JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark cherry red color with a light pink and white head. Aroma is full of cherry sweetness, getting better and better as it warms. Taste is slightly tart and bitter, but has a pleasant cherry aftertaste that lingers long after the liquid has been swallowed.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very cool drink ovarll. Cherry red with a sweet thin pink head. THe nose hast lots of cherry almost like a shirley timple (spelling??) The taste is concentrated and is not nearly as good as the nose. Very sour and tart. The smell is what makes this drink, I could smell it all day.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Effervescent body, raspberry hue, and pink champagne-style head. Basic sour cherry aroma. Flavor suggests more of a blend of sweet chokecherries and sour cherries. Also some mild sweaty yeast flavor. More funkiness in that vein would be desirable. Nice lively palate. Very tasty but less all-around depth than I'd hope for.
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to TChrome for this beer! Pours a deep translucent rubt with a small pink head. Nose is sweetened cherry. Some light tart notes also. The tongue is more tart than expected, based on the nose. Cherry notes abound but some definite sweetness but a lighter sourness being a little more dominant. Dry and tart finish like a kriek but this was more candyish. Good beer!
jazz88 (2466) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A rich ruby red color with a pint head. A bright sweet cherry aroma with a tiny hint of a musty lambic. A sour vinous cherry flavor with a sweet finish.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fantastic cherry red color with the pink lacing. The nose burst with sweet cherry aroma. Very sour and sweet is the initial taste. It's a little complex and harsh. That artificial or candy flavor comes through in the aftertaste. A demanding beer but interesting.
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a beautiful ruby red with a light fizzy head. Cherry aromas dominate. Not overly sweet, great sour flavor. The floral NB portion takes the palate for an enjoyable ride, with the Belgian Kriek finishing the experience. Overall, I love this beer....
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice dark red ruby with a quickly diminishing pink head. The aroma is incredibly sweet with notes of artificial cherries, Robitusin and cherry-flavored dental-office toothpaste. A moderate body, at best. The flavor is far too sweet with only a hint of sour character. The only acidity is an odd lactic acid that doesn't seem to fit at all. A short seemingly artifical cherry flavor that quickly disappears leaving nothing behind. I apologize to NBBC and Boon for this poor rating, but I really did not enjoy this. I think it is a cool idea and I really wanted to like it, but I was incredibly disappointed.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty cherry colored beer that poured with a quickly dissapating head. The aroma is full of cherries, more so than the flavor. The body is thin (per style). Overall a good beer, but could have been better.
Kinz (2968) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer 400! Thanks to acrodizer and phillybeer for this one. Pretty, clear pink color with a tint of orange, nice, lasting pink head with lots of lacing. Aroma of cherries, touch of an herbal note. Flavor is also of cherries, only slightly tart, mostly sweet. There is also a slight medicinal note, rather like cherry robitussin. Although an interesting experiment, I had hoped for more. But it would have been hard to live up to the expectations of this beer. Glad to have opportunity to try it.