chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Liquor Barn in Redding, CA on 8/31/2012 at High Water Brewing’s beer tasting. APPEARANCE / THE POUR: Pours a gold / slight orangey color, nice 2-finger fluffy head with big bubbles. Looks like a saison in the inital pour. AROMA / BOUQUET: Deep fruit, almost a mustiness. Pomegranate is the forefront smell, with a cherry pit smell in the background. Very slight brett funk. TASTE: Tart, pom sourness, in my opinion, not as tart as I would like, but still refreshing. To me, it reminds me of a slight taste of sourdough bread. PALATE / MOUTHFEEL: This is the part of the beer that would benefit from more development. I would suggest some brett yeast to give it a nice tart, astringent kick. It’s a bit soft for me. OVERALL: A good beer to introduce people new to tart, sour summer fruit beers. This will be a great beer with more time and development.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle -
I think I got a bottle that was a little past it’s prime, because it was neither a pomegranate or cherry bomb, nor a pom/cherry bomb. Aroma is lightly spicy with a light fruity character that I could not pinpoint as to either cherry or pomegranate. The flavor of this beer was equally as ambiguous as the aroma...some light fruit, a smidge of Belgian-like spice notes and a showing of light tartness that kept it interesting. Not a favorite of mine from Steve. Perhaps fresher it would deserve a higher score.
oRos (1502) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ledgers liquor. Pours dirty water with a slight red hint. Taste was fruity cherry and pomegranate. Had a pleasently nice tart finish.
merc7186 (2840) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Hazy Pinkish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Peanut Butter, Pomegranate
T: Pomegranate, Mild Tart Cherry, Mild Wheat
M: Above Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart
Overall, its just a boring beer other than the somewhat suspect artificial fruit flavor....disappointed.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is of course fruity with the Pomegranate coming out more than anything else. Honestly it was kind of hard to find any cherry in it. Mixed in their was a nice spiciness from what seemed to be Belgian Yeast and some tartness thrown in there. It’s pretty much the same with the taste. The cherry might come out a little bit more here but the Pomegranate still reigns supreme. I would love to know the amounts used for both fruits. There’s some spices in there but the yeast does more than it does in the smell, a more yeasty taste comes out with a nice tartness. It’s nicely carbonated and it smacks the lips.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Rating #25. Hazy orangish/red pour with a real pretty light rose head. Light fruity aroma, picking up more apple or grape than pom, but there is some cherry action going on. Light flavor, a hint of tartness and very mild and very drinkable with some sweetness in the finish. (2219)
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at DBS. Aroma was Pom, slight funk, and slight spice. Flavor was Pom lambic, Belgian yeast, and was tart like there was brett added. I really enjoyed this one. Very good, very drinkable beer.
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JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle purchased at Hi Time cellars
This pinkish-amber pour has a nice tart flavor balanced by a clean finish. It’s very refreshing and tasty.
robertjm (839) - Albany, California, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge foamy head! Clean dark yellow/light orange body. Big bubbles in center of glass. Sour-like aroma of tangerines. Pronounced sour flavor. Would be an interesting pairing with a sharp stinky cheese, such as limberger or lederkrantz.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Summer beer, pours a very attractive reddish amber with a finger thick light cream head. Full fruit nose with malt as well. A bit of tartness to balance the sweet malt and cherry/pomegranate flavor. Clean dry finish.