TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a very sweet, fruity nose. Flavor was tart cherry followed by apples and berries. Very sweet but a nice beer to try.
dwm1034 (544) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared with sherm1016 and the wives...thanks. Pours a rich reddish amber with a rich sweet, almost cherry cough syrup nose. Rich cherry upfront with sweet apple in middle....and a hint of the cranberry at the end....almost like a dessert wine...too much of a sweet thing to do a session but a great treat!
fidelis83 (1733) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark reddish amber with a tall, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Huge, fruity aroma, lots of cherry, a hint of cranberry, light sweet bread spice, a little oak, sweet biscuit, hints of cereal grain. Some apple comes out in the aroma as it warms and the spicy notes become a little more noticeable. Great cherry and light cranberry flavors and tartness up front, cereal, light herbal and sweet bread/pie spice come in shortly after, some nice woody oak there as well, as it warms the apple comes out some more and the tartness and acidity are somewhat stronger, with something of a lactic or acetic feel to the acidity when it warms more. Liight to medium body with a light, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation and somewhat creamy, slightly sticky feel, leading to a slightly more dry finish with an acidic tingle. Amazing, easily one of my favorite New Glarus beers and one of my favorite fruit beers, hopefully it has a decent shelf life, or they decide to make it a year round release.
joshmcg000 (267) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber / red with good sized white head. Aroma is tart cherry. Very tart, made me cringe on first drink, in a good way. the initial cherry and oak flavors give way to slight apple juice taste leaving a sweet taste linger in your mouth afterwards. Its got a little bt of sour funkyness to it also. The cranberrys are not very pronounced but they add a little bitterness. Very crisp and refreshing, with prety heavy carbonation, almost like drinking champagne. This is every bit as good the other 2 great year round fruit beers if not better. Pretty amazing.
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish-pink color with a small pink head. Aroma is sweet cranberries, cherries, and light apple. Taste is very smooth and sweet, almost tastes like a robust Oceanspray Cranberry. So frickiní yummy.
Bjshades (150) - Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a reddish purple color with a fruity aroma, taste the apple and cherry with a tart finish.what a great accident!!
scoobysnak (312) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is sweet with a touch of oak and some nice sourness. A very pleasant red color with a foamy pink head. Taste is sweet, gummy bears, cherry, apple and just a shade of the oak. Another great beer from NG.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic. Pours a deep pink/red with light pink head. Aroma is fruity, and full of variety. Flavor is fantastic and complex with a bit of sour playing with the cranberry, apple, and cherry which are all distinct.
bookman10 (539) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, purplish-amber, with nice-sized head. Aroma of cherry and cranberry. Flavor is a complex mix of all three fruits. Very sweet, as is the norm with New Glarus fruit beers. Bottle label had me expecting something a bit more on the sour side, but this is even better. These guys are the fruit beer masters and this is yet another top-shelf offering.
Hair6a11 (1229) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is fairly clear golden amber, with ruby highlighting; the fine bubbled head is on the whitish side. The nose is apple and cherry - perhaps a hint of cranberry. I have to say I was expecting a blend of the three - but this one feels like a new brew and works pretty harmoniously. I like the depth of character, sweet, tart, and the wheat comes through - theres less of the barrel treatment than I was expecting - but overall ; another fantastic fruit beer from New Glarus