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Cherry Berliner Braun - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Cherry Berliner Braun
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BA SCORE
89
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2014)
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I really enjoy this. The tart cherry melds perfectly with the sour Berliner flavors. Mild carbonation and little head, but still light and fresh tasting. Others complain of not enough bourbon, but I think the subtlety is a plus, the bourbon is here, but it's just 1 aspect of the flavor and aroma profile. It plays nice with others, it doesn't beat beat them into submission as (IMHO) too many other bourbon barrel beers do.

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Cherry Berliner Braun from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.