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:
#30,588
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
949
pDev:
16.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
136
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 949 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of Faroveryonder
2.86/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ssippisam
2.18/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Coorsy
3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of infinitebruner
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

August 28, 2015

22 oz. bomber, tulip

A – Light to medium gold with very high clarity. Continues to bubble and effervesce for a while. An inch of white to slightly off-white foam, which leaves quickly.

S – The clear first impression is the cucumber, which comes across more as a pickle relish aroma, sweet with some tangy sourness. This sounds gross, but it isn’t, instead contributing a garden-like freshness. Very fresh cut impression of the vegetable. Some light crackery malt, along with a touch of black pepper. Hop aroma, if any, is covered up by the cuke aroma.

T – The first flavor is crackery malt, pale or possible Pils, and the cucumber follows, much more moderate in taste than in the aroma. Again, the freshly cut, slightly pickly raw cucumber, the essence really captured here. Only a low peppery note, along with some mild herbal hopping.

M – High carbonation and a medium body, moderately dry throughout. A very, very minor puckering sour quality from the cucumber. Goes down very easy.

O – If you like cucumbers, or better yet pickles, this is an ultimate lawnmower beer, very unique and refreshing. It could have easily turned out like your college buddy’s awful experimental homebrew, but I think there’s a lot to offer here. A fresh salad in a bottle, for whatever that’s worth.

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Photo of Shawner
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vermilcj
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeroma5
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Craft_advisory
4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jamato14
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of razorsdescent
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Do you like cucumber? If not, then keep moving. Why people who don't like cucumber try this beer and are then dissapointed eludes me. A bit more complexity would make this perfect.

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Photo of wilfonzo
4.79/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mehinaman
4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really like this one. Received as an extra in the trade and admittedly I was not too excited about it as I was thinking, "oh great, a vegetable beer." But I was wrong as it is excellent. The cucumber flavor walks a fine line between subtle and moderate but regardless, it adds a real interesting twist to the beer and a very nice balance. The end result is a somewhat dry, but highly drinkable beer.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ajwalls257
4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fondyball20
1.96/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of WanderingFool
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cristhre3floyd
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TH28
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle. Appearance: Cloudy light golden with a moderate but quickly dissipating white head. Aroma: Grass and cucumber dominate. Slight spicy yeast phenols. Taste: Light, crackery malt upfront, quickly turning to phenol spices, and countered by fresh grass an cool cucumber to counter. Moderately strong bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a high carbonation. Finish: Dry finish with some lingering bitterness and fresh cucumber. Overall: An interesting beer for sure, but well thought out and executed with the spicy phenols of the farmhouse yeast being countered by the cool cucumber. Well balanced to keep the cucumber from overpowering.

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Photo of n2pux
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Opaque pale gold (SRM 4) pour with bright white head; little to no lace and no cap. Cucumber and over ripe watermelon aromas with a hint of spicy yeast. Cucumber and a little lemon flavor; very little funk - mostly over ripe fruit. Lite dry and crisp mouthfeel. The Sorachi Ace hops leave a dry bitter aftertaste that I don't like - not a fan of this hop; otherwise, if you like cucumbers, this beer is for you.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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