30 Dec Brash You’ve Got Red on You by Tony
You’ve Got Red on You
Kettle Soured Saison with Raspberry
Packaging: Draft, 12oz. Cans
Chris went and grabbed a couple six packs of this Brash You’ve Got Red on You the day it released. He got off of work a little late, and he was sure they’d be out before he got there, but lucky for all of us, there was still plenty to be had! We even gave away a 6 pack on IG.
Fast forward a few days, and I just got home from SpindleTap’s tap takeover at Hughie’s, and a friend of ours had a Brash You’ve Got Red on You while we were there. As he drank it, I asked what he thought, knowing I had a few waiting for me at home. He said he was disappointed. Call me weird, but a bad endorsement often intrigues me more than a good one because I want to try whatever it is, and be able to say you’re wrong!
So I busted one open when I got home.
This Brash You’ve Got Red on You was alright, and I can’t say my buddy was wrong. I really wanted to like it, but between the berries and the kettle-souring, it feels like there’s a lot going on, but not that much going on all at the same time; confusing, I know. The flavor starts off crisp and Sprite-like, reallllllly light and almost watery. Then the flavor kicks in and there’s a sour raspberry flavor that bitters on the tongue and reveals a mild boozy flavor for a pretty long finish.
I can’t think of any macro comparison for You’ve Got Red on You, but for the sake of conversation, it reminds me of a tastier beer version of this juice I buy for my kids.
I’m only giving this Brash You’ve Got Red on You a star and a half because it’s not brash nor is it Brash. I know, I know, it’s a collab. I just don’t love it. It’s not bad necessarily – don’t get me wrong! But it’s just short of good, in my opinion.
This Brash You’ve Got Red on You poured a lively pinkish-red-peach, and I poured it a bit aggressively, so it formed a nice bubbly head. The head died quickly, and left no lace behind, but the mouthfeel was full of lively carbonation and a dry champagne-like finish.
This Brash You’ve Got Red on You fell short of my expectations big time. To be honest, I guess that’s a compliment to them because I expect something terrific from Brash, and for me, this wasn’t it.
These cans of Brash You’ve Got Red on You are black with white and red artwork showing a bunch of zombies moshing with white artwork and the beer name in red. It’s a grungy, comic/illustrative style, typical of Brash.
I could be wrong, but I think this was a limited, at-the-Brewery only release in cans, and you can find it on tap at a few places around town.
Disclaimer: When we write, we try our best to be unbiased and show no brand loyalty. Sometimes, that’s a hurdle, but if we’re not honest about what we taste, this whole thing’s a farce. We’ve already been told by a few brewers in town that our honesty is far more valuable than pumping sunshine in their rear ends – “It keeps us honest,” is what we’ve been told.
That said, this beer is not Brash. Let’s be clear, it’s a collaboration between them and TRVE Brewing, so I have to consider that, but I just didn’t care for this one – can’t win ’em all, I guess. Have you tried Brash You’ve Got Red on You yet, and if so, what did you think of it – I’ve heard vastly mixed reviews? Beers to you, Houston.