uckelman (540) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish amber, clear. Medium off-white head. Huge sour aroma. The cranberries and sour apple jump right out. Sweeter than I was expecting given the ingredients. Crisp finish.
sarauckelman (358) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Burst of apples as soon as the bottle is open; the aroma from the glass is full of sour apple notes. Large bubbles in a tan head, lots of fine smaller bubbles in the body. Reddish amber, moderately opaque. Taste is of fruitcake, cherries, and fruit syrup; palate is somewhat stickier than expected. Mouthfeel starts off sweet (almost too intensely sweet), but it quickly dissipates into puckery sourness.
blutt59 (6413) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanksgiving bottle, thanks to kcorum in trade, rusty pick color, lots of jammy cherry and cranberry flavors, gets more sour as it warms, nice carbonation to round it out
gunnfryd (13804) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at TSODRBSG 13. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is cherries , almond, malt. Flavour is cherries, almond, malt, apple, oak. Very nice beer.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Dmbforever. Poured into an 8oz snifter. Red amber brown in color with cream colored head. Decent head retention (about a minute and a half). Decent lacing and the head shows back up with each swirl. Aroma of dark sweet fruit (raspberry, cherry, tart apple). Aroma also has some slight funk to it, like earthy yeastiness. Taste is of cherries, raspberry, some plum, and blackberry as well. Very sweet. The tart cranberries are nice, but they donít cut the sweetness as much as Iíd like. Good carbonation and medium body wrap the tongue in the fruit sweetness. Definitely another enjoyable brew from New Glarus.
rdixon77 (1973) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful fruit beer. Mahogany and red color with light pink head. The aroma is like nice sparkling fruit juice....apples, cherries, cranberries all accounted for. The taste follows, just sweet enough. Slight sourness. Masterful.
jcr (2487) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. Amber body with orange highlights. Fizzy, off-white head. Big aroma of cherries, raspberries, overripe prunes. Hint of basement. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Tart finish. Lots of fruit flavors with a hint of toasted grain, funk and overripe fruit. A bit medicinal.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled the time it was bottled.
Pours a browned pink with a fleeting dusty rose cap. Smells of apples, cherries, oak and some lactic acid. Taste is cranberry well balanced with apples and cherries. The beer leans toward the tart side of things and helps the flavor profiles balance out like a well blended wine. There is a medium on lightly cloying body with moderate carb and a semi dry finish that makes me want the beer ice cold and in gulping portions on a early summer morning. Really a refreshing beer I believe to be an absolutely fantastic deviation from the normal New Glarus beers.
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is ruby red with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is of sour cherries, and apple juice. Head faded rather quickly after picking out the aroma. Flavor is green apples at the front but transitions into a sour cherry finish. Dry and tart, good.
boto (2041) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle: This one pours a ruby hued amber color. There was a fizzy off-white head that didnít linger long or leave much lacing. The nose is good. It almost smells like fruit juice, but not as sweet. Cherry, apple and cranberries are the most notable. The taste is also very good. There is a tartness and sweetness at the same time. Cherries, cranberry and apple. Somewhat lighter body. This is interesting and wonderful. It is only 5.1%, but you donít even realize there is alcohol in this.