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....it’s 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. It’s sour sharpness and cherry. I can’t 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, I’m sure of it. Delicious none the less.
rauchbier (3791) - 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.
Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - FEB 19, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW, what a brew, jesus, you just simply have to taste this beer, amazing stuff .
Aureth (20) - Knoxville, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 Bottle I have to admit, I really, really like this beer. Even though, quite frankly, it doesn’t taste much like beer. It is a beautful red color, with a fizzy pink head. The aroma is rightfully dominated with cherries. It has a sweet start, and then sour cherry washes through. There’s a very slight bit of malt in tehre, somewhere, but this beer is mostly about the cherry. Tart, sour finish, which balances the initial sweetness. Amazing beer!
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Footbalm for this brew. Pour is a reddish brownish, not quite the most appealling looking beer I’ve seen over the years. Then comes the cherry dominated aroma, followed by the cherry dominated taste. Its a good beer, very sweet with a nice sour kick.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 9, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you like cherry, this is the beer for you. The bottle I had had a slightly different label than what is pictured here. A great, easy to drink fruit beer. Beautiful color.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The brown-red color of pure cherry juice and a light fizz atop. The aroma is cherry, vineous and sweet emissions with a hint of anticeptic. Flavor is tart with aged, ripe, seductive cherries. Contagious.....salacious.....outrageous!! A thick smooth maltiness that coats and numbs the mouth. The flavor is simple enough, while the palate is the real champion here. The sweetness is subtle yet very well balanced with the tart. Really a fine beverage and well worth the cash, stash and anticipation.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Marzipan aroma with cherry stones, slightly woody too. Sweet start with a big fruity cherry flavour. So balanced, medium bodied and refreshing. Red with a short pink head. Wonderful fruit beer.