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:
949
Reviews:
147
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
16.05%
 
 
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111
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136
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9
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3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a pint glass.

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.

What surprised me was how this beer was actually pretty drinkable, given that I am not usually a big fans of saisons or vegetable presence in beer. With that said, this beer could be substantially improved by not trying to bash the drinker over the head with the cucumber flavor. Succeeding as a mindlessly drinkable beer does not translate well into a high rating.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.63/5  rDev +21.8%

A - Brilliant. Towering, creamy foam explodes out of the glass. Chunky lace and nice retention. Lively carbonation in the glass.

S - Sweet fresh cucumber, mint, touch of lime, dill, fresh jalapeno, and soft lavender.

T - Absolutely awesome. Bright and crisp as it hits your lips. Fresh cucumber, melon sorbet, touch of mint, and lemon zest. Softly floral and herbal through the center with squash blossoms, dill, and just a hint of cilantro. Soft biscuity malt through the finish.

M - Great combination of prickly carbonation and a smooth, medium-full frame.

O - A fantastic saison. A brilliant flavor pairing for the style and extremely well executed.


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4.63 Cucumber Saison
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A - 4.75 5.00 4.75 4.75 4.81 10%
S - 4.75 5.00 4.75 5.00 4.88 20%
T - 4.25 4.25 4.50 4.75 4.44 40%
M - 4.50 4.00 4.50 5.00 4.50 10%
O - 4.90 4.50 4.50 5.00 4.73 20%

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Cucumber Saison from Cigar City Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 949 ratings.
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