Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark amber/red color,small but red head that had a decent hang time then faded slowly to leave a slight lace behind.The aroma was cherry with a noticeable sourness coming through.The flavor was cherry and fairly sour maybe a bit more so then the goudenband.There was a bit of an acidic side to it as well,not that it detracted from the over all flavor but it was just not expected compared to the above brew i just mentioned.It over all was not bad but i could not see myself enjoying this one quite as much as the goudenband.The flavor is there but i bit more of it and the sour is a little more pronounced,and just not quite as smooth but thats JMO.It’s definately worth trying but not one for me.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Slander for sharing yet another oldie from 1991. Pours a clear dark cherry brown with light carbonation and a thin lasting head. Aroma is oxidized, sour cherries, sweet and some lactic sourness. Sour cherry pie flavor which is very nice, with more oxidation, dirty yeast, cork and must. Pretty good overall, and held up ok over 15 years.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, cherried aroma, with something like the essence of maple here too. Gentle malts and highly spiced. The flavor matches the aroma well - except that the tartness becomes incredible - it wasn’t even hinted at the power of this sourness in the nose. Oh well, its a decent beer for sure. Definetly wild yeast qualities, but there’s something bitter and a little "off" for me.
notalush (5352) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby pour with large chunks of sediment - complex aroma of cherry, nutmeg (and other "christmas-like" spices), raspberry, brown sugar - very sour up front, and in the finish, rounding out or "book-ending" the beer - in between is where the fun stuff happens - cherry and berries, followed by a doughy, spicy, christmas cookie-like flavor, a dash of cinnamon - there is some metallic/oxidized flavor in there somewhere, but that’s probably due to its age - a really neat beer.
ghawener (1522) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark rubi colour with a purple-red head. Aroma is very sweet and fruity. Taste is complex with red berries, nice malt presence all very well balanced.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red-amber with a large white head with a light pink tint. Very pronounced sour cherry aroma. Lightly acidic and vinegary. Strong tart cherry flavor with little else. That vinegar is lurking in the background, but not to the point of unpleasantness. The full, oily mouthfeel is the strongest point, adding some substance that the simple flavor lacked. Sweet enough to be an alternative to Lindeman’s, but tart enough to be a good alternative.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 1. On Tap at the Crescent, Salford 06/07/2001
Black and strong in alcohol. Cherry aroma and flavour. Slightly pale sour finish.
2. From the Bottle at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 26/09/2009
Big fruit aroma. Amber golden coloured sour and smooth on the palate with a cherry fruit flavour. A little dryness in a crisp and creamy finish.
Ratman197 (11240) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle 2004 vintage poured a clear rusty red with a large, lasting pink head. Aromas of sour cherriesand a hint of vinegar. Palate was light bodied and tart. Flavors of sour pie cherries with refreshing tart finish.
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Nice appearance, lovely dark red, opaque beer, with a nice head that lasts. Aroma is somewhat tart, hints of vinegar catch the nostril, not great, but nice cherries there. Cherries in the taste, refreshing. Very overpowering, nothing else but cherries, even though it’s a thick aftertaste like beer. Good all round refreshing beer.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of those beers that is delicious but not a beer kinda way. In my opinion, it had more in common with a wine cooler than a beer, but that doesnt mean i didnt enjoy it. Both aroma and taste were full of tart cherries. Had a really smooth and fresh flavor. Not complaing at about the flavor at all, but don’t buy if you are in the mood for a real beer.