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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The humble gherkin. Usually we encounter this unassuming green fruit pickled or sliced and flung atop a salad. But the cucumber has so much more to offer us. It is a remarkably refreshing gourd with the power to cool a dry tongue and when just two sliced wheels are placed atop the eyes of a lounging lass in a stock photo ad for a spa the mythical cucumber has the magical ability to justify obscene spa service fees. Truly an amazing botanical gift to the world. We chose to employ the cucumber in a low gravity Saison to create a refreshing seasonal ale redolent with notes of honey, tropical fruit, lemon bitterness, and of course cucumbers. Brewed as a survival tool for the Florida Summer this cucumber creation features Citra and Sorachi Ace hops. So put some cucumber wheels on your eyes, lean back, relax and enjoy. Ahhhhhhh.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wedgie9 (1949) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a 750mL bottle. Pours clear golden with a thick white head that leaves average lace. The nose is cucumber with just a touch of spicy saison yeast. The flavor has a sweeter malt than I would like with the cucumber dominating and then just a touch of yeast again. The body is medium with very lively carbonation and a long sweet cucumber finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (1895) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Chris. Semi-clear golden body with streams of bubbles heading upwards. Chunky, lasting off-white head. Aroma dominated by cucumber. Smells like a cucumber salad. A touch of musty cotton buried beneath it. Tastes like cucumber water. All cucumber, vegetal with some faint graininess & musty yeast. But mostly just cucumber. I mean, I like cucumber, of course... But this is a little too much. Tastes like liquified cucumber. Iím not trying to drink my veggies, here. Decent if you dig the salad vibe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiiruBierBeer (172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Heavy cucumber salad smell with a bit of bacterial offness in the back. Cucumber beer taste. High carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is fresh cucumber, light black pepper, earthy hops and wheat malt. Flavor is fresh cucumber, light earthy spices, wheat malt and earthy hops, light bitterness and a dry finish. Light body, moderate carbonation and very refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (921) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
ivorywhite head leaves no lacing. darkyellow colour. aroma is aspargus, cucumber, brocolli. taste like aroma pickles, dilll. medium body and carbonation. special for sure, but not my thing. bottle 75cl

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pras (464) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Pale hazy yellow appearance. Aroma of cucumber for sure. Flavor was cucumber, but in a pickle sort of way. This was the dominant flavor. Very interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2563) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Sample at first sunday. Broken out late in the day and worked really well as a palate cleanser. Lots of cuke, refreshing and clean. The fruit is pretty dominant but just what I needed at the time.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1887) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
large bottle poured cloudy with a durable off-white head. Both the aroma and the flavor feature cucumber flavor, although it unfortunately comes across as past its prime. Nice mix of sweet, tart and bitter components until the aftertaste which is a tad overly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (107) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a light straw hazy color with a white head. Cucumber and saison yeast aroma. Flavor matches. I normally donít like cucumbers but this was a nice suprise.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (229) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with a big fluffy head. Nose is cucumber, lemon, a lot like that cucumber salad with vinegar and onion, maybe a bit of Belgian yeast. Tastes like cucumber salad, has that vinegar acid note, cucumber, citrus. Pretty high carb, lively. It's ok, but tastes too much like straight cucumber salad for me to like it I think. Needs complexity and earthyness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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