badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
another beer i had at the harvest celebration down at founders ales...beautiful cherry red color (similar to a raspberry tea appearance)..a tart cherry flavor, somewhat sour, maybe a hint of vinegar? quite appetizing
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bing, bing, bing, this was all cherry! Fresh cherries in the nose, but cherry syrup on the palate. One dimensional with little else to write about. Fun to sip on, though!
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Founders. This beer didn’t come together for me. Fairly clear red-brown body, thin off-white head. Very light aroma (served too cold!) of grassy hops and cherry syrup. Flavor of cherry syrup, tart (and a touch woody) cherry skin, and underlying toasty malt with bitter hops. Had an acidic bite and just a hint of alcohol. The malt backbone wasn’t strong enough to support the cherry flavor. Syrupy aftertaste. At $4.50/pint this was an expensive mediocre beer!