/orange some carbonation, one finger head that doesn't last long.

S- Cucumbers, lemon, grass tad bit of spice.

T-Starts with a present, but not over bearing, cucumber. then grassy notes with a tad bit of spice and lemon.

M-Light, slight carbonation tad crisp.

O-Easily better than the Flat 12 cucumber beer. Still not sure if cucumbers belong in beer, but this one at least is enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle thanks to my cousin down in Tampa. Reviewed from notes.

A- Golden bodied ale into a tulip with a nice foamy white head. Head forms to about two fingers high and has decent retention. Small ring and spotty lace.

S- Upon opening the bottle a huge blast of cucumber aroma, like when I am chopping up fresh cukes for a salad. It fades just a bit with time and allows some lemon, spice and farmhouse yeast hints through.

T- Cucumber flavor dominates this one. I figured it might be a bit abrasive with the rest of the beer but blends in quite well actually. Spice, lemon, grassy and yeast flavors beneath that. Has a melon feel too, maybe relation to cucumbers somehow.

MF- Foamy dried out body with high amounts of puffy carbonation. Very slight bitterness and some slight tart feel after some time.

Super cucumber flavor and aroma that blends in nicely with the base farmhouse yeast.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours (almost gushes) a pale gold with a monstrous white head that fades slowly. No lacing to speak of. The smell lives up to the name, like a freshly sliced cucumber. Some spice notes waft through with a slight whiff of honey. Taste more subdued than aroma, but cucumber and pepper are the first notes followed by a nice malt backbone. Finishes dry and spicy. Light bodied and highly carbonated, it has a crisp mouthfeel that make this a good summer beer. Overall, a well crafted and refreshing quaff. Good job Cigar City!

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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