bu11zeye (11740) - 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 (10887) - 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 (9831) - 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 (9601) - 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 (8005) - 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.
Sammy (7717) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7694) - 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...
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. First of all, let me just say that this one does not suck. It pours deep clear ruby with 1-finger fluffy off-white head. Aroma is cherry extract, malt, some hops. Tastes sweet, with a heavy Bing cherry flavor coupled with caramel malt ans slight hops. Gets a tad cloying as it warms, and the cherries seem to take more of an artificial flavor as it warms, but nonetheless, this one is a definite passable fruit beer, with a great bottle design that can be used as an ersatz butt plug if the need should arise.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby body with an off white head. Sweet cherry and toasted malt with a light sweet fructose and chocolate. Thin with a moderate warming and a dank malt note. Eh.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Phallic Bottle: Pours a mahogany ruby color, light head and lacing. The nose is lightly fruity, some metal and extract along with a brash malt sweetness, dusty. The flavor is sweet and fruity, lots of cherry, needs a bit more tartness to pair it, but it’s a fairly decent cherry flavor, albeit "natural flavor". The finish is chalky and reminiscent of those Christmas chocolate covered cherries. Decent offering, would be a good gift for a female coworker, but not for the taste.