Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a crystal clear red amber with very little head and lace. The aroma is slighty cherried and bready. The flavor is tart, bread like, with a lingering sour tinge. The palate is medium rich. This one really just does not work real well for me.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2004 I was at Lakefront Brewery today for a "brewery tour" and decided to give this beer a go. A tart Cherry beer. Per the brewmaster's recommendation, I tried a half and half with this and the East Side Dark. Now that was a damn good drink!!!
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium amber with a reddish hue; quickly fading head. Malts were light and bready. Very mild hops provide just a little bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Cherry notes are subdued, nicely so. They give the beer a hint of sweetness and a decent amount of tartness. Definitely not overdone with cherry flavors; it has a nice amount, complementing the light flavors in this beer. Light, refreshing, pleasant.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ruby-amber body a clingy off white head. creamy, malty and sweet ripe cherry nose. creamy cherry flavor with some dry grains. slightly acidic, a bit tart. clean and crisp with a sweet cherry dominance.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a note of cherry. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Light but pleasant aroma and good balance makes it very quaffable for a fruit beer. Not very distinctive, but I like the fact that this isn't like fruity soda pop.
BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright red hue with almost no head, thin to medium-bodied. A sweet malty aroma that the tart cheeries are only an undertone. Slight tart cherry and sweet malt taste, actually the balance is quite nice, but not big and bold. Watery and fizzy mouthfeel, dry finish with lingering minor tartness. The beer would be more accessable to the non-fruit beer drinker than Belgium Krieks would be.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was excited to see this beer, with its mention of Wisconsin cherries. I was hoping that it would be at least somewhere along the lines of the New Glarus Red. Sadly, it was not. While not a bad beer, the cherries mostly served to make a bitter edge. It barely even tastes of cherry. I've only recently started liking fruit beers, and this one did not satisfying my craving for a new one to try at an affordable price.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber, cherry color, not much head to speak of. Malty, cherry sweet aroma. It smells as if there is a little bit of honey, too. No carbonation. Tart, grainy flavor. Flat tasting.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 Beautiful unique amber color with burgundy tones. Slight, dissapating head. The cherries are used almost as a "bittering" agent in this beer, adding tartness in the finish and only a very subtle authentic cherry flavor. A little reminiscent of a dry cider.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Copper with reddish hues and a thin off-white head. Standard lager aroma is somewhat of a turn-off. Lightly tart, sour cherry onset finishes mildly bitter and bland. I was disappointed with this given its previous ratings. There are many better fruit beers out there.