Scopey (6834) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to deeblo after a night of big stouts! It pours deep ruby-red with a small off-white head. The nose is tangy fruit.... apple, cranberry, cherry, blueberry, light oak and some tartness. The taste is tart fruit, jam, tangy berry (cranberry and blackberry), apple, marzipan, vanilla and light oak with a dry, tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Nice fruity sourness. Fairly straight-forward, but tasty and very well balanced. This beats Belgian Red & Raspberry Tart in my book.
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruits galore! Cranberries, apples, cherries, and even some blueberry notes to top it off. Minimal tartness makes this brew imminently sessionable. A clear step above both previous NG fruited beers, and a helluva value at $9/bottle.
mrjaxson (293) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Read great things about this elsewhere, and it did not disappoint. The big cherry aroma gets revealed after a pretty pour with a fluffy, reddish-hued head. The taste does a quick flip from sweet to tartly sour, and the real star is the long, luscious finish that clearly goes from cherries to apples to cranberries.
beernbourbon (1300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is reddish amber with medium off white head. Aroma loaded with apple, cream soda, light tart notes, and faint pie spice. Flavor very true to nose with apple, really nice sweet tart notes, and a really nice ginger ale note. Great.
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Clear burnt-orange ale with ruby highlights and a large, frothy, off-white head. The bouquet rivals that of Belgian Red – cherries, graham, caramel crème, vanilla and a faint note of black currant. Medium to full-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is so very fruity – cherries, currants and cranberries. Moderate sweetness and modest tartness mingle nicely with a mild, tannic bitterness undoubtedly provided by the cranberries. A subtle - yet luxuriant - swirl of vanilla, toasted oak, brown sugar and caramel cannot be ignored. Really just a fantastic balancing act here. Lightly sweet, tangy, cherry finish capped by a gentle feel of cranberry raspiness. This holds its own - right up there with Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart. Kick ass fruit beer!
mnmike (1032) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour on Christmas eve into a flute. $9.49 per 750mL. Way "tart"er than the other two NG fruit beers. High carbonation. I put this one behind Wisconsin Red and ahead of Raspberry Tart.
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light crimson, subtle scarlet, faint garnet, and moderate mauve with a cotton candy head. Bright cranberry, tart cherry skin, and crisp apple with graham cracker, spicy cinnamon, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, and caramel. Also some sweet balsamic...bit of sour. Quite delicious and fairly complex. Loved it!
Beerman6686 (4348) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a ruby red color with a pinkish head. Aroam was cranapple juice, with llight cherries mixed in too. Flavor was predominantly cranberries and cherries, with light apples skins in the back. Light and spritzy, yet loaded with flavor. Another awesome fruit beer by New Glarus.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
excellent new fruit beer that is inline with the Red and Tart, but this adds a ton of depth and complexity with a tartness that isn’t present in the others as they are mostly sweet, cranberries show excellently, I will search out more cranberry beers
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a creamy tan head. Aroma of apple, cherry, spices and bready malt. Taste is tart with cranberries, cherries, apple skins, spices and a touch of salt. Not as good as Belgian Red but drinkable.