Cherry Cheesecake Sour
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Leading the way in dessert themed craft beers

Craft beer has come a long way over the years, with craft brewers constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be done with ingredients and flavor profiles. One trend that’s become increasingly popular in recent years is dessert-inspired beer such as the Cherry Cheesecake Sour. These beers incorporate classic dessert flavors into brewing, creating unique and exciting flavor combinations.

However, it’s important to note that not all dessert-inspired beers are created equal. Many of these beers end up with flavors that fall flat or are too overpowering. That’s why it’s essential to approach these types of beers with an open mind and research before diving in.

Considering that, we will look closer at one specific dessert-inspired beer: Smuttynose Brewing Co.’s Cherry Cheesecake Sour. We’ll explore this beer’s flavor profile, aroma, and mouthfeel and share our honest thoughts on whether or not it lives up to the hype. So, whether you’re a die-hard beer lover or just curious about the latest craft beer trends, read on to discover what we thought of this unique and intriguing brew.

Smuttynose Brewing Company - Cherry Cheesecake Sour - Craft Sour Beer
Smuttynose Brewing Company – Cherry Cheesecake Sour

Cherry Cheesecake Sour by Smuttynose

Smuttynose Brewing Co.’s Cherry Cheesecake Sour is a unique and exciting beer that will delight both beer lovers and dessert enthusiasts. At 5.5%, it’s a medium-strength brew perfect for sipping on a warm day or pairing with a light meal.

One of the first things you’ll notice about this beer is its aroma. It’s light and subtle, with a hint of vanilla that’s not overpowering. The beer has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, which makes it easy to drink and enjoy. The color of the beer is a pleasant amberish red, and it’s very active and effervescent, which adds to its overall appeal.

Sour Cherry and Cheesecake flavor that doesn’t disappoint

The taste of this craft Sour is where things get interesting. At first, it’s crisp and slightly tart, but the flavors become more complex as you continue to drink. There’s a hint of cherry and vanilla on the finish, which gives this beer its unique flavor profile. It’s not too sweet but not too sour, either. It’s just the right balance of flavors to make it a pleasure to drink.

Smuttynose Brewing Company - Cherry Cheesecake Sour - Craft Sour Beer
Smuttynose Brewing Company – Cherry Cheesecake Sour

One thing to note is that it was challenging to discern the flavor when I opened the can and poured it. However, I allowed the beer to sit out for a while, allowing the flavors to develop further, and this made a huge difference. The more the beer sat out, the more the flavors came through, which made it a delightful experience.


I highly recommend Smuttynose Brewing Co.’s Cherry Cheesecake Sour to anyone looking for a unique dessert-themed craft beer. Its combination of tartness, sweetness, and creamy mouthfeel make it a perfect choice for those who enjoy sour beers and dessert-inspired flavors. However, even if sour or fruited beers aren’t your thing, this craft beer from a local craft brewery is worth your time.

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