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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 3, 2008
in bottle. beautiful aroma - like a cherry liqueur, or perhaps a sweet cough drop. Taste is sweet cherries, but there are finishing hops too, with a tangy twist left on the tongue so you know it is not soda. A delightful beer, one to sip on. not for chugging. would be excellent with dark chocolate on the side.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Pours into my 25cl tulip glass with a pale pink colored head. The beer is dark cherry color that shows an almost clear, bright red color when held up to the light. This is clearly a cherry beer as the aroma of candied cherries jumps out of my glass without me even trying to smell the beer. A deeper inspection of the aroma yield nothing else but cherry, though perhaps there is a touch of something like play-doh.

The taste is not quite as sweet as the aroma would suggest, but it is definitely sweet. Cherry flavors are clearly the most prominent note here and that very faint play-doh note continues to be just noticeable in the flavor too. I am really having a hard time tasting anything but cherry flavors, this is very one dimensional. Because it is sweet, it definitely has a fuller body to it and there is a tannic character to it (sort of like cherry skins) that seems to boost the mouthfeel as well.

More like a cherry soda than anything, you would never be able to guess that there is a spontaneously fermented beer under here, and that is quite a shame. Not bad, just not really beer.

Purchased: Papago Brewing Co. Scottsdale AZ

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Never had anything like this, never had a lambic I guess. Was weird at first but as I got used to it, a bit better. Very nice looking. Copper red with a thick head, not much lacing. Very thick sweet medicine palate. Cherry nose. Started a bit carbonated. Grew on me as I drank it. Ends up tasting like cherry juice in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2008
From a bottle poured a ruby color with a fair amount of light pink head. Nice cherry flavor with a quick tart finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle from 2nd Stone Sour Fest. Pours red. Nose is full of cherry syrup notes. Taste is like cherry soda, ehh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Pours a rich blood red color with a short lived pinkish hue. Smell is very cherry like and strongly sweet and mostly artificial. Cherry candy like but still pleasant. Sweet flavor, but it tastes nice. Not very beer like, but a hint of malt in there and a touch drying in the finish. I feel like I shouldn’t like this, and it was very artificial, but I still enjoyed it.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Pours plum color with a 2 inch near-pink head, which doesn’t last as long as it takes me to write this rating. Smells like artificially sweetened with nutrasweet cherry candy you get at the dentist’s office. Flavor is of cherry candy or soda with no semblance of beer whatsoever. Oh but this a a "Cherry" beer, and a lambic, so I must rate it highly, right? Finish is slightly metallic and tart. Overall, non-memorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
7-17-08 bottle
(#999 rating) Blood red maroon pour with a fizzy pink head. Smells just like generic grocery store brand "cherry sours". Not much more to it - just that candy smell. Flavor is sweet and cherry sour like as well. I am very surprised that this is actually drinkable to me - as I am not normally a big fruit beer/lambic fan - but this isn’t over the top and is light. Overall it is nice and drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 9, 2008
12 oz into flute. Nice raspberry red/purple; clear with little visible carbonation and a great, very light pink head. Tart and sweet cherries and sugar (like cherry candy) and earth aroma. Flavor is like a sour jolly rancher with just a hint of alcohol and earthyness. Good and refreshing, although a bit too sweet to have more than 1 in a row. Smooth and brief on the palate with little carbonation and little to no finish. Overall: great refreshing sweet and sour fruity brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Strong cherry aroma as the bottle is opened. This is a strong flavored sipping beer. Of course, its flavor is a strong cherry. A nice sipping after dinner type of beer.


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