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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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You’ll have a soft spot for this one. Using only fresh Michigan tart cherries, this beauty tantalizes with intense flavors combined with a no hesitation malt bill. Adding fresh cherries at five separate stages of fermentation achieves the ultimate balance between tartness and sweetness.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Eggtronamus (2) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013 does not count
Found this on a bottom shelf covered in dust. the smell was magnificent a cherry beer that smells like real cherries?? poured into a pint glass and shook the last bit of fluid around in the bottom of the glass with a splosh and splash to retrieve the settlement laid out on the bottom of the bottle. has this beer really been sitting on a shelf for a year? first taste and I remember the first time, biting into the warm buttery crust and the juicy pie filling gushing out into my beard crumbs falling onto my shirt like pie dandruff ugh enough about my "first" and back to the beer. plain and simple this aged on a bottom shelf beer is fantastic with a tart cherry flavor that taste like cherries and not cough medicine. smooth and refreshing yet not syrupy and gross like most in this category. pouring a cherry pie down your throat has never been more fun!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
smartnor (20) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2013
Fruity cherry flavor. Much better then I expected. Delicious! It is a pinkish cherry red color. It has a fresh, sweet, and crisp flavor.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gschrade (460) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 3, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 aroma is of fresh cherries. pours a redish pink and no real head. nice full cherry taste with a long lasting after taste. starts off sweet and finishes tart. great cherry beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Qubert (62) - USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle: Poured cloudy red with slight head. Aroma was mild cherry. Flavor was a mild cherry, but with staying power. Flavor really developed half way through. Very good beer without the extreme tart and sweet flavors of some fruit beer.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Sweet, tart cherries, but not overly so. It doesnt go overboard with a big dose of alcohol. Just the right amount of hops on the tongue to let you know your not drinking wine here. This is a very good fruit beer. Definitely a repurchase.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
I was immediately taken to the excellent perfume of cherries but not impressed by the mediocre appearance - little head, not much to look at period. The taste was nothing like i expected. it was chock full of cherries, but only slightly sweet and tart. Don’t expect something like a lindeman’s - it’s much more beer-like. there were a ton of different flavors competing to be heard in this beer and I found each of them mouth-watering delicious. The palate was incredibly smooth and full and really completed this beer. Overall, I expect to keep this beer on hand as soon as I can find it reasonably priced by the case.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
properhops (88) - - NOV 3, 2011
Watch the review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpz6pbFnwmg

Appearance: Amber-grapefruit w/ cherry skin (?) sediment, ¼-finger head dissipates to layering, excellent lacing

Smell: Dark ripe cherry, bready malts, fried dough, french vanilla yogurt tartness, mint, spruce, sugarcane, hint of red currant

Taste: Medium body, cherry candy sweetness, honey, ginger, grenadine sweetness throughout, red currant, rose floral note, hint of raspberry, finishes w/ cherry tartness, medium carbonation

Pairings: Salad

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Cerise pours a brilliant rose color with a delicate white head. Small champagne like carbonation races from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is intoxicating, big ripe tart cherries complimented by a faint wisp of malt. Deceptively crisp and light, at 6.5% this bad boy will undoubtedly precipitate some interesting evenings. An initial blast of sweetness is rounded out by a rich enveloping tartness. Refreshingly sour, seductively sweet, this beer is a marvel. Free from the cloying sweetness and medicinal harshness that is too often indicative of this style, this fine fruit beer truly raises the bar.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
13allison (5) - USA - OCT 9, 2009 does not count
12 oz. bottle from Princeton’s. Appearance is pink with a thin white head. Tart cherry aroma. Light cherry flavor, not overpowering. Nice sweet finish. Great beer - something I would definitely drink again.


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