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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 163   ABV: 5.42%
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An American style fruit beer made with Wisconsin’s Door County cooking cherries and lager yeast. The tartness of the cherry is balanced with the sweetness from the 2-row barley and the flavoring of Mt. Hood hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2004
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!!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2003
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2003
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.

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