Cherry Raspberry Ale | Brown's Brewing Company

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Cherry Raspberry AleCherry Raspberry Ale

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

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2004

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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 25
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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Photo of JeffDam
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Brenden
3.97/5  rDev +5%
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 -7.4%

Photo of Sammy
2.97/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of coldshowers
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
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 odbjs735
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of George75
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of dgeebs07
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheJudge
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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 nyrblue2
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MikeDL
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jsilva
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of PJCarnell
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joccer13
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
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 +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is one of Brown's flagship beers, and it's fairly good. Non-wild fruit beers will never be my favorite style, but this has a nice but subtle authentic jamminess. A lot of fruit beers feel artificial, and this one doesn't. I can't really ascertain much of the base beer here. It's light bodied and very drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of izraelc
3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not great. Very muddled. Pours a very odd color. Fruity cherry aroma but it's hard to distinguish the different fruit flavors. Makes for a weak fruit ale.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of erosier
4.12/5  rDev +9%
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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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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Cherry Raspberry Ale from Brown's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 80 ratings