ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9683) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
berntholer (917) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
pras (463) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jrob21 (2558) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
chinchill (1865) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
beerguy00 (105) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light straw hazy color with a white head. Cucumber and saison yeast aroma. Flavor matches. I normally don’t like cucumbers but this was a nice suprise.
revolution2718 (228) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
BuckeyeBoy (2708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Syndicate (89) - Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.