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

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Brown's Cherry Raspberry AleBrown's Cherry Raspberry Ale

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

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

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 73
Reviews by TheJudge:
Photo of TheJudge
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of JeffDam
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Brenden
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Photo of odbjs735
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of George75
3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Photo of nyrblue2
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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 jsilva
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of joccer13
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a delicious beer, almost hints of chocolate covered cherries....sweet tones perfectly balanced by the sour'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.

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Photo of Niedzws
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of BrewinHeadBanger
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of rlee1390
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of erosier
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of cbalbrecht
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Lissaloo74
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jjtizzle1202
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

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