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Brown's Cherry Raspberry Ale - Brown's Brewing Company

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Brown's Cherry Raspberry AleBrown's Cherry Raspberry Ale

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very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2004)
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Reviews by TheJudge:
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New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

A fine beer with a nice reddish color, this poured with a decent head that held the glass. There is a definate smell of cherry and raspberry. I was somewhat afraid that it would overwhelm, but tasting, it did not. There is a definate wheat and malt taste, with the fruit lingering nicely afterwards. Felt pleasantly bubbly, without going over the top in carbonation.

I have had many worse fruit beers. Nice effort.

10-12-2004 17:28:54 | More by TheJudge
More User Reviews:
Photo of JeffDam

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-29-2013 15:35:13 | More by JeffDam
Photo of Brenden


3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

I had this about a month ago, but the notes are good.

The color is a fairly deep orange-red, a bit beyond amber. A tan head tinged with pale orange starts off just under a finger but is pretty tight. It fades a bit quickly, though it does leaves some spotty lacing in its wake.
A good balance of hops and malts is showcased in the aroma. I get a little bit of raspberry, but mostly it's tartness from the cherries coming off. Malts are varied, a bit dry and pale but seemingly with some crystal malts as well. Hops to well to add a bit of complexity without getting in the way.
Fruits take center stage in the flavor as well, but the malts character and the light hops bitterness reminds me this is a beer. A bit of breadiness lingers underneath as well.
The feel is crisp, and a little smoothness comes out without filling. As an ale, particularly a fruit ale, the light body is appropriate and works well.

10-30-2011 13:51:30 | More by Brenden
Photo of Aficionado_Shawn

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-04-2014 21:55:10 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
Photo of odbjs735

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-07-2012 07:37:14 | More by odbjs735
Photo of George75

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-20-2012 10:44:35 | More by George75
Photo of nyrblue2

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-06-2012 01:28:52 | More by nyrblue2
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-20-2013 22:40:49 | More by jsilva
Photo of joccer13

New York

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%

This is a delicious beer, almost hints of chocolate covered cherries....sweet tones perfectly balanced by the sour fruit....it's not a wheat beer, (i beleive) allowing the malts to add balance with color, mouthfeel and sweetness. The hops are mellow slightly amplifying the tender rasberry and cherries to show their flavor profiles.

08-20-2008 14:42:49 | More by joccer13
Photo of BrewinHeadBanger

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-27-2011 01:30:24 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
Photo of GreesyFizeek

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-24-2013 03:29:59 | More by GreesyFizeek
Photo of rlee1390


3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

A-Translucent orange red.

S-Cherries, some wheat, lots of fruit though.

T-Overwhelming cherries and raspberries. Not much else, not much balance. Just a full force fruit beer. If you are into fruit beers it is spot on but not much other than fruit.

M-Light with some carbonation.

O-As I said earlier, this offers fruit and lots of it. If you want overwhelming fruit take this, if you want more subtle and balance look elsewhere.

10-29-2011 16:02:08 | More by rlee1390
Photo of BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-01-2013 01:01:09 | More by BGsWo22
Photo of erosier


4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

This beer pours a nice red amber color that has almost a cherry coloring to it. The head is a nice white with a light tint of caramel. The aroma is really sweet like cherry-raspberry. The taste is just as good. Really rich tones of cherry and a mroe bitter raspberry aftertaste. The carbonation is really nice and it felt really good going down. I would recommend this beer if you are every in the Troy, NY area.

10-22-2007 03:51:39 | More by erosier
Photo of scotv

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-20-2013 17:36:30 | More by scotv
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-26-2011 02:14:56 | More by SarahTheAbsurd
Photo of SteinBizzle

New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

I wish I could have given more for appearance but I was in a darker portion of the brewery/bar (so the number is more based on my poor vision than the beers actual presentation). Noted that it did present with a dark-reddish color and a thinning head (mostly just a ring), perhaps due to the timing from tap to table.

As soon as the pint hit the table, I could literally smell the raspberry with tiny hints of a cherry background. It. Smelled. Amazing.

The taste was on par with the smell. I got a hit of raspberry followed by a tarter swallow from the cherries, balanced by a favorable malt to hops ratio. While expecting more body, it presented to be much thinner than the look, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I would recommend this Ale to anybody. The smell invites and the taste delivers. It is solid enough to be substantial but thin enough (but by no means "light") to enjoy quite a few in a visit (as I did). This is definitely a beer that will allow a novice beer drinker to close their eyes, pay attention, learn the flavor and feel and make an intelligent review. Not a lot of "hidden undertones" for the beginner to try to distinguish. The flavors are there, smacking you in the face and delivering on a very pleasing level. Highly recommend.

02-16-2014 14:56:59 | More by SteinBizzle
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-23-2014 22:33:37 | More by tobelerone
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-04-2012 04:30:42 | More by cheeseburger
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-23-2013 15:21:41 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

The beer pours a dark red color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts along with a slight cherry aroma. The taste is good. It has a malty base along with a mild cherry flavor. It goes down easy with a slightly tart raspberry aftertaste. The cherry adds a mellow richness to the flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good fruit beer. It's nothing over the top, but it delivers a solid taste; a good drinker.

08-12-2005 01:46:26 | More by WesWes
Photo of Sam21


3.08/5  rDev -19.8%

22oz bottle purchased for ~$4 at the brewery a month or two ago. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance – Pours a brown hued ruby body. Off-white head with poor retention. It fizzles down to nothing and leaves no lacing.

Smell – Sweet raspberries and tart notes of cherry. Touch of doughy bready.

Taste – The fruit appears up front. Neither fruit takes over, so it is difficult to taste where one starts and the other ends. It’s a nice mix of tart and sweet. Malts are bready and balancing. Finishes with lingering sweetness and no bitterness. No real depth or excitement to the simplicity.

Mouthfeel – Light with airy carbonation. Nothing spectacular. A more substantial feel would support the fruity and malt forward characteristics a bit more.

Drinkability – A nice little fruit beer. It’s approachable, sweet, but not overly so. The bready malts add a nice balance to the overall profile. Enjoyable, although it is not something that I will return to.

05-22-2011 03:32:10 | More by Sam21
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New York

2/5  rDev -47.9%

02-19-2012 19:23:58 | More by ZekemusMaximus
Photo of stevec32

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

04-18-2012 23:12:21 | More by stevec32
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-06-2012 22:47:56 | More by thebouch01
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Brown's Cherry Raspberry Ale from Brown's Brewing Company
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