Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ashford in the Water, England


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Status uncertain.
A delicate Pale Ale lightly hopped with the unique and refreshing aroma of cucumber.

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medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
Tried with my husband on cask. My favorite Thornbridge beer. Really light, refreshing summer drinking with unmistakable cucumber in the aroma and finish. I honestly don’t like real cucumber, but this worked wonders. A top 10 cask ale for me.

realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Cask at Deramore. I only tried this because it was from the trusty Thornbridge. Glad I did! Pale malts with a very subtle hop character and then suddenly you are struck with delicious, fresh cucumber. This must be a love or hate ale for some, since the cucumber is so very evident. I ended the night having ordered 5 pints of this beauty!

cgarvieuk (25322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 cask at grove bar ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft floral hop nose ... oh my god ... its cucumber ... no really its cucumber yeah theres more going on here ... but its cucumber ... wow

well unless the brewer was pulling my leg, cucumbers were added at every stage, including a whole cucmber to every cask.

This is definitely my NUMBER 1 beer that i want to retry at this moment. amazing, just amazing

again with Gin added ... well this is odd.. it just seems to bring out the cucumber nose keg at de molen ... golden thin white head .... soft cucumber nose ... much more bitter cucumber ... soft and easy ... less sweet than the cask i had ok 3.6

knickskicks (1162) - - AUG 7, 2012
Cask. Pale yellow, white head, Good lacing. Aroma of fresh cucumber, biscuits, and pale malt. Light malt in the taste that finishes with cool cucumber and then hop spiciness that blends wonderfully with the cucumber akin to salad dressing. I really like how the cucumber is the key component of the taste while being far from overpowering.

snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - OCT 2, 2012
On tap @Borefts fest 2012. Pours of lovely, absolutely clear light-yellow color. Aroma is very faint, mostly piny. Taste presents a good mixture of pine, citrus and cucumbers - quite unusual but seems to be an enjoyable combination. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Tap @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep gold with the tiniest of white heads. The nose is soft grains, vegetable, light fruity sweetness. Simple, clean. The taste is celery, white grape, apricot and a touch of yeast. Green shoots. Beautifully balanced flavors, easy to drink, approachable. Wow, great stuff. This is more than the sum of its parts. Better than expected!

gjp (17) - - JUL 5, 2017
The problem deal IPA for a BBQ - a beer rival to Pimms. Cucumber is there in the background but not over powering. Very refreshing on a summer's day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

lokis333 (535) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUL 17, 2017
Pale golden color with medium white foam. Aromas very fresh of cucumber, basil and herbs followed by light sweet hoppy notes and pale malts. Palate, medium body with smooth texture leaving light soft finish. Taste, sweet and fresh of pickle water and cucumbers, light touch of mint and other herbs with infused notes of light hops and pale malts. Overall, pleasantly surprised! Unique (for me) fresh cucumbery taste and something new and exciting! Not most complex and heavy beer, fairly light and simple but surprising and nice!

sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - SEP 30, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 On tap at 4th Borefts - De Molen Festival. Smell : blond, copper reflection and small carbonation. Smell : fruity and grass. Taste : cucumbers, and hops. Aftertaste : sweet sensation, watermelon.

Leighton (21839) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 On tap at Borefts 2012, Bodegraven. Pours perfectly clear yellow-gold with a light, white head. Pale malt nose, light straw. Light sweet flavor with definite cucumber character and some white sugar. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet finish with a bit more cucumber, hay, pale malts. Really good. The cucumber blends seamlessly into this beer. (3.9)

Cask at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear gold with a weak, white foam head. Almost nothing happening in the nose, faint grain and straw only. Nice flavor, lightly sweet with very true cucumber character, some toasty dough. Light bodied with very low carbonation - it’s almost flat. Light sweet finish with some oily cucumber, faint toasty straw, light grass and grain. Condition seems a bit lacking. (3.4)

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