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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brown Ale aged in Stainless on fresh Montmorency Cherries for 2 years.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of nuts, cardboard, malt and tart cherries. Cherry flavor with malty accents and some nuttiness before a sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2013
6 oz pour at Of Love & Regret. Hazy orange with some creamy white head. Nose is really solid, vegetal, grassy, herbal, some candy sugar, grapefruit peel, funk. Flavor is tart, cherry, grapefruit pulp, candy sugar, nettles, bitter greens, lemon, some medicine. Tart finish. Really solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4362) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
10 ounce pour - $6.00 at Leonís Full Service in Decatur, Georgia as part of their Allagash Takeover event.

Appearance: Hazed, amber-esque body with a smallish, ivory-hued head fed by little streams of bubbles.

Smell: A moderate aroma of tartish whole cherries forward of the faintly sweet-scented, toasty malts and thin wafts of phenols.

Taste: Tastes of, well, cherries, as one might imagine. Some toasted bread and muddled caramel maltiness. Lightly sweet, lightly spicy. Brightly tart and with modest lactic touches popping up here and there. Drying, well-carbonated finish with lingering tart cherries accents.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Old HLT is a likable cherry brew. I was going to liken it to a more lively carbonated Quelque Chose, but, itís been nearly eight long years since I last had it, and, with all the many brain cells Iíve outright killed since then, perhaps I should leave the comparison alone.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4332) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
375ml corked bottle shared by Madvike. Hazy/murky orange-red. Big off-white head, lasts. Mineral cherry pit aroma. Delicate malt background, pleasant cherry flavor, light sour edge very well incorporated. Really natural taste, quite delicious and clean. Tasty, well executed, a medium bodied Kriek that avoids being cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4279) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
bottle share at hill farmsteadís harvest festival. hazy amber, some floaters, with a decent off-white head and retention. cherries, wood, brett - some funk indeed, yeasty, light acidity, light toastiness and a some sweetness, never cloying. floral and citrusy - light but fairly present hopping. average to soft carbonation, light ot medium body, decent herbal-citrusy and earthy finish. not a big beer, not really a sour, but enjoyed it!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4127) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ a recent tasting... Poured reddish/brown with a moderate forming off-white head. Sour and tart with a dense cherry character that offered balance and sweetness to tartness. Mild mouthfeel, unobtrusive body that allowed the cherry fruits and sourness to shine along with some malt tones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap at my sick ass Allagash event. Jealous? Should be.... Pours a soft and clean light peach amber with two fingers of creamy eggshell white head. The nose is nice, soft fruits and cherry with a hint of acidity and very slight chalky/vitaminy character. Very very slight wild character. A very nice acidity in the flavor, mostly front of the mouth and it is quick to go. Bright cherry notes in the background, by no means dominant. Some light fruity esters provide support.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Tap at Samís in Durham. I ordered a glass for $7 and didnít realize they were going to pour me a huge ass glass. I was trying to go in and out of the store. oh well. This was pretty good. Dark reddish, black cherry color, with a large foamy off-white head. Notes of sour black cherry, earthy, yeasty funk. A little muddled and watery when compared to the big boys.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Sampled at the mekong beers gone wild tasting. Pretty much what you would expect. Tart aroma and flavor and just a pleasant blend of cherry. Not fake. Not merichino. Just wonderfully balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3686) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at armsby, tart and light, a little thin, some tasty funk in there, tasty


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