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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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#41,371
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
67
pDev:
19.4%
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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 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 ananddullabh
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 jjamadorphd
2.87/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

SweetWater Brewing - What in the hell were you thinking?

Let me preface the following review by writing that I do like cucumbers, they go great with practically any salad I eat. Given this, I have to say cucumbers in beer is just plain awful. The beer looked nice enough, and it even smelled nice enough - a nice blend of cucumbers and citrus that in no way translated to the liquid. About the only other redeeming quality of the beer was it's mouthfeel - medium-bodied and crisp.

I am a fan of SweetWater, but this concoction was just not for me...

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Photo of secondtooth
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean golden amber, with a nice frothy white head.

Aroma: Smooth, with spicy yeasts detectable pretty quickly.

Taste: Peppery, with a touch of bitterness. The cucumber seems really subtle in the mix here, but this is a solid and very drinkable saison that’s refreshing and inventive. No problems here.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
2.63/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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 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 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 godawgs
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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 mattknueven
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of duvall172
1.42/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of AlexFields
3.47/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 BeerDawgs
3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L - Pilsner yellow, with 1 finger of head and lots of lacing left on the glass

S - Very mild barnyard funk but dominated by the cucumber, also has some nice malt grain

T - Cucumber dominates, and thats not a good thing, malty backwash

F - Light bodied and carbonation

O - Well - you probably like this a lot more than me if you actually like cucumbers. I will pass

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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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3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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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