JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Yogiís, Bloomington. Bright golden pour, plenty of crisp carbonation. Cuke is pretty strong in the nose, mild grain underneath. Light palate, crisp and session able throughout. I certainly enjoy the cucumber infusion just fine, but it seems to obscure the kolsch rather than enhance it. And from what I can tell itís a pretty bland base. Good twist on a quaffer though.
tnkw01 (1316) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap. This stuff is nasty. I just donít think that cucumber and beer should be together. Gold color. Taste and smells like cucumber.
nearbeer (4120) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Clear golden with a small covering of creamy bubbles. Nose is fresh cut cucumber. Tastes of cucumber with hints of honey-toasted grain and grass. Light-medium body has average carbonation and is to the sweet side. I appreciate the art that went into this, and itís everything you would expect from the name, but it would be much better with some subtlety about the cucumber. Still not nearly as bad as the cheap Mexican lager with a Jalapeno sitting in it.
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I get the "cucumber" part, because it has a lot of cucumber character to it. Itís the "kolsch" part that seems weird. Nice assertive cucumber aroma and flavor, and a hint of malty sweetness. There is also a hint of hop bite at the end which is kind of unexpected but nice. I enjoyed this probably way more than I should have.
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pours a clean straw hue with a mostly lasting frothy head. The aroma has notes of cucumber, wet grains, DMS, mineral water. The taste is displays a nice cucumber character but the pronounced cooked veggie notes of the DMS is a bit much and distracts. Grainy and not all that clean, it is refreshing on a hot summer day however. The 1st time I tried this I didnít notice the DMS overtones as much as today. Guess that is what happens when you add vegetable to a beer style that does often have a vegetable note already.
jcr (2315) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pale yellow body with an off-white head. Aroma of cucumber, toasted grain, straw, earth. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of light ripe cucumber followed by bitter cucumber skin. The cucumber taste is not overwhelming, but you have to like cucumber to like this beer. Nice, clean summer beer.
JoePeesie (915) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice light gold with a touch of white head that fades face. The smell is a cucumber slap to the face, smells fantastic. The taste is crisp and refreshing. A little bit to much cuc for my liking, it almost came across as an artificial taste. Thatís said itís a very good summer beer that I pick up regularly if I lived in Indy.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the most unique beers I've ever had. Sounded terrible; tasted great. The name says it all.
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TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the brewery (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a richer pale straw hue, gentle dulled body and haze, a touch of yellow glow. Frothy bright white head atop dies to a filmy layer, laces small. Aromas firm green garden, cool cucumber, and gentle bready malt. A more dominant earthy cool cucumber, gentle green pepper, mellow earthy hops. Initial is lighter end of the fold, bigger cucumber elements, green, cool, refreshing. A touch of earth, bready and grainy malt bill. Fairly clean. Middle is more cucumber, touch of citrus, bready and straw malt feel, bit of grass, dough. Backend is cool, a bit bready, doughy. Mellow sweetness mixes with a sustained cucumber feel, bit of fruity apple, lemon. Some drynessn lingering cool cucumber finish. Unique and refreshing experiment. I enjoyed it but donít see me drinking a ton. Ok. Nose is unreal, potent.
jbrana (562) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not good. Tastes like melon and cucumber perfume from bath and body works.
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