ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed 12/31/2012. Thanks to Momar42 for the bottle sharing! Part of a 750mL bottle poured into a Hunahpu’s snifter. Notes from last night’s Skins/Cowboys game.
A: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is a one finger white shade with great texturing.
S: A lot of cucumber on the nose - like whoa. Best part is how it combines with a touch of acetic, vinegary tartness to create a vibe of pickles. Pickles in beer - and I’m enjoying it.
T: The flavor profile loses the faint hint of tartness in the nose, so there are less ’pickle’ qualities and more ’cucumber’ ones. Rather simple, unfortunately - the only other significant note I can detect are some midpalate tropical fruits and a vague hint of bready malts. Having said that, the singular flavors this provides are balanced and melded superbly.
M: At first sip, it seems heavy, thick, and almost yeasty...and then it leaves the palate in a rapid fashion. The finish is pure crisp, dry, light goodness. Well carbonated and so damn refreshing.
O: Shockingly good! This could make me enjoy cucumber a lot more...well played, Cigar City. This would be fantastic in the summer time.
mrmartin (733) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour with off-white head.
Cucumber Flavored Beer....
Earthy Great for summer!!! Not Joking
HonusWagner (1632) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly hits the target. Nose is heavy cuke. Taste is heavier cuke with hints of a grainy saison backbone. Not something I can drink much of but it definitely has a solid idea behind it and lands well within flavor expectations.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle, probably 750 ml. Cloudy wheat yellow. Smells exactly like what cucumber bread would, if that is a thing. Some others sampling thought the was a pickle taste, but I thought is stayed true to cucumber and maybe some wild yeast funk. Smooth body. Unique. On a personal note, my first Confederate rating.
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DocJitsu (1070) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a mildly murky golden color with migrating carbonation bubbles from the bottom of the glass. A large sudsy, bumpy, off-white head forms and retains well. Earthy notes, Belgian yeast, and cucumber are noted in the nose.it has a rather lively mouth feel. Cucumber flavor comes through prominently followed by a scorched flavor.
Brigadier (3130) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle
A very strange concoction lives up to the description on the label. Having had a few cucumber based beers I knew roughly what to expect. Even so this particular release carves out a very unique niche in the beer ecosystem. As long as nobody tries to make a cucumber imperial stout or cucumber sour I am fine with the occasional oddity.
Aroma / Appearance - A strong clear golden base shimmers with a rich vanilla head as company. Smelling like a glass full of garden salad, the aroma wafts up like the smell of a garden just after the morning dew melts away.
Flavor / Palate - Cucumber, trampled grass, and garden salad tickle the tongue before a splash of alcohol emerges. Refreshing from start to finish, the flavor profile confuses the palate. It would be interesting to pair this with something earthy to see how it changes the experience.
elbernays (653) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight out this is a bizarre beer. Pint bottle from local liquor store orlando. Pours bubbly yellow with white foam head. Aroma is cucumber, yeast, spice, fucking cucumber. Flavour is yeast, sweet with massive cucumber finish. Light body as you’d expect for a saison but has a lot of flavour. Lots of carbonation which heightens the cucumber hit. I’m not sure I like it but it is what it says on the tin. Wow
ericdevin (943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from unknown in trade. Pours a deep and slightly hazy, if luminous orange. Little bit of white head. Aroma cucumber, slight citrus bite, maybe a hint of barnyard funk as well. Body lively and slightly dry with a well-balanced effervescent finish. It is what it says it is, and has a pleasantly refreshing character. Probably wouldn’t seek this out, but nice enough to drink.
Salmoniform (1078) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy straw hue with fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is vegetal, cucumber, straw, peppercorn. Mouthfeel is decent with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry eith a strong vegetal presence and sulphur finish. Overall this brew is horrible. I drain poured it.
cheap (4292) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this at the 2014 RB Pittsburgh Summer Gathering at Horny Devel’s place. Actually it was after the equinox at the beginning of fall, but DILLIGAF. Big thanks to James & Michelle for hosting such a nice spread of quality beers and for this particular beer a GIANT thanks goes out to artmcd8. Some cucumber in the nose. And now its getting stronger my nose says. Look is typical pale ale. Good cutting co2. Taste is sooooo cucumber fer sure. Like a cuke salad with no vinegar. Not bad but probably could not handle more than a half bottle of this. But hey, lets drink some cucumber smoothy. Not overwhelming but make no mistake, if you hate cukes, don’t go after this one.
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a private tasting. Pours a hazy lemon with a medium sized fizzy white head. Poor head retention. Aroma of dill pickles, fresh cucumber, pale buttery malt. The taste is spicy dill pickles, fresh cucumber, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering spice. Interesting, but not terribly drinkable.