riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottle a few months back from AlexDeLarge. Thanks man! Aroma of yeasty spice and fruit with a mild tart cherry aspect too. Pours a hazy gold with a thin lasting head into a flute. Tart cherries combine with a light yeasty spice to produce a flavorful and fruity light beer. A mild lingering tart/sour character lingers. Very nice beer but I am a huge fruit beer fan. This is done well.
3fourths (7514) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handbottle shared by kmweaver. Cloudy yellow and orange colored body with a white head. Nose of starchy wheat germ, wheat bread, some husky/stalky scents, some very pale/dried white or pink cherries... overall has a very soft cherry character that gives it a mild sourness. I thought Red Poppy was pretty mild but this is even more so. Overall it’s nicely fresh, lightly sweet at times while a bit tart at other times. I enjoyed it.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz handbottle, thanks kmweaver) Cloudy light amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, wheat, floral, some bubblegum. Taste is medium sweet, some sourness that’s mildly cherry. Light0medium body, some acidity.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of kmweaver. Hazy pale with a small white head. Herbal, hop nose with cotton candy, dough, banana, honey and flowers. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly tart and lightly bitter with honey, light cherry, flowers and apricot. Medium body is soft with light carbonation.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz handbottle, courtesy of hopdog. Thanks, Steve! Pours a hazy, cloudy grapefruit color; bright white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Very pleasant aroma: wheat, a touch of funk and sugar, pleasant light cherry with a bit of tartness. Medium mouthfeel: pleasant tart cherries, reasonable sourness, chewy floral and cotton candy maltiness; some funk and interesting fruit character; definitely still in excellent shape. Medium finish: tart cherries, breadiness, and some residual wheat; quite pleasant.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle from AlexDeLarge. Pours a hazy, glowing orange-amber body. A foamy, pure white head settles to a thin blanket with a prominent edge, leaving behind sudsy rings and flares of lacing. A sweet, yeasty aroma of pale golden malts, apricots and mild cherries greets the nose. The flavor is considerably more tart, with the cherry adding an acidic sourness to the sweet malts and yeast. Slightly watery, this brew is smooth and incredibly easy to drink. Finishes on the dry side, which forces sip after sip. Very refreshing on a hot day. This is not outstanding, by any means, but it is exactly what the brewers intended it to be, a very refreshing, sessionable Belgian fruit beer. This would make for an awesome tailgate beer, if only it were accessible.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from brewery. Far superior to the regular grisette, IMO. Reddish golden color with small white head. Aroma and flavor both a nice balance of tart cherries, citrus, straw, and yeast. The sour cherries add just the right amount of tartness so that this is still easy to drink but really adds a ton of character to the otherwise somewhat bland grisette.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample courtesy of weeare138. Poured a medium orangish color (deep golden) with a small sized white head. Aromas of yeast, citrus, and some tart cherries. Tastes of tart cherries (stronger than the aroma but not overpowering or in your face), fruity, and yeast.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy, reddish golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of earth, yeast, citrus, and light cherry. Taste of citrus fruits, yeast, light grassy bitterness, and a bit of tart cherry in the finish.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pale/golden yellow. Aroma of sour cherries and tastes the same. Like the regular grisette, this is new and unique to me and I enjoyed it very much.