probstblueribbon (3654) - 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 (2500) - 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 (2832) - 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 (12937) - 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 (3029) - 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 (2729) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11860) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy ruby with a large, fizzy ivory head, high retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, straw), light hops (herbal), and average esters (berry) with notes of cherry. Flavor is average malt (bread, cookie), light hops (herbal), and average esters (berry) with notes of cherry. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, high carbonation with a dry finish.
SanfordBrewer (1462) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy copper, dense white head, little dark red particulates, full body, medium carbonation
Aroma: a lot of bready yeast, notes of dark cherry and damp earth, a very subtle hint of leafy hops.
Taste: bright sour cherry, damp musty funky belgiany yeast, toasty and slightly caramel malt, just a trace of leafy hop bitterness.
Very nice fruit beer. Fruit is very present, but not sweet or overpowering, a team player. Hop level is perfect, as in hardly detectable but still balancing. Not as sweet or funky as a kriek, not as fruity or bland as a cherry wheat, it takes the best elements of each and finds a happy medium. A sessional wheat beer -rare.
jgb9348 (5529) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy carbonation - explodes as soon as opened - be careful! Nice ruby and pink tinted copper coloured body with a super thick, frothy white head and a trillion bubbles floating from the bottom are visible. Aroma of cherries, malt, cardboard, fruit, wheat and a touch of icing sugar. Medium-bodied; Super effervescent with a large amount of cherries and fruity flavours at first then fading to a sweet finish with a dose of wheat and coriander seed noticeable. Aftertaste is pleasant and relatively clean - only some minor flavours hit the end, some light sweetness and a touch of cherries. Overall, an okay beer - not horrible, but a very carbonated and decently balanced beer - not too sweet, but not showing too much character. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 11-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 07-September-2010.