DYCSoccer17 (3158) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 5, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle given to me by my buddy Kelley. He works for a distributor, so I guess he found this as a special beer for me. I had never heard of it. There is definitely a yeasty funk that is Belgian like. I also get some sweet cherry aroma as well as some light funk that may be a touch of brett. Transparent copper body with just a hint of an amber hue present. Good, creamy off-yellowish head is present with attractive lacing. Starts sweet with some graininess before it becomes horrifically buttery and loaded with diacetyl flavors in the middle. Light cherry flavors come in at the end with a little roastiness. This is like a Shipyard beer with light cherry flavoring. Not so good.
Vballnbeer (157) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
adnielsen (7602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
zizzybalubba (1259) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Mora2000 (5164) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
5000 (5662) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.