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Brewed by Melbourn Brothers (Samuel Smith)
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Stamford, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 102   ABV: 3.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with malted barley, wheat, hops, yeast, water, fresh cherries and their juice. Cherry Fruit Beer has a bouquet of fresh cherries. It makes an excellent aperitif in place of dry sherry. Complements carbonnade a la beouf, mussels in white wine, flavourful cheeses.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1320) - Riverview, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
A: Pours a nice deep red color kind of red wine looking. It has a small fizzy light pink head that is very lively. There are also some floaters which I really look forward to. S: Nice tart cherries with sugar cane. Kind of reminds me of a cherry tart which also makes for a tasty dessert. T: Very nice. There is a nice cherry tartness with a very sweet backbone. It is a really nice tasting beer that could serve as a dessert. M: Light and bubbly like an old time cherry soda. D: Itís a single bottle beer, but a nice sweet treat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a ruby body with a thin pink head. Very sweet with abundant sugar coated cherry notes a light vinous woody character. Sweet and sour thin and refreshing hardly what one would expect via the style lambic but still enjoyable nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright beet red color with a small pink head. the aroma was strong tart and sour cherry. The flavor was tart, tangy and had a strong sour cherry element and a light nutty undertone. The finish was very long tart sour cherry. The body was fairly thick. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Well... I assume this will be retired soon, so I snatched mine off the shelf to give it a try. Pours an absolutely gorgeous dark purplish red with a super thick dense creamy pink head with lovely silky lacing. Aroma of pure cherry juice. Flavor follows, fantastic cherries, sweet but not in a syrupy way like Lindemans, more like New Glarus. Light tartness and acidity that compliments that sweetness very well. Medium bodied with really nice crisp fine sparkling carbonation, not really syrupy either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2088) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2009
Poured out a lovely large, puffy, rosy purple head, awesome deep red colour with decent retention and some sticky lacing. Aroma of fresh cherries, very sweet, yeast , a touch of earth?? and spearmint?????. Drink on the colder side as I found taht it lost some of the aroma when on the warm side. Tastes of fresh, sour cherries and yeast - not to complex, with a very dry sour taste. Great carbonation, interesting bitterness that has made my mouth water, a nice sourness that blends nicely with the bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (560) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Love the bottle shape and old timey label. Dark red beer with pink head, big cherry aroma. Soda pop texture, but more tart than cherry pop. Is there a beer in there somewhere? Possibly, but itís deep in the background. Flavor is nice and strong and long. Refreshing for summer, but too expensive to use as a sessions beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2009
(bottle - 12 oz) Ruby red pour with a light pink head. Aroma is rich cherry flavor. Slightly sweet and sour. Flavor is sweet with a good amount of cherries at the start. Smooth transition to a lightly sour cherry middle and a very sweet and smooth finish. Very, very tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cirrhosis (1215) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
"Deep pure red body with a fluffy light pink cap, this brew looks good but very girly for a fruit beer its perfect. Phenomenal smelling brew the cherry is coming through strong and sweet without being fake, the more I smell the less sweet it is and it becomes more of a sour metallic aroma the malt can be detected but its very mild. Tasty so very tasty Iím drooling between sips, sweet and sour, tons of cherry. This goes down so easy so smooth and very clean itís not disgustingly sweet like other cherry beers bellview creek is destroyed by this. Must go buy more of this so dam good best fruit beer Iíve ever had."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2009
bottle, pinkish color with good foam, sweet fruity aroma, flavor is a likeable cherry soda with some more depth, age to it,

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Enjoyed after a day at the beach w/ scoobs, stew, + his crew (Page is a hotty!) .. . Pours a dark ruby colour with a medium full head, has a real quality lacing factor also .. . Smell is of sweet kids cherry juice and fresh pressed cherries+ dark cherry skins, some cherry brandy too ( The best flavor comparison would actually be a cherry fizz lollipop, the one with that fizzy shit in the middle..) .. .. Loaded with flavour: albeit not that complex, very clean and sweet, still a sweeter juice added lambic but damn enjoyable .. . .. Not for the serious Belgian kriek fan, but fuckin tasty and i enjoyed it... 34į 45′ 54″ S, 70į 17′ 11″ W


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