hopbag (93) - - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh tasting alcoholic fruit juice. Not unlinke an alcoholic cran-apple juice. Low funk if any. Tart in a fruit way, with some bite like a raw cranberry. Some beer flavor lurking underneath. Cloudy red color. Hops absent or well blended, citrus or cascade if anything.
dresden (882) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a ruby/crimson with a very light off white head. Aroma is tons of fruit, cranberry, and cherry. Taste is cranberry (but not overly tart) with apple and cherry in the distance. Aftertaste is completely clean. Delicious and refreshing, and permanent ISO.
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 26, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
First off- thanks to my friend John, a Wisconsin native, for picking up a bottle of this at some random truck stop on his way back to Kentucky. He always makes a point to bring back some beer, even when I donít ask. Appropriate that this beer is a "happy accident," since my friend picked it up without knowing anything outside of New Glarus being a brewery I request beer from often. A happy accident, indeed. Aroma: As if this review hasnít went on long enough already- the apples remind me of a childhood aroma- an apple tree near my home growing up, which had this tart, but earthy scent. Iíve smelled nothing like it as an adult, until now. Thereís also some cherry and just a hint of cranberry. Appearance: Murky apple butter coloured pour with a foamy bone head that settles into a pronounced tuft. Flavor: Mostly wild, lightly tart apple up front with the majority of the cherry coming in toward the finish; cranberry stays on the periphery, quietly complementing the apple and cherry. Palate: Light body, slick texture, flat carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Thereís nothing Iíd change about this beer, and every drink of it was a reminder of itís excellence. A beer worth seeking out.
RickTStiles (774) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep garner color. Syrupy aroma with strong cranberry notes. Taste comes in three stages. Apple up front, cherry in the middle, cranberry long after. Excellent complex beer
Camons (6094) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours amber with a fading tan head, light lacings. Aroma of rich tart fruit, sweet cherries, cherry stones, vanilla, light oak. Flavor is lightly sour, light tart, rich fruity, sweet cherries, green apples, cranberries, vanilla, oak. Medium body, lively carbonation, light tart acidic finish. Feels a little heavier than the 5,1% ABV. Very fruity and very easy drinking beer. 090614
Jow (2200) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at WWBA. Pours ruby brown. Nose is amazing juicy fruits berries and cherries. tastes like a high end jolly rancher. Cherries, raspberries, apples, maybe a hint of cranberry tartness, some herbal medicinal qualities. Not too sweet. very delightful
gmellison (423) - Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pour thanks to nielsenratings. pours a dark mahogony color. aroma is tart plums, cherries, apple. flavor is red fruit, cranberry, really juicy and full bodied. sick beer.
starcross (61) - Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful fruit smell wafts from a cloudy amber cider-like pour. All three fruits shine through starting with the apples and cherries, and the cranberries finish it. Delicious!
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Frank (2929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a cool brew. Rather than faking the funk and getting cherries from wherever the hell, New Glarus went old school and just used what was cheap and available. I am into it. This one seems to have more beer character than the other New Glarus fruit beers too, which are delicious but taste more like fruit flavored sodas to me. This is cloudy purplish red and headless after a minute or so. It is sweet, fruity and tart as you would expect but there is also something of a caramelly malt character to it, which adds the impression of full body. The finish is pretty long and sweet but there is a bit of tannins and acidity to balance. I donít like this stuff quite as much as most people seem to but I still enjoy it quite a lot. It is delicious after a fashion but these days my ideal fruit beer is a lot less fruit and a lot more beer than this is.
monkeychugg55 (879) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-amber with a small foamy head. The aroma is slightly funky, and a touch acidic but has lots of apple, cherry, and blueberry. The flavor is similar, a bit sour and finishes crisp and refreshing. Really good.