illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Liquors in DC. Pours a hazy red with a dissipating pale off white/pink head. Aroma of cherry, alcohol, and Belgian esters. Medium bodied with a soft, spritzy texture. Flavor Belgian malts, with a nuanced cherry and bitterness. Finish has alcohol without being boozy, with a dry spicy oakiness. This is not bad, but nothing here is mind blowing. But I like having a beer I don’t have to over analyze. This basically comes across as an oak aged Trippel with a kiss of cherry. I dug it.
mikesaum (680) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brews. Pours a amber color with a pinkish head, aroma of cherries and some belgian yeast. Tart cherry taste with some belgian spice,and an odd finish, good but not great.
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a ruby color with a good amount of head. Light cherry aroma and flavor to start with a malty quick finish.
parrotheadkrm (12) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was sweet cherries. Taste sweet, carbonated, apple finsh. Drinkable, enjoayble, not awesome.
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle
This was a heavy beer that was more intense than some beers with a much higher ABV. I am not sure why but it distracted from what was otherwise a solid experiment. Maybe it just didn’t work as well as the peach version. Whatever the reason I still look forward to trying the base Brainless to see how it stacks up.
Aroma / Appearance - A lively beet red body and wispy head (like strands of white cotton candy) provide the focal points. The long spindly legs give away the alcohol content at a glance. Cherries, cotton candy, and cherry cordial warm the senses just from a sniff. The total impression reminds me of the smell of a room whose door has been shut for months and is just now getting fresh air.
Flavor / Palate - Carbonation, apple cider, sweet cherry pie filling, and more carbonation eat at the tongue. Were it not so bubbly it might be on par with the peach version. The mild oak finish indicates that the chardonnay aging didn’t add much depth at all. Ultimately this is a solid beer but kind of a one shot experience. For $11.99+ I can find other options on the shelf that appeal to my palate.
Thanimal (29) - Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt orange color. No head with a slight cherry finish. Refreshing beer with a malty taste on the pallet
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Clear reddish peach colored pour with zero head. Nose is mild sweet cherry. Light syrupy palate. Taste is kind of a weird funky cherry with some yeast and malt. Decent.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Pours clear amber with orange highlights and a small, fizzy, white head. The odd bouquet delivers vanilla, spicy Belgian phenols, caramel and a suggestion of cherry. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. The flavor is sweet, fruity, herbal, rooty and mildly acidic. Finishes bittersweet with lingering bitterness. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured 22 oz into a tulip glass. It had good carbonation. It had a slight sour cherry note which went well with this sour beer. I was however hoping for more cherry favors. I didn’t find it as enjoyable as a Lindemans.
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours hazy ruby/garnet with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is fragrant cherry nose, light malt, Belgian yeast, vinous, fruity esters, and oak. Flavor is chardonnay, cherry, light malt, Belgian yeast, fruity esters, oak, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.