JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright red, cloudy pour with a light pink head. The nose is quite rancid. An odd saurkraut vegetal aroma with a bit of tart cherry as well. Rich and chewy flavour but the tartness is really quite strange… rotted cabbage and vegetables with lots of weird lactic character. Some pomegranite, cherry and cranberry flavour. Can’t say I’m a fan of this one.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery tasting room. Note this batch was 7.3% a.b.v. It as grapefruit pinnk colour and lacey. It smelled berry, and some citrus. The taste was a nice tartness, with coconut Good drinkability, I call it a beer sangria. Average mouthfeel.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to my Secret Santa, whose identity I still have not ascertained. I took this to Paul’s for a big ol’ tasting. Pours a cloudy brown with ruby highlights and a thin white head. Aroma is very weak, nothing really stands out. Light oxidized malt, Loads of fruit, tastes like a cherry compote almost, lightly sweet, lots of tannins and a bit of tartness. Finishes up with more cherry skin tannins and a bit of subtle sweetness. Rather tasty.
deyholla (5959) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Founders. Poured a very murky pinkish orange with a touch of brown. There was minimal head. Flavor full of fruits, cherries, dried apricots, raspberry and a touch of sweet oranges. Flavor had a strong cherry flavor with undertones of apricot, tartness and raspberry.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler. Pours a punch maroon like body with a white head. Fruity berries,l raspberries, strawberries, cranberries. The aroma doesn’t carry as well into the flavor. Sweet with a soft lightly grain body. Decent fruit beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared by J12601. Pours a hazy almost murky pinkish violet red with a thin white head. Aroma is muddled fruits- raspberry, cherry and some other stone fruits- pear and peach with slight vegetable character. Flavor is mineral and chalk-like with more mixed fruits, raspberry and cherry dominate- more vegetable character, earth, and pitty tannins- slight slickness and a very light tartness. A bit too jumbled and unrefined.
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Founders. Completely opaque pink color with no head; looks like V8 Splash. Aroma of chalky cheese, berries, corn, sweet malt and cherry. Cheesy berry flavor with hints of lemon and pineapple. Odd.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler. Poured a murky reddish purple color with an off-white head. The aroma was sweet and fruity with notes of berries. Very fruity flavor. Sweet with a hint of tartness. Light bodied.
Bullit (3854) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Murky pink-light red colour. Aroma of strawberry, vanilla, forest fruits, banana. Flavour is very fruity, strawberry, passion fruits, some malts. Thick brew, with a smooth mouthfeeling. Not overly sweet. Could have this for breakfast everyday!
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Founders. Murky V8 juice body, also kin to a bloody mary, or a package of defrosted frozen strawberries in syrup. Wacky. Strong, sweet, dense nose of primarily strawberries. The body is tart and sweet, again primarily of strawberries, but with woody, almost bitter notes in the finish. A thick beer/fruit smoothie. This and the Newaygo County Cherry aim for the "extreme" fruit beer classification.