Hearthstone Brewery – Cool Hand Cuke Cucumber Sour

Hearthstone Brewery – Cool Hand Cuke Cucumber Sour

Rating

3.5 out of 5
Appearance
3.25 out of 5
Aroma
3.25 out of 5
Flavour
3.75 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

3.4
3.4 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Sour Ale
  • Brand: Hearthstone Brewery
  • Pros:

    Light and fruity sour that is very accessible

  • Cons:

    Cucumber is not pronounced and is overshadowed by fruit and citrus tones

  • Conclusion:

    An easy to drink sour that is light on the cucumber but still presents nice tartness along with some good fruit notes

Hearthstone Brewery Cool Hand Cuke Cucumber Sour CanHearthstone Brewery – Cool Hand Cuke Cucumber Sour Review

Hearthstone Brewery released their Cool Hand Cuke Cucumber Sour over the summer.  This review is for an older can which may slightly affect the flavour.  If the brewery releases the beer again next year we may update this review.  Cool Hand Cuke pours from the 355mL can a clear golden colour with three fingers of white head that leaves no lacing on the glass.  The aroma is of grainy malts with some fruity and grape tones, hints of apple and lemon, and a light tartness.  This sour is fruity with slight citrus notes.  The malt presence is light and there are subtle notes of cucumber.  This is a very light, fruity, and drinkable sour and could be a gateway sour for many people who have not tried sour beer before.

Alcohol – 4.0%
IBU – 00
Size – 355mL
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About Author

Jeremy Nemanishen

Jeremy is the founder of craftbeervancouver.ca and a contributor to Beer Me BC. He has a passion for promoting all things relating to craft beer. To learn more about the beermebc.com editorial team visit beermebc.com/the-beer-me-bc-team/.

Comments

  1. Mike
    Mike 15 November, 2016, 12:25

    Glad you got to try it Jeremy even if it was late.

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    • Jeremy Nemanishen
      Jeremy Nemanishen Author 15 November, 2016, 14:12

      Thanks so much for getting me a can to review, Mike. Greatly appreciated!

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      • Mike
        Mike 15 November, 2016, 14:47

        My pleasure man.

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      • Hearthstone Brewery
        Hearthstone Brewery 22 November, 2016, 12:31

        Hi Jeremy,

        Thank you for reviewing our Cool Hand Cuke. Its unfortunate that you had the beer in November that was launched in the summer, but we appreciate the review and understand the challenge to get the beer as it sold quickly. As there are no hops to preserve this beer, the flavour and aroma are much reduced now as compared to when freshly canned. We would love to work with you in the future on beer reviews. I welcome you to reach out to me via info@hearthstonebrewery.ca so we can connect.
        Cheers!

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        • Jeremy Nemanishen
          Jeremy Nemanishen Author 22 November, 2016, 13:17

          Thanks for the comment and letting me know about the beer! We definitely prefer to review fresh beer, this was an uncommon one that I wanted to try and review. I’ll get in touch by email and we can connect for future beer reviews. Cheers!

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          • Hearthstone Brewery (@hearthstonebeer)
            Hearthstone Brewery (@hearthstonebeer) 23 November, 2016, 12:00

            Hi Jeremy,
            Thanks for the response. I understand it was hard get a hold of the Cool Hand Cuke, even in season as it flew off shelves quickly. I look forward to connecting with you soon and working together on more beer reviews. Cheers!

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