bookman10 (663) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, purplish-amber, with nice-sized head. Aroma of cherry and cranberry. Flavor is a complex mix of all three fruits. Very sweet, as is the norm with New Glarus fruit beers. Bottle label had me expecting something a bit more on the sour side, but this is even better. These guys are the fruit beer masters and this is yet another top-shelf offering.
onceblind (4577) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy ruby with a big sticky strawberry/cherry candy nose. The flavor is much the same, very candy like with over sweet cherry and strawberry. Not much else going on. Juice basically. With carbonation and a whisper of a beery finish.
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red brown color. Soft nose with each fruit, apples, cherries and cranberries very distinctive. Mildly sweet, slightly phenolic. The mouth is like stewed apples with some oak and cinnamon with cherries and cranberries in the background. Thick, malty and smooth mouth with slight acidity hitting the back of the throat. Super well balanced. Fucking amazing fruit. Lots of cranberries and apples.
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
November 8, 2014. Bottle. Cloudy deep red with a small pinkish head. Aroma has lots of sweet and tart berries and fruits, mainly red apples and cherries, some cranberries and also some raspberry is evident. Taste is medium tart with an increasing berry sweetness, finish is medium sweet with dry and tart cranberries. Medium bodied, a bit powdery mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Historic Casanova Liquors. Huge fruit in nose, waxy apples and a load of berries. Very pretty reddish-brown color. Cough drops and tons of crushed berries running across the tongue. Thin body and some small astringency. Not very much like a beer, but really really tasty.
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Big tart cherry, apples, jammy fruit, cranberries in the nose, sorbet. Enormous and luscious fruits. Cloudy maroon color. Sweet, fruity, jammy flavor, nicely tangy and tart. good effervescence. Just a bit syrupy. Not all that beery, but wow, this is delicious.
radarsock (1000) - Vermont, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle supplied by Stine - many thanks! Consumed with a whole bunch of relatives who just had to talk about television shows involving eyeglass-clad wallflowers. Paired well with Thanksgiving platters. To red wine glass, it pours a rusted red-tinted autumnal brown with which a few bubbles were shown on top. Looks like cognac mixed with seltzer. Aromas of caramel apples, cranberry sauce, apricot fruit leather, poppy seeds, raisins, sweet potato purče, day-old bread, elderberries, sawdust, fermented cabbage, Concord grapes, stale blueberry jam, lactose, minerals, rose water, and American ale yeast. Tastes the same with the addition of cotton/denim jeans, wine lees, white tea, and sweat. Chewy and swishable - a juice punch basically. I could easily drink three more of these and feel fine. What a fantastic accident!
Ataraxia (389) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany an ruby color, light beige head. Apple, cherry, pear, cranberry, and a little muskiness. A lively and refreshing fruit sweetness throughout. Light bodied and basically like sparking fruit juice.
Bule (867) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours a brown color with a bit of frothy head. Nice sweet fruit flavors with the cherry, cranberry and apple noticeable at different times through the taste.
kbudd19 (719) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dresden, thanks man! Dark reddish brown pour, muddy all the way through, with light white head. Aroma is cherries, apple, and lots of sweetness. Taste is tart fruity sweetness up front, followed by some apple, finishes sweet. This is delicious.
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear dark brick red with a short off-white head. Fruity aroma is artificial in the way of Jolly Rancher, Kool-Aid powder and Fruit Roll Ups. Cherries are evident, apples are not, cranberries are a maybe... watermelon jolly rancher is closer. Medium body, semi-sweet, strong acidity, about what you expect if you know Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart. Gelatin filmy / syrupy terrible mouth feel, it’s basically fruit syrup filling in those kwik-e-mart pastry pies. The acid and sugar play is nice but the fruit expression is pretty terrible.