Cucumber Crush
10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #145
Ranked #15,735
3.91 | pDev: 12.53%
Dec 14, 2022
Jun 28, 2013
Very Good
Cucumber CrushCucumber Crush
Notes: Sour Base with Cucumber Finish.
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Aroma is a complex mix of cucumbers, fruit, tropical fruit and mild sweetness. The flavor is fruit/cucumbers, tropical fruit, malts and a mildly sweet/tart finish.
Dec 14, 2022
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours translucent yellow with a tiny head. Smells of citrus and cucumber. Tastes of fresh cucumber with just a hint of citrus. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a good beer.
Dec 07, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: Slightly hazy dull yellow with a quick-forming head that rapidly settles to a film and leaves minimal lacing behind
Aroma: Cucumbers, lactobacillus tartness, wafts of wheat, and some cereal grains
Taste: Starts out with a quick hit of wheat malt before a wave of cool cucumber flesh comes crashing in and steals the spotlight. Tartness enters at this point and spars well with the cucumber, at times almost bringing about a watermelon flavor to the table and closes with a light but tingly sour note that pops on the tongue
Mouthfeel: Light but full, pretty clean, medium-high carbonation, and sour and slightly dry on the finish
Overall: I dig this beer. I’ve always liked the concept of cucumber in a light and refreshing beer since it is such a light and refreshing vegetable, plus isn’t strongly flavored enough to overpower subtleties or other components of a beer. This is a perfect use and example of said type of beer and is well-made, refreshing as hell, and tasty to boot
Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Teika_Takahashi from California

2.97/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3
Look: Pale yellow, no foam, nothing to write home about
Smell: Kinda like farts... not a big fan of the smell
Taste: kinda like white wine! its pretty decent. Not really a strong cucumber flavor though
Feel: not dry kinda bubbly its good for me
Overall: Probably wouldnt pick this up again but it was fun to try!
Jul 21, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by hester7 from Texas

Jul 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This brew, from a “generic” style white aluminum can, is a clear golden liquid with a blanket-like soft foamy head. The aroma has a bit of vegetable notes, but not necessarily cucumber. There is some grain scent, but not a lot else going on. The taste is not as sour as expected….it is balanced with a tart quality. There is a bit more cucumber in the taste, compared to the nose. The finish is clean, although there is some sweetness that lingers. This is an interesting beer, but could be so much better with some more sourness, less sweetness, and more flavor.
Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bought a single 12oz can $2.69 Fujioka's
57 days before best by date
Faint light smell of cucumbers
Light golden color
Light-medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of cucumber does come through, but not strongly so it is nicely balanced. Light tartness/sour aftertaste
Overall a refreshing beer, but not really like a sour beer. More light a cucumber pilsner so rating it based on description.
May 14, 2022
Rated: 3.32 by megamick from Iowa

Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours a light hay-hued body, nearly clear, with a steadily evaporating, white head.

Smell: Meager, modest grains, some faux sourish citrus. Restrained cucumber. Its sourish, funky characteristics are particularly subdued, so it presents only a modest pickle aroma.

Taste: Lightly sweet, lightly grainy, then, a perceived hint of citrus acidity. It's a very lightly sourish sour with a cucumber flavoring that, while likely artificial, is not altogether unpleasant. Also, it's a swift taste, here for a brief moment, then gone.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: I don't mind the occasional pickle, but I do not like raw cucumber, finding but the taste, smell and texture to be rather unappealing. So it is that this beer only made it into my home, my sanctuary alongside its brethren within the Beers of Cheer 24-pack. And even then, I've reached for nearly all of the others, leaving this one to sit because, well, cucumber. Ultimately, it's like a mild, lager-like ale dosed with a bit of lactic acid and cucumber flavor. Even then, I don't mind the thing...
Jan 02, 2022
Rated: 4 by icemanexit from Indiana

Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Shelbs90 from Montana

4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
this is the second crush flavor i’ve tried. i love the flavor. the hint of cucumber with the strong sour flavor is perfect to me. i like how it’s not super heavy of a beer either
Dec 08, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
the cucumber takes a little sour out of this beer - very refreshing
Dec 03, 2021
Rated: 4 by trickynicky from Maryland

Nov 26, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Satsuma from Florida

Nov 20, 2021
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I got a can of this beer from a mixed holiday 24pck that I bought from my local Target store. It poured a slightly hazy golden with thin white ring head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had cucumber and subtle earth notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sour tart berry fruit base with cucumber highlights. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Nov 18, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Nov 11, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by QuintusHorace from California

Oct 20, 2021
Rated: 3.72 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 4.01 by arini10 from Oregon

Sep 07, 2021
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can into a pint glass. Best by 3/8/21, so 6 months late on this one.

