SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Anchorage Jan í15 Tasting: This has been a huge want for me for some time, luckily one of the tasting group guys brought one back from a trip. Poured a burgundy in color with a white fluffy head. Aroma was a nice mix of fruit, cranberry, apple and cherry prominent. The taste was a mix of those same fruit and light bitterness, hints of seeds and wood come through in my palate as well. At 5% you could enjoy this and many more bottles for hours.
wedgie9 (2565) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted in July of 2013 from a waxed and capped bottle with the Nashville crew. Pours clear crimson with an average off-white head that leaves messy, sticky lace. The nose is super fruity and sweet smelling with red apple, cherry, and a lightly tart cranberry note. The flavor is a nice balance of sweet and tart with all of the same fruit notes from the nose. The body is full and almost syrupy with just under average carbonation and a long sweet and tart finish.
snoworsummer (4259) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours almost clear burgundy with a bubbly beige head. Smells like tart cranberry, sweet apple, and strawberry candy. Tastes like tangy fruit, cranberry, strawberry, apple, and yeast. Medium body and low/medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4794) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Pours clear ruby with creamy off-white/pink head. Aroma is apples, mixed berries, light vanilla, faint oak, and light malts. Flavor is fruit juice with subtle malt notes and faint barrel character. Medium body and carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (15549) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Commons, another big thanks to Jason IIRC, 09/11/14.
Lightly hazed reddish amber with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is cherry skin, light spice, straw, red berry tarte, more cherry notes.
Taste comprises cherry, plum, sweet licks, more red berry and cherry, fruit syrup.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close.
Solid for a fruit beer but a little 1D and sweet.
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter pour of murky darker amber with a decent off white head. Nose is tart fruits, jam and cran-apple. Tart flavors of fruit and smooth caramel malts, fruity acidic. Itís got a tart bite to it for sure. Full rich fruit. Enjoyable.
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma is of tart cherries and cherry pie, slightly cranberry, apple juice, and a bit of a woody notes underneath. It pours a murky oak color with yellow-brown, soapy head that retains a medium ring with a puff of surface and leaves a decent splotchy lace on the glass. Itís highly sweet, medium sour, and medium light bitter. Itís syrupy smooth with a medium light body and fizzy carbonation. Cranberry apple juice is the prominent flavor picked up in this cider-esque beverage, with some grape notes and sour cherries. A lightly bitter, wood finish holds some secondary notes of cranberry and apple which liners with a light cloying and a touch of astringency, but rather refreshing.
Christpuncher (2552) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong cherry flavor was th a nice sweet finish. Has a nice smell of cherries. Pours brownish red with no head. Had a bomber pour at home.
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furthur (737) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at share, cloudy reddish brown body, little head. Nose is cranberry and apple cider, a little malt. Taste is sweet apple cider, some cinnamon, a little astringency from the cranberry, but itís subtle. This is sweet, almost like the sparkling apple cider. Palate is fairly light, carbonation good, nice and soft.
McNeillR (2124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thick jammy red cloudy with a little lacing and no head. Firmly berry, sticky cherry and sweet as you like. Rich sweet cherry mulch, terse cooling jammy sweetness and smooth throughout. No kick to it. Finishes stamps of red berry and candied apple.