CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a clear ruby bronze with a large airy froth of off-white head. Has a sweet and tart cherry nose with some fresh oaky notes and juicy apples. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation that brings the sweet apple and cherry notes out quickly giving way to tart cranberries and vinous oak before a slightly puckering finish. Has nice complexity and tons of fruit flavor throughout. This rivals all the other fruit beers they make.
Damico (2612) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow!!!! Unbelievable. The fruit ale pours ruby cranberry in color with a beautiful bright white head. The perfect aroma brings crisp apples, sweet cherries, and cranberries so pleasant in the nose. The flavor brings the sweet cherries and crisp apples with a cranberry base blended into both of the other fruits so nicely. A bit more carbonated than desired is the body, but doesnít take away from the brew as a whole at all. This beer is close to perfect.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Omg! Smells like fresh cut apples. Overall itís a pretty good fruit beer. Wow° Itís fantastic.
ads135 (3036) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great fruit beer, arguably better than the raspberry or cherry varieties from New Glarus. A nice, sour funk with a great tart fruitiness to balance it out. Josh brought this one back from WI for the winter beer tasting in Dec. 2012.
pinkzambia (1505) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear light red with an aroma that you just donít want to end. All of the fruit you expect is in there plus sweet soda pop, gum, and light rubber. Lightly acidic taste, tangy fruit punch that is so easy to drink. This should be a must at every Thanksgiving and Christmas table! Super tasty!
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from brotha Daknole. Super clear copperish red with off white head. Aroma is crisp fresh chopped apples tangy cranberries and sparkling cider. Taste is awesome with an onslaught of fruit with a nice tart finish. So full of flavor for such low abv. Once again they nailed it!
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin head. Sweet cherry, berry, and apple, some woody funkyness, and medium acidity. Really damn good.
jredmond (5451) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle brought to Clockworks for his Dec 8th, 2012 tasting. Pours a deep ruby red with off white lacing/bubbles. Aroma is dusty apples, funk, cherries and light cranberry tartness. Mouthfeel is fruity with a nice short tart compliment in the back with notes of cherriers, sugary apple skins, light dusty funk and a very light cranberry tart finish. Yet another awesome fruit ale from NGB.
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. It pours a gem-like clear reddish copper color with a quickly disappearing off white head. The aroma is ultra fruity with tart red apples coming through strongest followed by sweet cherries and hints of cranberry and vanillins from the oak. Very mild, almost imperceptible oak character. Not very tart either, just fruity. The flavor follows suit with more sweet cherry that balances out the strong apple notes better than in the aroma. The cranberry is there, but I would have liked it to be stronger with some mouthwatering sour pucker, but no dice. It seems to have a better mouthfeel than Belgian Red. Not too syrupy. I probably would not have guessed this was oak aged. The fruit character is brilliant though. Vintage New Glarus. This probably ranks just above Belgian Red and just behind Raspberry Tart for me. Great, tasty beer.
Shoemanshoe (1) - Brooklyn, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brown/amber color, aromatic and excellent finish. The fruits dance on your palette, just right carbonation, smooth drinkability. Definitely a mad science beer that works!