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Brash You’ve Got Red on You by Tony

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You’ve Got Red on You

Brash Brewing Company

Houston, TX

Kettle Soured Saison with Raspberry

ABV: 6.5%

IBUs: 23

Packaging: Draft, 12oz. Cans

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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.

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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.

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Anthony Gorrity
tony.d@beerchronicle.com

Anthony's a Houston native, a Creative Strategist at https://ledgeloungers.com/, an adjunct instructor of Visual Communication at Lone Star College, and a UH Coog that loves good beer almost as much as he does his city. Anthony lives to help others and that's found a home helping some of the coolest breweries on earth with creative and marketing projects that can be seen on our Portfolio page. Fueled by hoppy lagers, sessionable IPAs, and gangster rap, he's ticked his way through H-Town, rocking the most unusual Nikes he can find. When he's not writing for us, he's with his family or very patiently rooting for the Rockets.

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