jibby (13) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vibrant cranberry (or jolly-rancher) red, little head.
Aroma is subdued. Some macerated cherries come out but you have to strain your nose to find it.
Not as acidic as a Kriek or Flanders ale would be. Somewhat malty. Medium in body. Candy fruitiness.
I wish it had more acidity and a concentrated cherry flavor. As it stands, it’s dull and uninspiring. The color is the most vibrant thing about it. Now that I think about it, it does remind me of a Boon kriek (which it is mixed in with), and has the same candy artificiality. Honestly, my homebrew attempt at a Kriek was better.
vlan1 (188) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear ruby red with tall pink head. Mild cherry jam aroma. Mild jammy flavor. Solid beer.
furthur (126) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, deep rose colored body, under a bubbly strawberry quick colored head. Aroma is champagne and cherries. Taste is sour cherry, dry cider, hint of peach, finish is sour. Palate is light, with fine, moderate carbonation. Very refreshing! Then that 8% hits your belly...the alcohol taste is invisible!
Doofgoblin (281) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very Cherry! This is brew has a great tartness that compliments the nice natural cherry flavor. I also like the amount of fizz as it adds just enough carbonic acid to cut the sweetness. Certainly, a treat and not an every day type of drink.
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of tart cherry, acidic, some winey notes like very dry Chardonnay. Clear dark red with a mostly lasting white head. Dry, tart, acidic, somewhat funky. Light bodied.
revolution2718 (203) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pretty clear ruby read with a wispy pink head. Nose is tart, lots of cherry, sour apple, a bit woody, a roch of vanilla. Taste is tons of cherry, starts off more tar, then sweetens a bit, a touch of wood, a bit musky, a sherry kinda thing. Finish is cherry pie filling, then fresh cherry, and it dries out a lot. Rather lively and effervescent. Really quite good.
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DialSquare (2506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Giant Eagle Market in Upper Arlington. Clear red pour with pink-white head that leaves a ring. Aroma is dusty cherry and wood. Tastes are lightly tart and funky cherry. Background vinegar. Drinkable and enjoyable, but probably not worth the price.
VinegarStroke (262) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear, deep red, Light persistent head with good lace. Sour red fruit. Not really classic cherry. Sour, bright and just a hint of fun. Very dry, moderately sour and medium bitterness. Moderate length.
Good not great.
drsandman (189) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent dark red, pink head. Aroma is huge cherry, sugar, currant, oak, vinegar. Taste is tart but not too dry, light acid, again uber cherry. Lightish mouthfeel, nice.
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Proof. Looks like carbonated cranberry juice: light pink head, thin collar. Aroma is of cherry, lemon zest and a light tart funk. Taste is dry, tart cherry, a hint of lemon and cranberry? Light body, low carbonation. I wish this had more of a carbonated bite, or something to play with the tartness of the cherry/lemon.
cards04 (1610) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a vibrant ruby red with tonnes of pink head. Aromas of bubblegum, cherries, and some cinnamon. Nice tart cherry... Although I was expecting a little more. Nice oaky finish. Good stuff.