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


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Status uncertain.
A delicate Pale Ale lightly hopped with the unique and refreshing aroma of cucumber.

joergen's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Borefts Bier Festival 2012. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and ashtray. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and ashtray. Hoppy finish.

   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 (177) - 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 won’t 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, it’s 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 (4013) - 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, it’s 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 I’m not sure it’s beer or if I’d have it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9157) - 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 (4259) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
28.09.2012, tap @ Borefts:
Frisk lukt med preg av lys malt, humle, vått korn, høy, gras, asparges. Lett tørr smak med preg av lys malt, humle, høy, asparges, vått korn, gras. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Rar!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8250) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Cask at Borefts BF 2012. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, malt, and rye. The flavor is sweet with barley, rye, and a bit of hops, leading to dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wildgeese (1) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013 does not count
Very refreshing summer beer. A cucumber flavour beer shouldn’t work, but like the mint choc chip stout, this works. sadly i had to be an adult and only have one pint of it...

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