maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet maraschino cherry and light caramel aroma. Fairly sweet maraschino cherry flavor, some graininess and a bit of caramel. Medium light body with moderate carbonation and a very sweet almost syrupy finish.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 16, 2008
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I bought this as part of a gift set, however the two glasses were the only highlights. The cherry lager poured a lovely reddish brown color with a minimal white head that quickly fades. The aroma was strong, full of sweet cherry cordials and roasted malts. The aroma was this beers best attribute. The flavor is dominated by a fake syrupy cherry that covers up the malts and hops. The finish was long with some bitter notes at the end. The palate was medium to full with a sticky texture. Overall I was looking forward to something much better. Well at least I got two nice glasses in the gift set.
badgerben (4681) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red color with a thin head. Aroma like a Ludens cherry cough drop. Slightly grainy/corny taste. Decent cherry flavor, but sickly sweet.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I bought this gift pack cause I was intrigued by the glasses and the odd shaped bottles.Pours a brick color with a nose of sweet cherries and slight chocolate.Didnít really notice the alcohol much.Finish was semi sweet.Not bad.
Dorwart (2465) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin white head of fine bubbles that recedes slowly. Soft bready malts with some light fruit and grains. Color is a nice orangeish red. Little bit sweet and malty. Light cherry flavor with some grainy straw and a bit of alcohol kick late swallow. The cherry flavor becomes more prominent as the brew warms. Finishes slick with a lingering light tartness. All in all a decent brew. Thanks Dan for sliding this my way.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
24oz bottle poured into a flute. MCCL pours brownish red with a minimal read. It is an ugly beer. The aroma is of dark fermented cherries. The taste is malty and full of cherries as would be expected. There is something else in there that adds a dark flavor to the cherries. All in all it is unpleasant. The body is thick and clinging and the after taste is thick.
JMerritt (1902) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red-amber with a medium-white head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is first and foremost Bing cherries, followed by dark chocolate, some cinnamon and subtle spiciness reminiscent of ginger. Further sniffs detect baking spices and almonds. A very complex and delicious aroma. Flavor is initially grainy - light wheat and hay - quickly followed by "light" dark cocoa and subtle cherry sweetness. Finish actually has the most cherriness - a lightly tart sweetness - of the whole flavor profile. Dry, alcoholic finish. Mild-to-moderately carbonated. I ím going against the grain and giving this very favorable marks, as I found it quite enjoyable.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This fruit beer pours a deep red color from a 24oz screw top bottle. Medium to small sized white foamy head. Aroma is malts and cherry. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet, lots of cherry and chocolate. The hops are mild and a touch earthy. Itís a little overly sweet and artificial tasting, but its not really all that bad. Yes he is giving praise to an AB product. Itís a little weird that its seems more chocolate than cheery, but it somehow works. Nice carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle Pours a pinkish brown. Aroma of what seems to be artificial cherry. Ludens cough drops in the aroma with some sweet malt. Flavor is mostly this cherriness with a little bit of malt. Maybe it was the weird bottle, but Iím just not a fan of this brew.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark garnet umber color with a moderate light tan color. Certainly a cherry aroma with hints of dark cherries as well as cherry cough drops. Mild attic scent. A blast of malt, grain and cherries rushes in and takes the mouth hostage as the face grimaces and the backbone curls. The flavors really do seem to grab me and shake me around a bit. Iím reduced to taking small refrained sips. A touch of tartness in the middle, but Iím still thinking about sweet tarts. Like so many of the stronger A-B brews this still has a grainy malt liquor underpinning. Not nearly as graceful as it sounds.