vikingguy (687) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Reddish color with foamy white head. Cherry, musty, astringent aroma. Tastes like an ordinary lager with cherry. The cherrry lends more sourness to it than sweetness. Not that sweet at all which makes it highly drinkable. Medium-light body. Bit of a sharp palate. This is a good summer beer; the more I drink it the more I like it.
crossovert (5630) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Like Sam Adams Cherry Wheat theres a plastic/medicine quality to the cherry flavor.
rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tried it at the Lake Front tour to complete the set. Refreshing and I see what they were going for. Sometimes the cherry flavor was a bit off for me. Serving: Tap
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy, particulate filled red-orange colored body with a finger-width, pinkish-white, frothy and fizzy head that dissipates slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is a light cherry tartness with some lager yeast and pale malts. A hint of dry wood. Flavor is more pronounced. A good amount of woodiness with a mix of sweet and sour cherries. Medium sweet pale malts with a bit of a richness to them. Finishes dry with a light bitterness and a medium length aftertaste. Light to medium, smooth, clean body with a higher amount of soft carbonation. Drinks nicely. Overall, an enjoyable fruit lager. The cherries add a nice mixture of sweet and sour and whether its the pits or the hops, there is a pleasant woodiness to this that accompanies a simple, but well balanced maltiness. This was alright.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Pours a murky red with a pale pink head. Aroma smells like a jar of maraschino cherries. Light bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of pale malts, but with the cherry is really dominate. The problem that I had was that the cherry flavor came across artificial and medicinal. Slight acidity on the finish. Perhaps back off on the cherry, up the maltiness and bitterness a tad.
mjmcend (209) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red in color witha fizzy white head. Aroma is medicinal with some cherry notes. Taste is also medicinal and fruity with a fake aftertaste. Little backing or meat.
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 4, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a semi-hazy with floating particulate orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was lagerish. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained lagerish notes and cherry. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.
garrison (742) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a twelve ounce bottle my girlfriend gifted me with - Okee-dokee, folks, this brew poured a ruddy hue, with a fizzy off-white head of foam and an aroama that reminded my of Dr. Pepper more than a proper cherry kriek! Tastewise, itís basicaly malts and sour old cherries ... something interesting but not a fave.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. I think I got an old bottle, but this one was horrible. I donít know what I would rather have, a Bud Light or this. Thatís how bad this one was. Sick. Reddish color. Fake cherries, and nastiness all around. Drain pour for sure.
beerbill (3177) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown, more red than brown, with a moderate linen white head that was gone after the first two sips and left no lace. Aroma of sweet cherries and freshly dug earth. The flavor is malt with a strong dose of sweet cherries. The cherries remind me of childrenís cough medicine, artificial and overdone. Mild bitterness at the finish. I enjoy sweet beers and I enjoy fruit beers; this was not one of them.