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Fyne Ales/ Wild Beer Cool as a Cucumber

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Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 87   ABV: 2.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask and keg, special
Collaboration brew between Fyne Ales & The Wild Beer Co. Cucumber + Mint + Wild Saison
93 cucumbers, peeled, frozen and added to the fermenter in batches.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onkelgobber (148) - Edinburgh, - JAN 14, 2014
Cask at Hanging Bat. Pours hazy Orange with a thin white head. Nose has lots of cucumber and a touch of mint. Taste is very similar. Very refreshing and would be nice with a curry. A bit watery and on its own it lacks a bit of oomph, but leaves the mouth very clean.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dEnk (3463) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is cucumber, mint, spices and faint malt. Flavour is spicy, cucumber, malt. Weird, not bad but I got fed up with it quickly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Hazy yellow body, white head. Aroma has spices, very rich and green notes, veggies, sweet cucumber in pickle. Sharp flavour with dry bitterness and peppery finish. Bit thin. Nice and quaffable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (4345) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
I had this one in Manchester in a sample of about 0,1 ltr. Didn’t take notes but I decided to rate since it is so heavily underrated by most. The beer is a bit watery but in a good way, just like a cucumber. It is super refreshing. The combination of mint and cucumber is an excellent choice. Please make more. :-)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2013
Poured a hazy blond with a small white head. Aroma of the cucumber. Flavour is hugely cucumber and mint, very refreshing and quite unique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2013
hazy golden color. Creamy white head. Very clean peppery nose with moderate amount of cucumber. The mouth however explodes with cucumber, with pepper in the background. The cucumber really makes this refreshing. Dry, but more hops are needed for the style and the finish falls apart. Still über über refreshing beer that tastes great and extra points for that

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrHangover (2140) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of sic1314. Pours a hazy blonde beer with a white head on top. Aroma is mint and cucumber.. amazing. Flavor has also some minty characters alongside the cucumber notes. Never had anything like this before. Very refreshing drink. Cool.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a hazy light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is big cucumber. The flavour is neutral veggie with a watery cucumber light mint palate. Light bodied with average carbonation. A perfect palate cleanser.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1546) - AUSTRIA - DEC 20, 2013
Hazy pale malt with a frothy, lacy thick, lasting, head. Smells of fresh cucumber. It really does. Fresh mint and veg. It smells good. Tastes of hops at the start with a cucumber finish. Amazing for what it’s trying to do. But unless you like kosher pickles.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours cloudy golden with an off white head. Aroma of massive cucumber and mint. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Cucumber Monty juice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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