maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with effectively no head on it. Nose has some dark fruit elements (i.e., cherries), and just a little bit of feet in there. Taste smacks of cherry (which I hate, which is why I’m making my wife drink most of this), and I can’t get beyond that. Really don’t like that, but it’s because of the fruit.
Johnsense (802) - - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
an older bottle. Lower carbonation. Aroma of sour cherry, red wine. Sweet, but in no way cloying or syrupy. Sour cherry, with traces of red wine and oak. Nicely integrated. Still a very slight bit of alcohol detected but not enough to burn. Grab a couple bottles and let them age.
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Batch 14. Looks like cherry juice, even and fire engine red, almost no fizz or head. Not really much of an aroma, but drinks like cherry candied liqueur, with just a slight alcohol burn, and quite well balanced. Very nice overall. (#5166, 7/7/2013)
pfriesen (112) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicely integrates the barrel, slightly sour, dangerously drinkable. Low carbonation and finishes sweet but not syrupy
tricyclist (753) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wanted so much out of this. Pours a faint pink gold with fluffed white head. Nose was tart cherries and mild Belgian yeasty spice. Flavor was spiced cherries, not that enjoyable. I wanted it to be better. Smooth body...
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 11.4% release 14, bottle picked up from the distributors at the Yokohama Brewer’s Cup. It pours like a golden belgian ale with a heavy pink tint, the color is a light red with a sparkling wine like carbonation with no head. The aroma is a musty wine red with hints of sweet fruity cherries-some belgian notes sneak through. The taste is really boozy, bitter with a dry cherry finish. nice enough but it packs a high ABV punch which kind of overpowers everything else. I would prefer this to be in the 7-8% range. It is definitely too boozy which gives it a wine coolerish flavor profile. Not as good as what I was expecting, I preferred the Brainless on Peaches. -----had a later batch last night which seemed much less boozy. A deep ruby pour with an oaky cherry aroma. The taste is very tart and earthy not at all balanced but nice enough...
Blairgus (2614) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 July 2013, tap. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is a bit winey. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Sugary, white grapes, moderate alcohol. Ok.
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Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, from the Beer Shop LTD, E Longmeadow. Release #11. 10.7% ABV.
Hazed crimson with little in the way of head.
Nose is glazed cherries, booze, sugars.
Taste comprises cherries, booze, sugars, berry fruits, cherry jam.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light sugars and booze.
Bit of a one trick pony. All cherries and a slightly unrefined booze flavour.
Drinkable but expected more !
Prufrockstar (962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at beer authority. Pours clear pinkish red, no head. Aroma is cherry, yeast esters (of the bubblegum variety), burps up cherry cough syrup. Alcohol burn is prominent in the end. Dry finish, syrupy texture, lively carbonation on the tongue. Overall - doesn't really work for me, but thanks to Burc for swapping out my half-finished hottenroth even though I didn't ask for it - well-appreciated!
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mnurda (1132) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Release number seven from happy Harry’s. reddish pink in colour. Very bubbly. Great after dinner beer with dessert