KirkFrancis (2) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely not New Glarus. The color and aroma are magnificent, but the cherry flavor is fleeting and weak. Very effervescent. I'm not really sure why it is claimed to be a Belgian Strong. The yeast flavors are indeed Belgian-like, but mild. That being said, it is a good example of a fruit beer and very drinkable.
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TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blood orange color with quickly fading foam. Smells like apricots and funky basement. Sweet and tart cherries with a slight funk and some mild bitterness. Medium-bodied with a very dry finish and low carbonation.
Kind of a weird tripel, but definitely worth trying.
dmac (4091) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber from EZ. Poured a very ugly reddish brown body with a fizzy head that tried to establish itself as I poured like a soda head does but it faded as fast as it formed. Aroma was rather vinous overall with notes of Belgian yeast, dry bread crusts, cherry skins, sweet soda notes, honey and oak. Nice body with a medium mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation that finishes dry and has a rather quick fading aftertaste. Flavor isn’t quite as good as the aroma but has some similarities. Notes of dry crusts, yeast, cherry soda, dry wood and some wine. Not bad but has room for improvement.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Batch 7. Pours bright red with a split second pink head. Nose is big sour cherry, roses, soy sauce. Taste is one dimensional. Sweet, bitter and lightly tart all at the same time from start to finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and sticky, light body and long finish.
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pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Eduardo....pours out a rather attractive reddish color with a small white head. Aroma is of medicinal cough syrup, cherries, some yeast, spice and light woody notes. Taste is of medicinal cherries, one dimensional fruity yeast characters, light vanilla, wood. Alcohol rather well hidden.
drowland (6083) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/14/12. 22oz bomber shared by nulledge. Clear light red/amber pour with a small khaki head. Light cherry aroma, somewhat like cherry candy, somewhat medicinal. Sweet cherry flavor, alcohol, and more of that cherry medicine aspect. Eh.
beertimenow (22) - - NOV 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a pink, red color with a white, fizzy head that disappears quickly. Aroma is cherries, sour, and yeasty. The taste of the cherries and the beer don’t seem to mix well for me. I don’t pick up much of the barrel in this one. Decent, but probably won’t buy again.
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, Batch 6. Poured cloudy peach with a tall, well-retained, looser-bubbled pink-tinted head. The aroma picked up tart cherries, oak, and vinous notes accented by sparkly carbonation.. medium-skinned fruits, banana, and cloves beneath.. more vinous as it warmed up.. I really enjoyed it. The flavor opened with tart oak and vinous notes, with biscuity malts and fruit behind.. red wine and cloves around.. finished dry with cherry dust, oak, and red winey notes.... tasty stuff. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. very dry with good use of the yeast and the barrel.
rnlanders (11) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful beer in the glass, but not terribly memorable otherwise. Hoppy with some cherry and wood flavors. Does not really seem like a Belgian to me, as it claims to be.
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pale reddish color with a white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty cherry aroma. Fruity spicy weak woody cherry flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty cherry finish.