Cucumber Crush | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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3.95/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
10barrel.com

Style: Berliner Weisse

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Base with Cucumber Finish.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 06-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,470
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
219
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
43
Trade:
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Ratings: 219 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of jtnord
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-in spiegelau ipa glass. Best by 10.27.18. Consumed 08.08.18.

A: Nice orange coloring, mid range darkness, with not much head formation or retention. The carbonation factor is very faint and spacious. The vessel is rather clean and void of any lacing.

S: Fresh wet cucumbers with a good awareness is first experienced and expected on the nose. A touch of spiciness, some melon, and lime. A very small touch of lemon and weiss like yeastiness.

T: Cucumbers are wet and fresh on the flavor, natural with a clean delivery. Smooth and juice like with some lemon-citrus highlights.

M: Medium body, some oily and syrupy feel. Juice like texture.

O: Overall a smooth berliner-weiss with clean cucumber like flavor is very clean and crisp making for a refreshing summer time drink even for those who may not like fruit beer or beer in general. Drinks like a refreshing fruit juice. Hard core sour/berline-weiss fans may find this a lacking in style and malt content. I do give this props for its inventiveness of adding cucumbers to the mixture, which does have a very clean and prominent nature.

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Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 11/27/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of juicy cucumber, tart lemon, lime, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, cucumber, moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of juicy cucumber, tart lemon, lime, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, and light fruit/wheat tang on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy cucumber, tart lemon, lime, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, bread, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, cucumber, moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness balance, and no puckering flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic, and lightly tangy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious flavored Berliner weisse! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, cucumber, moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great balance of cucumber flavoring and Lacto complexity; with a nice pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The beer pours a light amber color with a huge fizzy white head. The head fades super fast to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is rather sour and tart with lots of lemon and sour apple. Along with these smells comes some vegetable smell of cucumber as well as a bit of grass and a somewhat cereal smell.
Taste- The taste begins with sour lemon and some light grainy tastes. Upfront there is also a good deal of cucumber and hay. As the taste advances, the lemon sour and some sour apple get quite a bit more potent. All the while the cucumber fades a bit and leaves one with a tart lemon and light cucumber taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is rather light with a carbonation level that is slightly lower as well. For the tart tastes the lightness is quite nice and makes for an easy sipper.
Overall - A pretty easy to drink sour with a bit of cucumber. Pretty nice for a warm day, but overall nothing to pine over.

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Photo of tjb27
3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ummswimmin
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toxicwind
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsn5012
4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fistthumper
4.88/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this stuff. Has a crisp clean sour taste with a nice cucumber kick in the back end. refreshing and not too strong or weak. I personally prefer my beers around the 5% mark and 4.5 is a good abv to enjoy without worrying if I'm gonna have a nasty migraine in the morning. It is pricey but it's a sour and a pretty good one. Easily my personal favorite.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can with a best by date of 11/28/18; into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance- apple juice gold with a storm of bubbles; head is a thin to almost nonexistent white; no lacing.
Smell - cucumber, lime and watermelon perhaps?
Taste - this is nice, as the cucumber really pushes the lime tartness back and makes this an easy drinker that I think kicking back with a few is far doable than most spurs tend to be!
Feel - light, definitely not overly sour and tart, highly refreshing!
Overall- a little pricey and would love if the ABV was below 5%(I know, picky, picky), but a really solid “kick back” on a hot day beer.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Minimalist can artwork is reminiscent of the no name brand. But at least it’s painted and not wrapped in plastic.

Pours a vibrant straw gold, and inch of white foam kicks up but fades quickly to an ebb tide’s froth.

Smells of grain, cucumbers, rind, sharp yoghurt.

Taste is acetic right away with a sense of sea salt, hints of white vinegar, dill, almost on the edge of sweet watermelon rind and fistfuls of cucumbers washing across the palate. The light sweetness and piles of cucumber scours away the acidity which is disappointing as the tart character never really establishes itself.

Body is light, finish is awash with cucumbers and watermelon rind.

A pleasant beer, nice flavors perhaps my first cucumber brew. It should almost be called a cucumber watermelon rind beer. Good thing I like cucumbers because it disappoints a bit in the sourness— It’s pre-entry level in terms of sour power.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. 'BEST BY 06OCT18'.
Cloudy, dark straw colored body. Thin head settles to islands and ring. No lacing stays on glass.
Aroma of lemon and cucumber. Very much the cucumber vegetable smell.
Slight tart lemon taste with the accompanying cucumber, also melon (which sweetens the beer) and sour apple. Some sting on the tongue. Quite dry in finish.
Light, refreshing mouth feel. Tartness cleanses the palate.
A summer hot weather refresher type beer. Delivers as advertised.

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Photo of rorjets
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A can into a snifter appears clear pale yellow with a white head.

It smells grassy with cucumber all across the nose with a lemony lactic background.

Tastes almost candy sweet before getting lemony lactic tartness and grassy cucumber into the aftertaste.

This is light in body with light carbonatiom. A refreshing and crushable offering for the summer.

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Photo of YouGuysAreSick
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm sort of in love with this beer.

It looks fine, I'm just not enamored with the clear yellow, never really have been, I don't have much to say about it aesthetically. Looks like a fizzier bud light. Tastes like a cucumber Warhead if there were such a thing, as others have noted it doesn't taste "natural" but that's not necessarily a bad thing, it's refreshing, tasty, and a little something different.

I don't know if I'd want to sit around and drink 6 of these, but it's very refreshing and I'll be staying stocked until the weather cools off again.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryi86
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you y2kawakami for this
12 oz can, dated 11/29/17, poured into a pint glass

A- A slightly hazy golden straw color with small white head.

S- Sour, lemons, cucumbers, touch of wheat.

T- Sour, lemons, some lime, cucumber, some wheat, mild sweetness.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- A really good sour, cucumber adds a nice touch. Almost reminds me of Warheads candy.

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Photo of Soneast
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear yellow with a large head. The aroma is fairly sweet, with a strong cucumber note, but a very fruity one, almost heading towards elderflower, with hints of mixed berries. The flavor is substantially sweet upfront, then fresh, wet cucumber flesh enter the picture, followed by a sour tang of lemon juice, with a slightly grainy and cucumber laced finish, reminiscent of a cucumber sandwich. Overall this is a pretty tasty beer - the cucumber is clear if tending towards the sweet side, and the overall effect is quite refreshing.

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Photo of JonBoy23
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Cucumber Crush from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 219 ratings