Itzjerm (2320) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This is a beer?
Fruit Apple candy without the stick. Very mild beer flavor on the end. Nice head that fades quick. Ruby red clear. Aroma is apple and red fruits. The ultimate non beer drinker beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml to glass. Appearance: dark mahogany red with a frothy white head. Aroma: kinda "medicine(y)" cherry aroma. Hints of cranberry, cherry and sweet malt. Taste: huge candy cherry forward, eases into a nice cran-apple finish. Palate: good to mild carbonation. Sweet. My first New Glarus offering. Didn’t disappoint. Well done.
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer for my 45th birthday. Nice deep ruby red pour with a two finger head. Aromas of fruit cherry and cranberry and a hint of sour. Taste is all you would expect fruity smooth crisp juicy very well crafted.
WillRunForBeer (2342) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared with Chalumeaux. Happy Birthday TJ! No bottle date, but IIRC this is a 2013 bottle from trade with Bacterial. Thanks! Pours dark reddish purple with a tinge of brown and a light beige head. Aroma is cranberry, honey, dried cherry. Smells delicious! Great flavor too. cranberry, apple, hints of cherry. Just the right amount of sweetness. Goes down way too easy. Fruit beer doesn’t get much better than this.
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red pour with a single finger, white head. Aroma of tart strawberry. Taste is full of apple and hints of berries. Very tasty, much like fruit juice. Lots of cherry as it warms. No lace.
UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured into a tulip glass at approximately 40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a deep, rich mahogany red-brown, and forms a dense, fluffy multi-finger head of off-white foam that lasts and lasts. Lacing is off the hook.
Smell: Fruit greets the nose cheerily, a burst of cranberries and cherries, all just slightly sour. Beneath, tones of sweet red apple and caramel malt buttress and support the sour fruits.
Taste: Just a sublime fruit beer. This opens much like an apple juice made with gala and honeycrisp, which has had a significant amount of cherry-cranberry preserves dissolved in it. There are faint hints of tart sour to the fruit, and the barest whiff of farmland funk along for the ride. All of that dances atop a solid platform of sweet caramel malt flavor. The finish and aftertaste are a mix of the fruit juice and malt aspects. Sublime.
Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy, smooth, clingy, sticky, and yes - that bit of word salad adequately sums up the feel.
Overall: "Sublime" has already been mentioned, so it shall be left at that. Personally, I’d put this in my regular drinking rotation, were I closer to Wisconsin.
RRistow12 (721) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a murky copper ruby color with whitish head. Aroma is apple, cranberry, cherry as expected. Taste is a nice balance of sweetness and tartness. Taste similar to aroma with some strawberry as well. Excellent fruit beer as expected from New Glarus.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where: Neighbor brought back a variety from a trip home to Wisconsin, forever grateful.
How: 750 ml bottle, shared at a neighborhood tasting.
Appearance: Pours copper red with a few fingers of light brown head.
Aroma: Apple, cherry, raspberries, oak, musty, sour.
Taste: Big cherry flavors with apple, cranberry with spice, balanced by a yeasty tartness.
Palate: Lighter side of medium-bodied.
Overall: Spectacular again.
ben4321 (5775) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Pinsky. Pours a darker reddish color with a slightly pink hue. Very fruity on the aroma. A little tart. Raspberry, cranberry, and plenty of apple. Kind of like an ocean spray crossed with a beer, but also much better than that. Quite enjoyable. I could drink a ton of this. Finds that sweet, tart, fruity, and drinkable balance.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[7500-20150814] Bottle. Super cherry cherry cherry aroma. Hazy, brown red body with a quick foamy white head. Cherry juicy flavour. Medium body. Wow, this is a cherry bomb. (10/3/8/4/17) 4.2+
(@ Campground Brewdown 2015, Millmont, PA)