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

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Brown's Cherry Raspberry AleBrown's Cherry Raspberry Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company
New York, United States
brownsbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
16.45%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a rustic brown color with a slowly dissipating finger’s worth of white foamy head. Light lacing. I see the seeds in this, so yes, well, we know that’s authentic raspberry in this. The aroma leans red raspberry first and then opens up on into some light sweetness. Ends up balancing very nicely between the tart and the sweet. The flavor balances very nicely between some caramel malts playing underneath on the fruity aromas. Semi-sticky fruity aftertaste leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable smooth crisp sweet feel hitting my tongue appropriately. Carbonation is barely there. Overall, this was a nicely done fruit beer taking the cherry and the red raspberry over a light malt base.

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iam4su
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The color is a ruby to amber appearance that has a haze to it. There is not much of a head at all and it is carbonated to the look and taste. The aroma is superb, clean, fresh. The taste, though highly carbonated splashes an initial taste of raspberry with some bitterness. The aftertaste is clean with an occasional hint of cherry leaving you wanting for more. There is no medicine taste as some cherry beers have that give this a high mark. The beverage is crisp, goes down easy and a wonderful compliment to a summer time fire by the lake or stream.

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Photo of ajdemma
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper color with a ripcurl shaped swirl of foam on top. Smells like raspberry ginger seltzer and Sam Adam's cherry wheat. Toasted grain in there too. Raspberry flavor with cherry tartness and not overwhelming cough syrup. I don't hate it.

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Photo of Sammy
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thoglund
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coldshowers
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of northos
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, opaque, ruby tinted caramel coloring, with a halo of off-white head. Nose of tart raspberry forward, with highlights of marachino cherry tart and sweet, on a toasted backbone. Flavors are syrupy sweet forward, overly tart renditions of cherry and raspberry, but ultimately coming off syrupy, with no substance or balance to back it up. Light, slick bodied, with an almost astringent character leading into the fruity, syrupy aftertaste. The finish is slick, sharp, and cloying. Meh.

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Photo of MikeDL
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dgeebs07
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this at the Valleycats game. Not an overwhelming Cherry or Rasberry flavor but a nice mix of the two giving a fruity taste to the beer. Not sure I would drink a bunch of them but one on a hot summer day was nice.

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Photo of Lorwhal
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer smells super! I thought it was going to be super jammy, but it ended up much different from what I expected.

Looks murky brown with red tones. Smallish head.
Smelled of berries and malt. Awesome smell
Tasted like fruit, not too sugary, with nice malt and ALMOST tart berries. Smelled more berries than I tasted.
Felt thin and fizzy. Thin seems negative, maybe....light?

Better than expected! Wanted a bit more tang or something punchy tbh.

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Photo of JNPIII127
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sachie23
2/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cbutova
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Totally random grab in mix-a-six. I am hoping it is better than the other beers that seem to be in the same category.

A- Stubby 12oz drops a cherry-red brew into my snifter/tulip. A thick creamy-foamy head ends up at just about one finger high with good retention. Some streaks of lace around the puffy ring but they don't seem to be permanent.

S- Whaddya know? Cherries and raspberries dominate the aroma and they definitely have a freshness and authentic feel to them hinting at tartness. Malts provide some backing with pale caramel, toasty, candi-sugar and bready notes.

T- Takes a large, sharp turn from the aroma for me with a lot of that pungent fruit being lost becoming hints of fresh cherry and raspberry rather than dominance. Tiniest bit of tartness along with notes of nuttiness, toast, caramel and rustic bread.

MF- Overall feels a bit thin failing to really take hold of the palate and support the flavors. A bit like soda because of that. Texture is just a bit foamy from the medium carbonation.

The smell seemed to be promising but the next two categories fell a bit short for me. Body is certainly somewhat thin even for this style and the fruit aromas fail to really land in the taste.

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Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lissaloo74
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Nickg23
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of jjtizzle1202
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of cbalbrecht
5/5  rDev +32.6%

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Brown's Cherry Raspberry Ale from Brown's Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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