porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
By the pint. Delightful reddish color and an slightly red head. Smells of sour, cherries. Tastes of cherries, and not in that disgustingly sweet way. These cherries are good, this beer is sour and dry and quenches a thirst on a hot summer day. Wish i could get this one were i live.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brewer kicks butt. Nice subtle cherries are kept in check by weak malts, rounding out in a nice fruity flavor that goes perfect after a hard day doing whatever. Nice floral aftertaste keeps it from being toooo sweet.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
body is cloudy, rusty, ruddish color. short foamy off-white head, faintly pink. aroma is a mild sour cherry. flavor is mildly sour, and fainter cherry. sweet malt is there, did they blend with fat tire? finish is dryish. unique blend, I do like it. I love 50/50 blends of many sorts. many raters are comparing this to kreik lambics, which this is not, itís a fuit beer. thin layer of lacing all up the glass. thanks BBB63!
notalush (4824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím not huge on lambics, but this seems to have everything in the right places for a kriek - attractive, deep red color - very musty aroma, with juicy cherries, lots of yeast - quite sour, but not as mouth puckering as other lambics Iíve had - a very woody character, lots of yeast again - kind of a thin finish, but still the mouth stays watering.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I picked this up when I visited Devner for the 03 GABF.
Clear, cherry red. If you are quick enough to catch it, there is a pink head.
This thing smells real good. Tart cherries.
The tast is hard for me to handle. The cherry is there, but the sour hit me like a ton of bricks. I just donít care too much for it.
Light to medium body. Lack of carbonatoin give the preception of a fuller body.
This beer may be for some people, but not me.
Tejas (870) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, this is one rich flavored beer. Reminds me of eating cheery sours when I was a kid ícept this is sweet. Very very cherry flavored. Too much so for me. Some beer flavor wouldíve been nice.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beautiful red body. Nose smells like cherry pie crust. Slightly sour and tart. The mouthfeel and tart/sournes is there, but the flavor is a bit thin. Very drinkable, in an alco-pop kinda way.
Kevin (2070) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
tap at the brewery. light maroon, beautiful, with a pinkish head. aroma of cherry a bit sour, like cherry pie with real butter. very tart and sour cherry flavor with a powder kool aid taste that is almost puckering. finish is a bit rough. leaves something unpleasant on the tongue. slick dirty lint like that is not pleasing.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle aged for 16 months. Rose colored beer that is nice and clear with a small head. The aroma has plum, chery, grape, and sweetness. The flavor is not as sweet as I remember when it was younger. It has some tartness and a little bit of wood. There is a slight barnyard flavor. Good beer.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, BB 23 MAR 04. Pours murky reddish, with slightly pink hued little head. Cherry, cough drop aroma. and as it goes down I taste some more cherry, but it seems a little more well integrated into the mellow, simple beer. Lambic in this? I donít really find that. No Brett chatacter, no sourness beside the tart cherry, just a cherry beer. It doesnít quite have the cough syrup quality it did when I tried it fresh, but it hasnít really gained any complexity either, just lost some grossness.