77ships (6512) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THANKS to tom10101 for this beauty! 341 ml. bottle at home. Pours this incredible dark, almost tad purple deep wine / cherry red, gorgeous with a sadly quickly gone very dark pink head. Reminds me a bit of Mikkeller SpontanCherryFrederiksdal visually. Just beautiful. Nose is gorgeous, deep yoghurt culture, light sour with huge amount of cherries, lots of juice. Taste unfortunately comes across a bit muted compared to the smell, lots of juice but mixed in with fair amount of cherry pits, leaves and a mineral / stone – like feeling to it all, yoghurt culture is faint here, tad dry. Body is all juice, dries out just like fruit skins. Heavy fruit profile almost begs comparison to a lambiek but that is unfair since it doesn’t have the same depth; This is very straightforward, very drinkable as well. I could have wished for more but seeing as I have been less than enamoured with my resent brushes with the styles I can only applaud this. This is what I wish Berliners in general would taste like. In the end despite my nitpicking this is a thing of beauty, tart superbly drinkable juice with all the right cultures and not the off-putting ones as some Berliners seem to have for me. Bottled on 07/2014.
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
30th September 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle tasting. Thanks to Paul for this one. Almost clear pink tinted red beer, small but bright pink head. Palate is light, mildly crisp and semi dry. Nice cherry, not too sour and just a little tart, Whisper of marzipan. Trace of tangy lemon. Light crisp finish. Decent.
Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Bropey, CBC Clerko, 30/09/14.
Cherry red with a decent crimson covering.
Nose is cherry drops, puff of smoke, straw, red berry sherbets.
Taste comprises light acidic notes, tanfy cherry skins, more cherry drop sweetness, spice, light woody rinse.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy cherry wash in the close.
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle from William J. Walter.
Pour opaque red with a pink foam head and some light traces of lacing. Aroma of intense cherry with light tart notes.
Medium body, Sugary and light sure note.
Amazing autumn beer next to a fire pit and a thick blanket. It’s 10 celsius at night in october around here.
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red body with a thin off white head and spotty lacing. Assertive sour cheries, light earth, raspberry-like candy finish. Light bodied with smooth carbonation, bright acidity with slight puckering, semi-dry throughout, super clean finish. A bit one-dimensional, but thoroughly tasty.
fiammanghilla (910) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spina @ Eurhop 2014.
Rossa con schiuma evanescente
Appena acidula, ciliegia dominante.
Non convince del tutto dopo una vagonata d’acidi di Cantillon.
ippopotamo36 (1081) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Eurhop festival in Rome-Italy. Pours clear fluorescent red-rose with a small white head. Nose of macerated cherries, cellar. Grain in the mouth, dry and with a predominant cherries feel. Cool.
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SarkyNorthener (3485) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Richthevillan. Beet root coloured beer with pink medium head. Aroma of cherry drops. Taste is cherry drops, a touch of sourness and sherbet. Good.
Scopey (10641) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at BrewDog Clapham. It pours crazy bright red with a medium pink head. The nose is earthy, barnyard, mild sweetness, cherry, berry skin and candy cane. The taste is crisp, tart, dry, juicy cherry, sherbet, almond, marzipan undertones and light mouth-pucker with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Simple, tart and easy-going. Super drinkable stuff.
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Matt’s; 5.9% ABV
Bright blood and ruby color with pinkish color. Very nice aroma, lively, some cherry, but the mild acidity creates a berry impression. Dry, tart, light cherry flavor, but weak; light final astringency.
Simpler than expected; very nice aroma, but lacking in flavor.