SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from secret santa; clear rosy red with faint white head; dry cherries, vanilla syrup and dry malt; the base beer is trumped by the cherries and the sharp, lemon malt is completely gone; this beer is crazy dry with mild cherry syrup; eh, not my cup of tea
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy ruby red with a decent foamy head. Aroma of light fruit and sweet cherries, caramel malt, honey and yeast. Flavor is sweet malt and lots of fruit. Good stuff. The base beer benefits nicely from the addition of cherries.
sidel (6) - - JAN 27, 2011 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The pour on this beer is it’s best feature. I love the red/ruby color in the glass. You can get a good whiff of the cherries and hops. I have sensitive taste buds to tart things and this was one of those that seemed a little sour to me. It’s a pretty beer, but not one of my favorites. I love the Peach version much more.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks ben! dark rosy pink, creamy off white head. waxy pie cherry aroma, canned fruit. very dry with a woody tannin body that scrubs away most of the fruit.
Gription79 (2428) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Magnum bottle purchased at Epic. Poured into 2 glasses, first poured brilliant ruby color, no head. Second glass poured cloudy and pink, still no head. Started with a slight white bubble halo, which faded like the innocence of youth (way too soon). This beer was strange in the fact that there was prickly carbonation, but no visible signs. The nose carried cherries, estery Belgian yeast, and alcohol. The taste is reminiscent of grenadine, cherries, and minimal malt, but avoids being syrupy or hot. Finishes extremely dry.
IndianaRed (2738) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brewforia Beer Market in Meridian, ID Ruby red color and nary a head but for a thin line of bobbles around the edge. Nice Cherry aroma, slightly of cough syrup, and a soft woody note as well. Flavor was a nice balance of the moderate Belgian yeast character and an up front byt not over powering cherry flavor. A little alcohol note added to the slight cough syrup flavor, but nicely done. Mild and not obnoxious, but not particularly bold and daring. Tasty.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Superdave with another Epic hookup. Bottle pours like a glass of murky cherry juice with a white head. Aroma is candied and sweet with notes of cherry, pomegranate, nutmeg and a touch of funk. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of stone fruit, primarily peach. Overall body is moderate, dry, and lightly acidic.
drfabulous (4540) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce thanks to douglas88. Ruby/pink color with nice carbonation. Taste is white wine driven by cherry and Belgian yeast. Little bit of tart. Very light and drinkable for 10 percent. Release #1 on the bottle.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 12/19/10 from a bomber bottle with the AZ Crew. Thanks to SuperDave for bringing this. Pours cloudy red with an average white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is earthy cherry with pomegranate, watermelon, and just a hint of malt. The flavor is a bit sweet cherry with grenadine, and the same bit of malt from the nose. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long earthy cherry finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark ruby red color with quickly diminishing head and nice lacing when it’s there. The nose is tart, with some nice cherry notes, light oak and a pleasing yeasty sweet note. The only downside is a big caramelly malty note in the flavor which brings this back into the ale arena. The tart belgian arena usually requires much more dry pilsner malts and more tartness. The cherries are nice and fruity, the oak is there, but not too much. Balanced and good. Could use a little more of something, but the foundation is sharp.