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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A variation on Two Cherry (different malt base) whose recipe actually predates Two Cherry.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Itís been a while since I had this beer, but it has a hoppy base with a sour cherry flavor that makes it unusual. This beer is good on a cold, winter day and warms the insides.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear golden amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, and florals. Flavor of cherry, caramel, and grain.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6101) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Pour on tap at the Mayor of Old Town in foco, dark red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cherry, pie crust notes hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit, slight spice notes. Taste is a mix of cherry, biscuit, toffee, some slight spice, but its kind of a cherry pie ale thatís not executed completely well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Tap @ Crankstein Foco. Clear, red orange appearance with a cream-tan head. Sweet, tart, pie cherry, slightly dull fruity, wheat flavor. Kind of a dull, cherry wheat flavor. I remember this tasting WAY BETTER. This tastes like a cheap knock of the Samuel Adams offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Draft at New Belgium. Pours a reddish brown with minimal head. Nose is tart and soft with strong cherry notes and a pretty robust malt profile as well. Clean fermentation, not really Belgiany at all. On taste, the cherry is a bit less prominent and lends a nice nuance to this. More of the malt shines through, softly sweet and very refreshing. A nice beer, but a bit one note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zizzybalubba (1395) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
On tap at the tasting room at New Belgium, Ft. Collins, CO. Reddish-orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of light tart cherry with some sweetness. The cherry is not overpowering yet it is the dominant flavor. Light and a really good palate cleanser. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2010
New Belgium Brewing Company--Old Cherry Ale--1998 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--15 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Fruit Ale--Cherry. New Belgium Brewing Company--Old Cherry--Ale Brewed with the Juice of Real Cherries--2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--35 IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Cherry--Rich lacy head. Clear rich bright pretty thin amber red color. Malty Cherry floral mild hop front. Creamy malty cherry infused rich toasted caramel mild sweet Amber body. Cloying cherry malt mild balanced hop spice end. Sampled 6/28/2008. 6-Pack $7.49.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2010
In the bottle at the 2008 Crescent Moon Summer Beer Fest. Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Has a mild cherry aroma. The flavor is medium sweet. Unfortunately there is quite a bit of a medicinal/chemical cherry taste. It finishes with a mild tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2010
I am usually not a fan of fruit-infused beers but I loved this one. Poured a copper color and was completely clear. Had a hint of cherries in the smell and also in the taste. While I tasted some cherries, what I really thought when I tasted it was cheesecake. I have no idea why I got a cheesecake flavor, but I did. A very drinkable beer that I wish I could buy a 6 or 12 pack of, instead of only being able to get it in the Folly Pack.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle:   Amber in color, pale reddish hue, fairly clear, moderate off-white foamy head, spotty lacing.   Aroma of squash and over ripened cherries.   Has a spiciness to it that reminds me of a broken down Pumpkin beer.   Malty on the tongue, some cereal like presense.   Tiz spicy, much like a Pumpkin beer in June.   Has a very soft sour or tart tinge on the backside.   A little old and stale Cherry cough syrup like tinge.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   On the backside its just like your average crappy fruit beer, uninteresting and quite artificial.   I had high hopes for this one, but they were dashed pretty quickly.   Thank god New Belgium can at least do decent sour beers.



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