Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Twenty Tap. Crystal clear golden yellow color, big fluffy white head. Aroma is bright, fresh, peppery. Taste is black pepper and salad. Very nice.
hopscotch (10265) - 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!
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense cucumber smell and taste. It is pleasant by all means but not something I would want much of.
shrubber85 (9464) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft/growler. Salty cucumber aroma. Medium yellow with minimal head. Sweet-salty cucumber and light malt flavor. Lightly bitter finish. Very pleasant.
Ferris (8958) - 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.
b3shine (7133) - Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent gold with foamy white head. Smells solid; doughy with a nice cucumber presence. Tastes like it smells, but the cucumber comes across a little stronger. Average on the palate. A decent take on the style, but the cucumber flavor could be a little subtler.
BBB63 (6507) - 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 didn’t 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.
TheAlum (6487) - 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 don’t see me drinking a ton. Ok. Nose is unreal, potent.
Suttree (5688) - 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. It’s 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.
Patrickctenchi (5227) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, pale gold with a moderate white head.
Aroma is fresh cucumber.
Taste is strong cucumber, malt....
A bit of grassy hops.
Not as salty as some other cucumber beers, but conveys the essence perfectly.
One of my favourite odd-ball ingredients to beer.