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Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison | SweetWater Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A fresh and refreshing way to find that chill spot this summer. This cucumber flavored Belgian-style saison is light in body and laid back in spirit. Notes of fresh cucumber and lime flavors come through in this hazy golden summer crusher.

Added by dbrauneis on 05-02-2017

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#41,419
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
67
pDev:
19.4%
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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.22/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pjwpac
4.12/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice pairing of saison with cucumber. Works.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.08/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison brewed by SweetWater Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.90% This Saison pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. This is a nice Crystal clear golden brew. There is also some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the somewhat. The smell is rich with spices, grains and malts. Faint hops and cucumber in the smell of this brew. The look and smell are really inviting. Now for the taste, it is bold with citrus sweetness and cucumber. You can really pick up on the cucumber in the taste of this brew. There is also some nice spices and mild hops. The body of Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison is a soild medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. This brew goes down nice and smooth. Feeling smooth as a Cucumber, no pun intended. I really like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. This brew takes a different approach. The mouth feel of Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison is cucumber, Bold, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. This brew goes down nice on hot summer day. Overall I'm giving this Saison a 4 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. SweetWater Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this brew. If you are looking for something different look this brew up.

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Photo of Bwbrev
4.01/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonnieJ
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice beer. Up the presence of cucumber to add to the otherwise mild flavor.

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Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.96/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A method to my madness emerges with this beer. I finished up my Howling Henry's horizontal with their BOPA (Basil Onion Pale Ale) & followed that up with Wicked Weed's Coolcumber, which also incorporated basil. This beer, while not involving basil, continues the cucumber trend. After this, I will be moving on to the next horizontal as a part of The Bottle Backlog Eradication here at Chez Woody.

From the bottle: "Bottle Conditioned for Fresher Taste"; "Catch & Release Seasonal"; "A fresh and refreshing way to find that chill spot this summer. This cucumber flavored Belgian-style saison is light in body and laid back in spirit. Notes of fresh cucumber and lime flavors come through in this hazy golden summer crusher."

Being that it was both bottle-conditioned & a Saison, I agitated the beer in the bottle before Pop!ping the cap + I gave it a fairly heavy-handed pour. Something worked, since I at least got just under three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention. There really did not seem to be any particulate, flocculate or lees coming into suspension, though. As a result, color was solid Gold (SRM = 5), enticing The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus to pay me a visit. There was gold in that thar glass! But it should have been at least hazy, if not downright cloudy. Nose was redolent of the scent of freshly-sliced cucumbers, underlain by the musky, outdoorsy smell imparted by Saison yeast. This promised to be quite interesting. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was not as strong in terms of the cucumber as the nose had led me to expect, which was kind of disappointing since cucumber got top billing. Still, I could definitely taste cucumber along with the outdoorsy taste of a Saison. Finish was dry & I would expect no less, nor have it any other way. Not bad, but it could be tweaked upwards in terms of the cucumber, IMHO.

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3.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgatort
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.87/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I took a gamble and bought a 6-pack of this beer. Normally, that's not something I like to do just in case the beer tastes gross and I'm stuck hate-drinking the rest of the beer, if it's maybe tolerable.

As for this saison, it's definitely a bit different and funky. You definitely taste the cucumber. I was hoping that this would be one of those light, refreshing summer beers. To me, I don't get a lightness to it. Instead, there's a cloying, heavy feel on the palate.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effevescent gold with a pinky of pearl white head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Pear & cucumbers

T: Follows the nose, plus dryness up front. A litttle grassyness, more cucumber & dryness as this warms. Finishes with plenty of cucumber, a little grainyness & dryness

MF: Medium body, crisp carbonation

Drinks easy, I've had better cucumber beers though. I could take or leave it, refreshing enough

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a medium golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint to moderate burnt orange + golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cucumber, spicy/peppery saison yeast, floral hops, and pale malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of pale + wheat malts with just a hint of grainy sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of spicy/peppery saison yeast and light to moderate flavors of cucumber. Finally there is a light flavor of floral hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly leaving a lingering spicy/peppery yeastiness.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Pretty enjoyable for a cucumber beer (they can be real hit and miss in my opinion so I never know if I will enjoy one or they will be too intensely cucumber for me). Easy to drink and overall light in flavor with a little more presence of cucumber in the nose.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caveworm
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison | SweetWater Brewing Company.Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head is two fingers thick, with solid lacing and a clear medium gold body.

I smell spices& a dash of the lime. Not really picking up on the cucumber.

Tastes like cucumber&lime... in beer! Not really anything resembling a saison. Probably a good thing...

Medium-light mouthfeel with carbonation

Overall, I'll give Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison | SweetWater Brewing Company a 3.5. Why cucumber?

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Photo of Stignacious
3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold producing a shy 2 finger white, foamy, short-lived head that leaves a nice half inch belt of pasty lacing. Aroma is delicate Belgian yeast mustiness, banana, citrus, spice, vegetal cucurbit, floral & pale malt. Taste is a pleasant Belgian Saison funk with notes of banana, pale malt, clove, pepper & a hint of bitter cucumber rind & apple. Finishes fruity with spice hints that diminish rapidly to become a bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, crisp & peppery in the finish, drying in the astringent aftertaste. Not great but certainly better than some of the reviews would indicate.

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Photo of Genx
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured from a can into a chalice. First sip caught me by surprise, tarter than I expected. The flavors are more subtle than expected but still tasty. The finish is bone dry. With the low ABV, this will be a great thirst quencher this Summer.

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Cool Breeze Cucumber Saison from SweetWater Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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