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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours white cloudy lemon with a nice off white head. Aroma brings big refreshing and lightly sweet cucumbers and the saison yeast under it. The flavor brings huge juicy refreshing cucumber notes so nice and replenishing on a hot summer day. The saison yeast is in the background but enough there to be noticed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
22oz bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out a cloudy pale straw topped with a white head. Nose is tons of cucumber saison yeast and spice. Taste is as the nose with lots of cucumber and spice. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syndicate (91) - Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Thanks to fritz123 for this. Poured a light hazy golden color with almost no head. Huge aroma of garden cucumbers with a nice earthiness to it. Cucumber dominates the nose and the palate. I love this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2263) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours yellowish with puffy big head. Nose is bursting of fresh cucumber. Tastes of lots of cucumber, some yeast, pepper, hay, and grass. Just a bit off odd vegetal aftertaste. Lively and refreshing though Iím a sucker for cucumber beverages though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
22 oz bottle. Misty orange yellow with a lively white cap. Nose is half-sours, hay, cucumber peels and honey. Crisp and long-pull refreshing. Fizzy then creamy. Taste is earthy cucumber; bitterness from the peel and seeds. Slight melon, grass, pith and white pepper. The hops easily could have dominated but here restrained to showcase the cuke. Very close but i would give the nod to the 7venth Sun gose i had last night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1785) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during their Sierra Nevada Beer Camp event. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of cucumbers, citrus, light funk. Tastes of cucumbers, citrus, herbs. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Interesting, refreshing with the cucumbers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4477) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Cucumber mixed in really well with other elements here. Pours golden with decent head and lacing. Light hay. Understated and well balanced. Thanks to Jerry for a taste of this at Churchkey.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Smell is like cucumber and tart. Kind of pickle like. Taste is similar with saison yeast flavor and noticeable cucumber. Over carbonated. Interesting but a sample size is plenty of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3632) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On draft at Churchkey DC. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Cucumber and onion aroma. Flavors of cucumber and white pepper. Crisp slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (887) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle. Aroma has a light phenolic note with a hint of honey and type some fruit. Nice cucumber forward note with some light malt notes. Pours a cloudy, golden yellow with a large, moderately thick, fluffy white head that displays decent retention as it recedes to the edges. Flavor is slightly acidic with some moderate honey and cracker malt notes. Some tropical and some fruit notes with a moderately strong cucumber note. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied worth medium carbonation. Low astringency and low also warmth. Overall, I am not a huge fan of this beer. The malt and body are too strong for the refreshing cucumber notes. A really light Berliner might work well with cucumber or a drier Saison.


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