RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by a Hendricks gin basil cooler, Coolcumber is made with cucumber, basil and juniper berries. Just like making a great cocktail this beer is dosed carefully with its ingredients to create a one of a kind flavor experience. Golden in color and wonderfully drinkable.

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3.6
HourGlass13 (849) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Pours a cloudy light golden body with white lacing head. Aroma is fresh basil spice, cucumber. Mouth feel is on the lighter side with the cucumber flavor executed perfectly against the basil character. There is just a hint of berry in the finish. An awesome cucumber beer.

3.6
freekyp (2194) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Basil-rific herbal goodness. The cucumber in here keeps things very crisp. A nip of sweetness from the juniper berries adds a bit if pleasant sweetness to the finish. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a fleeting head. Nice summery quencher.

3.8
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Aroma: Basil, Mild Cucumber... Appearance: Clear Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Some Lacing... Taste: Basil, Juniper Berries, Cucumber... Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Crisp, Mildly Drying

2.9
PhillyCraft (7117) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Monks, pours a hazy golden color. This has virtually no cucumber in it, itís mostly just Belgian notes even some squash or pumpkin but wanted a lot more green earth from the cucumbers. Body is light to medium. Bland and not hoppy enough plus the pumpkin thing is not working for me.

3.7
thornecb (5883) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Pours clear gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Juniper and basil aromas. Sweet cucumber upfront turning to caramel before the lasting basil finish.

3.2
hopdog (12486) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle. Poured a yellow color with a smaller sized head. Yep, it is a cucumber beer with basil.

2.8
onceblind (9442) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Clear golden with a large foamy white head. Stinky earthy nose thatís very soiled with a little cucumber juiciness in there, but also a touch of cheese. Flavor is thankfully better than the aroma with big crisp cucumber tones, bright Belgian pale malt and a little floral fun basil fish after the cucumber bit.

3.9
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2016
4-pack of 12 ounce bottles - $8.49 at Bullockís Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Date Bottled: 07.28.16.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, yellow-hued body with an abrupt, white head.

Smell: A background of meager pale malted barley with the declared additions of cucumber, basil leaves and juniper berries, though all in all itís a pretty toned-down, mild aroma.

Taste: A light, cereal sweet touch of barley with a small hint of crisped grain. Cubed cucumber, spicy shredded basil and some fruity, spicy juniper berry flavors, a bit more bolder than was found in the aroma. The flavors mingle and join a more pronounced pop of ground white pepper for the crispish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation, though still has a zing of crispness.

Overall: Iíll come clean and admit I absolutely abhor cucumbers. I loathe their scent, taste and texture (Iím ever irked by sushi joints cramming this scornful filler into their entire sushi roll line-up). However, I somehow decided to give this a ígoí, even springing for a full four-pack. Coolcumber has got a nice summery vibe that isnít just another citrusy wheat, instead giving one a mouthful of horticulture.

3.5
DocLock (10660) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Draft at Caponeís. Pours hazy gold with white head. Nose was hops, cucumber, basil, berry. Tasted hoppy and cucumbery, but in my opinion the basil was a bit strong in this. I didnít get much juniper, but I think mint would have better served this beer than basil (rathbone).

3.6
ajnepple (6485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2016
12 oz single bottle from Mollyís Spirits. Clear golden appearance with a white head. Aroma of cucumber, herbs, light peppery spice and a hint of pine. Similar taste, fruity, refreshing cucumber flavor with a nice balance of adjuncts. Light, crisp and easy to drink overall.


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