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Brewed by Melbourn Brothers (Samuel Smith)
Style: Fruit Beer
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3113) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Red pour with pink head. Aroma of marachino cherries, cough syrup, cherry cough drops. Flavor is oversweet cherries, well water, some earthiness. Finish is flabby and sweet. The kind of fruit lambic your girlfriend likes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11905) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 24, 2009
Bottled (BB 05/2009, Vasa session). Deep cherry color, small pinky head. Tart and sweet cherry candy aroma, quite lollipop-like. Sweetish cherry flavor, berry stones, candy, some tartness, a bit like Lindemans kriek, but less sour. Fizzy carbonation. Somehow likeable, but same time a bit too close to soft drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 24, 2009
Bottled (from Ölkonsortiet, Aalborg). urky reddish brown colour, mediumsized pink head. Aroma is cherry, some raspberryand quite sweet. Flavour is tart cherry with some other berries. Very dry palate. Pleasant and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (491) - California, USA - APR 15, 2009
Amber-red color with minimal white head. Aroma is tart, sweet and fruity. Initial taste is an explosion of sweet cherry and mellow tartness. Could have used some more carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3402) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2009
bottle - Pours ruby red with a thin pink head. The aroma is all about the cherries, as is the flavor. Rich, sweet cherries with a hint of tartness make this brew more of a dessert drink. The wild yeast isn’t noticeable. It’s too one dimensional to be great, but it’s tasty and reminds me a lot of Kasteel Kriek.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2009
Clear red of color with a pink head. An aroma of red berries, sour notes, cherries and weak sweets and gum. A flavor of redberries, cherries, sweets, bubblegum and nice sour notes.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 8, 2009
In the botle from HyVee CB. Pours purple with a pink head. Dark chunks swirl around the bottom. Smells like a cherry cough drop. Very tart initially, then finishes super sweet. Huge cherry taste. Not much else. A giant chalky mouthfeel, but otherwise, sort of what you’d expect this to be.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1210) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Strong aroma and flavor of cherry. Highly carbonated. Doesn’t taste much like beer at all, a lot more like a soda. Extremely sweet, great dessert beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - DEC 31, 2008
355ml Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA – This was a fruit beer and then some. Huge Cherry flavoring this was like a malt liquor with added cherry juice. Has some nice flavors but this was not to my liking. Too Sweet.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jsquire (3340) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Ruby Red color with very little of an off white head. The nose reminds me of cherry flavored cough drops. Lots of sweet cherry fruitiness, with something tangy in the finish. The cherry flavor is a little too medicinal, and the tartness is not strong enough to balance this out. It must be sipped, and even then its really more like a cherry cordial. I will stick to the NG Belgian Red.


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