VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy purplish red with a resilient, creamy pink head. Aroma is cherry, sour, wheat. Flavor is fruits, cherry. Finish is tart, sour, some lemon. Lingering tartness. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Somewhat lacking in complexity, but so refreshing.
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Bottle ][ ˝ of 34.1cl ][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Tulip ][ 11.25.14 ]
Dark ruby, puffy strawberry milk shake head. Medicinal oak-buttery nose, plenty of cherry sweetness. Heavy cherry pith and skin front palate, ultra dry across the gravel mid, tons of lactic acid softness in the thin, sticky body with light chardonnay oak butter in the lightly sweet cake-like finish. Very controlled, low sweetness, heavy but soft acidity, faintly watery. Tone down the oak and you’re nearing New Glarus fruit territory.
[ 11.25 Tasting Ranking ]
01. De Garde Cherry Raz Bu – 4.2
02. De Garde Cherry Bu – 3.8
03. Dieu du ciel d’ete aux cerise – 3.5
04. De Garde Cran Bu – 3.5
05. Allagash Nancy – 3.5
06. Russian River Supplication – 3.4
07. New Glarus Thumbprint Berliner – 3.2
08. Sante Adairius Cask Cherry – 3.0
09. Wicked Weed Black Angel – 3.0
10. Cisco Cranberry Woods – 3.0
11. Lost Abbery Veritas 014 – 2.7
12. Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Cherry – 2.5
13. Almanac Cerise Sour Blond – 1.8
14. Firestone Walker Krieky Bones – 1.7
teorn88 (4701) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from BD Camden during tap takeover. It pours a pale straw-orange color with a small white head. Aroma is acidic and citric, with notes of grains, hay, sour cherries and lemon juice. Taste is acidic with notes of lemon juice, sour cherries, hay, grass, custard. Finishes dry and acidic. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, really enjoyable and tasty
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark ruby red, clear, with a small amount of dark pink head. Nose is incredibly strong cherry, very fleshy ripe cherry, and hint medicinal. Flavor is a bit more rounded cherry, light brett breaks up the cherry, no medicinal, cherry lingers through the finish. Medium to full body, well carbonated, very creamy feel.
biirusaikou (1494) - - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour cherry, grape, berries, tart, hints of vanilla, dry finish. Not as impressive as the raspberry one but very tasty fruit beer still.
Iphonephan (4993) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle at the DC Pre-Turkey Day tasting on Nov 9, 2014. Pours a clear cranberry with a pink head. Flavors of cherry. Crisp tart finish.
radagast83 (6101) - 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 (5953) - 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 (4100) - 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 (5501) - 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.