Silphium (2969) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Murky, pulpy orange-brown-red body, thin clumping beige head. Toasty nose with crackers, cereal/wheat and alcohol, also hints of cardboard or paper. Body with bready yeast, crackers, toast and very sweet fruit (primarily sweet cherries and maybe hints of almond), also hints of paper or cardboard.
DSG (3926) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Ariel. Murky pinkish orange. Aroma of graininess, yeast and a bit of cherries. Sweetish flavor with cherries, almonds, graininess, light sourness and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Pretty weird, not my thing.
dfearnley (315) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to flute.
Spicy, alcoholy, dried fruit, and maple. Cloudy reddish amber with a thin white head. Sweet strawberries and figs.
Ferris (482) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle vintage 2012 - Sour strawberries a bit of bready funk. Some dark fruit very complex and pleasant. Cloudy amber with a thin head. Sour strawberries smells better than it tastes. Pretty good fruit retention considering age but the sourness was a bit much.
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a great pinkish red. Slightly acidic aroma of tart fruit and marzipan. Cherry flavors balanced by sweet almond. Light acidity, finishes dry. Very unique beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
andrewturba (446) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a muddy copper with a touch of red, big off white head that lasts and sticks all the way up the glass. Aroma consists of cherry(on the slightly sour side), and bready toasted malts. Flavour is a sour cherry(not over the top), bit of a creamy mouth feel, nutty, overall a smooth 8 percent fruit beer perfect for a holiday dessert.
Ughsmash (6664) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured light-medium orange with a tall, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up fairly sweet almonds and cherries with accents of oak and a pinch of molasses.. very pleasant. The flavor found nutty notes and aged caramel at the core, with sweet and tart cherry juice plus oak laced throughout.. light oxidation and cherry juice on the dry finish. Medium-bodied with fairly filling carbonation on the palate.. OK feel and flow, but I enjoyed the dryness in the end.. aiight.
riversideAK (5404) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of fduity almond candy cherry candy. Poura golden amber thin head. Flavors of candied cherry almond notes hay and dust. Interesting sweet fruitiness.
Gription79 (1573) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with Doug at the bayou. Poured from a 375 ml bottle. Pours pink with a thin quickly dissipating head. Lots of earthy almond notes. Slight chocolate covered cherry character. There is a Belgian strong/Triple yeast character. Nice holiday beer.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL bottle courtesy of Jer, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy amber with a hint of red with a small tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of medium toasty malts, sour cherry and honey, along with a hint of earth. The flavour is medium sweet, with a hint of sour throughout. Honey sweetness is paired with cherry and a hint of grains. The finish is long and fruity with slightly sour cherry, honey and touches of yeast and spice. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice cherry brew with big honey notes. Very tasty and well crafted as always from Mikkeller. 2012-08-04
ryecatcher (349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pinkish amber (if that makes any sense) with a spotty and slightly pink-tinged off-white head, outstanding retention and lacing. Nose is faint, with a bit of yeasty funk and not much else. Mouth is creamy, medium-full bodied with some wheatiness and lightly sour fruitiness mingled with a slight caramel sweetness on the back end, finishes with some nuttiness (Iím guessing thatís the almonds, but it certainly isnít almondy in the marzipan or amaretti sense). This might have been better a year ago... the cherries were almost undetectable, but all I can rate is what Iím drinking right now.