UprightFTW (7) - Portland, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep reddish with a light white head that dissipates quickly. Smells like tart cherries. Tastes tart, with a strong fruity flavor dominating. Smooth as can be with very little carbonation. Overall an amazing beer, perfect for its style.
VastActiv (926) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.375 at home. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours are berries, cherries, sweetness and sourness.
tatters (6) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 31, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle, poured in tulip. Pours ruby, medium head, yet quite thick. Aroma in prominently cherry, with a hint of acetic. Taste is very sweet, I expected much more sourness but was disappointed. Light carbonation, pleasant mouthfeel.
graziano85 (184) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Brown with red shine, and creamy red head. Smells cherries and wood, with vinous notes. Taste cherry and wood. Little acidity....a nice refreshing beer.
wheresthepath (1294) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle on Beer Academy course] Ruby with a white head with a hint of pink. Cherry obvious from the off, although fortunately it’s not too sickly and there’s little almond with it (I’ve never liked almond!). There’s some cough mixture, a little woodiness woodiness,some blackcurrant and some sourness. However, the sourness is not enough to balance the upfront sweetness. A little too swet for me.I’m afraid.
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The taste is also much better than I expected. Dryer. More complex. Still dominated by the cherries, but mixing more aggressively than the nose. Wood? Yeah, we’ve got that. Tart? Heck yeah. Vinegar? Slight enough to be interesting, yet not effect the drinkability. This stuff just flows down my throat. I could drink half a gallon of this stuff. It’s very well done and ever so drinkable.
fantti (464) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kaatuu lasiin rubiininpunaisena ja niukalla vaahdolla. Haju on happaman kirsikkainen ja melko kuiva. Hieman hedelmääkin on joukossa. Maku on kirsikkainen ja melko hapan sekä todella makea ja sokerinen. Suutuntuma on keskitäyteläinen. Kokonaisuutena pelottavan helposti juotava olut, joka on hyvin epäolutmainen.
Theydon_Bois (3392) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Rose and Thistle, Frimley Green - 05/01/13.
Pours a hazed russet brown/red with an off white head that clears to the edge.
Nose is tarte cherries, sugars and a little burnt note to it.
Taste comprises tarte/sour cherries, a little wood, sugars, burnt notes.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, fruity finish.
Too sweet and sugary for me, not enough tarte and sour.
Brouwerij (501) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL 2011 Bottle. Pours a dark burgundy color with w finger of fine off-white, pinkish head. Settles to cap quickly with a little lacing. Aroma is tart, cherry, stone fruit, red grape, mildly vinous. Flavor is mildly tart up front, building slightly, with strong cherry tone throughout. Moderate carbonation, light body, and a relatively clean finish. A nice and tasty beer, but very one dimensional as expected. Furthermore, I really wish I could get a fresher bottle of Liefman’s out here. This is an enjoyable, very cherry beer.
ThreeCats (307) - ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy burgundy with a foamy head. A strong aroma of cherries and some dark sugar. Taste of bitter cherries, sour cherries, and a bit of raspberry syrup. Dry and fruity finish.