crossovert (5626) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet cherry goodness with a hint of funky tartness. These Cherish brews seem like they would suck but they donít.
Ratman197 (8465) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured aclear ruby red with a lasting pink head. Aromas of cherry coughdrops, cookie and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of sour pie cherries, cookie and a hint of vanilla with a crisp dry tart lingering cherry finish.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This smells exactly like a jar of dyed, syrupy cherries. It tastes much less sweet and more like the cherry fruit. Hibiscus, slightly woody. Great
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(8.4oz bottle via trade with BA pastradul) clearish ruby red, soapy tan lasting head. Nose of sugary cherry syrup, a bit woody/medicinal. Taste of cherry syrup, very sugary, tobacco, light spices and wood. Syrupy body, Sweet linger. Wish I wasnít sweetened. Itíd be decent if it wasnít.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours ruby with a pink head. Aroma shows plenty of candied cherry
with a touch of funk. Flavor shows basically the same with some bready/caramel malt and a touch of oak to dry out the sweetness. Overall not shabby, but a little on the sweet side for me, and not enough acid to save it.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red color with a pink head. Aroma is pretty much cherry with a hint of some wild yeast. Tart flavor of the cherries with some wild yeast and a hint of some horse blanket. A little too much fruit and not enough wild yeast flavor. Still decent.
JDBaker11058 (1061) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: dark red with a fluffy pink head; tons of lacing. Aroma: sweet-tart candies, rich bready malts, cherry syrup. Taste: cherry-flavored hard candy, tart raspberry preserves on whole wheat crackers, some dried fruit notes in the back. Finish: tart, juicy, malty and sweet; the flavors linger pleasantly. Notes: Very sweet, but with a good amount of tartness to balance and nice carbonation to keep the experience from becoming cloying. Of all the fruit lambics, a kriek is my favorite, and I found this to be a very tasty example of the style.
PapaSkeetSkeet (788) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark ruby with a fluffy pink head (not something I get to say often!). Smells like cherry and raspberry. Tastes like cherry, raspberry with a slight tart finish. This is definitely a cherry syrup, and itís definitely pasteurized. Still, given this itís very tasty, although not beer or lambic-like.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, sold as Cherish. Pours clear ruby with a large, fizzy pink head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), light hops (earthy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of cherry. Flavor is heavy malt (bread), light hops (earthy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of cherry. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a medium sweet finish.
bubbleflubber (1633) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky cranberry into the glass with a light sudsy head that leaves thicker window-wash lacing. The nose is of fresh bing cherries alongside some slightly artificial cherry flavoring. The combination is nice. Flavors of sweet and sour cherries, with some interesting light green apple thrown in for good measure. Tart finish. Active carbonation and a juicy mouthfeel give this a semi-cola feel. Does not feel like a "malt beverage", which is a good thing in dealing with Lambics.