Cakes (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the keg at the 2012 Selinsgrove Beer and Wine Festival
Pours deep coppery with slight pink tinge and 1-finger head that forms great lace. Nose is fresh black cherry, not artificial at all, with a solid malt bill. Tastes malty, with the black cherry in the background, on the sweet side.
Has kind of a bitter after taste.
This is a solid fruit beer. Very distinct and bold.
b3shine (7880) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to taster (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a transparent orange with foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes of yeast, biscuit, cherry, and a bit of a green vegetal presence (especially on the tongue). Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Not good.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Cherry and light malt aroma. Big cherry and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Cherry and light malts linger.
Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber pour with barely there head. The black cherry is more pronounced in the flavor than the aroma. Sweet malts along with the pleasant tartness of the cherry goes well together. Not at all cloying and much better balanced than other fruit flavored beers of the same ilk.
demannu (340) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s ok. Nothing really stands out as being spectacular. I appreciate the things that this beer isn’t. Not overly sweet or syrupy. Doesn’t taste artificial. It just didn’t deliver any wow factors. Underwhelming.
Larry_Duffman (331) - - JUL 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours copper with some head. The aroma is cherries. The taste is sweet cherries and wheat. I would’ve preferred it to be more tart. The palate is smooth and creamy. It’s an average fruit beer. It’s not particularly refreshing.
joecon (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light, tasty ale for a warm summer day! Strong, but not overpowering taste of cherry. Best served very cold.
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EithCubes (5462) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose is cherry powder and juice, but with lightly dusty-grain notes; it does seem more productive to think of this as a Cream Ale with some cherry added than a more generic fruit beer, as the base still holds weight. Pours is lightly hazy orange that’s darkened a bit and started to drift over toward pink, head is fizzy and soapy beige. Taste is cloyingly sweet with basically no bitterness or tartness to balance, sugary with less cherry than expected, more malt and some corn character/thinness, lightly floral. Smooth, refreshing light body. It’s OK if the going is slow, reminds of the scores of raspberry wheat ales served by brewpubs over the past decades.
superspak (4406) - Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of black cherry, lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very authentic on cherry flavor as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good fruited cream ale. All around good robustness and balance of black cherry, pale malt, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Nekronos (3967) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting but not much special. Nice aroma and aftertaste of cherries and dark indeed in shape entirely.
joejames (462) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear light amber, quick head, little lace, some retention. Aroma of cherry and dirty ashtray. Taste fruity sweet. Light body, moderate carbonation, metallic mouth feel. Finishes slightly sour and sweet. All I can taste is artificial black cherry. Not good.