nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Bells tasting Orange-red pour with an off white head. Aroma of fresh cherry and dry toasted malt. Flavors of tart cherry, toasted malt, a bit of yeast as well. Light body, tart/malty with a tart/earthy finish. Pretty good really.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a slightly cloudy amber body topped by a thin head with little lacing. IT’s sweet and full of cherry notes with light malty notes. Light to medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber red color, tart and sour cherries in the nose and taste, although on the mild side. Finishes sour and dry.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Translucent and auburn red in color with an expansive dust overlay and a thin, khaki-grey wrung around the edges. Sticky web lacing. Love that aroma. Sweet maraschino cherries nearly predicate a kriek dimension, along with hints of strawberry-watermelon Jolly Ranchers. Mild accents of lemons and cloves for dimension, and throw in some grenadine while you’re at it. Big fresh cherry sweetness syrups its way into the palatary playing field, with a sticky dissipation that leaves a tin soup can reverberating in the background. Sweet cherry pie filling, and the effervescence at the outset is saying "Shirley Temples" - dirty style (which means maraschino juice, pervert.) Mild coriander met with grenadine in the finish. I expected the worst and was pleasantly surprised. Decent stuff.
Muckrakerr (33) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from a bottle to an opaque reddish amber. Good, slow disappearing head. Aroma reminds me of when I was 12 years old picking tart cherries on Mead’s Farm near Frankfort, Michigan. Tart, tangy flavor. A maltiness seeps in that doesn’t allow the cherries to overpower the ale. I could drink alot of this ale.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the best from Bells, but I actually like this beer. Tasty and interesting. It took me a couple bottles to get this beer, but I actually like it.
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2005 I typically think that fruit beer is just a bad beer with some fake tasting fruit flavour, but this tastes authentic. Its very nice! Not over the top with fruit flavour, and tastes real enough to think that there are actually cherries there somewhere. It isn’t exceptionally malty, or beerlike, but very well done from my perspective.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dusty red-orange. Nose sour and tart. Flavor tart cherry, bit sour, a bit of mild fruity burst. Biscuity at the end.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle. Pours a reddish amber color. head is off white. Bottle conditioned, so, after swirling, the beer is a haze of cloudy yeast. Aroma is high with cherries. Slight earthy aroma, maybe from the yeast. Flavor was pie cherries with a tingly tart mid palate. Can’t drink this all night long, but it was quite good. The best thing about it is that it is not sickeningly sweet.