PubTickers3 (1) - Edgewater, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2017 does not count durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first two raters called it, so what more can I say? This golden-hued beer is a doughy but refreshing spicy cucumber quaff with notes of basil and maybe a hint of juniper. Unique and able to wet your whistle, even with its dry finish.
Best...absolutely the best beer I have ever had. Surprising and mellow with a huge flavor raymow (1700) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2017
on tap at Crafty's in Northeast Phila - nice golden color. Earthy cucumber aroma. Slight cucumber and juniper berry flavors. Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2017
This is a slightly murky orangish yellow with not much foam. The Juniper and basil are heavy on the aroma. The flavor is slightly dry and mellow, with the spices up front and a little bit of cucumber on the malt in the finish. I don’t know, it’s okay I guess. ManVsBeer (10806) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Tap @ Copper Penny, Wilmington. Golden with a small head. The cucumber is light but effective giving the saison a good floral-like twist. geologyguy (1632) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Smell is like blue moon...taste is more peppery than I thought and not as cucumbery....like they brewed with peel only... interesting...smooth with some complexity but misses a bit on mouth feel.. and flavor only ok...had at flying saucer with John
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Poured from the tap into a tulip glass at Varner’s in Smyrna, GA. The appearance is a mildly murky golden color with a small white head. The aroma is mildly scented spices, cucumber was not present to me. The taste was a very mild basil and very slight cucumber taste. An excellent beer.
malvrich (336) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2017
9 day old bottle > weizenbock.
ABV is 5.5%.
A: Clear bubbly appearance with a short fast-falling bubbly head.
S: Malty smell with botanical notes. Basil is subtle. Juniper more pronounced. No cucumber to speak of.
T: Much like the smell with an almost smoky malt flavor. Cucumber slightly more noticeable than in the nose. Basil seems lost in the juniper at the end. No discernible hop notes. Actually pretty good tasting.
M: Low carbonation, medium body and wet finish.
O: A pleasant surprise, better than I expected. Additives are not overdone and it actually tastes like beer. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle: Poured a golden with white head. Aroma is funk fruit and cucumber. Taste is nice wet cucumber. AirForceHops (7546) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2016
12 oz. bottle purchased at Leary’s Fine Wine, Newburyport. Bottled: 7/28/2016. Hazy golden color, thin white head. Aroma is mild Basil, light Juniper, and even some mild cucumber. Interesting.chinchill (5183) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2016
The flavor really reflects the cucumber note with the basil and juniper giving an herbal finish. Lightly earthy. Body is light, has a crispness, and is more refreshing then I was expecting. Very drinkable and creative.
12 oz bottle from GA served with a baked chicken and spinach sandwich.
Look: Hazy golden body with plenty of visible carbonation leading up to a moderate size but durable white head.
Aroma: very floral; moderately herbal and fruity, and, in a good sense, lightly vegetative.
Flavor: mildly bitter. More basil here than cucumber.
Feel: pleasing light-medium body with medium-high carbonation.
Overall: refreshing; innovative; Good complexity in both the nose and the mouth. Should work well with many flavorful foods.