conway (2063) - - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a big off-white head that leaves almost no lacing. Aroma is cherry skins, sour apples and a hint of the cranberry. Taste is wonderfully complex. A constant tug of war emerges between the sweetness from the cherry and the sour from the apple/cranberry. The cranberry is most apparent in the finish. Oak makes a late appearance. It's not super apparent but it adds a nice layer to the complexity. Mouthfeel is full and carb is lively. This is an incredible brew. It's so unique and all of the disparate elements are tied together so well.
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Lubiere (11245) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A burgundy ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a beautiful candy apple, with strawberries jam, sour notes from cranberry. In mouth, a sweet soda like apple jam with light cinnamon, acidic notes,warming alcohol, very nice. Shared with GRM, Pushkinwow, and Ian, March 8 2013.
pushkinwow (2278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled thanks to Lubierre, probably one of my favourite beers of the night. Redish brown, hazy, biege head. First impression brings my back to childhood and sour green apple jolly ranchers with some cherry components...could break it down but that is essentially that this was for me...and seeing as I loved those as a child it was a good things for me (although probably biased). Full body, moderate carbonation, get a bit of cranberry on the palate, then the apple and some cherry overwhelm but in a good way. Wow did I like this - thanks Luc for bringing this one out. Would gladly buy a case of this one.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light and sour aroma, I can smell hints of apple. Light brown and and clear. Had an enjoyable blend of fruity flavors and a sour palate.
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jnkor (327) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet and apple filled, almost like candy but light enough to be all apple. Appearance is a nice clear red. Taste is sweet apple with some sour edge. Almost too sweet, damaging drinkability, but very enjoyable. Has a nice level of carbonation.
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tnx to Paul. Pours clear dark amber with a great creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet fruity berry fresh refreshing and crispy; fantastic. Flavor is velvety berry fruity a bit malty a bit tart and acidy and sour. Finishes sourish berry. Excellent.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to jer. Pours with a clear reddish hued body with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of Ocean Breeze Cranberry Cocktail, cherry and apple. Quite sweet smelling and almost all fruit. Flavors are apple, dark cherries, sweet, some cinnamon like flavors, pie. Canned/caramelized pineapple. Very sweet. Lively carbonation, massive body, stick finish, with not quite enough acidity to keep it from being cloying.
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Holy Fruit Bomb ! Pours a deep ruby brownish color with a equally strange colored pink grey head. The nose is full of harvest fruit apple, cherry, cranberry, grape juice, a touch of vanilla and oak as well. The palate is sweeter than I expected and very juicy. Big fruit that is in your face when served cold but mellows out slightly as it warms to room temp. As it warms more acidity emerges with some darker fruit funk appearing in the finish. Nice beer but a little to sweet. Thanks JStax !
Brigadier (3275) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle
If this is a temporary replacement for Belgian Red I hope that it sticks around a bit longer. This is right up there with Raspberry Tart as a world class sour fruit beer. Before it disappears from the shelves I am going to pick up a few more for the cellar.
Aroma / Appearance - A purplish red body shimmers and glows. The red edges give the color of a setting sun. Dirty white flecks of head and soft legs give it just the right amount of depth. Cranberries, apples, and cherry fruit pie sweeten the air like the judging table at a county fair.This is a blend of a candy store and an orchard.
Flavor / Palate - Cranberries and apples are sweet on the tip of the tongue. The tang that hangs in the back of the throat is like a sharp lemonade. From start to finish this is a great balance between sweet and sour. Until Belgian Red comes back this is a fine substitute.
BVery (8075) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Bomber from Casanova. Wow, I love this. Better than the Raspberry Tart and Belgian Red for me. Awesome apple, cranberry, and cherry. The flavor explodes and isnít overly tart or sour. Phenomenal!