beerfest5 (1145) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Although fruit beers are not really my thing, I discovered the redeeming effects of them after a long hot day working on the lawn. Refreshing, tangy cherry aroma and taste, although I think Founders didn’t do themselves any favors with the malts they chose to provide the backbone with this one. The fruit alone is enough to impart the thirst quenching flavors, but the cloying malt flavor goes against that and ruins it. Finish not great.
BOSSbrewer (1507) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up a bottle at their place in GR. Pours reddish with a thin pink head. Lots of tart cherries on the nose. Flavor follows. Somewhat tart but not sour. Refreshing summer beer.
gschrade (544) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this at Peel Pizza. Pours reddish with pinkish head. Taste sweet, cherries, sour. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again.
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rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Red with small head. Excellent fruit beer with huge cherry flavor. Lightly tart.
SpongeRuiner (676) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a weird slightly mixed drink type aroma. Big good cherry flavors. Pretty sweet. Huge carbonation similar feel to a soda. Big sugary feel on the tongue. Not getting much tart.
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
little to no head. a little tart , strong cherry flavor and aroma. good fruit beer
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one was better than expected. It is definitely balanced between sweet and tart. I just wish it went more in one direction or the other. Would be good sour or a good sweet fruit beer.
RRistow12 (231) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from a bottle. Pours a pinkish red with pinkish white head. Good lacing. Aroma of tart cherries. I was expecting this to taste pretty sour but not at all. Definite cherry taste. A great balance of sweet and tartness. Very slight bitterness at the end. Usually fruit beers taste fake and too artificially sweet but who would doubt founders to do a good job. Great fruit beer.
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merc7186 (1997) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours well into the glasses with a light copper color with a slight reddish hue to it. The beer has a minimal amount of reddish white head but no lacing on the glass. The smell is a nicely balanced bitter and sweet smell to it. It has a mild malt scent on the front end but you get the sweet smell from a cherry syrup but not overly sweet. The taste is really good, you get a mild cherry sweetness but it gets sour as it lingers on, but not too much...very well balanced. The mouthfeel is good with a nice mild bitterness and the beer was well carbonated. Overall, this was a nice fruit ale...not disgustingly sweet and not overly sour, a very nice balanced beer.
JBPortland (684) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruby red with very thin head into wine glass. Nose is strong cherries, cranberries. Taste is sweet strong cherries, not much else. A bit on the sweet side, one dimensional. It’s a cherry beer, but they could have tried for a few more layers. Very faint notes of berry bitterness in the finish. Medium to little carbonation. This bottle is a few months old so maybe fresher is better, but this left me unimpressed. A mediocre fruit beer.