TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 Pours a hazed but browned red body with a small pinkish head. Nose is LOVELY! Sweet and creamy cherries mixed with tart cherries. This would be nice with a cheesecake! The taste is more of the same. It's a sweet and creamy cherry flavor mixed with a subtle tartness. Mouthfeel is smooth and is the finish, as it lacks over-the-top tartness. Very well done. I need to try more of their beers!
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour, vinous nose with light cherries. The body was medium and was sour, tart. the cherries seeped through enough and it was smoothe and easy. Very wine like.
noheinie4u (37) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good appearance and flavor...aftertaste is slightly vinegary but only shortly...
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one beautiful beer - a deep red with a light rose-colored head. Aroma is of cherries (duh) and something more; maybe dull hops? I really can't tell, since the aroma is weak overall. Flavor is also very fruity, with an aftertaste that lingers slightly but isn't necessarily bad. Good stuff.
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very red. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, and chlorine. The chlorine aspect of the aroma was somewhat off putting. The flavor is of very fresh juicy cherries with a slight vinegar. The chlorine does not show up in the flavor.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very pleasent and mainly cherry. Appearance is excellent bright red with delightful purple head that is retained and lots of lacing. Full points for appearance. Flavor is a bit one dimensional cherry and a bit thin on the palate. There is a tiny undercurrent flavor that is somewhat barnyardy bit it is quite subdued. Tasty.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep burgundy red, pink head. Smokey nose, benzene, sweet. The taste is fully artificial, like a kind of bright-red 'cherry'-flavoured gums, popular with children over here. Taste is very sweet. Medium bodied. Sweetness goes on and on. This is a disgrace for Frank.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A deep cherry color, quite clear, with a nice pink head. Not super carbonated though. Smells of cherry and also slightly tart with a woodiness to it as well. Almost cherry candy type aromas. Not very sour tasting at all, though not that sweet either. A little bit of a tannic edge finishes the beer off. Quite mellow for a lambic. Overall this has a nice cherry flavor backed by a pleasing light acidity. This would be a good first lambic beer for those who have not had the style, but in the end it just does not hold up.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
slightly sour cherry aroma, pours with a dark purple hue and no head, medium carbonation, sour cherry taste with a dry and sour finish.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy-brown burgundy, ruddy with peachy emblazenments. Vicissitudinous, pillow-silky head, clinging to the sides of the glass with "legs." Aroma is primarily sour pie cherries (of course), but there is much more. Cinammon oatmeal and raisins, aceticness, and overwhelming sweet/spicy character. Flavor is much more of the same, with lots of woodiness (oak, cedar?) ramifying throughout. A faint, jagged-grained bitterness is present throughout every second of the taste/swallow, but comes to a head in the aftertaste. Actually a fair bit of lasting bitterness. Very bright and carbonated--and very smooth. Sweet at the start, but turns a bit gummy on the palate. Overall quite tasty, but it is not quite up to the level of New Glarus's Belgian Red (although this is much more lambic-y).