Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Mars Cheese Castle. Soooo glad I picked this up. Phenomenal beer. Waxed cap bottle, ruby red and orange pour, effervescent and lively. Just terrific lacing. Cranberries and cherries on the nose. The taste is cranberry but not overwhelming or too sweet. Finishes dry with apple skins and red cherry juice. Clean finish. This would be at home at the Thanksgiving dinner table just as much as an aperetif on its own on a warm summer evening. Very special beer, hope to find it again.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark pink/purple pour with an off white head. Aroma is cider, cherries, fruit fruit and fruit. A bit of a tart twang as well. Flavor is similar. A really nice fruit beer that showcases the fruit without being glorified kool-aid.
wheresyourball (530) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Steve, thanks! Pours a dark red with medium white head. Big nose of cherry/berry sweetness. Flavor is cherry, cranberry tartness. Light bodied and slightly medicinial. Fun.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to pokgye. Somewhat hazy reddish-brown color with a small off-white head. Complex fruit aroma with cherry dominating but a hint of red apple. The flavor is sweet (as in sugary) but also sweet (as in awesome) with sweet cherry, cranberry, and apple. A bit like an awesome, more complex cider. Medium-bodied and smooth with average carbonation. Phenomenal beer.
Sarlacc83 (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL. Split
A: Prune colored with a ring of off white head.
N: Lots of cherry, raspberry, and apple. Very sugary sweet. Some grape juice. Smells like a cocktail, but it’s more complex than Raspberry Tart.
T: Sweet, but not overpoweringly so. There’s a touch of sourness about it.
M: Syrupy, sticky, but still light.
O: Think this is my favorite of their fruit beers. More complex and less sweet than raspberry tart.
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.thanks Benji and Sev. Red with off white head. Aroma is full on cherry with some apple. Taste has rich cherry, like cherry drop sweets with some apple. Sweet and slightly sticky. Delicious but not really a beer
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 bottle at home .. Huge thanks to Sev ... pink red ... thin off white head ... soft sweet cherry nose .. deep and rick and complex nose ... soft sweet frutis ... mellow cherry ... light peach ... light tart rasp ... long soft cherrry ... soft creamy lovely
bottle at home .. copper .. thin tan lacing ... softy sweet ffruits ... soft fruits ... juicy fruts ... soft floral fruits .. soft fruit .. soft sweet cherry fruit nose ... little cold .. sweet fruits ... oily fruits .. soft fruits... oily fruit... soft fruit ... ligth sweet fruit 3.9
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2013 Bottle from a friend. Pours a deep ruby red with off white two finger head. Huge bouquet of cranberry and cherry, sweet and tart smelling. Flavor is more cherry heavy with hints of the cranberry coming through. Very sweet, slight tart. More medicinal than I had hoped but not overwhelming. Lingering tart cranberry that grows on me while I go. Light to medium mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Cool beer, but not as good as Raspberry Tart.
GRM (3234) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, green bottle, 1 pint 9 ounces, from and with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on March 8 2013; eye: caramel with a reddish hue, clear, no effervescence, really tiny ring of beige head; nose: cherry, caramel, light malt, sugar; mouth: cherry, caramel, light malt, sugar, light acidity, slight green apple, sugar, sweet finale with presence of caramel, medium body, average carbonation, quite sweet, slick texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille verte, 1 pinte 9 onces, de et avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 8 mars 2013; œil : caramel avec une teinte rougeâtre, limpide, pas d’effervescence, très petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : cerise, caramel, léger malt, sucre; bouche : cerise, caramel, léger malt, sucre, légère acidité, très léger pomme verte, sucre, finale sucrée en cerise avec présence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, pas mal sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
_angst_ (3342) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle received by my secret santa. Thank you joeneugs! Pours hazy ruby red with a small bubbly pinkish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is very fruity with crushed cherries, juicy green apples, cranberry juice, dark bread, moist wood, red wine, hay, mixed fruit hard candy, mashed frozen red berries, lemon zest and hints of cereal. Taste is sweet and very fruity with dark cherries, sour cherries, cranberry juice, lemon juice, apple juice, bread, wood, pomegranate, raspberries, hay, lemon zest and hints of unripe strawberries. Mouthfeel is fruity tart, tiny sticky sweet, slightly astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is fruity with bread, sour cherries, cranberries, green apples, biscuits, wood, hay and lemon zest. Quite nice an not as sweet as other New Glarus fruit beer offerings I’ve tried.