bagalagalaga (140) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow, when they say cucumber, they donít just mean notes of cucumber or hints of cucumber. It tastes like liquified and lightly salted cucumber. Iím fine with that, but I prefer crunchy solid cucumbers and not weird beer juice.
radarsock (1106) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single 12 oz. bottle supplied by StFun -- many thanks!
To long-stemmed red wine glass, it pours an effervescentstraw yellow with which a sudsy, champagne-forward head 3 fingers in length stod.
Aromas of cilantro, musky aged hops/gym socks, celery, blanched brocoli, German malts, and bread yeast.
Tastes much the same with the addition of damp newspaper, sweat, and unripe kumquat. Cucumber, wax, and cotton experienced by swallow.
Intriguing, but also very strange. Probably would have liked it more had the cucumber flavor werenít so prominent at its finish.
MuncieTaster (1) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very difficult to serve in a glass because of the high gas amount. It took me 10 minutes to pour one bottle into a glass because of the foam volume. Drinking from the bottle was interesting and refreshing. This was my first cucumber beer. Drinking from the glass after the massive foam experience was not as tasty- it was flatter after the gas had escaped. When I drink the beer from the bottle, itís one of the best light ales Iíve had for months. It will probably taste even better during the hot summer days.
hopscotch (9962) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and yellow with a huge, rocky, white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma features huge, freshly sliced cucumber. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor boasts refreshing cucumber up front and then bitter, rindy, tannic hops on the backside. Mid-length, bitter, gherkin finish. Bottle courtesy of StFun!
Ferris (6902) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft - Sweetness and cucumber. Pale gold with a decent white head. Cucumber, herbal bitterness and a long bitter finish. Not good.
chinchill (2718) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle.
Pale golden color with a fine white head.
Mild, lightly hoppy and vegetative aroma.
The flavor has a pronounced and clear cucumber note. Worth trying just for this.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with a white head. Aromas of cucumbers and plenty of light malts. Taste is malty cucumbers. Very refreshing.
edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz draft pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of cucumber and malt. Taste is malts and cucumbers.
J_man (776) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Big Red Liquors in Carmel, IN. Awesome fresh, vegetal cucumber aroma from a fairly clear pale yellow body with a sudsy white head that regenerates with every swirl of the glass. Cucumber juice is the first flavor that hits and is obvious but not overdone in any way. This is followed by a hay-like dryness and barnyard funk similar to a Saison. I would have guessed this to be a Saison if I didnít know it was a Kolsch. The carbonation gives this a creaminess that lasts to the last sip (and keeps that nice white head going strong). The finish is dry with more cucumber and hay. This might be labeled one dimensional in some ways, but that dimension is deilcious! Very refreshing and this is really a treat if you like fresh cucumber flavor. Wish I could get this out here regularly in CA, but Iíll have to settle for picking it up in Indy next time Iím visiting!
cbfobes (2639) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, clear light yellow with a huge fizzy head, the aroma is of straight cucumber, it almost smells like cooked asparagus as well, the flavor is horrible, tons of cucumber and salt, really couldnít even finish it after one sip, I guess they got what they wanted, but jeez, could have toned it down a little. Iím looking forward to their pickle kolsch next.
jsmerig (1320) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap a the brass rail. Pours a clear pale yellow. Aroma is slightly citrus. Taste is tea like with a really pronounced bitter finish.