bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(24oz bottle, 2007 vintage, so graciously provided by BMan1113VR) Pours a hazy reddish body with a small white head. Aroma of artificial cherry (cough drops) and some toasted grain. Flavor of a nauseating cherry cough syrup with a dry finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Noog Four-O
Appearance: clear dark red, wispy beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel and cherry aroma with extra vanilla sweetness,
Flavor: sweet cherry flavor, touch of caramel and vanilla as a background, light balancing bitterness, hint of cherry tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of sweet cherry - not super sweet, but not at all sour. Clear mahogany color with a white head that ringed rapidly. Medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. The flavor is sweet malt, and the cherry is a bit like sucking cherry skin or pit. This seems to be a pretty malty lager, and the finish is not dry, but it is not overly sweet either. Sort of balanced, if the cherry bitter notes get counted. Very interesting try from a big brewer.
Tmoney99 (9988) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bullet shaped bottle from Party Town. Poured reddish brown color with a large off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid dark cherry aroma. Moderate body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium spicy sweet cherry flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid seasonal beer.
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2007. Reddish pour. Smelled like some weird cherry candy and tasted quite the same. The sweetness doesn’t seem to meld with the type of malts and few hops that are used. Odd beer.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ RBWG Fart Share. Pours a murky reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Some spicy cinnamon notes in the nose with apple and cherries. Somewhat tart, pie cherry, lightly oxidized flavor. Some caramel too. Taste the .rar. Huge thanks to jtclockwork for breaking this out of his cellar!
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fizzy pinkish foam is the pour. Bubblegummish cherry aroma. Taste is lagerish overrid by cherry essence. Like a mild kriek though very sweet.
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #54. Bottle shared at the Friday Night Downtown Inn Bottle Share. Pours a clear red color with floaties. Thin creamy tan head. Aroma of cherry Twizzlers and mild pale malt. The taste is Twizzlers candy with some grainy notes. Thin bodied. Not terrible.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via a trade with daknole. 2007 edition. Pours with an off-white head and a glowing, hazy red body. Aroma is maraschino cherry syrup, trash and light vanilla notes. Taste is straight up Shirley Temple (7-up plus grenadine) and vanilla. Syrupy mouthfeel. Have had worse...
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty2 ][ ? Tank Shell ][ Globe ][ Tasting ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Thankyou pussypete, jtclockwork, blomster for this mega wale procurement. Pours clear amber, spotty lacing. Nose is sticky cherry, brown sugar. Taste is tart, rich cherry, brown sugar. Much better than expected. Shockingly not bad at all.