Cherry Bomb | BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

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Cherry BombCherry Bomb

Brewed by:
BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This perfectly balanced fruity ale is brewed with noble hops & sour cherries. It is a delicate tasting luxury designed to explode with flavor!!!

Added by alleykatking on 06-01-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 28
Reviews by alleykatking:
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3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap....

A- Pours a light pink color that is pretty clear overall. One finger white head shows good retention. The lace just covers the glass with a sticky film.

S- Sweet cherries dominate the aroma of the beer with there really being no other smells. Maybe there is a light yeasty aroma in the ending. Overall it's 99% cherry aroma and 1% yeast. Could have been a little more indepth but can't have it all.

T- Once again like in the aroma the sweet cherries come through. This is almost artifical tasting at best. This also doesn't show much else in the flavor at all...except maybe a sugary sweetness. No real other flavors like I stated before.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation good for the style. Cherries and sweetness are left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly...well I take that all cherry with maybe a hint of alcohol. Flavors were one sided with cherries being all there was. No off flavors at all. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This beer is just average at best. The cherry flavor was sweet but good in a weird way. I didn't mind this beer but a little depth aroma and flavor profile wise could have done this beer a world of good.

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3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Ah, childhood memories of vandalism I never committed... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber-salmon topped by a finger of relatively short-lived off-white foam. The nose is a liquid-spawned facsimile of a cherry-flavored Pop Tart, with some mildly-tart cherry juice surrounded by powdered sugar, dry bread, and a hint of vanilla extract. The taste focuses almost entirely on the cherries, which are more sweet than sour by a mile, but there remains some of that sweet, frosted crust way off in the distance, spying on the cherries in such a way as to be placed on any number of lists. The body is a lithe medium, with a rather light moderate carbonation and a fluid, nearly slick feel. Overall, I just couldn't fully get behind this beer. The fruit flavor comes across as artificial (in a syrupy way), and that "sweet, frosted crust" flavor doesn't help things at all.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours reddish brown - clear and crisp. Thin white head. Smell is sweet with tons of cherries. Smells like fresh crushed cherries. Taste has some notes of cherry but it's. It as strong as the nose would suggest. Seems much more balanced now that's the older reviews would suggest. Some wheat is noted on the back end. Feel is light and drinkable. Medium carbonation. Definitely not my style of beer, but it's good for what it is.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Cherry Bomb from BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
3.27 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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