olio (6803) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours hazy red color with a small steady head. Aroma of sweetish berries, honey, some fruits and yeast. Flavour of vanilla, berries, sweet fruits, some grain and yeast. Somewhat creamy palate with a sour twist. Weird. Can’t quite make up my mind this being good or not.
lusikka (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours a ruby red colour with a thick creamy head. Aroma of grainy malts, cherries, honey and wood. Flavour of sweet sourish cherries, vanilla, caramel, grainy malts and almonds. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and a pungent cherry finish with vanilla and caramel. Rather interesting but also weird and borderline disturbing.
harrisoni (14353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop Canterbury. Quite a lovely mix of rice aroma cherries a touch saisony maybe good heat complexity and really rather pleasant better in mouth and swallow than aroma.
ken1 (1064) - DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice cherry flavor with portlike notes. Dark reddish in color with a white head.
armando629 (2433) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,375 l bottle.
Poured murky pink brownish with a fantastic creamy foam on the surface. Some belgian yeast in the fruity aroma, some toasted grains, vanilla and candies, sour cherry with berries, spicies. Very interesting and lively aroma. Oily texture brings the fruity taste with cherries of course, vanilla and some lactic flavor, light sourish character, spicies like cinnamon. Fine, good and interesting one! Taste like a fine dessert. Yumm.
Plovmand (6702) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Thanks Cecil for the gift. It pours hazy reddish with a creamy forever lasting white head. The aroma is cherries, sweet malt, fruit and some yeast. The flavour is cherries, fruit, spices, cinnamon and it has a creamy and smooth texture.
shadbow (37) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet up front, tart towards the end. Don't taste the almond though. Great Belgian smell and taste. Doesn't taste like 8% ABV...
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adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. I had the 2010 version two years ago and couldn’t stand it do I hope I enjoy this one more. Pours a purplish orange appearance with an off white head. Tangy raspberry, cherry, juicy, a bit spicy, toasty malty aroma. Weird berry, cherry, chewy, toasty, mild toffee, tart flavor. A touch syrupy mouth feel. Interesting but not my favorite. It is pretty smooth for the abv.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: Wow. That was a lot of cherry for a non-lambic beer. For being mostly all about cherry it sure had a lot of complexity — sweet, sour and acidic.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium orangey, red with a large, sort of pinkish head that mostly but slowly diminished leaving good lacing. The aroma contained moderate nutty malt; light cobweb yeast; both sweet and sour cherry; honey; hints of brown sugar; cherry pits; and a hint of vinegar. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately acidic; while the finish was lightly sweet, moderate to heavily acidic and lightly bitter with and average to long duration. There was sweet cherry, sour cherry, almond, honey, hints of brown sugar, nutty malt, and cherry pit. The medium body was dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry and light to moderately astringent finish.
Hammy78 (802) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at the old Premier Gourmet, in Niagara Falls New York. Pours a cloudy peach, almost red colour with a white head the is thicker on the sides of the glass, some lacing there as well. Nose is sweet with a touch of fruit, like quite obviously cherries and some grain as well. Tastes like sweet cherries and a little tartness too.