Cucumber Kolsch | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indiana, United States
flat12.me

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BTFU on 06-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
23.17%
 
 
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4
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10
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0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 20
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2.25/5  rDev -34%

Photo of emerge077
4.29/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What do people honestly expect with a drawing of a cucumber on a green label?

Pale pastel gold, wispy skim across the surface, plenty of drippy lace all around the glass.

Awesome cucumber smell and taste. Nose is a little more mild, but the unmistakeable fresh garden aroma is there. Earthy and green smell of fresh sliced cucumber.

Taste is earthy and green also, fresh cucumber slices and some light traces of Kölsch yeast fruitiness. The Kölsch is complimented well by the vegetable addition, it's uncanny how well it dovetails together. Light and fresh feel with ample body and carbonation.

Very refreshing and tasty, much like their Karousel Kolsch. Pairs perfectly with warm weather and a charcuterie or cheese plate.

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Photo of mothman
3.32/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an overflowing white head. Very off beer. But the cucumber is there. For what it is, it's decent. A fun beer to try.

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Photo of chinchill
3.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle.
Pale golden color with a fine white head.
Mild, lightly hoppy and vegetative aroma.
The flavor has a pronounced and clear cucumber note. Worth trying just for this.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of rlee1390
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Clear as day light yellow, nicely carbonated, three finger fluffy head.

S-Cucumber. Straw/wheat but mainly just cucumbers.

T-An odd mix of cucumber and wheat. They do not mesh together at all. The cucumber is this harsh salty taste.

M-Light and watery with little carbonation.

O- A bad craft beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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1/5  rDev -70.7%

Photo of secondtooth
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very light golden, with excellent white foam and thick, Swiss-cheese-like lace.

Nose is light, with a hint of peppery spice somehow. The cucumber is subtle so far.

Taste is a nice balance of herbal cucumber cool and the grainy malts of a typical kolsch. Definitely unusual, but easily a pleasant, enjoyable session brew that I'd have no problem with revisiting. Like.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.99/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I’ve seen fruit/vegetable beers, but never would have dreamed cucumber would make it into a bottle; but I really like this brewery (even though it may be hometown bias), so I’m still hopeful for this one.

A: Body is crystal-clear, pale yellow with an enormous amount of fizz – there are bubbles everywhere. The bright white head that appears is thin and fizzy, but remains at a half-inch for the duration, supported by the rising carbonation.

S: A mellow, inviting cucumber aroma makes up the majority of the nose; smells like you’re walking into a sandwich shop. Totally light in character, what’s left is a clean lager scent of white bread and soft grain husk and some floral hops, which add notes of strawberry and mint. Summer in a glass.

T: Focusing on mild cucumber and fruity hop tones, this palate is as crisp and refreshing as a lightly-dressed salad. Berry tastes, juicy and light, take precedent over a more raw herbal pepper kick, giving this a hop character that’s more sweet than bitter. Finishes like raw greens, leafy and a tad sweet, but with an unmistakable crispness.

M: Carbonation is very soft, barely there save for a bit of sizzle across the tongue as it goes down. Light, light body, but that goes well with cucumber – a refreshing, watery fruit.

O: This beer is great in two ways: it’s easy to get intrigued by, and even easier to enjoy. The flavors represented here are almost never taken advantage of in beer, and in brewing, you always get points for originality – as long as the end product is tasty, that is.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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