beernbourbon (1213) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is deep reddish purple - almost juice-like. No head at all. Aroma is notably funky with hints of tart cherry, berries, light wood, and faint sock. Flavor is initially tart, but so than expected. Also notable tart cherry/ berry, with a long woody and light tart finish. I liked this more than I thought I would. Still beers always take a little getting used to.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light and yogurt-y nose, some cherry and stones. Taste is fairly dry, lightly sour, some refreshing cherry juice and seltzer, light cheese. Decent.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark transparent ruby, no head. Nose of cherry and rubber band, light lemon, feet, very clean cherry with all the others following, bit of spiced. Bit thin, under carbonated, sweet cherry profile, not nearly the complexity of nose, slightest heat, very dry and sticking. Needs more carb, more complexity in flavor.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, at the blenderís place. Itís a flat, cherry colored and unclear beer with aromas of cherry liqueur, marzipan and some citrus hints. Lightly acidic on the palate, with cherries, marzipan and citrus flavors. Slightly vinegarish too. Lasting finish with cherries dominating. A nice beer indeed, but maybe a bit smooth and soft I think. Looking forward to having it again. 110501
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear red with almost no head. Aroma has notes of sour cherries. Taste is light sour and light to medium sour and light sweet. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
thewolf (10553) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thanks Bu11seye]
Pours hazy dark red with no head. Aroma has sweet cherries, light marzipan, some funk. Rather fat. Low, almost flat carbonation, fine light oily palate. Flavour is that amazingly fat Schaerbeekse cherry, low tartness at first, some slight burning vinegar, mild marzipan. As it warms, the tartness feels more at home and gets more fruity. Not a touch on 3 Fonteinen, but still lovely.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml Bottle: Aroma of cherries, acetic acid, wood, lambic, slight funk, and some tartness. Poured ruby/red/magenta in color no head. Opaque. Not sparkling. Flavor is medium tart and medium sweet. Tastes of cherries, slight acetic acid, slight funk, slight wood, and some tartness. Medium body. Average texture. Soft carbonation. Medium tart, medium sweet, cherry, slight funk, slight wood, acetic acid finish is dry.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
C&C 750 mL courtesy of maniac & An Mekong at the Baltimore Irish Chanukah tasting, 3/17/12. Thanks! Pours a hazy red color with no head. Aroma of very tart cherries, earthy notes sour finish. The taste is very tart cherries with an earthy finish. Medium bodied.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Maniac at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours cloudy ruby with virtually no head. Aroma is phenolic rubber, plastic, and heavy sour cherries, light straw malt and spicy hops. Flavor is sour cherry, phenols, light hops and bitterness, straw malt and a dry finish. Light body, warmth and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby with no head. Aroma is raspberry, cherry, sweet malt, and light spice. Flavor is heavy sour fruit esters; sweet/tart finish. Light body, low carbonation, and low warmth.