JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a two-toned dark red with orange highlights. Head is initially rather large, bright white, but is mostly diminishing. Lots of fine bubbles streaming throughout. Cherry is still the most dominant fruit in the aroma though the cranberries are noticeable at the tail end amongst the tart and lightly sour funk. Cherries and juicy apple cider up front in the flavor, which is moderately-high in sweetness and subdued in its sourness, finishing with some apple pie baking spices, white bread, tart cranberry juice. Dan hits another fruit beer out the ballpark. This is a beer truly for all seasons - refreshing enough for spring and summer, tarty apple cider notes bring to mind autumn, subtle spiciness would lend itself well to being mulled in the winter.
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep red color with a huge frothy off white head. Sweet aromas of cherry, apples, cranberries, and grapes. Taste is of tart cranberry juice, a mix of sour and sweet apples, and cherries. Great beer.
50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Randall. Clear reddish copper pour with a white head. Big cherry aromas. Wow, effervescent with tingly cherry, sour apple, and bitter cranberry highlights. Tasty but almost overbearingly so. Intense fruit with caramel malt lowlights. Definitely unique..
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a three-finger thick, pink tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark, concentrated plum-amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, cranberry-juice red hue when held up to the light. The aroma is fruity and sweet; candied cranberries, fruity sweet cherries, and flora apple notes also have a touch of fruit tartness to it. The aroma reminds me quite a bit of a some sort of cough syrup, or perhaps of some sort of syrup I should be using in a desert. I canít even pretend to smell anything of the base beer here.
Sweet with lots of prickly carbonation and predominantly fruity. The finish tastes characteristically of apples, while up front the cherry notes intermingle with a light cranberry character; the cherries also linger into the finish with a cherry skin fruitiness that lingers a bit on the palate. There is a touch of tartness here that helps to slightly temper the sweetness. At times the mix of fruit reminds me of childrenís aspirin in the finish. The body is certainly a bit thick, it has a fullness to it that lingers a bit on the palate; definitely something to be sipped slowly. Once again the base beer is pretty much non-existent, perhaps a hint of maltiness, but I could very well be imagining it.
Nice as a desert, and in fairly small quantities, or if you have a serious sweet tooth. I honestly donít understand why this is ranked so highly compared to the fake, sweet, fruit Lambics out there; clean, candy sweet, and fruity, they are quite similar and can work in certain situations, though for my particular palate I wouldnít choose to drink these very often.
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ TSODRBSG13, Ulfborg. Hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, heavy cherries and marzipan. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 310813
chrisv10 (11126) - DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, cherries, rashberries, fruit and marzipan. Flavour is malt, cherries, fruit, marzipan, almond, sweet, fruit, rashberries and a little acid .
saxo (14044) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich cherries, red fruits, malt and hops. Nice!
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is raspberry. Sweet, sulphorish and citric raspberry. Tart, raspberry and dry fruity. Sweet and citric finish. Mouthwatering. Smooth fruity finish.
ImperialRed (4) - Oshkosh, - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing fruit beer that manages to blend cranberries, apples, and cherries into one amazing flavor. its simply wonderful. itís also a great conversation starter at bars that serve it from the bottle. grab a couple glasses and share. Itís a beer that even folks who donít claim to like beer can enjoy.
deekyn (1187) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours a hazy muddy maroon like apple cherry cider with low off white head. S - holy sweet fruit juice batman. Overripe apples/cranberries/raspberry juice/white grape juice. Musty notes, honey and floral notes swirl around the appeals albeit a tad overly sweet aromas. M - lively carb and a bright though sticky feel. Nice full palate, heavy on the sweet. Lingering fruitiness. T - fruit forward for sure. Apple/white grape/peach/cran/berry juice. Bam. Must, honey, brown sugar and light vegetal notes. O - how does new glaurus make such good fruit beers. Good stuff. 3.9