fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark reddish amber with a tall, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Huge, fruity aroma, lots of cherry, a hint of cranberry, light sweet bread spice, a little oak, sweet biscuit, hints of cereal grain. Some apple comes out in the aroma as it warms and the spicy notes become a little more noticeable. Great cherry and light cranberry flavors and tartness up front, cereal, light herbal and sweet bread/pie spice come in shortly after, some nice woody oak there as well, as it warms the apple comes out some more and the tartness and acidity are somewhat stronger, with something of a lactic or acetic feel to the acidity when it warms more. Liight to medium body with a light, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation and somewhat creamy, slightly sticky feel, leading to a slightly more dry finish with an acidic tingle. Amazing, easily one of my favorite New Glarus beers and one of my favorite fruit beers, hopefully it has a decent shelf life, or they decide to make it a year round release.
JefVerstraete (1157) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ ’Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Obtained from a trade, thanks Joe! Dark yellow colour, cloudy, some white foam. Soft carbonation. Very fruity nose of sweet apples and sweet cherries. Bit sourness but a lot of sugar and sweeteners. Why do people rate this beer so high?
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers!
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: so sweet, ’neuskes’, apples, fruity.
TASTE: too sweet, fruity, nice, but too much. Don’t get the hype.
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good cream to yellowish head over brown beer. Apples, with syrup, like something of a fancy fair treat. Sweet, syrupy, slightly roasted flavour. Again apples, Tarte Tatin, even when not as flavourful. Sticky, but with, strangely enough, backthroat quite some acidburn. Not that bad, just a tad overly syrupy.
lb4lb (2462) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is cherry and cranberry cocktail. Taste is similar. Good and sweet then dry. Tart. Good but I like Belgian red a touch better. Full body. Good stuff.
WanderinCelt87 (155) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour is a nice hazy amber with a cloudy head. Aroma is of tart of cherries with hints of apple and cranberries. At first sip I get the cherries but that gives way to tart cranberries followed by a nice crisp apple after taste. Leaves very clean fruity aftertaste.
gendv138 (1000) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of cherries, fruit candy, apples. Tastes of cherries, jolly rancher, apples. Really nice.
truebluehes (164) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Awesome fruity nose, pours nice with small head. Tart like belgian red, but tangy different due to cranberry. Awesome.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours hazy red with off-white head . Aroma is very Apple, cherry, sweet, very aromatic, very juicy. Taste is very juicy, tart backbone balanced the nice sweet fruit flavors, very cherry. This beer is great.
Troupis (32) - - JUL 3, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As impressive as his cousin the Belgian Red this beer is power packed with genuine fruit and with depth of flavor with every taste. Doesn't sit sugary nor artificial and instead tastes like I'm at a brewery drinking straight from a barrel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopbag (61) - - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh tasting alcoholic fruit juice. Not unlinke an alcoholic cran-apple juice. Low funk if any. Tart in a fruit way, with some bite like a raw cranberry. Some beer flavor lurking underneath. Cloudy red color. Hops absent or well blended, citrus or cascade if anything.