Alengrin (1380) - BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Tasted as Liefmans Fruitesse On The Rocks, and following the brewer’s instructions, I pour it into an ice cold glass with ice cubes. I’ve had thousands of beers so far but this is a first for me. Thick but quickly collapsing, bright pink, stable head, colour a bright and fiery grenadine red, clear and transparent. Strongly sweet aroma of fruit lemonade, grenadine, red candy, grandma’s elderberry syrup, strawberry ice cream and the kind of old-fashioned medicinal candy once used to treat a cold; barley and wheat are somewhere in there, but very, very far away. I hesitate to even take a sip of this but when I do, the artificial candy-fruit sweetness is there in all its glory, like the old-fashioned grenadine diluted with mineral water I used to enjoy as a child, medicinal elderberry syrup, lots of sugar and a sourish accent more reminiscent of lemonade than wheat. The thinnish mouthfeel suffers even more from the melting ice cubes and only far away in the finish, a faint hint of hop bitterishness appears, only to disappear again as quickly as it came. I admit this is a refreshing beverage on a hot day, but the relationship with actual beer? Sure this is a good cure against a persistent cough, though. That being said, I’ve had far worse in this particular style and adding ice cubes makes it quite enjoyable if you are not looking for real beer. Perhaps I should add ice cubes to all these fruit-witbiers from now on.
RickFifty (272) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep red color, pink head. Sweet berries nose, dominated by strawberries, artificial aromas, hint of marzipan. Sweet cherry taste, cherry pits, raspberry, slightly tart finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, sticky. Too sweet for my taste.
ingedejong (6) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beige foam. The smell is very sweet and fruity. Tastes very sweet. Perfect beer for a hot summer evening.
JStax (2974) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
8.5 ounce bottle shared by drsilverworm. Pours a clear red with a beige head of foam. The aroma is like jello and fruits. Kind of like jello salad. The taste is nearly tart, but is fairly sweet overall. Medium body, medium carbonation.
DrSilverworm (6322) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8.5oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Shared with friends. Beautiful darker red color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good thicker lace. My god... The nose on this... It’s like the jello fruit salad that your mom used to make, topped with whipped cream. Moderate sweet taste, light tart. Lightly spicy. A little sugary and slick. Big fruit and creme flavor is amazing, though. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick. So fruity. It’s like red slushie. Not bad, though. Intriguing stuff.
Zekada (119) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms. Smell of cherry. Pours red with a small white head 3
Taste is sweet with cherry. Palate is thin. Overall to sweet and reminds too much of a soda.
AnaRitaGato (11) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
red fruits aroma only... pink to red color, medium sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation... Beer or Juice?!
HammerTroll (460) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice clear ruby red body, no head. Strawberry bubblegum nose. Aroma is bubblegum, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, and elderberry. Too sweet for my taste. Thin body, lively carbonation. Refreshing summer drink.
(Svijet Piva 0,25l bottle)
TheJester (1866) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
250 mL bottle. Says on the bottle to serve "on the rocks." Maybe next time. Bright red, with a small pink head. smells candy-fruity. Tastes sweet - I can pick out the cherries and raspberries. Fruity and sweet. Not quite candy or fake. But sweet. Too sweet.
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at BrewDog Roppongi, Tokyo. 3.8 %.
Deep red color, small pinky head. Fruity, bit tart kriek aroma. Light-bodied. Very fruity, quite sweet but with tart kick. Enjoyable in its style.