oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of cherry, didn’t even know this was a barrel aged beer before I came to rate it. Tartness of the cherries seems to cover up the belgian yeast flavor, but there is a slight hint of it. Pretty tart.
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served red tinted golden color with a tiny bit of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather rapidly, leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of some cherry smells as well as a little bit of biscuit and some yeast. Along with these smells are some aromas of grain and a oak and a little bit of a white wine smell.
Taste – Upfront the taste is strongest drier cherry flavor mixed with a somewhat white wine and oaky taste. As the taste advances a little bit of a yeasty taste comes to the tongue, being accompanied by a little bit of fruity (mostly cherry) sweetness. The sweetness however is short lived and seems to fades as the taste moves on, all while a little bit of grass and some biscuit come to the tongue. With some more oak and a decent sum of booze coming at the very end one is left with a somewhat cherry wine-triple flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side for the 5.7 % abv. of the brew with it containing a carbonation level that is rather average to a little bit lighter. Not bad for the triple style, although a little bit of a higher carbonation level may have been slightly more appropriate. Overall, it was an OK feel.
Overall – A decent triple overall, but certainly not really worth the higher price tag you are likely to pay. Maybe give it a try, but don’t expect anything all that out of the ordinary for a triple.
drjay44 (2859) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
651 ml. bottle. Release# 27. Den# 1553. 11% ABV. Pours a minimal, rapidly dispersing off white head, over a clear copper (SRM 17) body.....nose is slight cherry, light base malts, no hops.....taste is slightly sweet, with light cherry, minimal base malts, no hops, balance to the cherry......mouth feel, light of medium body, slightly harsh alcohol warmth present, fizzy carbonation. This particular bottle is a very light in all characteristics. The cherry, barrel, malts and hops are all relatively hidden. The result is almost as bad as the proverbial malt beverage made by the Industrial brewers. BJCP 6/2/10/4/5
Reynolds314 (2718) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Everything is too tame in this. Very very ligt cherry with a light belgian ale background. No booze for such a strong beer. Cherry is so weak.
seehaferb23 (42) - - MAR 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer cost $10.50. It had a sweeter taste which definitely came from the cherries.
Itzjerm (1578) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
For abv and what they are doing I expected more. Not a ton of fruit comes through. Almost hot alcohol. Thin head average not my thing.
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roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy red with small fizzy head out of bottle. Aroma of cherries and funkiness. Flavor of cherry, wine, and funky sour. Good beer overall but was hoping for it to be better.
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cbfobes (2634) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, pours a dark hazy amber red with an off white head and a little bit of lacing in the glass, the aroma has a bit of the cherries coming through with some of the red wine as well, not as pronounced as I was expecting, the flavor has a tart cherry front end with a dry finish and a little bit of oak showing.
Cunningham (5247) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light unclear deep amber color with a small head. Cherries and some yeast in the aroma. Fine body and tad sweet. Moderate sournes/acidity. Soft carbonation. Oak, cherries and some yeast in the flavor. Decent nice ale. Well masked alcohol.
[Bottle from a trade with Perrin515]
mintzmeet (308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Real malty cherry wine aroma. Many phases. Starts tasting like a smoke porter, ends sweet. Think it’s a Belgian. Not my fav
b3shine (6246) - Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a hazy fuller orange with thin eggshell head that dissipates quickly and completely. Smells and tastes of Belgian yeast, oak, and mild cherries with some soft vinous notes woven in. Medium-bodied and softly carbonated. Semi-dry. Enjoyable.