Cucumber Saison | Cigar City Brewing

Cucumber SaisonCucumber Saison
949 Ratings
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:
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Added by Brittmb29 on 09-12-2011

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Ratings: 949 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of Spider889
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just thought I'd write a little on this guy because it's so different that many ought to know what to expect and how to interpret this beer imo...

Perhaps it ought to be listed here as a fruit/vegetable beer; in fact CCB won a medal for this beer in competition at GABF as a field beer - meaning that it had to have vegetables used as an adjunct somewhere in the brewing process.

The nose and flavor are both very heavy on cold sliced cucumber. This is strong and might be off-putting if you don't like cucumber - but that doesn't mean it isn't done well!

The spice of the saison is clean and moderate, somewhat blocked by the cucumber. There is a nice black peppercorn flavor that permeates though, and in small quantities I really enjoy this.

Frankly, this is a beer meant to be paired with food. In the right context this beer would simply wow many people.

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Photo of CajunMary13
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jbaker67
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cucumber Saison pours a golden yellow color with light straw hued edges. There is visible carbonation rising up through the beer into the large, fluffy white head. The aroma is muted by the large head, and it seems relatively modest even once the cap is cleared and it is allowed to warm a little bit. The smell is full of cucumber skin, light grains, and a bit of peppery saison yeast. The flavor is over the top cucumber. Even though the flavor is nice, it is simple and really destroys any chance of complexity there could be to this beer. Light grains and notes of pepper add a little bit of depth. A slight vaguely vegetable note comes in at the end. The finish is still more cucumber. The body is a bit fuller than I usually expect from a saison, but it is still on the light side overall. The carbonation has a light creaminess to it, but overall is crisp and smooth.

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Photo of Ak555667
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mscudder
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of chocosushi
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of mattafett
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Fireslayer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mogburn1317
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Culture
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Bromine
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jeddsp
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of roostor07
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Gerasimos
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Zbeetleman
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of ManLoveBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of taospowder
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

To say this is an interesting beer is an understatement- very, very unusual, and cucumber plays a starring role here- very strongly present. Now, that's a good thing if you really, really, really like cucumber, otherwise... I like it well enough in the aroma, it lends a crisp, almost floral note, with a residual creamy vegetal nose. The taste is just too much cucumber, though. I have palate fatigue after 1/2 of a glass, and I'm craving something more- a blast of white pepper, some sourness, a heavy herbalness, anything to break the unrelenting cucumber assault. A bit too slick on the palate as well. This one is a miss for me.

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of LowbrowMedic
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of CTJman
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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