joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy brown with small white lace. Aroma is cherries, sour. Taste sweet/tart/sweettart cherries. Ill never turn down a bottle of this. thanks jim
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this beer!!! Taste like I’m drinking cherry pie. Low carbonation, but thats fine with this. Nose is nice but could have a little more. In your mouth the HUGE cherry taste explodes in your mouth, a tad sweet then this tartness comes in a cleans it up with long lingering finish.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured ruby red with no head, but a thin white resin. Heavily carbonated. Aroma is tart and cherries. Flavor is sweet black cherries with a bit of tartness. It is tough to put into words how well they got the cherry flavor done in this beer. Bubbly on the palate.
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Very fruity and higly carbonated this was my first fruit beer. Very tart but very delicious. Not something I would want to drink a lot of but as an appertif or dessert beer it would be perfect!
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the March KC Bier Meisters meeting. Reddish, orangy, cloudy appearance. Aroma is HUGE cherries, sweet and really nice. Flavor is tart cherries, almost jammy, but not at all cloying. Nice, not great mouthfeel. Tasty.
meadlover1959 (14) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite beers. Big, big cherry taste. When I’m with people who say they don’t like beer, I break out some of the Belgian Red. Have found only a handful of people who did not throughly enjoy this beer.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet-candy cherry smell. Sour cherry taste with loads of bubbles and tingly on the tongue. Not a big fan of fruit beers but this one takes the cake. Better than any wine out there. Very sweet with a touch tartness.
groski81 (3) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Like I said in my Spotted Cow review I have tried numerous amounts of beers from New Glarus and this is their best brew out of all of them...there is an aroma of cherries when you pop open the bottle, a rich red color and well the flavor is just amazing...this is probably one of the best beers I have ever tasted!
SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The moderately thick, lustrous pour of this beer is a good indication of what you’re in for. Deep red in appearance with a moderately tight head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is much like the flavor; tight, crisp, and tart cherries with overtones of oak from it’s oak barrel conditioning. It is certainly a dessert beverage, very rich.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
New Glarus has created a beer that strongly appeals to sight, smell, texture, and taste. The smoky red color intrigues the drinker as the beer exits the bottle, the light head lives for a good bit, and a fair speckling of lacing appears. The smell is sweet and tart, just like fresh cherries. The taste is not as sweet as I would have imagined. Tart sensations light up the tongue, and the beer sits firm in the mouth. Roasted grains bring the sweet and tart cherries into check. Best enjoyed in small quantities after a hearty meal. A great price for such a great dessert beer!