Brown’s Cherry Raspberry Ale

It’s finally Sunday. Last night, I was stuck at work until almost 9 PM. The drive home was one of the worst that I’ve had in years. I didn’t get home until after 11 PM. It was a rough day, to say the least. Today’s plan is to continue packing. The background of some of my beer pictures are boxes. We officially close on Tuesday. More on that later. Beer time.


ABV: 6.5%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We combine buckets of juicy whole, crushed cherries and raspberries with a strong amber ale to craft this unique, complex and revered taste. Mild whole hop zest and fresh-fruit tartness perfectly balance this ale’s big malt character. Malts: Domestic Two Row Pale, Caramel, Wheat & Carapils Fruit: Whole Crushed Sour cherries & Raspberries Hops: Mt. Hood 6.5% a.b.v.”

Random: This whole process has been insanely stressful. I will be very happy when it’s over.

This beer poured with a one finger, slightly off white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the pint glass. The body was a hazy, dark orange color with moderate carbonation. The nose was sickeningly sweet with cherry and raspberry, but they smelled artificial to me. The taste was absolutely awful. It was insanely sweet up front with the fake cherry and raspberry notes, then went into these sour notes with old fruit. The body was thick and had moderate carbonation. The finish was unfortunately long and also filled with old fruit. For $1.99 a bottle, this broke down to $.17 per ounce. Despite the relatively affordable price, this was absolutely awful and I wouldn’t have it again. Val hated it as well and wouldn’t have it again either.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0