mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle cork dated 1998 I was told this was a great camping beer, so I write this review fireside. Popped the cork, but no real "POP" tasted it cold, kinda like flat cherry soda. warmed it on a stove, poured with good head when hot. Insanely sweet cherry drink. Enjoyed nightfall by the Vrain. Not something I’d drink after work, and tough to get through the whole bottle by myself...its like a Sweet-Tart in a bottle with some spices added.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I mulled this in the microwae which seemed to work ok. Brilliant clear cherry red color with little or no head. Pure cherry nose, with some clove and chinese five spice aromas. Some vanilla apparent and reminescent of cider. Sweet with woody notes on the palate with a slightly sour finish. Fresh cherry flavors with a sweet and sour finish.
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 1998 Vintage; Tasted July 18, 2004: Dark red or ruby color with no head at all. Aroma is loaded with spices and hints at the cherries. The cherries come alive in the taste and are complimented well by the cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. It is very reminicent of a mulled wine. It is very sweet and will be a turn off to many, but it is worth the try.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1998: Cloudy Dark Red Coloring. No Head. Tastes Like a Spiced Cherry Wine....Similiar to Door County Wine in Wiscoisin. A Very Good Beer to Enjoy Sip by Sip.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy red body. Rocky, lightly pinkish head (good lace). Spicy aroma, gluhwein-like. Sweet (cherry), lightly sour initial floavour.
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a sweeter lambic like the Lindeman’s line, but instead of the red body and pink head of the Lindeman’s, this is a dark, dull brown with only reddish hints and a mostly white head. I actually thought this was a lambic like the Lindeman's stuff to start with, but after reading some of the other comments, I realize it's more of a Flemish brown and feel less guilty about liking it.
skortila (4343) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of cherrie and spices. The same spices as in ’gluhwein’. Deep red coloured with no head. I’ve had half the bottle warmed up and the other half cold. Warm is okay, much like a gluhwein. Belly-warming. However, drink it cold and you taste this beer isn’t really great; cherries and winey, some grapes little spices and very, very sweet. Sticky palate.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brownisj-ruby body. No head and no carbonation really at all. Spicy cherry aroma, actually it is rather muted I was expecting more. The flavor is like that of apple cider and cherries. Sweet and spicy. Like the Quelque Chose this is not really my favorite style, also probably not the mest beer for a summer’s day. The paalte is very much like a cider and the spices are noticeabel long after the swallow. For what it is it is good, I just don’t like the style. Heated or not.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 Keerstbierfestival in Essen ’03: [Warm draught] The aroma is of cloves, orange and cinnamon and probably other spices i did not recognize. The flavour is like Glögg at first, then a sour, fresh, sweet and mild feeling spread in the mouth. It is really fantastic! The red colour is beautyful. It has no head, nor carbonation, but the flavour is marvellous!
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Paired with German chocolate cake, mulled. Nose is mediciney, cherry, alcoholic. Warm and acidic with an instant dryness. Some alcohol in the middle, almost like cough syrup at first, but fades to a very dry and tart aftertaste. Perfectly paired, though, as the cake’s sweetness was over the top.