Elektrick Cukumbahh | Trinity Brewing Company

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

Photo of Texasfan549
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and cucumber aromas. Taste is much the same with cucumber and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting set of aromas and flavors.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

well, this is indeed what it claims to be. holy cow, cucumber? what a weirdo this is. a saison at its heart, it pours a pale blonde color with a very excited head, bone white, and lasting pretty well. the nose on this indicates saison yeast, i don't get the brett the label says is there, but its dry enough i guess, so theres that. the cucumber nose is insane, not fully appetizing i can't say, the english cucumbers that are always wrapped up in saran wrap, odd smelling, vegetal, not like american pickle cukes. pale malt base is uneventful, but thats fine because all i taste is cucumber, its fresh and strong, and the star of the show. if cucumber ale is a good idea, this is a good one. if its a poor idea, this is irrelevant, but effective. well carbonated and easy drinking enough, but maybe just a tad funny in the belly. quality and interesting stuff from trinity at a fair price for once.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 BEERchitect
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
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 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 mactrail
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy light yellow in the De Proef slim tulip. Really interesting aroma of alfalfa and a whiff of Thai basil. Lovely sudsy mouthfeel and a hint of citrusy bitterness.

Nobody could guess what the flavor was, but as soon as you say "cucumber," the light goes on. It's really quite tasty, just an unexpected flavor. The Brett is quite a nice accompaniment. It has just the right funky weirdness to go with the aromatic vegetable. There is also the typical Saison fruitiness, but less sweet.

Overall this is a delicious, textbook example of a Saison. The flavoring is intriguing and not overdone. From the 375 ml bottle, with a metal cap, thank you, purchased at Grapevine Liquor in Denver.

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Photo of smithj4
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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 BMart
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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 MasterSki
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Kump. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - A voluminous white foam settles to a collar, a few wisps on top, and minimal lacing. Hazy pale golden straw body.

S - Big cucumber aroma, with vegetal skin being the dominant contributor. Spicy farmhouse yeast and light grain presence.

T - The taste has more malt sweetness and some nebulous spices as well. Not sure if that's from the yeast or if there are grains of paradise or peppercorns or something. The combination of spices and cucumber gives this a vaguely Indian note. Vegetal cucumber skin finish.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium-light body, dry finish, with perhaps a touch of residual sugar. No perceptible alcohol. Not as tannic as expected for a cucumber beer.

D - Quite enjoyable. Reminds me of thetomG's cucumber saison, and that's a good thing. I crushed the 375ml bottle. Would order this again; might be the best beer I've had from Trinity actually.

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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 afsdan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

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