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Brewer's Art Charm City Sour Cherry Ale - The Brewer's Art

Brewer's Art Charm City Sour Cherry Ale
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BA SCORE
87
very good

14 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%


Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GeoffFromSJ on 05-26-2004)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-10-2013 17:50:55 | More by yourefragile
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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jryanj927

Maryland

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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wrightst

Maryland

5/5  rDev +25.6%

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lfeikin

Maryland

5/5  rDev +25.6%

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Gatordaddy

Maryland

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Zekezilla

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Went to Brewer's Art for the first time and tried both seasonal options--this one and Tiny Tim. At first I wasn't sure that I was going to like it because the taste IS very tart, at first. Then I realized that my brain/mouth was probably expecting a "fake" cherry taste to come through but the actual flavor is REAL, fresh cherries. Once my brain accepted this new (better) option, I really began to realize that this is a delicious beer. Taste is just a nice, balanced feel/taste of real cherries. I almost wanted to chew. Also beautiful, dark red color. Would definitely try this again.

I wish I liked Brewer's Art more. As I said, this was my first trip but I was very underwhelmed with the service. Food was excellent. I like that they have more affordable "bar food" options. I sat upstairs but it would be nice to at least get some service/help. Bartenders not very helpful. Maybe it was an off night?

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2010 13:55:51 | More by Zekezilla
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brewers Art last night This beer pours a deep burgundy with brownish highlights and a tan head with decent retention. On the nose, this beer is pretty interesting. The base brown beer is apparent, with darker caramel and mild spiciness, but there's a distinct leafy/hoppy component as well. Tart cherries are noticeable and are well-balanced. On the palate, these flavors are replicated, along with a dark brown sugar sweetness. A tannic character is present as well, with cherry skins being the dominant contributor. Light in body with good carbonation and a drying finish that's enhanced by the astringency of the cherries, this beer is solid and drinkable

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2009 23:51:52 | More by DefenCorps
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USCTrojanBrian

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe this hasn't been reviewed more.

Obviously a seasonal, I had this on tap at Brewer's Art in the basement bar. Pours a nice burgundy to brown color, minimal head.

This year's edition is purported to be among BA's best and I found it thoroughly addicting. They use a different cherry varietal and it offers a sort of tartness, slightly sugary and sweet but in just the right balance so as not to go all candylike on us.

The base beer is exceptional even without the cherry. Nice sort of Belgian mild funky sourness to it, just a hint at the alcohol present.

Overall a fantastic brew, one way to have a fruit beer but with the Belgian beer experience mixed in.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2008 07:21:50 | More by USCTrojanBrian
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GeoffFromSJ

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewer's Art is constantly experimenting and impressing. While I applaud their efforts, this did not wow me. It was solid. It had a nice cherry taste without being sweet. No other flavors stood out which reduced its appeal. It had a nice head which dissipated into a lace. A pretty red-amber color.

Kudos for trying. A solid ale for the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2004 02:13:51 | More by GeoffFromSJ
Brewer's Art Charm City Sour Cherry Ale from The Brewer's Art
87 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.