reggiedunlop (3632) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy reddish/pink color with a medium white head. Aroma as mild cherry but smells like frangelico. Flavor is more cherry than almond but bothare present...8% abv is hidden very well...light tartness and vinousness creep in. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish has tart cherry with fain nuttiness. Nice!
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 2012 ed. Pours clear reddish amber color and an average frothy off-white head. Aroma is cherries, almond, rice, light bready malt. Taste is sweet with tart cherry-notes. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. Interesting experiment, but somewhat dull beer.
sneevel (71) - - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pinkish amber with a decent pinkish head. Somewhat reticent aromas of fruit and some malt. Delicious cheery and vanilla flavours in the mouth, with a sweet-sour profile. Creamy and delicious texture. Nice interesting beer.
gunnar (7508) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours hazy light amber with a big light pinky creamy head. Aroma is fruity, with berries and cherry, some yeast. Taste is smooth, light sticky mouthfeel. Dry fruity, really good one.
mcberko (12393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL bottle, pours an opaque, cloudy pinkish red with a thick foamy pink-tinted head. Aroma is rather subtle and non-existent, with feint notes of cherry - not much else. Flavour is not especially dominated by the cherries, though that is the main flavour characteristic. The almonds I suppose obscure the cherry profile, but there is no hint of them. There’s a bit of Belgian yeast detectable, a lactic quality, and a bit of an alcohol kick. At the beginning, this was super bland, but the more you drink, the more the subtleties reveal themselves. The lactic qualities make the beer quite think, giving body to the subtle tart cherries and Belgian yeast. Good stuff.
rarbring (2131) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall: Slightly fruity and sweetish, not really that interesting.
Note: On-tap at Mikkeller Bar. (Vintage 2012) Reviewed 2012-12-01.
BeerBaboon (1886) - FINLAND - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours red with off-white head. Aroma of cherries and rice. Flavour of rice, cherries, almonds and hops.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Roscoe’s Holiday Summit. Tasty dessert beer with cherry and spice notes.
Tmoney99 (13063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear reddish amber color and an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellnet lacing. Moderate dark tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium fruit sweet flavor with a medium sweet fruit finish of moderate duration. Refreshing fruit beer.
Chudwick (2704) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours dark orange if not amber with thin offwhite head and decent lacing. Nose is fruity (can’t detect more due to the smoky atmosphere). Flavor adds raspberry, cherry and more reddish fruit. Sweet. Medium to full body. Hides the abv well.