teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC, Clerkenwell. It pours a hazy pale straw colour with a large white head. Fine bubbles that last long. Aroma is stright saisony, with some grass and flowers, some barnyard and citrus notes. Taste is sweet-dry, nicely balanced, with the juniper adding a touch of woody and sweet component. Still quite dry and citrusy. Some band-aid. Cucumber is there in finish, as it warms up a bit. Overall, I expected a more markedly different beer, but this is a solid saison.
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Birthday Celebration of Jack & Leighton. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a fine, white cream head. Certainly some cucumber in the nose, light floral notes. Light to medium sweet flavor with some doughy sugars, mild cucumber. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with light hay bitterness, fresh cucumber, dough. Nice, drinkable stuff with pleasant cucumber integration.
harrisoni (13844) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Bottle Shop Canterbury and drunk at home. Hazy pale gold colour with lasting white head. Saison yeast aroma with some spice from the juniper. Some lemon. Some soap and lemon in the mouth. The aroma is good. With some of that aroma coming through in the flavour and then some white pepper spicy hops on the finish. Certainly refreshing and tasty. Cucumber comes through. A good flavoured saison.
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CBC, Clerkenwell. It pours hazy pale yellow with a small white head. The nose is clean cucumber, star fruit, softness, dough, capsicum and white pepper. The taste is smooth, fresh cucumber, hay, floral, spice, touch of peppery juniper, faint banana and light bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, peppery and refreshing. Enjoyable.
Theydon_Bois (9109) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Craft Beer Clerkenwell, 13/04/13.
Hazed yellow/blonde with a thin off white head that retains.
Nose is grass, farmy, citrus, spice, lemon rind, light yeast.
Taste comprises light floral notes, sugars, lemon, grass, spice, touch of mint, peppery notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish in the finish.
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from abm
hazy pale blonde with fluffy offwhite head. Dusty hessian and cucumber peel. Even without the name the aroma gives the game away. Dry spicey fruit notes. Slushy cucumber, medium body, fairly astringent finish. Pretty decent but needs more juniper. Adding gin and tonic makes it decent.
mR_fr0g (3365) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the brewery. Translucent bright yellow coloured pour with. A pure white frothy white head. Aroma is saison yeast, cucumber and lightly spiced pepper. Flavoyr is fresh pepper, cucumber frssh , doughy wheat malts. Don’t get a lot of juniper, maybe a little spicy note. Cucumber comes through pretty well . palate is light and crisp and nice drying finish. Very nice spiced herb veg beer.
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brew by Numbers, pours a cloudy pale golden yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out loads of cucumber, light juniper and yeast. Flavour brings out lots of cucumber and twiggy, earthy notes. Highly dry and drinkable, with an earthy finish. Decent stuff.
Osprey87 (1797) - WALES - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog. Hazy orange, pretty still, small white head. Aroma is musty wheat ester, slightly sour. Body is light, spritzy carbonation, quite foamy in the mouth. Taste is … cucumber, sparkling water, bubblegum. Too fizzy, but refreshing. Could be more flavour but no real complaints (no harshness or off-flavours).
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ CBC Clerkenwell. The pour’s hazy gold with a tiny white head. The aroma’s strong floral hops. Light juniper and hints of spicy ginger. A bit of pimms-soaked fruit salad. Light wheaty bite. The taste is full of fresh cucumber. Mint cordial. Fresh berry and herb. Mild fruity tang. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, I seem to like these cucumber beers. Cool stuff.