Elektrick Cukumbahh | Trinity Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
104
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
26.39%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
17
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 104
Reviews by angelmonster:
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4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, copper/orange color. Head was one finger and white. Bubbles from carbonation lasted through out. Head retention and lacing were disappointing, fading way too fast.

Smell is of fresh cucumber and a cucumber flavored mexican candy that I love. The beer also has the aromas of a classic saison, straw malts/peppery farmhouse yeast. Hops aren't present and neither is alcohol.

Taste is of pickled sweet cucumber, Belgium peppery yeast, and light crisp pale malts. Sweetness and light spice dominate flavors, hops are undetectable. At 6.5% abv, alcohol was nicely hidden, making this beer highly drinkable

Mouthfeel is light on the palate and effervescent, . Body is that of a lager or kolsch. Yeast leaves an astringent aftertaste. Wish head retention was there longer to add more depth to the beer.

Overall this was a very unique, exceptionally flavorful ale. Great for a hot summer day out on the patio. Head retention was only drawback to the beer. Also at 15 bucks per bomber, it is on the pricier side. That being said I would gladly fork over that much again and hoping that Trinity will make this one a permanent seasonal.

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Photo of dimitrov
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Beaver13
2.81/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy gold with a huge bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is cucumbers with some funky yeast.

The flavor is old tropical fruit with some cucumber and some sweet bready malts. A little too vegetal. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with creamy carbonation.

Overall, it's OK for a cucumber beer. I was excited about the brett, but it didn't help. For cucumber beer, I actually liked Twisted Pine's better surprisingly.

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Photo of rsquared59
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.24/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of RaphaelJenkins
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
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 BeerAndFilm
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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 russpowell
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vonerichs
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ricoslim
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of cucumbers are present in the nose along with some hints of funk.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, having slightly stronger flavors of cucumbers with some hints of funkiness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: This is an interesting saison. The cucumbers aren't as dominant as the Cigar City cucumber beer, but it is easy to drink and rather unique.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deac83
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of cwxc818
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed at Freshcraft in Denver, CO. Full notes taken at time of consumption.

A- Pours about as pale as it gets with a very light yellow, somewhat hazy body from the tap to a tulip. The white cap reaches one finger with a foamy texture and it falls to a small ring. Lacing is rare.

S- Mostly tart and funky Saison yeast in the aroma with a hint of cucumbers toward the back end. Lemon zest, pepper, musty funk, herbs and cherry barnyard.

T- Compared to the aroma, the cucumbers are massively strong taking over the focus of the beer. These cukes are layered on tart lemon zest, dry musty hay and barnyard funk, peppercorns, cherry pit and light fruits.

MF- Body is on the very light end of things with a crisp dry feel. Carbonation fairly high adding some fizz. Finishes lightly bitter and tart.

Its not just my love of cucumbers that makes me a fan of this but the underlying yeast character and funk is key to my enjoyment. The lemon zest adds just a hint but it really pushes the beer further complimenting the main flavors.

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Elektrick Cukumbahh from Trinity Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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