Double Vanilla Boysenberry Crunchee
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

Double Vanilla Boysenberry CruncheeDouble Vanilla Boysenberry Crunchee
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Style:
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #236
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #15,598
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 11.68%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
14
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Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
 
New York, United States
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Double Vanilla Boysenberry CruncheeDouble Vanilla Boysenberry Crunchee
Notes: This next iteration of the crunchee series like eating a vanilla boysenberry parfait.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by maxarvo:
Photo of maxarvo
4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Ridiculous but exactly what it describes itself as- so kind of hard to fault it? Literally tastes like a vanilla/boysenberry granola bar. Could be disgusting but is the most delicious version of what it could have been. Fruited milkshake berliner weisse is the right description i guess. A really fun dessert beer

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More User Reviews:
Photo of smcel371
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy dark reddish purple in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dark pink head that left a thin layer of off white bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of maple syrup are present in the nose along with hints of vanilla.
T: Similar to the smell, flavors of maple syrup stand out in the taste and are followed by notes of boysenberry and hints of vanilla.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This would definitely make for a good dessert beer given the berries, maple syrup, and vanilla.

Serving type: can

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Photo of tobelerone
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clearly nailed what they were going for. Crazy gimmicky and I’m not sure I’d ever need a second can but fun to try once. Actually paired well with spicy food to offset it with some fruity sweetness. Tartness and sourness is barely perceptible.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A whole lot going on in this beer. Very complex which usually is taboo a description to use for a beer with a bunch of adjuncts. Reminds me of a toaster Strudel run thru a blender. It actually is kinda drinkable, considering all the adjunct additions.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was a fun one, worth having one time... and was surprisingly not nearly as overpowering as the ingredients would have suggested. Purple body, pink head. The aroma is mostly vanilla, a bit sweet, and tart as well. Sweet but not overly so in the taste. A little dry at the end, maybe from the cinnamon and almonds.

Now, I will say - I hate that this is called, and categorized on here, as a berliner weisse. Maybe marketing is why they feel the need to call it that... but it's just not, and I'm not usually the pompous about style type..... but I digress.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScaryEd
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a teku glass.

Pours a deep cranberry color with a finger of pinkish head. The head is gone quickly, leaving a few spots of lacing before settling into a thin halo.

The aroma brings notes of boysenberries, almonds, and coconut. There's some faint cereal grains with just a touch of vanilla.

The flavor is literally a fruit parfait. Lots of boysenberry, granola, vanilla yogurt and almonds. There's some faint cinnamon spice on the finish. Not picking up much maple syrup but otherwise this is exactly as advertised.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth, and a touch syrupy. Very dry on the finish.

Overall, this beer is absolutely ridiculous. Just reading the ingredients makes me laugh. But that said, I still somehow enjoyed it. It literally tastes exactly as advertised on the can, yet is shockingly not too sweet.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.57/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Double Vanilla Boysenberry Crunchee from Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings