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Melbourn Bros. Cherry - Melbourn Bros.

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Melbourn Bros. CherryMelbourn Bros. Cherry

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Reviews: 55
Hads: 65
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Melbourn Bros.
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer | 3.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: chaduvel on 08-25-2003

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Photo of beerguy101
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark red color. Medium pinkish head. Aroma is very intense cherry. A medium bodied lambic. Cheery flavor is very pronounced but it has a nice sour/tartness that balances well with the fruit sweetness. Despite all the fruit sweetness, it still has a very solid malt backbone. Lots of flavor for a low alcohol beer. Light and refreshing and very, very sweet. It could be considered medicinal and cough medicine-ish by many. Not for everyone, but a nice fruit lambic. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet, yet there is a touch of bitterness.

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Photo of jahred
4.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A surprisingly good, easy to drink beer that I had heard very little about and bought on a whim to share with my girlfriend.

The head of the beer crackles (just like rice krispies?) after pourning and is nice and thick. The beer itself is a very, very dark red color - quite pretty.

The beer smells of yeast and cherries. The yeasty scent isn't surprising, as the bottle claims it's fermented with wild yeast (the lambic comparisons aren't that far off).

Tastes of sour cherries and my mom's Luden's cherry cough drops. There's not much else to the taste, but the low alcohol content and pleasant cherryness make it easy to drink.

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Photo of rastaman
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A really nice beer> kind of like a weaker version of New glarus belgian Red. Glowing crimson colour. Sweet fleshy cherry flavour, with a lovely tart edge. syruppy and sweet at times, but never cloying. Nice refreshing tartness, some earthy stink happening, i liked it, enjoyable.

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Photo of marburg
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This slides right up there with the Lindemans lambics as the epitome of sweet, fruity beers. If you're not looking for depth of "character" or adherence to tradition, these types of beers are pretty good, I think, and this is one of the better ones -- definitely topping, I think, the Apricot and maybe Strawberry from the same brewer.

Redder than the reddest of reds, this is just pretty clear but is deep enough in its color to be difficult to look through. A pinkish head gathers itself up to about a half inch in thickness and sits there with a fairly impressive commitment.

Strong, sugary aromas -- cherry slurpees and maraschino cherries -- with a light hint of northern sour cherry. Very little else. It's powerful but certainly pretty straightforward. Similarly, the flavor is predominantly cherry. Sweet Tarts and cherry pie.

Mix this up with sorbet or maybe some chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Drink one by itself. Its sweetness will undoubtedly be limiting for some, but it's a pretty nice little fruit beer.

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Photo of chaduvel
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice bottle. Tells me that the brewer uses Spontaneous Fermentation...like some Lambics. Pours deep red color with a pink champagne-like head. Smells of cherry cough syrup, some yeast smells in there as well. Tastes tart, distinctly of black cherry's not artificial, but of real cherries. High carbonation levels here. A malty finishing, no hops to speak of and no alcohol presence other than a faint medicinal taste at times. Overall a quite good cherry beer, very close to a lambic.

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