thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Brewhouse. Iím going to classify the "Cherry Batch 2200" that I tried over the weekend under this label. I loved the novelty of it; the color was a perfect cherry red and the aroma was pitch-perfect: sour cherries. However, the predominant flavor of the beer was to similar to Robitussin or Vicks 44. I havenít had real Kriek yet but I assume itís a little better than this.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a cloudy, murky, pinkish tan, not an attractive color by any means, with about half an inch of pinkish white head. The appearance score is helped out by the excellent lacing it left behind. Prominent cherry in the aroma.
The taste is all cherry - both tart and sweet. Although I couldnít taste any underlying íbeerí flavor, it certainly didnít taste like wine, mead, or cider. It was similar to New Glarus cherry ale, but a little less cherry (not much) and a little more tart. Very delicious in any event. Medium to full in body, carbonation is a little on the light side, but still solid.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap,ABR.One of the delights at the ABR.Cloudy pink with a sour cherry nose.I was thinking this woilg be "Lambic" sour but it has a nice balance of sweet and sour. A little acidic buy tasty overall.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Vibrant Milky Red Glow Coloring with White Ring. Light Sweet/Tart Cherry and Wheat Aroma. Big Cherry Hit...Very Tart but Still Sweet...Medium Mouthfeel and Elusive Dry Wheat Aftertaste. Very Fruity - Tart-Heavy Brew.
auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super murky ruby pour, tinged brownish. Beautiful top of rose colored head. Lucious black cherry aroma. Super tart cherry flavor. Right up there with New Glarus Belgian Red, but not quite. More saccarhin and lacking warm Abbey or alcohol tones. Like fresh canned or candied cherries. Good use of the cherry flavor is beer. Ethereal quality with some undescribable tones. Palate is both fruity sweet and yet pit dry. Lucious. A tinge ascerbic. Finish is tart, dry, sewet and wonderfully lingering. A nice toasted mellow hop run on the backend.