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.
SanfordBrewer (1391) - 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.
Darkmagus82 (1324) - - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-11-12 -
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a lightly hazy golden orange color with a small white head. The head faded fast leaving a light lacing.
Smell – Aromas of a malty base mixed with cherry are the most prominent. With these are some lighter aromas of yeast and some banana.
Taste – The flavor begins of a sweeter cherry and lighter malt base. As it moves on the sweetness fades slightly but by no means does the cherry flavor becomes more dry. Toward the middle and the end of the taste notes of vanilla shinning through and create a palatable flavor on the tongue that lingers on.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was rather average with the carbonation level being slightly above. Both were quite fitting for the sweeter and fruitier flavors of the beer, making it more refreshing on the tongue.
Overall – While on the sweeter side this was a very tasty and refreshing beer. One that is good on a summer day and one well worth a try if you have never had it.
bluejacket74 (1324) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like black cherries and bready/grainy malt. I think the taste is just like the aroma, full of bready/grainy malt and sweet cherries. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit slick and surprisingly creamy. It has good, soft carbonation which helps make this brew easy to drink. I think it’s a solid beer overall, I certainly wouldn’t turn one down! $1.79 a single.
williamherbert (1291) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear triaminic orange color; thick merange head. Weak body, but a big head; spotty lace, small bubbles. Sour black cherry aroma, dark with a witbierish wheat backbone. Sweet/sour black cherry flavor. Hits all sections of the tongue. Peppery on the back end with some white wine. Decent buttery smooth feel. It’s a silky, pleasant summer brew.
bth122 (1268) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy honey colored beer with enormous frothy head. Yikes- alot of fluffy head at first pour. Aromas of fruit, cherries, sweet and sour. Light sweetness, slight sour. Ave carbonation. Taste is cherries and some grains. Not bad.
Nejhleader (1241) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kinda a thin body, has a sweet black cherry taste, kinda refreshing. A sweet black cherry aroma also.
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at International Beer Garten (Lutz, FL). Poured a reddish amber color with a beige head. Aroma and flavor were both filled with cherry notes but also had subtle strange notes of V8 juice. Very syrupy mouthfeel. There were tart moments but overall it was way too sweet for my liking. Dry finish.
GTAEgeek (1227) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Nook. Pours copper with a small, beige head. The aroma is distinctly black cherries, with notes of brown sugar, and saaz hops. The flavor is acidic sweetness, and mild bitterness. The palate is medium, crisp and clean. Overall, this is a surprisingly delicious fruity cream ale, with distinct fruit aroma without the typical cough syrup flavor. Well done.
Christpuncher (1173) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very fruity and malty beer. A heavy flavor of cherry and a strong aroma o Cherries. Not bad but it is hard to drink more than one
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