Narnad (1454) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep red brown color with a modest, very creamy, light tan head. Aroma has a lot of tart cranberry and cherry sweetness with a sweet apple juice finish. You can taste the cherry in this brew but I think its the cranberry that really makes this beer. The cranberry tartness complexed with the imparted yeast acidity and tartness makes this beer very good. The finish to the beer has a strong apple juice quality in both flavor and texture. Body is light with some stickiness too it. The carbonation is very fine and lends a slight sharpness too it. Overall a very good beer. The sweetness is a bit on the strong side for one person to consume and I could see this being a fantastic beer in smaller doses as a dessert. The apple juice quality at the end of the flavor would my only knock as it doesn’t seem to be transformed in the brewing process. Still a great beer.
umich03jm (1865) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to JStax. Pours ruby red with a small fizzy, bubbly head that fades to ring. Rich, juicy sour cherry and green apple aroma. Taste is moderately sweet with a crisp tart finish. Great blend of cherries and apples, don’t detect any cranberries. Love the soft tingling carbonation. Drinks like a liquid jolly rancher. Love the New Glarus fruit beers. Need to try more of them.
italianjohn (2289) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber pour, thin off white head and light lacing ... aroma of cherries, cranberries and apple ... smells a lot like belgian cherry .. taste is of cherries, cranberries mostly tart and sour, apple is light in both the aroma and taste ... kind of like blending raspberry tart and the belgian cherry with a slight smack of apple ... has a light bitter sour tart mouthfeel ... excellent brew
adrian910ss (2333) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cranberry ruby red color with a small cream colored head. Aroma of sour cherries, cranberry and apple. Taste of sour cherries, cranberries, apples and light hints of oak. Tart and sour yet sweet. Superb.
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bodega’s Brewpub. Pours viscous cranberry with very little head. No lacing in the glass. Big fruit on the nose. Very sweet on the tongue but not in an artificial way. The cherry and cranberry is more forward on the tongue with the apple coming through on the finish. There’s also some tartness to keep things interesting. This does linger for a while. Just a fantastic example of the style.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle courtesy madbeerbaron. This one pours a mostly ruby red with a pinkish hue and topped by a thin head of beige colored foam that quickly recedes while leaving some lacing around the glass. The aroma is really nice showing notes of sour cherries, cranberries, apples, and melange of other dark fruits. The flavor follows suit with the tart cherries and sour apples up front followed by cranberries and some sweet dark fruits. Nearly full bodied and round with tingling carbonation that leads a sweet-tart finish. This is definitely not a sour, but the tart fruit and sweet flavors play off each other perfectly. Another home run for the best fruit beer brewer in the business. Bravo Dan! Awesome stuff.
DesertDevil (489) - Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750-ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby with no head. Very sweet, fruity nose of apple, cranberries, and cherries, which becomes the dominant tone after a while. The taste mirrors the aroma: Sweet apple quickly followed by tart raspberries and cherry to finish, with not even a hint of bitterness. Extremely clean mouthfeel, abrupt tart finish, not much carbonation. Drinks as close to fruit juice as a beer can. Incredibly well-crafted, but doesn’t quite match the hype.
Awktoberfest (289) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well... A delicious easy drinking beverage. Similar to juicy juice or those non alc bubbly beverages. This is better and really good just not really my thing maybe...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Strykzone (4836) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Bigelo’s Sour Sunday and it was a highlight for me despite not being a sour. A reddish pour and it is hazy. Aromas of cherries and apples. Some wine notes with oak. The flavors of all the fruit combines very nicely with the wine barrel oak and yeast. Cranberries? I didn’t taste them. This was a winner.
Crispy34 (359) - Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle share. Aroma is sour cherries. Appearance is a murky dark bronze with a good cream head. Taste is sour that turn very cherry. A great fruit beer. Palate is sour. Overall, great beer. Would buy again fo sho.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone