radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks to MrChopin! Poured a clear ruby red color, pink fizzy head. Aroma was tart red berries with a bit of syrup sweetness. Flavor was nice tart cherries. Very Tasty.
solidfunk (4474) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big cherry aroma and lots of yeastiness in this. Ruby red pour. Quite a sour finish. Soft carbonation. Lots of sour cherry in this. Bottle thanks to MrChopin.
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by MrChopin, thanks Kevin! Clear crimson red color. Aromas of berries, tart fruit. Tastes of tart notes, berries, red wine. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Nice.
kramer (5092) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby red body under a fizzy one finger pink tinged head that faded to a thin ring rather quickly. The nose is very heavy on the cherries, smells a bit like cough drops, the fruit is so intense. Just a light hint of tartness and cherry pit like almond note. The flavor is quite tart and fairly acidic though, super juicy and fruity with a very natural taste. The cherry in this is more intense than many Kriek Lambics, not sure how this is classified as a Berliner and not a Fruit beer. Nice lingering tart cherries and a gentle acidity. What an intense beer. Very enjoyable, but this is clearly a fruit beer.
Travlr (13231) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of MrChopin, a huge thank you!! I was looking forward to this one most of all in this tasting. Beautiful bright ruby red color, off pink edge head. Nice full aroma of funky cherries, lemons, pineapple. Taste is softly sour cherries. very tasty.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cherry, lactic acid and wheat malt. Flavor is lactic cherries, light malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Luk_ (204) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red with beautiful pinkish head. Aroma is mainly pungeant dark cherries, also lemon and soured wheat. Taste is once again cherries upfront. There is a lingering citric sourness and sweet concentrated cherries. Highly drinkable and rather simple/straightforward. I prefer this one to their more sour raspberry version.
bytemesis (3499) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Gikinjii. Pours holy candy apple red, large hot pink head that dissipates fairly slowly with decent lacing. Aroma is lots of tart cherry, lemon, sour wheat mash. Flavor is light plus tart, lots of cherry flavors (perhaps a bit artificial), some lemon. Lingering mouth puckering tartness. Medium-light body. Really nice.
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as an extra from tom101010 , THNX man !!!
Pours rather clear dark red, with a pink glow, head is rather small, dark pink and thick .
Smell is Fleshy cherrys , swimpingpool-scent . Nice .
Taste is intense . Enters a touch sour, little bit bitter, very intense cherry , very dry . The more you drink, the more dry it seems to become .
Watery in the mouthfeel, but with great intense , natural taste . Very well done !
knickskicks (762) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright red/pink. Nose is cherry, some oak. Taste is cherry, oak, very mild, crisp and refreshing. Prefer the framboises by a wide margin.