KansaiBeerLvrs (917) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hot cherry beer at Craft Beer Base’s booth at the Ranbu flea market event. I was actually thinking it would be nice to have a hot cherry beer like Unibroue’s Quelque Chose when a week later Craft Beer Base announced this event! Sweet! It is a very dark red, reminiscent of red wine in the white paper cup I had it looked almost black. No head but then again this isn’t a type of beer with lots of carbonation! The aroma is one of cherries and the flavor is tart-sour-sweet cherries with a slight finishing bitterness. It is well-balanced & excellent on a cold winter day! Remember, this beer is made to be drunk HOT if you are drinking it cold you aren’t drinking it right...
VastActiv (1697) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.75l at Pivo, Oulu. Colour is deep red with small white head. Aromaa and flavours are berries, cinnamon and sweetness. Not bad.
kingstoni (1169) - FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Tasted both at fridge temperature and heated 70°C as suggested on the label. Dark amber color. Cold version has a minimal head and heated has a medium thick foamy reddish white head. Sour aroma of cherries. Heated version has a lot smoother aroma and taste. Heated one tastes quite much like a German Glühwein with more cherries added.
Tjoxen (161) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red with small head.
Cold: Aroma of cherries, cloves and cinnamon. Taste is really sweet and same as the aroma. Its fizzy with a warming finish.
Warm: Aroma is less distinct, it almost disappears. The taste still sweet and its a warming feeling spices. However the cherries is less present.
Overall: I feel more taste when its cold even if its meant to be warmed up. I think its better served cold because you get more taste out of it!
jaghana (3300) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JAN 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75cl, an amber red beer with low head. nose is on cherry, cinnamon, very sweet like, cherry touch, nose is pleasant. Aroma is a bit sour, rich on cherry and spices, vanilla, acid notes, cinnamon, currant, well balanced. Finish is sweet badly the aspartame is coming out, but not bad in general;
fantti (590) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kaatuu lasiin tummanpunaisena ja valoa hieman läpäisevänä, vaahto on niukka ja katoava jättäen oluen pinnalle reunuksen. Haju on viileänä (minähän en oluttani lämmitä :) ) kirsikkainen ja mausteinen. Samaan aikaan tulee mieleen sekä pipari että glögi. Kaneliakin löytyy (menee kyllä varmaan edellisiin). Maku on erittäin glögimäinen, kirsikan tukiessa taustalla. Myös samaa piparisuutta löytyy, mitä hajussa oli. Viinimarjaa ja kevyttä hedelmääkin löytyy. Suutuntuma on suht täyteläinen, hieman hiilihappoinen ja tasapainoinen. Todella jännä ja todella jouluinen olut. Tässä on onnistuttu yhdistämään hyvin glögi ja olut, vaikka loppua kohden rupesi jo tökkimään.
TET (1308) - FINLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark red beer with a quite weak and blond head. Aroma of dominating cherries, also other fruits, strawberries, lots of X-mas spices, cinnamon. Pleasant and temptating aroma. Taste is sweet, strawberries and cherries, lots of X-mas spices, vanilla and cinnamon. Medium bodied, slightly sticky to drink. Quite similar when cold or warm. Nice, Christmas spicy beer with nice balance.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
The beer is brown with a small tan head. The aroma offers sweet cherry juice, like a Shirley Temple. Sugary cherry juice flavor, like a children’s drink. Fruit punch. Light bodied with moderately low carbonation. Very tasty, and better than I expected, though the sweetness becomes cloying quickly. Best in small doses.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Pours dark amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry, plum, and raspberry with cookie malt and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt and fruity esters with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
AndySnow (1825) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Served warm. Dark red colour with a foamy head, might be from the heating. Aroma is spicy, cinnamon. Flavour is rather sour, cherry, cinnamon.