bhensonb (11908) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours a ruddy plum juice color with a creamy slightly pinkish head. Aroma is something like nuts and cherries. Med body. Flavor is sort of flat cherry with greasy nut. Not exactly walnut and not exactly brazil nut. There’s a bitter that seems like walnut skin. There’s also something of cherry fruit. Even a hint of chocolate. Lot going on with this one.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Kerstbierfestival Essen 2011. Hazy amber to orange coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a small off white head. Light little fruity aroma. Medium to full palate. FInish is bitter hoppy, slightly fruity and a longer sweet floral/fruity hint. Rather strange brew. Medium.
shoulderbroken (2418) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Craft. Orange amber and slightly cloudy with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, jammy, maybe strawberry and cherry. Taste quite like a jam tart, bit of pastry and some sweet fruitiness. Not too sweet though. Touch of underlying bitterness but only a trace. Very rich smell but not overpoweringly so. Maybe even a bit of tomato in there! Further down gets a bit more malty. Beautifully drinkable and really really nice.
HenrikSoegaard (11131) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Orange-red colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Cherries present but lack marcipan notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Some cherrie notes. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate. lactose too present.
sebletitje (7134) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
15cl bottle sample @ Kerstbierfestival ’11, Essen.
Brumeuse, orangée vers un ton rougeâtre, col blanc léger.
Arôme de baies rouges, pointe douce de vanille et qcq épices.
En bouche, palais épais rappelant une blanche belge, note de cerise et framboise, léger épice, et une fine note aigre de baies rouges; canneberge.
Carbonation est faible et rappelle plus un soda pop qui reste quand même douce.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed pink hued body with a large and foamy white head. Aroma of fruit, cherries mostly, vanilla, a light bready malt structure and a lot of sugary notes. Flavors are pretty straight forward, cherry, light milk sugar. Fruity, pretty sweet. Maybe a bit nutty? Slightly oily/slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Kind of one dimensional fruit beer.
italianjohn (2420) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy reddish brown pour thin off white head ... aroma is a lot of almonds and light bitter cherry ..... taste is a mix of almonds and bitter cherry dry and slightly lively on the mouthfeel not bad decent stuff .... abv is hidden well
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is earthy hops and yeast with cranberry and straw malt. Flavor is medium malt with cranberry and straw malt, light hops and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4038) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours deep copper with thin white head; spare lacing. Aroma is cherries, wheat, cereal, and slight alcohol. Taste is cherry, raspberry, and sweet malts. Light body with medium carbonation. Smooth throughout with a subtle fruit finish.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange to red with healthy off-white head. Aroma is cherries with a touch of alcohol and cereal. Flavor follows but adds sour fruit, leather, a touch sweet and a touch sour and lightly metallic-like. A smooth drinking brew I couldn’t believe tops out at 8% (I would have guessed maybe 5%) I drink this lightly chilled (55F) on a cold snowy Denver day and I am satisfied.