Elektrick Cukumbahh | Trinity Brewing Company

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109 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
19
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.55/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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 oldsailor
2.81/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle could've just gone bad, but this was rough. Smelled like asparagus and soil, tasted slightly tart with moderate carbonation. The earthiness was the hardest to get through. Had to toss some of it out.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
2.84/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of djrn2
2.87/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NJB145
2.88/5  rDev -24%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of 22Blue
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy pale gold with a gushing white head. Aroma of cucumber and floral. Taste is cucumber, floral, spice, and lemon. I don't care for vegetables in beer.

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Photo of ivantheiceman
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
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 ArtZan
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of switzer
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured a bit hazy, but still more on the clear golden side. Not much of a head here. Hard swirl cannot bring it back once it's gone.

Aroma is fairly weak. Some off Belgian spice and just a faint hint of cucumber. I've had cucumber drinks before living in India and those were quite a bit more pleasant smelling. Of course, they weren't beer

Flavor is like a light saison or tripel. Can't quite distinguish this as the cucumber comes through. Yet it's more of the skin of the cuke it seems. I dunno, just has a little "green" in it. Not as light. Beyond that, and a little bit of breadiness, there's not much to it.

Went well with a Southwest Club Sammich at Hops/Pie

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of cfrobrew
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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 kmanjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of akang
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of tikk
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LoveStout
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of brentk56
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: The head spumes out of the bottle a bit and then the beer pours a cloudy goldenstraw with a modest head that fades rapidly; some strands of lacing linger

Smell: Bready, with peppery yeast tones, a vegetal aspect and hints of cucumber and funk

Taste: Bready, up front, with vegetal tones that verge into cucumber ; funky Brett flavors in the finish with the cucumber lingering in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and overly fizzy

Overall: A bit of a disappointment, actually; I just don't care for the flavor profile here

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

Photo of SierraFlight
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Balvenie
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Elektrick Cukumbahh from Trinity Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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