NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins for $12.99. Iíve been kind of intrigued about this since it medaled at GABF and finally pulled the trigger on a bottle with a gift certificate I got for Christmas. Slight gusher. Pours a hazy yellow appearance with a lasting, foamy off white head. Definitely a lot of cucumber in the nose along with some melon and herbal/weedy/greeny notes. High carbonation. Twangy, slightly funky, very green/weedy (kind of like a dandelion stem or green herbs), lemon, melon, pickle/cucumber flavor with a slightly acidic flavor. At first not entirely hard to drink, but quickly it becomes kind of annoying and not enjoyable. A novel idea and decent at first, but not something that is worth purchasing a 750mL bottle unless itís being split into multiple glasses at a tasting. Iíd imagine there wouldnít be many repeat purchasers even if itís not bad in small servings.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, WHY, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, Seruiously? cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, cucumber, not offended, but enough is enough.
Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is very heavy on the cucumber. The flavor is similar with a lot of cucumber, biscuit and wheat notes. Very refreshing. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Angelmonster (103) - Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy, copper/orange color. Head was one finger and white. Bubbles from carbonation lasted through out. Head retention and lacing were disappointing, fading way too fast.
Smell is of fresh cucumber and a cucumber flavored mexican candy that I love. The beer also has the aromas of a classic saison, straw malts/peppery farmhouse yeast. Hops arenít present and neither is alcohol.
Taste is of pickled sweet cucumber, Belgium peppery yeast, and light crisp pale malts. Sweetness and light spice dominate flavors, hops are undetectable. At 6.5% abv, alcohol was nicely hidden, making this beer highly drinkable
Mouthfeel is light on the palate and effervescent, . Body is that of a lager or kolsch. Yeast leaves an astringent aftertaste. Wish head retention was there longer to add more depth to the beer.
Overall this was a very unique, exceptionally flavorful ale. Great for a hot summer day out on the patio. Head retention was only drawback to the beer. Also at 15 bucks per bomber, it is on the pricier side. That being said I would gladly fork over that much again and hoping that Trinity will make this one a permanent seasonal.
blutt59 (5998) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, clear golden pour with no head, good use of cucumbers not overbearing or too soft either, also get some green jolly ranchers
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Funk N Sour fest..Pour is golden with a thin head..Nose is pepper, cucumber, light sweetness, floral..Taste is nice cucumber, spice, yeast, clean, pepper, very nice and easy drinking..
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold with almost no head. Nose smells like cucumber on artisanal white bread with a touch of lemon zest and a wee bit of pepper. Flavor starts with a big cucumber note followed by a sweet blonde malt pilsner tone, with some light lemony yeasty biscuitiness on the finish. Even the cucumber lasts through to the finish. Kinda refreshing and tasty.
jtclockwork (6914) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of cucumber, melon, spicy yeast, lemon, grass and saison yeast. Lighter medium body.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Richardís tasting. Golden pour with a white head. Smells like a pickle. Nice fresh cucumber aroma, salt, sugar, and maybe coriander? Light basil, herbs, and cauliflower. Flavor is heavy on the cucumber. Herbal notes, salt, cauliflower, and pickle brine. Light tartness and malt flavors. Really weird, but I kind of like it.
Beaver (1200) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy gold with a huge bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is cucumbers with some funky yeast.
The flavor is old tropical fruit with some cucumber and some sweet bready malts. A little too vegetal. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with creamy carbonation.
Overall, itís OK for a cucumber beer. I was excited about the brett, but it didnít help. For cucumber beer, I actually liked Twisted Pineís better surprisingly.