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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Galesburg, Michigan USA
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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tart ale made with Michigan cherries.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Reddish amber color with a thin beige head. Nose like cherry jolly ranchers and smoke. Flavors of sweet and sour cherries and jolly rancher sweetness. Nor enough beer flavor. The cherry seemed more of a gimmick than a compliment to the beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2005
pours a reddish orangish color w/ lots of bubbles and a small white head. Aroma is highly cherry w/ some other malt in it. Palate is thin and very acidic. Flavor is of lactose and cherries a good amount of tart. Not something Id drink again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10680) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Bottle 12 oz. Reddish/brown hue with a medium head that diminished quickly. Average aroma of malt and light cherry. Medium body with light smooth texture. Well balanced fuit flavor with small sweet finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Draft - not a ton of aroma. Some malt and some fruitiness, of course. Very nice appearance - deep red with a beige head. As expected, but still very nice. The flavor is very one-dimensional - mouth puckeringly tart cherries. Im glad I tried one, but I dont think I will have a second.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottle. Dark red w/ thin white head. Nose is acidic and cherries, light malt hints. Taste is alot of cherries, some light malt, kinda sour and tart. Palate is fizzy and clean.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1900) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Apple red color with thin soapy head. Not much aroma. Kinda like cherry soda. Mild. Not very good.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Orange pour covered by a regular white head. plasticy tea-like nose. Dull fruits are overshadowed by a characterless yeastiness. Jammy cherries are rather dull, orangey and plasticy once again. Big bubbles strike on the palate at first, but are completely gone after a few seconds.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Clear, red tinged amber, with a nice creamy, foamy off-white head. Sourish standard ale aroma, tinged with slightly rotten cherries. Super sour and very tart flavor, with a heavy coppery metallic flavor stinging my mouth. Some light creamy notes. Gross, this beer is not drinkable. Palate is dry and metallic. Im not impressed.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Nice red hue to the beer here. Head full of lively bubbles. The aroma is sweet, but not as fruity as expected. Taste is a little harsh and not subtle at all. The cherry seems fake and should probably age a while before my next bottle.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2005
12 oz bottle sampled with tiggmtl, Rastacouere and Olivier_MTL at the Best Western in Ann Arbor, MI. Light cherry juice color, bubbly, bit of lasting head and plenty of lace....ok, the appearance is the best part and its all downhill, you know immediately as the aroma is of cheap jam, a touch vinegary and very sugary-fake...body of sour cherries, quite dry, lactic and somewhat doughy, deteriorates as it warms with a chemical/plastic quality....hard to believe this is from Kalamazoo, it really seems like an off batch...seriously there is something wrong here (and mind you, I like fruit beers a lot more than most), take it back Larry!


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