Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Status uncertain.
A delicate Pale Ale lightly hopped with the unique and refreshing aroma of cucumber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlackHaddock (6104) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Cask half-pint in the Three Fishes, Shrewsbury: 28th July 2016. Light, pale blonde, smooth white head. I noted a wheat and oatmeal sort of aroma and taste: but I had a niggle in my head about the true flavour. On returning to the bar and reading the pump clip I immediately recognised cucumber flavours within the beer: it does what it says on the pump clip. Not really my thing, but my fault for not reading the blurb at the point of dispense. Scored objectively.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (3038) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Cask at the Northern Craft Beers Festival at the Hawkshead Brewery. Straw coloured with a thin white head. Grassy citrus aroma. The taste has more grassy citrus with a slightly odd cucumber finish. A bit strange.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sido (1) - Alfreton, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016 does not count
Wish I had read the tasting notes first. Not a fan of cucumber. Usually a great supporter of Thornbridge beers, but this one is a poor addition to their great range of beers. Must remember to leave this one aside next time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Smithld1 (181) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Cask tap east. Tastes like cucumber. Not as bad as it sounds but not exactly a gin and tonic. A curiosity. I wont have another but perfectly doable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
juffage (171) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Cask at Arcadia, Leeds. Cucumber, grass, leaves, rye, peach. Fruity white-grapes - possibly NZ hops? So nice on cask too, its just so juicy and soft and drinkable. Tied for best cucumber beer with Cigar City Cucumber Saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4020) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Cask. Bath Hotel, Sheffield. Sparkly clear, yellow gold. Thin, bubbly, messy, lasting, white head. For me the aroma is as much parsley and coriander, as it is cucumber. Either way, its very vegetal. Bready malt backdrop. Taste is mostly dry. Palate is thin. Finishes dry, with some earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ant_in_wales (22) - Aberystwyth, WALES - JUL 19, 2014
@Urban Tap, Cardiff I love Thornbridge, so am a bit shocked by this It tastes of cucumber, grass, leaves, allotment, hay An incredible drink, no idea how they did it, but Im not sure its beer or if Id have it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Cask at The York Tap. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Nice lacing. Light cucumber and malt aromas. Taste is faint cucumber, but definitely there, more light malt. Light bitter finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (4278) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
28.09.2012, tap @ Borefts:
Frisk lukt med preg av lys malt, humle, vtt korn, hy, gras, asparges. Lett trr smak med preg av lys malt, humle, hy, asparges, vtt korn, gras. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Rar!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8307) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Blonde with a small head. It does smell and taste of the vegetable making it a fairly interesting brew, although a touch dry in texture.

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