bwa5879 (789) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maroon pour with whispy offwhite foam on top, looks like dark cranberry juice. Light carbonation, chalky mouthfeel, tingly crisp finish. Nose is light tangy and funky cranberry/cherry, perhaps raspberry too but its hard to distinguish its so light. Bold cherry, sour bretty and lemon in the taste. Good rendition, crisp and refreshing.
njager246 (508) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at bells, definitely some cherry notes. Not my favorite style but this ones pretty good!
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Tap: murky copper, dingy all around with a gray-tinted, white-ish head that settles to a thick collar rather quickly. Aroma is deep, deep, hidden sour cherry notes and a faint touch of lemon in the back. Not much else aside from the deep pitted cherry. Light, faint, very relaxed. Taste is full of light cherry, actually a bit more sweet than sour. There’s a light, soft tartness mid-palate with some mild wheat and grain to go along. Very slight chalky aftertaste with more cherry in the finish. Very nice beer, but I was expecting a little more tartness.
Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of tart cherry, bourbon, lightly sweet cherry, vanilla, and a hint of oak. It’s a mostly transparent amber with a touch of haze. It has a small white head that leaves some decent webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet and tart cherries. The finish has light-moderate bourbon with some faint oak and vanilla. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, there’s more bourbon here than I was expecting.