tmoreau (2425) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 25 oz. bottle, and poured to fest goblets showing a hazed, brownish copper color, with a modest, diminishing layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and light spots & strands of lacing. The aroma was expressive fruitiness as grape & cherry, cider-like notes, and candy/cough drop sweetness. Medium+ bodied, with perky effervescence, the taste was rather sweet, with tartness, a hint of grain, and peppery bitterness blended in. Some tanniny astringency, and just a touch of dryness finished it off. Positioned somewhere between a Sour, a Fruit ale, and maybe even a cider. A bit too sweet for my tastes on a regular basis, but the full flavor drew me in this time.
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
i gotta say, im not a fruit beer person, but this one definitely lives up to the hype.
Inbreak (2129) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 02.02.2014, 0,74l bottle @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet and slightly fresh fruity, sweet cherries, caramel malts, craneberries, soda powder, apple juice, cherry jam. Taste is sweet cherries, caramel malts, fermented apples, craneberry juice, soda powder, sorrel, hints of chili. Light acidity, soft carbonation. Nice enough, feels a little artificial and candy like.
GothGargoyle (1206) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with a nice pale head. Aroma is cherries, blackberry, raspberry. Medium bodied, fruity and sweet on the palate, lingering fruit in the aftertaste. Taste is cherries, blackberries, berry jam. Love this, lots of berries.
MrFecesious (960) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Thanks Jason. Clear rose. Aroma of berries, apples, bubble gum, wood. Taste is tart, sweet. Coats the mouth with sugars. So great.
Lectvay (133) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly reddish golden, medium carbonation. Strong fruity aroma, cherries and raspberries, slightly medicinal. Slight lactic tartness, slightly sweet, and lots of complex fruit flavors. Extremely flavorful and enjoyable. Great!
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at Food Bank bottle share, dark berry colored pour. medium to fuller bodied. very flavorful, jammy, cranberry, cherry, apple. fruit bomb, slightly too sweet for me.
markducommun (208) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red-orange, small head. Tart berry aroma. Fairly sweet initial taste that quickly turns tart, quite complex. Medium body, lively carbonation and acidity, long finish that turns quite dry against the initial sweetness. Awesome, very curious to try it after a few years of cellaring.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky reddish brown with a small off white head. Looots of cranberry on the nose, tart apple, a slightly musty funk note, light notes of cherry, and just a hint of oak. Lots of tart cranberry on the taste, nice oaky notes, a little vanilla, nice bright apple notes. Very straightforward, not super sour or cloyingly sweet and artificial tasting. Very well made.
johnnnniee (2309) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a fairly clear pinkish amber color with a with a huge bubbly pink tinged head that persists forever. The aroma is sweet tart and fruity. Tart and sweet cherries with bits of brown sugar and a touch of apple cider and tart berries with a hint of vanilla and oak. The flavor is quite sweet but the tart and fruitiness from the berries and apples counter that nicely. Very subtle woody vanilla flavors round this one out nicely. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet light syrupy mouthfeel. Nice brew, I would have really liked a bit more tartness, but I still had no problem enjoying this one.