Cucumber Crush
10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Cucumber CrushCucumber Crush
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10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #154
Ranked #15,290
3.92 | pDev: 12.5%
May 14, 2022
Jun 28, 2013
Very Good
Cucumber CrushCucumber Crush
Notes: Sour Base with Cucumber Finish.
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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

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
3.32 by megamick from Iowa on Jan 22, 2022
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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

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
4 by icemanexit from Indiana on Dec 11, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Shelbs90 from Montana

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
Photo of Captain69
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

the cucumber takes a little sour out of this beer - very refreshing

Dec 03, 2021
4 by trickynicky from Maryland on Nov 26, 2021
4.28 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Nov 21, 2021
4.1 by Satsuma from Florida on Nov 20, 2021
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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by WoodBrew from Ohio

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
4.25 by jkermitj from Mississippi on Nov 11, 2021
3.98 by QuintusHorace from California on Oct 20, 2021
3.72 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Oct 04, 2021
4.01 by arini10 from Oregon on Sep 07, 2021
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3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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
3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 18, 2021
4 by wc94wc from California on Apr 21, 2021
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by J_mo from California

Very easy to drink. Perfect for a summer day. A little tart with cucumber. Clean finish.

Jan 19, 2021
Photo of Bierwolf
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
by Bierwolf from Missouri

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
3.52 by Walnut from Missouri on Jan 17, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

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
3.93 by shelby415 from Oregon on Sep 28, 2020
3.99 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Aug 31, 2020
3.97 by fmdemartino from California on Jul 26, 2020
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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NickSMpls from Washington

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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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Mr_Rabbit from Utah

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
4.02 by Dalbeast from Wyoming on Feb 07, 2020
3.88 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jan 15, 2020
4 by BEER88 from Washington on Oct 17, 2019
4 by mrcraft from California on Oct 14, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMV from Pennsylvania

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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4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by bottomfisher from Oregon

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
3.94 by kjkinsey from Texas on Sep 05, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

Can at Steve's Snappin' Dogs, DEN Terminal B, Denver, CO

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that rapidly dissipated.
S: Light aromas of sour cucumbers are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of sour cucumbers, although not nearly as sour as a half sour pickle.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a good amount of cucumber flavors.

Serving type: can

Aug 31, 2019
4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Aug 04, 2019
4.06 by SpaethJam from New York on Jul 28, 2019
Photo of Lampro
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Lampro from Virginia

Pleasantly tangy, definite cucumber flavor near the end, almost no bitterness, light maltiness.

Jul 27, 2019
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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a clear honey color with a modest cap; splashy lacing

Smell: Smells like a pickle; grainy, as well

Taste: Tart cucumber bursts with pickled flavor; grainy through the middle and crisp on the finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Well done, but you have to like a tart cucumber beer; not everybody's thing, for sure

Jul 26, 2019
4 by TheCoolCro from Georgia on Jul 24, 2019
3.92 by mrosenfeld32 from Pennsylvania on Jun 27, 2019
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