FlacoAlto (3810) - 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 (12432) - 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 (11906) - 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 (14423) - 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 (33547) - 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 (5) - 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 (1311) - 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
jmohno (1183) - Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cherry color,up to the light its a bright clear darkish red almost burgandy or something. Light foamy with some lace.
Aroma is pleasant with cherry and other dark sweet tart fruits.Vanilla.Fruit candy.
Taste is sweet,with tart but more of a nice sweetness. Appely and carmelly. Sweet tart cherries on the finish. Appley tartness.Nice fruit beer havent had many but this is really good. Tart but balanced with a bit more sweetness,and not sour at all.
MotherBrother (775) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark hazy pinkish... With a frothy and light pink head.
Aroma is delicious and subtle of green apples, wild berries and some "other fruits"
The taste is really fruity-sweet, with a little bit of tartness to it..
Average bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation. I really do like the subtleness of this..
Rando7 (765) - Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours brownish red with nice one finger yellowish head and good lacing. Aroma of apple, cranberry, cherry and slight funk. Initial taste sweet but as you progress through the glass the sourness and tartness take over like drinking a sourball. Prolonged tartness on the finish. Palate mildly thick. No discernible alcohol. Too sour and tart for my taste.