merc7186 (2657) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, No Head, No Lacing
S: Cherries, Apples
T: Cherries, Apples
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart
Overall, Nice fruit flavor but weak of the carbonation, decent.
Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Extremely sour fruity aroma, first apple then lambic fruity sourness. Excellent carbonation even in the small stupid gabf glass. Perfect blende of the fruits and the sourness, I felt like I was in the cranberry bogs. I would have stayed at the booth all night but the line would have rioted.
SpongeRuiner (963) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2015 Thanks Jeff. An absolute huge raspberry aroma to go with the bright red color. Candy fruit all over the place. Huge thick head. A big candy raspberry flavor. Tart in the end. Very sweet. A solid fruit beer.
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as good as I was expecting. A bit too sweet and medicinal tasting. Still a good beer, but there are better and easier to get options.
barn0216 (524) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to bytemesis. Little foam after the pour, warm brown color brightly tinted red. Aroma is strongly reminiscent of the Wisconsin red but with obvious tones from the apples. The apples and cranberries bring a welcome tartness that keeps this beer from wearing out its welcome after one glass. Equal parts sweet and dry, tingly on the tongue. A very light toasty flavor detected in the finish. Overall, it perhaps doesn’t hit the peaks of Wisconsin red but it achieves a much better balance.
jsquire (3799) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours an attractive reddish amber color with a lasting off white ring of bubbles for a head. Big fresh fruit nose with lots of apple and cherry notes. Sweet tart candy taste with berries, apple juice, and some orange flavors. Gently fizzy on the tongue. This is a great, juicy, fruity beer.
zizzybalubba (1645) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours reddish-orange from the bottle with a frothy off-white head. Tart cranberry nose with cherry making its way through. Phenomenal taste; tart cranberry and cherry smack the tongue with a wonderful, juicy flavor. The finish is great, yet here is where it falters slightly when compared to Belgian Red (this is more of a limitation of the apple and cranberry that are not as juicy as cherries). Not surprisingly, this is a great fruit beer.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious apple-cranberry nose that follows into the mouth. A medium sweetness that doesn’t overpower, and nicely complemented by the bitter and dry cranberry-juice-like finish.
Delicious beer that tastes like fresh apple-cran juice.
ajnepple (3788) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. An incredible aroma and flavor. Very fresh and tart fruitiness. Medium sourness. Smooth and sweet.
kcorum10 (333) - Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a reddish color with pink head. Aromas that remind me of smelling a fruit tray. This beer has some amazing flavors from the fruit combinations added. This is one the best beers I’ve had.