drowland (6287) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally sampled in June 2014 from a bottle and again later on draft in Destin at The Craft Bar, enjoyed both times. Nice red pour, mild fizz, good legs, seems to stick to the side of the glass - looks nice. Nice aroma, cherry definitely present, maybe a bit of a booze burn, could just be fermented honey, a floral and earthy punch. Awesome flavor, I’m a sucker for cherries, nice cherry flavor, tart/sweet red wines, cherry pie, floral undertones, mild honey. Tasty!
TheGDBatPan (10) - Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
It’s the closest thing you’ll find to mostly-organic fruit punch for adults, and a great intro to B. Nektar’s beverages.
zach8270 (3629) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 500 ml) Rating #3600. Pinkish pour with a pink hued head. Sweet cherry and honey in the aroma. Lots of cherry in the flavor, but the more tart cherry than the overly sweet cough drop cherry. Smooth and a nice lingering tart finish.
udubdawg (30) - Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
quite brown, slightly muddy appearance. somewhat reddish orange when held to the light. nearly colorless water edge, no legs.
aroma is tart cherries, a faint chemical whiff that unfortunately lends a slight "fake" to the fruit, sort of tea-like, some lemon, slight spiciness. berry: straw/rasp.
flavor is more berry, definite cherry, honey fairly hidden under the fruit. some spiciness/tangy tart hop flavor, but well short of balancing the high sweetness. low tannin.
even as it warms there is a slight chemically/phenolic to the ample fruit. I suppose it could be the hops clashing.
nice idea, but not the sum of its parts. sweetness not completely undrinkable, but getting close. even a moderage alcohol level/heat/spiciness would help provide some balance here.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6490-20140708] Bottle. Fruity raspberry strawberry pie aroma. Clear, dark red body with a quick bubbly head. Fruity strawberry and tart raspberry seed flavour. Medium body. Boozy and interesting. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
VsXsV (2548) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC ’14. Cl purple liquid with small pink head. Aroma of honey, blackberries, cherries and floral hops. Taste is light to medium sweet with notes of honey and blackberries. Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Nice stuff.
Nickls (1891) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Honey, light spice, earthy and woody hops, slight cherry sourness in the aroma. Flavor is similar, honey sweet, earthy tea hops, sour light cherry. Medium slick body with limited carbonation.
AndyW68 (1160) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
To sweet. Red cherry color with no head. Aroma is sweet cherries with a little must. Taste is way to sweet, bit still ok overall.
Ferris (5267) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Malty, cocoa and cherry with some acidity. Deep amber with a. Decent beige head. Tart balsamic cherry, light soy and some spice. Tart and sweet.
radarsock (1037) - Vermont, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$7.49 purchased from New England Wine & Spirits. Like dinking rose water, blueberry concentrate, hibiscus, and medicinal hops. Smooth, wonderful. Fits like a worn a boot.