bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours amber with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma is sort of cooked. Malt? Fruit? Both? Med minus body. Flavor comes over to me as more chocolate than cherry at first, later it does go mild light cherry. The flavor just lacks intensity. Not a sicky sweet fruit beer, but not a flavorful one either. Sort of bland ale.
Blairgus (2363) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
5 July 2011, tap. light pink, clear, no bubbles or head. smells like cherry juice. real cherry juice, not syrup. thin body and slightly fizzy. tastes of cherry juice and lager. meh.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I remember liking this better at the Beer on the Bay Beer fest in Erie PA last year (July 2010). It poured a Nice ruby and copper colored body with a super thick, frothy white head and bubbles floating from the bottom are visible. Aroma of cherries, malt, fruit, and maybe Wheat? Tastes just like it smells. Almost like a wine cooler, but I guess better. They go down quick, watch out for the 5%. I guess a good Summer beer. But a little too sweet.
probstblueribbon (2708) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 fl oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear copper (pinkish-golden??) with a small pinkish head.
Aroma: Some decent mulled cherry notes with yeasty, doughy, grain notes that create an overall impression of cherry pie.
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence with some prickly bubbles, a little astringent.
Flav.: Much like the nose, a bit more cherry, but really, this is liquid cherry pie to me; dry with minimal bitterness, a little brightness and a somewhat abrupt, nondescript finish.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of grayish white head of fine bubbles that recede rather quickly. A decent black cherry aroma with some grape juice and some light malts. Color is a brown with a slight reddish hue. Decent carbonation. Kind of sickly sweet aroma with some more black cherry, grape and grainy malts. Maybe some creamed corn in there also. I ambig fan of black cherry but this just seems a bit synthetic to me.
jb (2023) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
A bit of a malty nose along with the fruit. Appearance is nice, heading towards amber. Palate is a sticky sweet mess. No balance, or counterpoint, borders on undrinkable on a day you aren’t sweating.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Gusher with a large pink-tinted white head atop clear pink-orange body. Aroma is medium sweet, black-cherry, light seltzer. Taste is medium sweet, mild black cherry, some seltzer. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
jeremytoni (2894) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a lot of head. Nice malty flavor with a light tart finish.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glad others are mentioning the carbonation and gushing cuz I was afraid! It did mildly gush when I popped it, but I was able to get it poured, albeit slowly. Big foaming head, golden color. Musty nose with hints of cherry and earth, otherwise restrained. Tart cherries show up at the front in the flavor leading into a grainy middle and a mildly bitter finish, which is dry and almost flavorless. Fizzy mouthfeel.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Last beer of the night at Brian’s 30th birthday shindig. Copper colored pour with a reddish tint. Big cherry smell up front with a little caramel and some grain. Flavor is cherry with light bits of caramel and grain as well. I may not be the best judge of this beer, as outside of pie and cherries themselves, I don’t care for anything with cherry flavor. This tasted more like a soda than a beer to me though.