jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Jredmond. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Nose is very fresh sugar apple, cranberry and cherry with some malt. Very strong and fresh. Taste is same, but slightly less. Medium body.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Pours like (red) grape juice with a white ring of bubbles.
Aroma: Sweet and tart cranberry juice cocktail, lovely oak. Grape skins.
Taste: Sweet tangy cranberry juice cocktail, apple sweetness, tart cranberry. mild tannins, faint hop spice. Finiahes tangy.
Mouthfeel: Juicy is an underatantement. Lively carbonarion. Full bodied.
Overall: All I could think was this was ‘grownup’ Martinelli’s juice. It’s so delicious that I told Jonny I would drink a quart of this with breakfast every morning if I could. He agreed. The oak is in the backseat of all that fruit, but it’s there and makes this beer perfect.
drfabulous (3991) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to khoffman43. Fruity all around. Cherry and cranberry and a bit of tart to the sweet. Sparkling. Probably should have shared, but I was too curious.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Drew. Pours a bright reddish pink with a pink head. Nose is super fruity, Hi-C, apple and cherry. Faint cranberry cocktail with apple juice. Clean overall. Fruit cocktail. I really like the nose quite a lot. On tasting, it is very sweet. Fruit juice and Hi-C come through again, subtle tartness, malt is secondary. All about the fruit here. Finish is too sweet to drink a lot of, but still a well made beer. Not 4+.
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Andrew. Pours a dark red with a thin head. Fruit cocktail nose of berries, apples, and cranberries. Sweet berry, apple fruit flavors that are juicy and a little too sweet. I’m always open to try a new New Glarus fruit beer, but this was a little too much like fruit cocktail to me.
Reynolds314 (2331) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep red/burgundy with nice pink head. Aroma is cran-apple, light vanilla, and heaven. Taste is notes of neil peart drum solos, Brian Boitano triple axels, and Daniel Day-Lewis monologues. I cant get enough of this stuff. Huge fruit flavor that drys out to a light tartness with medium sweetness on the finish. TASTY
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy red-tan, thin white large bubbled. Heavy cherry and green apple, very sugary. Flavor is lightly tart with sour candy, bit of sugar and apple mid bit of citrus and tart finish. Sticky body, light sugar through.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 Bottle. Poured a clear garnet color. The head was off white and reduced pretty quickly to a lasting film. Smelled very much like cherry juice with a splash of apple cider. Medium bodied and very sweet. Fruit juices with plenty of cherry and apple. Subdued mulling spices and a bit of tart cranberry at the end. Not a sour ale, per se, but if you’re in the mood for a sweet fruit beer, this would be a good one. I expect it would be good with a nice blue cheese.
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Happily crushed with Jakebra. What a fucking beer! Cranberries, cherries, and red apples. Mostly apples in the flavor, tart fruit flavors. The kind of beer where people say, "This is not a beer." But it is.
OneSickPuppy (4) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love the tartness from the cranberries. This works for me especially when I’ve had a hard day at work and need something to wake me up. When you pour it into a glass there is a nice lacy head that quickly disappears. The color reminds me of cherry soda/pop. The carbonation combines nicely with the tartness. You can taste the apples and cherries but the cranberries make this beer what it is.