Glassy pale golden yellow body. Small white head disappears quickly, no lacing.

Nice aroma of cucumber.

On tasting, the sour aspect turns the cucumbers to pickled. There is some saltiness on the lips.

Mouth above medium, finish sour tart cucumber/pickle with a light salt touch.

Overall, I like cucumber a lot, but here the sour aspect didn't do it for this palate.
Sep 06, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 18, 2021
Rated: 4 by wc94wc from California

Apr 21, 2021
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Rated by J_mo from California

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very easy to drink. Perfect for a summer day. A little tart with cucumber. Clean finish.
Jan 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Bierwolf from Missouri

3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
To be clear, I do not like cucumbers. I tried this sour in an attempt to broaden my horizons.

Look: Pours very pale yellow with about 1.5 fingers of bubbly, fizzy foam that leaves quickly. After about 3 minutes it is all gone.
Smell: A little pungent with, of course, cucumbers. No malt or hops.
Taste: Sweet with cucumbers and cucumbers and cucumbers.
Feel: Semi-dry with a little after taste.
Overall: I gave it an overall low rating as I just do not like cucumbers. All the characteristics seemed to be about right just you need to like cucumbers to get this down.
Jan 18, 2021
Rated: 3.52 by Walnut from Missouri

Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Partially cloudy/hazy, pale golden color, large, lace-leaving ivory head.

In the nose: Well, there's the cucumber. And here comes the sour. That's it, in the nutshell.

In the mouth: Crisp, tart, refreshing. Fruity, too, if you can say that about a cucumber. Cool, of course, as a. Juicy, if you can say that about a cuke. Fresh and easy-drinking. Not bad.

"Drink beer outside." it says on the label. Sorry, it's raining tonight, I'm staying in.
Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by shelby415 from Oregon

Sep 28, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Aug 31, 2020
Rated: 3.97 by fmdemartino from California

Jul 26, 2020
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cukes, eh? Pours a light golden color with light head - typical of sours. Vegatable / garden smell. Taste is cucumber with grassy back taste. The can's label does let the cat out of the bag: "Beer with Artiificial Cucumber Flavor Added."

For all that, It's surprisingly pleasant and refreshing in a nice way all it's own.
Apr 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Mr_Rabbit from Utah

4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz Poured into my chilled glass mug
Looks light yellow with a greenish tint fizzy white froth head falls fast
Smells like a LIGHT lemony pilsner
TART, refreshing, Lemony-sour, I can taste cucumber at the end ,
Feels light and very CRISP
I’ll be drinking this in the summer
I love the design/label, glad I tried this one!
Smooth, easy, tart, crisp;I love it!
Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Dalbeast from Wyoming

Feb 07, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jan 15, 2020
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Oct 17, 2019
Rated: 4 by mrcraft from California

Oct 14, 2019
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Crystal clear light golden pour with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Falls fast... modest ring of lacing.

S: Tartness with lemon citrus. A bit of funk.

T.F: Light... some crackery grains to start with lemon citrus. Tart without being sour. Nice burst of cucumber towards the finish. A bit of funk and vinegar but not really pickle-like. Crisp and refreshing... well carbonated.

O: A very nice tart cucumber beer. Great for summer... and 10 Barrel has really been nailing their 'Crush' series.
Oct 02, 2019
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Reviewed by bottomfisher from Oregon

4.88/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This my go-to beer now, it is so refreshing. I really don't like hoppy beer and craft beer is hoppy. This is what beer should taste like, smooth, refreshing, and a great after taste. Will be start tasting all the other versions soon. They have a variety pack per their website, so that is next for me. I found this beer at Lincoln City Oregon Grocery Outlet. Thanks for stocking it!
Sep 29, 2019
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