adrian910ss (2429) - 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 (3785) - Lewisburg, 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 (1117) - 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 (655) - 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 (336) - 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...
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Strykzone (5623) - 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 (473) - 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.
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redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very disappointing beer. The nose and appearance are what is good and reminds of the Red but the taste is off and is that cliched "cough syrup" feel and taste. The taste is mainly of cherries, but unlike the Red there is no tartness just artificial sweetness. The apple and cranberry are there but muddled and masked by the oak. The lack of tartness is surprising with the inclusion of cranberries. I could not finish my glass nor did I want to try.
rxeight (1938) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red orange. Tastes like belgian red. Lots of sour cherry. Grannysmith apple, didnt notice the cranberry until i read the bottle. Very good stuff.
Fin (8428) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Casey very kindly brought this along, thanks Casey. Sat drinking this sat at home with Casey, Traci & Loz 08.07.13 Pours reddy colour, like a deep sunset looks lovely. Stewed apple and rich cherry nose, I get cinnamon but I think that is just an association thing with the stewed apple. I sniff again and get wonderful rich sweet fruity nose with cherries in abundance. This is a lovely juicy fruity beer, it is intensely flavour packed with oodles of cherries backed up with apple. Interestingly, much like another recent beer I’ve had the cranberries are there and whilst I cannot necessarily pick them out they do make a difference, and I think that they more than anything else in this beer leave that dryness around the gums and add a really nice dimension to this beer, starts sweet then goes dry. Love it. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2