DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
WHO DOESNíT LOVE CHERRIES!!! Cant figure out if this or Orval or Belhaven or Cooperís is the perfect ale.After all what is ale but a bunch of carmelized sugars, why not our favorite fruit combination of sweet and tart, genius. Could be light years ahead of the game. Wild yeast fermentation rules!!!
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep purple and copper topped with a lavender head that peaks and leaves, it smells like cherries alright. It starts out with a nice tart fruitiness, but the residual sweetness is a bit much, the sugar overpowers. I prefer my cherry a bit more tart.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Too bad a bottle of this was $5; itís pretty good! The cherry taste isnít overly sweet, and has as nice mouth-watering tart aftertaste. I really donít taste any other regular beer flavors. If you see this beer, be sure to splurge on one; you gotta try it at least once.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good. Itís red cherries and sour lambic. Not too much aroma, but the taste is sure to please everyone. This is a beer everyone should try.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Man, this isnít beer...its the best cherry soda in the world. I wish it wasnít so expensive, Iíd pick up one every day as Iím walking home.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a provisional rating, as this is the first lambic I tried. Iíve heard that lambics take some getting used to, but this one was immediately appealing. Sour cherry jolly rancher aroma and flavor. Nice woody aspect also. Looks like a light merlot with a head! If this were available for a cheaper price it might appeal to some kind of upscale wine cooler crowd.
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly overpowering cherry taste and aroma. Itís not unpleasant, but it completely overpowers other components. Tart and refreshing. Not bad for a (very) occassional change of pace. Might be a good choice for people who arenít huge fans of more traditional beers.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Need to try more examples of this style before making reviews
with any confidence. This íbeerí pours deep red, with a thin,
purple head. Much like a blueberry weizen I brewed in college.
Cherries are extremely prominent in the flavor (duh). Very
sweet when cold. Surprisingly, as the beer warms (or my palate
acclimates), the cherry flavor loses prominence, giving way to
green apples, pears, and yeast. It has a nice sourness with a
surprisingly dry finish. I would imagine that compared to
other fruit lambics that this beer is a bit sweet.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 so sour an aroma my eyes watered, cherry-candy like...cloudy red with a beautiful pink but thin head, sweet but not overpowering cherriness, subtle sourness that ends in a sweet cherry-hard-candy like finish, I canít even believe that there is any alcohol in this..
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
More tart than the other Lindemans beers. I thought it could have been a bit sweeter. Definite strong cherry presence.