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 Iím with people who say they donít 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 youíre 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 itís 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!
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 Aroma: Cherries, light roasted malt, oakwood. Appearance: Rich red color. ACTUALLY RED. White, quickly diminishing head. Fair lacing. Flavor: Monmorency cherries. Mild wheat aftertaste. Nicely sweet hint of roasted barley. Very nice tartness. Palate: medium mouthfeel. high carbonation.
Ok, ok. I had this on tap. It was really tasty. So much so, that I re-rated it.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a pleasant surprise to find a box with on my doorstep with this fantastic ale in it yesterday....itís like Xmas all over again! Pours a bright red somewhat cloudy with small off-white head. Aroma is lotsa cherry, and sweet with a hint of sourness. Taste is sweet in the beginning, and sour cherry part way through. This is more full bodied than anticipated. Sweet and tart in the finish, but a bit more on the bitter and acidic side. Not my favorite, but a wonderful example of the style.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 Smells like cherry soda with a sour finish. Translucent light brown with a thin nice lacing head that has some pinkness to it. Tastes like turnover filling. Itís sour sharpness and cherry. I canít get to the "roasted Belgian malt" background through the cherry, nor the hops that are supposed to balance it. Sour cherry soda. Sharp and soft palate. Not a beer, Iím sure of it. Delicious none the less.
rauchbier (3772) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned?, Babblefest at Essen Kerstbierfestival 2004. Hazy red brown, moderate off white head and gentle condition. Sweet almond marzipan and gentle metallic notes in the nose, more marzipan and a fruity tartness in the mouth that lingers into the finish.