Elektrick Cukumbahh | Trinity Brewing Company

Elektrick CukumbahhElektrick Cukumbahh
BA SCORE
60.9%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 110 ratings
Elektrick CukumbahhElektrick Cukumbahh
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
trinitybrew.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
It's officially summer and cucumbers are coming into harvest. Cooling cukes are such a nice treat that we decided to make a Saison d'été with them. Adding a large amount of English cucumbers per barrel, and just enough lemon zest to lend an overall brightness to the beer, this recipe is quickly becoming legendary.

Added by lilsmizzul1225 on 06-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,869
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
110
Liked:
67
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
12.63%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
19
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of XsoldoutX
3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BEERchitect
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

There are few flavors that ring in summer like the freshness of cucumber. The talented folks at Trinity Brewing are just smart enough to pile the vegetable onto their summer saison for a bright, floral and fruity taste that's sneaky enough to make you enjoy drinking a salad.

Its pale straw color carries a moderate haze and a creamy loose froth. Its ripe and pleasantly vegetal scent is chocked full of citrus, melon, bright herb and a spicy twinge to remind us that there is indeed a beer underneath the cucumber. The taste of the saison shares its lightly sweet graininess with a taste of whole wheat bread and light honey.

As the flavors ebb and flow, the sweetness drifts and the herbal and vegetal taste comes out ahead. Cucumbers are intensely flavorful with the taste of melon and basil that dominate the session. Underneath, lime, lemon and apple play counter to peppercorn and pickling spices for a lasting nearly winey taste with a peppery bitterness to close.

Medium light and trending more and more peppery and dry, the beer's winey tone crashes the finish with white grape and orange peel. Lightly bitter, the hops of lemon pepper and lemongrass trail into a medium length finish along with those drifts of cucumber that waft over the senses.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
2.84/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Very light yellow, a white wine color. Almost no head, left no lacing.

S: Faint cucumber, earthy hops.

T: Follows nose. Very refreshing.

F: Light body, moderate to highly carbonated.

O: Very nice. I'm finding cucumber to be a great ingredient in beer.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vonerichs
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swierczt
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Balvenie
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SStein
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaphaelJenkins
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this off tap at the brewery

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Photo of ivantheiceman
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: About 1 inch of head and it has good head retention. It is a cloudy golden color.

Smell: Strong cucumber smell and a bit of funky earthy tones.

Taste: You get a strong cucumber flavor and a fairly healthy degree of tartness. The cucumber flavor stays with you in the aftertaste. It fits the saison style well. They set out to make a cucumber saison and they nailed the flavor profile they were looking for.

Mouth Feel: Very light and crisp on your tongue. It dries a bit after a bit somewhat like a dry champagne.

Overall: The flavor profile was somewhat surprising, in the sense that the cucumber really packs a punch. I expected a more subtle cucumber but it is definitely the dominating flavor. Also, the cucumber comes off less sweet than I expected and more of a thick skin cucumber flavor.
I would rate it a 3.25/5. It is worth the experience of trying the beer.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow body, mildly hazy, quarter inch of white head. Huge cucumber aroma. Freshly sliced garden aromas, salad. Meghan Trainor is all about that bass. Trinity is all about that cucumber. Tasty and well done. A fun beer well worth trying.

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.55/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rsquared59
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rye726
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Incredible beer. Pours a light green color with a nice head. Nose has cucumber and tart funk. Delicate palate. Tart but quite complex as well. Super crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Overall fantastic, reminds me of fantome.

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Elektrick Cukumbahh from Trinity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 60.9% out of 100 with 110 ratings
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