Iphonephan (5613) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Vintage 20312. Pours a clear reddish amber with an off white head. Aroma of apple cider. Sweet flavors of cherry, apples and a hint of cranberry. Delicicious.
Nsanders (928) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mL. Cherry wood color with a quickly dissipating head. Cranberries, tart apple, a little woodiness, almonds and black cherries. Has a cranberry tartness that melds into a soft cherry sweetness. Body is lighter with an acidic feel.
undsioux7 (870) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#800! Pours a deep ruby red with a brown/pink head. Aroma of tart cherries and cranberries with some Belgian funk. Taste is tart up front, then woody with strawberry and apple cider coming through. Very good, but not as good to me as Belgian Red.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF. Red hue with pink head. Aroma is sugar, cherries, cranberry. Medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a tart following. Overall this is another good beer from NG.
DuffMan (8815) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, acquired via trade with dresden (thanks Steve!), and shared with Ferris. Deep purple-red body capped by a bubbly pink head. Loaded with jammy sweet fruit character, cherries and apples stand out, with just a mild yeast presence. Despite the claim made on the label, I found this to not be sour at all. Maybe a little funky character, but this is a fruit-dominated sweet ale all the way. Nice character, but I’m glad I had someone to share it with, as I think it would have been too sweet to drink much more of.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper pour with watery white head and lace. Aroma is dominated by sour apple and funk. Flavor is sweet apples, some funk, and light cherries. Medium bodied with good carbonation. very nice
Ericular (930) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, tart, and woody. It pushes all three aspects for me, but never quite to excess. Almost cloying, complex aroma. I guess that’s the name of the game for fruit beers like this. Taste is nice, and at this point in my beer journey I can’t see a fruit beer going much higher than this.
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish cidery garnet. Aroma is tart apples, apple juice, jammy sour cherry, light caramel, fruit rollup, sweet tarts. Taste is apple fading into light cherries on the midpalate followed by jammy red fruits, cherry skins, and an almost Concord grape note. Sweetness balanced by tartness. Good carbonation. Having had their Belgian Red fairly recently, I think I prefer this. Excellent.
Ferris (10570) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Cherry and apple sweetness with a nice tart nose. Clear light copper with a decent white head. Tart cherry with a tannic apple. Tart and sweet, well balanced.
bp (855) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours a light reddish color with a thin white head, aroma of apple juice, taste reminds me of a cider, not a beer I can drink with regularity