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RATINGS: 327   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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (339) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
750 ml bottle from ABC Liquors in Oviedo. Pours a golden color with a very slight haze and a medium foamy white head. The aroma is medium with cucumbers, peanuts and more cucumbers, papaya, honey and pepper. The taste, like the aroma, features lots of cucumbers, a tangy lemon bitterness that settles quickly into a grassy finish. Just enough malt to keep the beer actually tasting like a beer. The palate was light and fizzy. A very dry finish invites you back more more swallows. The taste of this beer exceeded my expectations. I found it very refreshing and unique. I have come to expect nothing less from this very creative brewery.


1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Salmoniform (823) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4105) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Had this at the 2014 RB Pittsburgh Summer Gathering at Horny Develís 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, donít go after this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
From old notes, tasted with Curtis and some friends in Nashville, probably some time near the summer of 2012, from a 750mL bottle. Pours clear golden with a thick white head that leaves average lace. The nose is cucumber with just a touch of spicy saison yeast. The flavor has a sweeter malt than I would like with the cucumber dominating and then just a touch of yeast again. The body is medium with very lively carbonation and a long sweet cucumber finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (2014) - Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Chris. Semi-clear golden body with streams of bubbles heading upwards. Chunky, lasting off-white head. Aroma dominated by cucumber. Smells like a cucumber salad. A touch of musty cotton buried beneath it. Tastes like cucumber water. All cucumber, vegetal with some faint graininess & musty yeast. But mostly just cucumber. I mean, I like cucumber, of course... But this is a little too much. Tastes like liquified cucumber. Iím not trying to drink my veggies, here. Decent if you dig the salad vibe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiiruBierBeer (177) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Heavy cucumber salad smell with a bit of bacterial offness in the back. Cucumber beer taste. High carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (943) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
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

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pras (469) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2597) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
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.


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