Frucht: Cucumber
Bruery Terreux

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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #111
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,846
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 11.03%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
25
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 25
Photo of cjgiant
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ok, this is a strange one:
I think I saw a bubble at the edge fir a second. Maybe not. Just a murky heavily burnt orange body, no head.

Nose and taste is where the scoring becomes odd. It’s sour. Too much so. It kills a lot, including any “weiss” part, but not the cucumber. That comes through quite nicely, actually, more in the nose than taste. The latter is less because the vinegary sour mostly masks it until you stop puckering. Of course, there’s some pickle thoughts involved here, but not as directly as you’d expect from my description.

Anyhow, overall, it’s way too aggressively sour but shows a nice amount of cucumber to bring it back towards the Mendoza line. If it were at least half as sour, maybe a third, I think it would be much better.

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Photo of DefenCorps
2.87/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Can from The Beermongers.

A mildly hazy orange with a rapidly receding white head that leaves no lacing, this looks decent. The nose a blend of potent lactic acid, sharp and biting with a surprising amount of cucumber flavor. With both the green skin and the watery flesh and seed character present, this is quite deep. Mild grain and wheat. The palate opens quite bracingly tart with a strong lactic acid character, so much so that it hides any funk and depth that could be present. It also hides the grainy wheat that's likely present. What's not hidden is the prominent cucumber flavor. Juicy, pulpy, seedy and deep, it's quite delicious. Until the sourness takes over. Too sour, making this seem harsh and unrefined, especially on the rough finish. A fruity sweetness is present, tempering the sourness but not entirely. Decent in small quantities, undrinkable in the quantity sold.

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Photo of rudzud
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this can. Canned on 6/3/19

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy golden orange hue with a thin white head that fades quickly.

S - Aromas of super bright cucumber and lemons. Like it wants to go pickle but there no vinegar. Light coriander. Incredibly summer and bright.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of tart vinegar and acidity, nice creamy wheat and coriander loads of bright lemons. There are loads of cucumber flavour here, great fresh cucumber notes.

M - Mouthfeel is nicey carbonated, bright and crisp.

O - Overall this was a very solid Berliner. The cucumber is wonderful with great acidity. Really like this!

Serving Type: can

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Photo of jlindros
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with rudzud, canned 6/03/19
Pours a decent fizzy head but fades quickly, no lacing, hazy medium orange color

Nose is like a cucumber lemon freeze pop, lots of fresh cucumber hints at pickle without the vinegar, tart lemony citrus notes, light malt and wheat, little coriander spice, well done

Taste big tart Berliner, lemony tart funk, zest, big cucumber, fresh cuke zest and pickle, light coriander and spice, good lemony tart funk, fair acidity, but not really flemmy, little apple cider vinegar notes, plenty apple like, tart mild flemmy finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod, good higher carb, medium acidity light flemmy

Overall this was very nice

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Photo of Ice_Cream_And_IPAs
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy orange body; strong head formation, but the head dissipates immediately, leaving no lacing.

S: Hints of cucumber and lime; the aroma is quite pungent and very pleasant.

T: Tart base with lots of cucumber flavor, that somewhat surprisingly works very well. Similarly to the smell part, this is delightful. The best thing about this beer is that it still doesn't taste at all artificial.

F: Relatively light body (though obviously expected for 4.3%), high carbonation, obviously, no apparent alcohol on the taste.

O: So tart and so refreshing. With its cucumber flavor, this is the perfect summer beer from The Bruery.

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Photo of JediMasterLenin
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into a tulip

Look: an opaque orange, close to apricot with a quickly disappearing white head.
Smell: Lots of cucumber on top of a slight sour tang.
Taste: Pretty straightforward but absolutely delightful. Very sour and a little salty up front with a very refreshing cucumber finish.
Feel: Thin with small bubbles.
Overall: Super refreshing, and the blend of sour and cucumber works great here.

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Photo of vince4953529
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am lukewarm toward cucumbers but an absolute sucker to cucumber beers. This beer tasted slightly sour with very noticeable cucumber flavor. The coolness and freshness of cucumber blended flawlessly with the sour aspect of the beer. Overall a delightful drink and my favorite Frucht. - 14 oz tap at Bruery Terreux

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Frucht: Cucumber from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 25 ratings