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RATINGS: 301   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and cucumber. Flavor is Medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 180812

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are cucumber, vegetables, fruits, yeast, pepper and hops. Weird beer, but well made.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, 75cl, at TFODRBSG 2012. An unclear, golden beer topped by a dense, off-white head. Mostly cucumber in the aroma, a faint note of spicyness and generic fruityness in the back. The flavor is also on the cucumber side, leaving little room for anything else. Some faint maltyness and a fruity touch too. Medium body, quite effervescent. Ok, I like cucumber, but this blend was too much for me. A strange one, sort of refreshing, but too much. 120818

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Hazy dark yellow with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, cucumber and a little hop. Flavour is malt, cucumber, hop, medium carbonation, medium dry, yeast and medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7210) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ TFODRBSG12
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, cucumber, yeast and citrus. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a light spicey and bitter finish with a hint of cucumber. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6303) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours unclear golden with a huge bubbly white head. The aroma is earthy hops, cucumber (wow) and dill. Some yeast. The flavour is dill, cucumber and yeast mixed with fruity hops. This is strange in a very peasnt way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
On tap, Momo’s Pizza. Hazy, tripel-looking beer. Aroma is half-and-half mix of pickles/cukes and bret-laced Belgian ale. Interesting, but not something that I’d want a lot of - a reasonable offering of Vlassic flavors and saison, but It was getting hard to choke down towards the end. Technically, pretty good. Initially, interesting. Long run, not my cup of tea. Medium body, fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westmeister (1654) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle sampled at Ale Alpharetta. Pours yellow pour with a decent fluffy head with good retention. Aroma is of course cucumber, spice and yeast. Had not idea the cucumber would be that bright, obvious and bold. Taste is more, much much more cucumber. Like fresh sliced, straight from the farm cucumber. At that point, that is all I could taste. I like cucumber, but this turned out just straight weird for me. Not horrible, but pretty close to offputting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Fanø Slumber Party, 2012. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Nose is odd indeed. Cucumber, cabbage and corn. Flavor is hops pickles and yeast. Dry and fresh. I quite like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2012
Draught at the Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Deep, dark orangish-gold with a nice head. Nose is cucumber, pickle, just pickles. Flavor also not so salty but cucumber and a bit of salty pickle. A little funky, grassy, somewhat vegetal. Interesting as hell, but I won’t say it’s great. Not terrible, though.

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