SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by beernbourbon at the ratebeer chicagoland tasting. Thanks Vince! Pours a pinkish red color with a small offwhite head. smells like a 80% cherry or cranberry lambic 20% belgian red. tastes like 80 % belgian red 20% cherry/ cranberry fruit lambic. Sticky mouthfeel. This definitely wasn’t bad, but if you are expecting cantillon like acidity you will be let down. Basically, It was dissapointing how sweet this was. It wass good though, especially if you like fruit beers.
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful red color. Excellent beer. Quite a bit of hay and barn in the aroma and flavor, tart but not all that sour. Really excellent balance though. Dry, but not super dry. Cranberries are awesome in this.
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Sam Pours out a light pinkish looks kind of like wisky topped with no head. Aroma was very nice. Lots of berries, vanilla, and sweetness. Taste more of the berries and sweetness. Just the right amount of tart very tasty.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear almost orange-amber. Very nice looking brew. Another fantastic fruit beer from New Glarus.
deyholla (9717) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the January 09 Metro Detroit tasting. Thanks to whoever brought this! Poured a clear light red with an orange tint. The head was off-white. Aroma had a bit of cranberry and a lot of tartness. Flavor started sweet with a bit of cranberry, the cranberry became more tart throughout for a nice finish.
That1Guy (2191) - Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed with Honkeybra at GABF. What is it your period? Not much to say about this. New Glarus makes the best fruit beers in the world and this one is stellar as well.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No other brewery makes fruit lambics quite like New Glarus. Pours a bright orange colour with lots of spritz, but no head. Aroma was fruity, very floral and cranberry filled with hints of oak and earth. Taste was tart, very fruitforward and incredibly tastey. It was hard to stop sipping it. Wicked tasty. Remembering the ’77 Dead Cornell shows for my 1977 beer review."
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at puzzl’s New Year’s Eve 2009: Blush colored pour with an off white head. Oaky aroma with some sweet, candied cranberry notes, though it’s not over the top sweet. Slick body with a mild tart fruitiness. There’s a soft candied presence from the cranberries. A tad thin and one dimensional. Falls very short of their Raspberry Tart and Belgian Red.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured light red with a medium white head leaving spotty lacing. Nose is cranberry, wood, and light funk. Medium body with a clean mouth feel and fizzy carbonation. Taste is fairly sweet, pale malt up front which quickly gives way to some tart, oaky, cranberry and cherry notes. Finishes with medium tartness. New Glarus sure knows how to make a fruit beer. Very good.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lots of cranberry with only soft notes of funk and yeast. Tartness levels seemed to be due to the nature of the cranberry not the beer. It was good, just a lot of cranberry for me to handle.