Cucumber Crush
10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #247
ABV:
5%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,362
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 12.63%
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
264
From:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
Gots
  52
SCORE
89
Very Good
Cucumber CrushCucumber Crush
Notes: Sour Base with Cucumber Finish.
Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 264 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Bierwolf from Missouri

3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
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
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
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
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NickSMpls from Washington

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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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Mr_Rabbit from Utah

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
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
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
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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bottomfisher from Oregon

4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
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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metter98 from New York

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Our air-conditioner broke (back on) so our house got hot. To quench my thirst I am drinking Cucumber Crush a Berliner Weisse from 10 Barrel Brewing, ABV 5.00%.

It sure was thirst quenching, but I am not sure this is my favorite Berliner Weisse (I prefer fruits over cucumber).

Look: light yellow with an 2-3 inch thick white head

Aroma: lemon, cucumber

Taste: The flavor is wheat crackers, cucumber and tart lemon, kind of like a health drink.

Body/Overall: light body, alcohol well hidden

Jun 25, 2019
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light straw color. The nose and flavor certainly have the essence of cucumbers. The sour notes are definitely present but they are mild making for a refreshing drink.

Jun 21, 2019
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L - 1/2 finger offwhite head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - grapes, salt, sugar.

T - definitely more cucumber on the taste. Low bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - light body with aggressive carb.

O - refreshing.

Jun 01, 2019
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biiru_ojisan from Japan

3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Color is a hazy straw. Head was a white, didn't get a great look at it.

Nose is cucumber and kiwi. Bready aroma as well.

Flavor is strongly cucumber with those kiwi and bread notes showing up on the palette as well. Pleasently sour and finishes dry.

Moderate mouthfeel with carbonation that goes just north of moderate. A slight warmth if alcohol is noticed, but ABV appropriate.

Overall, a super quaffable beer. Flavor isn't complex, but this would be a solid warm weather beer.

Mar 29, 2019
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MyBar from California

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On draft in a pint at Uptown Tavern in San Diego on Fat Tuesday with half a shared burger and 5 spice wings.
L: It was a bit too dark to gauge the true color of the beer and I think it was a bit hazy or maybe I was a bit hazy but the taster was deliciously refreshing enough for me to order a pint.
S: Sweet, Tart, Cucumber with a twist
T: It had the mild citrus tartness of lemon/lime and a cool as a cucumber finish.
F: Light clean dry finish making me reach for another sip!
O: I was not disappointed. This was light, balanced sweet & sour and perfect with the 5 spice wings which had fresh ginger, lime and Asian spiced sauce.
I will definitely be stocking up on this one for summer pool parties and back yard bbq's!

Mar 07, 2019
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JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange with thin white cap.
Smells is cucumber, a bit fruity.
Taste follows, cucumber but not lot in the tart flavors I typically associate with a Berliner.
Light to medium body. Good carb level.
Overall a refreshing crushable one that would be perfect poolside.

Jan 18, 2019
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Vidblain from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and light - very clean, with a nice cucumber nose and taste - pleasantly sour, while also being a nice palate cleanser. Eminently sessionable. I really like this one - it's simple, but it performs its stated function well!

Jan 12, 2019
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange color, absent head.
Aroma of cucumber and some sweet fruit.
Cucumber taste, hint of lemon. Mildly tart.
Light-bodied and crisp. Pleasant enough to drink. Not very sour.

Dec 23, 2018
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Sep 03, 2018
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superspak from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Sep 01, 2018
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Aug 31, 2018
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Fistthumper from New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

Jul 12, 2018
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Jul 05, 2018
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JackieTH from Minnesota

3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Jun 30, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -2%
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.

Jun 27, 2018
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
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.

Jun 22, 2018
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YouGuysAreSick from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Jun 20, 2018
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 264 ratings