Full Review

Aviator Brewing Company

Aviator Brewing Company
Yucatan Cucumber Lime Saison

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Aviator Brewing Company
Yucatan Cucumber Lime Saison

Category: Fruit Beer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Minutely hazy gold color. Rich, citrusy, vegetal aromas and flavors of sliced cucumber, lime custard, and kiwi with an tart, finely carbonated, dry medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long finish evoking touches of citrus pith, pepper bitter melon, wax, and twigs finish. Nice cucumber aromatics with a strong, bitter finish; try in a beertail.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky, malty & sour & tart
Aroma Aroma: sliced cucumber, lime custard, and kiwi
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of citrus pith, pepper bitter melon, wax, and twigs
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Mushrooms With Shallots and Herbs, Country Paté, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Nice cucumber aromatics with a strong, bitter finish; try in a beertail.

The Producer

Aviator Brewing Company

The Producer
209 Technology Park Ln
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
USA
1 919-567-2337

Fruit Beer

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Fruit beers are ales or lagers to which fruit has been added in order to impart flavor or color. The degree of overall flavor and aroma will vary in these beers in relation to not only the fruit utilized, but also to when and where fruit was added during the brewing process. These beers are highly individualistic, and allow brewers great creativity in their formulations. While the more common fruits used by brewers include cherries, strawberries and blueberries, many examples of fruit beer are readily available including coconut and kiwi to name a couple. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, overall drinkability and balance of fruit and base beer flavors and aromas. Noteworthy examples of this style include: New Glarus Belgian Red Wisconsin Cherry Beer, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Ale, Unibroue Quelque Chose and Stevens Point Whole Hog Raspberry Saison.