stoutnick (780) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Looks like brownish apple juice. Aroma is great - zingy apples with a smidge of berry. Flavour is sparkling apple juice with some tang - tasty though not overly wowish. Enjoyable stuff.
arnold931 (927) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy plum color. A nice head with good lacing. Nose is apple and cherry. Taste is cherry cough drop and then the tartness washes over you. Aftertaste is straight Jolly Rancher. I am not a big fruit beer drinker, but this is great.
Marheb (3384) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plus médicamenté que confituré que les deux sur lesquelles je basais mes attentes (Raspberry tart/Wisconsin Red). Les pommes sont vraiment de l’avant avec une finale pseudo-sèche de canneberge. Pas mauvais mais j’ai une impression artificielle que j’avais pas avec les deux autres.
Clownoisseur (376) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy yet vibrant amber with plum colored hues (along with some golden hues) that round the edges. A nice fluffy head that lingers and leaves a nice cap on top. Aromas just come pouring out. Tart apples, cranberry, cherry, light wheat bread, slight floral notes and final waft of a candy dish. Taste is unparalleled in the style....even among the other New Glarus fruit beers. This one stands out. Offering waves of complexity. Loads of tart fruits explode across my palate. A slightly fizzy mouthfeel gives me these candy soda sensations. Almost tasting like chewy sweetarts! Apple juice, cranberries, smashed cherries. Wow. Everytime I drink this, I love it more! I could go on.... The balance of the malts/yeast is so harmonious, you take it for granted. The common thread among these New Glarus beers, the yeast character is so unique and signature. Bubblegum sweetness with a light cereal grain balance to the ever so slight oak and vanilla. I feel like my vocabulary is lacking the verb-age to give this beer justice. I don’t know if any beer in the style can compete with the depth and balance of this one.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5669) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the March 2014 Pittsburgh Ratebeer gathering. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml green bottle this beer poured a plum-brown color with a large foamy tan-plum head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet artificial sugar and berry gummi bears. The flavor was sweet artificial sugar, mixed berries and a gummi bear note. Long sweet mixed berry finish. Medium body. Nice.
sitzds (318) - - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at Beachwood in Seal Beach from a 750ml bottle poured into tulip. Red body with an off-white fizzy head that drops quickly to a few filmy islands. Aroma is sweet pixy stix, cherry, apple, and cranberry fruity notes with an eventual tartness. Taste is sweet early with cranberry and cherry notes followed by some pie spice and apple skin before finishing tart over the residual sweetness. Light body, thin texture, fizzy carbonation, and a tart sweet finish.
Weezel (244) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge fruit aromas of apple and tart. The cherries and cranberries pop at first and the smooth apple follows. Picking up a hint of raspberry and smooth carbonation. Unbelievable.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Shared by Thom during the Nova 3-point drought of '14. Pours apple juice brown with a creamy white head. Aroma of cherry pie, apple pie, Granny Smith apple slices, cranberry, vanilla, and oak. Taste is Red Delicious apple, cherry pie filling, pie crust, fresh-baked bread, and more fresh cherry. Soft, supple, crisp and dry. Fucking outrageous.
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Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing. Simply amazing. I always loved their other fruit beers, but I’m not sure they hold a candle to this, which reveals the three fruits in lovely layers, and has enough sour to be interesting. The winner of the night. Bottle.
Thewade (340) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Difficult to rate since I don’t have anything to comp[are it to. Smells sweet. Cherry and cranberries. Slightly tart, but well balanced. Perfect to break into the Spring.