bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a deep ruby body with a moderate pinkish head. Aroma of cherry, wet wood, mustiness, and vinous. Flavor of cherries, Belgian yeast, and wood with a somewhat dry finish.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG@Ravenous-thanks to -750ml bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and red color. Aroma is vinuous, fruit-cherry, wood, some spice. Taste is vinuous, fruit-cherry, wood, some spice. Good carbonation.
bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to marcus for sharing 1 of 180 bottles. Pours a very dark cherry with a pinkish off-white head. Aromas of alcohol and darkish cherry. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is a little heat, a little darkish cherry. A bit muddled. Should have had it before the Lou Pepe Kriek (no comparison). It is mellow. A bit too much malt? And too much alcohol. But it is a worthy effort. In the future more sour and less alcohol. It does improve with time.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This beer is terrible. Reddish color with a nice murkiness and a small head. Aroma is just bad. A bit of bile along with onions to start things off. A mild fruit/cherry character followed by a heavy dose of celery. Tastes like pruno/cheap wine with a little bit of cherry. A very strong vegetable character which is far from pleasing. Bah.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (dregs)… RBWG ‘10… Murky caramel-colored ale with a rose tint and a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet is vinous, acidic, earthy and a touch medicinal. Medium bodied and watery with nearly-expired carbonation. The flavor is sweet, fruity, earthy, but then way too bitter. Odd; unpleasant. Leaves a bitter taste in my mouth that I wasn’t expecting from a lambic or fruit beer. Not sure what they were going for here. Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger!
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reddish pour. Cherry aroma, some light graham cracker, caramel. Flavor is a watery, cherry mess. A big waste of money.
BMan1113VR (7689) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blue Palms (listed as Big Sky Cherry Golden 11%). Pours with a hazed golden body and a small white head. Aromas are sweet with honey, biscuit, pears and a musty/cobweb note. Flavors are big, sweet, and boozy, light cherry and some cinnamon. Estery with big notes of clove. A bit messy. Lively bubbles but a sticky body.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, 2010 vintage. Poured a lovely shade of shimmery copper with a head that fizzled out quickly. The aroma picked up semi-sweet cherry dust and oak, vanilla, and cherry-covered chocolate accents.. warm cherry liqueur on the back of the nose. The flavor found a blend of sweet and tart cherries on the tip of the tongue with bready malts and some toasted grains behind.. peppery yeast, cherry dust, and tangy oak around.. finished with a boozy kick plus a bit of tart cherry and oak. Medium-bodied and a touch fizzy on the palate.. the oak worked well, but it could’ve used a little more cherry.. quite strong.
DuffMan (5770) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Cork pulls out without much fanfare. Extremely lively carbo generatesa huge-- but brief-- head on a murky red-orange body. Aroma is just off: acetone and petrol and vinegar. Undrinkable. Sad.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
#3595/3600, 750, corked and baled. Pours a cloudy garnet with surging gigantic head that settles quickly away to nothing at all. Funky dry woody nose overpowers the tart cherry presence. The cherries are a little overly sugary, but that could be all the vanillins from the oak messing with their mojo. Creamy medium body with subdued carb. Tart cherries, vanilla, and wood on the mid palate. Acetic finish.