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.
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Not retired anymore had this at NB with head brewer Peter Bouckaert not over the top cherry and more of ale with cherry tartness. Only 148 of MJís 500 Classic Brews to go.
wildbillvms (41) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is way better than Sam Adams Cherry Beer offering which is too much... Actually you have to search this brew taste to find the cherry...
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber liquid with a definite red tint. Slightly pinkish head, which is small and goes away quickly. Minimal lacing.
Definite fresh cherry smell, though not overpowering. Sweet malts behind it. Uncooked bread dough.
Light sweet malt taste is out front. Nice light cherry follows. I hoped that the cherry flavor would be more pronounced. This is very mild.
Mouthfeel is good. Crisp, yet somehow a little creamy, at the same time. Interesting.
Very good and easily drinkable. Iíd want more of it if the cherry flavor were more dominant
Mora2000 (5104) - 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.
highibus (682) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice reddish copper color with nie bubbles. Noteal head but a bit of lacing. Aroma is sweet dark fruit and sweet malt. Flavor is some of the same but not very sweet. A nice beer with a nice subdued finish.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
horse barn aroma, simple, clearly cherry, amber beer and belgianish yeast. i find it very intriguing. soft chestnut brown tinted pink, minimal pink head. dry and pillowy soft mouthfeel. cherry stained oaky taste. very good all around.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours sparkling clear and orangey-amber-colored with an eggshell-colored, average, creamy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves minimal lace. Nose is dominated by the red cherries; other notes of cake, vanilla, and sweet breads (a bit like a cherry pastry). Flavor is very cake-like, cinnamon notes, vanilla, light nutmeg, cherry filling, brown and white sugar, and some doughy sweet bread. Palate is moderately light, lively, and a bit thin. Finishes mostly sweet with some cinnamon and vanilla but lightly tart with cherries. Similar to frambozen with a fruity cake-like beer. I thought the cherries were a great complement to the cake flavors fo the base beer. Not something I would want all the time but great for a lighter desert beer.
zizzybalubba (1253) - 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.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks- Amber color with a little head that dissapates quickly.
Aroma- Bread-like yeast quality with a fruity smell, as if you left out some strawberries too long.
Taste- A little tangy, but not too bad and not too sour. Tastes like Candy cherries.
Palate- A little dry and tart. When yo first take a drink, it kind of pops!