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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (147) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours a clear gold yellow with a fizzy white head. Head retention is poor. AROMA: earthy funk, yeast esters, cucumber, alcohol, grassy, bubblegum, slight banana, light spice, herbal hops, clove, hay, sweet, herbs, molasses and slightly floral. TASTE: earthy funk, cucumber, sweet, hay, herbs, alcohol, bubblegum, clove, light spice, grassy, mellow hop spice, yeast funk, malty bitterness, molasses/metallic, leaves and nicely carbonated. AFTER TASTE: grassy bitterness, cucumber, herbal, earthy funk and light spice with a dry clean finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (883) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
Awesome trade as always with Mr.Simonelli. Thanks Mike. Pours a golden colour, lots if carbonation, decent white head that recedes to a thin film, no lacing. Nose is dominantly cucumber, followed by fruit, very very light sweet malt. Tastes sweet, cucumber is in the forefront, giving way to a touch of hop and a little tropical fruit, there is a jolly rancher essence too. Been waiting to try this for awhile, and I really do like this strange brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4737) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Sampled at Midwest Belgian Beer Fest 2015 - Pours hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma has pale malt, cucumbers and veggie fleshiness. It has a medium body with sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with cucumber, spice, mild tart6ness and some dirty earth. Very nice.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
MacBoost (1539) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle from brother who lives in Flo Rida and takes the CCB tour every weekend just to get tanked. Thanks! Poured kind of hazy. Intense aromas of dirt and earthworm excrement. Taste is semi dry with no perceptible bitterness. Flavors of unwashed cucumber straight from the dirt. Dirty. Watery. Not my thing. Thanks, but a better use for a cucumber would be up Nirls anus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (264) - - AUG 1, 2015
750ml bottle. Appearance: Cloudy light golden with a moderate but quickly dissipating white head. Aroma: Grass and cucumber dominate. Slight spicy yeast phenols. Taste: Light, crackery malt upfront, quickly turning to phenol spices, and countered by fresh grass an cool cucumber to counter. Moderately strong bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a high carbonation. Finish: Dry finish with some lingering bitterness and fresh cucumber. Overall: An interesting beer for sure, but well thought out and executed with the spicy phenols of the farmhouse yeast being countered by the cool cucumber. Well balanced to keep the cucumber from overpowering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (263) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a mostly fading white bubbly head. Earthy aroma, hint of spice, vegetables, cucumber. Taste is of citrus, followed by a burst of the cucumber and some spice. Really crisp and refreshing. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Gorgeous.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2015
bottle. hazy golden with one finger head. i’m somewhat indifferent when it comes to cucumbers. somehow they’ve managed to really get a lot of cucumber flavor into this beer. that’s pretty impressive considering how flavorless the average cucumber is. light body with a light hop kick in the finish. it’s pretty simple on the palate, but I really dig the flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
youdictategood (435) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2015
On tap. Pours a fairly clear yellow with a stark white head. Smells like a cucumber salad - vegetable, vinegar, some fresh green herbs. Taste is similar - almost like drinking the rice wine vinegar left over from a food Asian cucumber salad. Don’t go into it looking for some strange take on a cucumber ale - it tells you exactly what it’s going to taste like, and does.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (669) - - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy apricot with one finger of fuzzy, sticky white. Pure cucumber in the nose. Funk mixes with the stuff almost to pickle levels. Pear, funk, white pepper, dill. Weird flavor. Up front, cucumber mixes with pear, pepper and crackers. The swallow is dry and mildly bitter. Touch of funk. Refreshing as shit. Light body with high nudges of carbonation. Again, quite refreshing. Zips off the palate with every sip. Smells more like pickles, tastes more like cucumber. Tasty; refreshing; unique. Love the flavor blend. If this were in a can, there might not be any better hot weather beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy gold to light amber. Aromas of cucumber(obviously), spice and citrus - slight hints of funky must. Faint honey sweetness followed by the unusual cucumber flavor finishing with intermingled spices. High carbonation on the palate with a light crisp body. Different but refreshing Saison.


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