Cakes (344) - 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.
Chudwick (1533) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - shit, I thought this was the Raibender Scotch Ale. Itís a good thing I like fruit beer. pours pale gold with white head. Nose is bad fruity yogurt. very fizzy and hereís the cherry flavor. A little smoky. "I spend my days and nights deranged!!!" mildly sweet and a tad tart.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin beige head. Aroma of sweet malt and cherry extract; almost black cherry Kool-aid. Malty flavor with big artificial cherry flavor through to the finish.
unclemike (2065) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of cherry permeates when opened no head when poured color of hazy gold taste of cherries and malt slight chocolate no aftertaste overall a good fruit beer
Alextricity (362) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mystery beer at Green Dot Stables in Detroit, Michigan. Figured Iíd give it a try... never heard of the beer or brewery before.
Well... Iím surprised this beer is classified as a cream ale. What? Itís the very definition of a fruit beer. The black cherry is on the front and back and everywhere in between. Itís in the smell, and itís all around. The aftertaste is somewhat tart and pretty sweet, with a malt body that reminds you that this is a beer and not some sort of a wine cooler. Make no qualms about it, this is a fruit beer. Itís not a beer with fruit juice added, it tastes like fruit juice with beer added ... take that as you will. Itís not an awful beer, but one was enough for me, and I doubt I could ever have more than two in a session. The dominance of the cherry makes this a super "girly beer". Some malt, lots of tart and sweet cherries. Itís not bad by any means, but itís far from great.
jbrana (244) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty week pale cherry ale with a slight tartness from the cherries, but that's all. Otherwise a pretty bland ale.
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Nejhleader (1148) - 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.
alobar (2503) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Aroma of bread and cherry. Black cherry flavor with caramel and bread. A bit too sweet, but still decent.
bluejacket74 (1127) - 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 thereís 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, itís a bit slick and surprisingly creamy. It has good, soft carbonation which helps make this brew easy to drink. I think itís a solid beer overall, I certainly wouldnít turn one down! $1.79 a single.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Very little cherry and lots of dryness. Bitterness lurks throughout. Iíll pass on the next one.
Ed5388 (1225) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a reddish tint and a thick bubbly white head. Aroma of light roasted and caramel malts, and sweet cherries. Taste is cherry syrup, light caramel malt, earthy hops, and slightly watered down.