jnkor (328) - 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 (4206) - 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 (7905) - 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 (2737) - 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 (3290) - 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 (8193) - 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 isn’t overly tart or sour. Phenomenal!
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet fruity cherry apple cranbery notes delicious nose. Red pour nice hrad. Sweet fresh fruity flavora lots of cherry apple and cranberry. Smooth fruitu awesome.
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle, nice red pour with a white head. Aroma of tart fruit including cranberries, taste is a good mix of the apples, cranberries, and cherries. One excellent beer!!!!
Gription79 (2684) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Cherry Lifesavers, cherry, apples, slight syrup, tart. NG nails another fruit beer.
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Dark ruby pour, big white head, good retention/lace. Aroma of cranberry, apple, sour cherry, raspberry, light barrel. Taste tart upfront, then sweeter, sour cherry, cranberry, apple, light barrel, light cola. Palate is soft, slick, sweet fruity finish. Really nice all around.