Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of umm.... lets see.....Ummm......CHERRIES!!!! This has the most insane aroma of fresh cherries and the flavor is the same. Although a little life saver like, the flavor is still amazing. Probably the best fruit beer one can have.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wild, great aroma, but not really to my taste. Lots of berries, not much grain.
Hints of lactics in the finish? Very cool, but not really my style.
OldGrowth (2828) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Great nose, Cherry like those sour candy things and a whiff of toffee. Orangey red color, tad hazy. Sour sweet flavor. Tart. Chery dominates. Thin body, kinda syrupy. Sweet dry finish. I’m diggin it, no sign of "belgian" to me. Thought it was better at cooler tempertures. I’ll take one anytime.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep red with a small head round the edge. Aroma is of fresh cherries and it tastes almost like fresh cherry pie, especially as it warms. Like a sweet kriek. Smooth, and filling.
IndianaRed (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 Bottle Celebrating my #100 Very little head or lacing.
Aroma is an intoxicating sweet/tart cherry that starts to fill the room before I bring the glass up to my nose. Flavors are cherry of course but a bit earthy like skins or stems. Sweet with lingering tart trailer.
Rate is from memory a few days ago. Will have another soon and update.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 2, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(750 ml bottle: ScottVacula’s Barleywine Party ’04) Simply an incredible beer, a far better treat than any dessert; Tart cherry flavor of this beer dominates, but a sharp tangyness springs up in the finish; Somewhat tart, but the strong sweetness stays dominant throughout; The same tartness is also present in the nose, but it’s an aroma of pure cherry pie filling all the way; The tangyness is much more prevalent as the beer warms; pleasant and enjoyable cherry lambic; Dark red in color and quite cloudy; The head is light tan with a slightly red hue
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
#900.......A big thank you to JPDIPSO for this one. First of all, let me get this over with and state that I preferred the Raspberry Tart ever so slightly to this one, but this one kicks ass also (I gave the RT a 4.7, this one gets a 4.6). New Glarus beers absolutely rule. This one poured ruby red with a big, fluffy, pink head. Aroma of big cherries, slight hops and malt. Tastes incredible, with a great cherry flavor backed up by a solid malt backbone and some great layered finishing hops and tartness. Finishes medium bodied, slightly tart. The hand-poured wax on the bottle is a nice touch, also. This beer just screams quality, complexity, and balance. It isn’t some gimmicky crap, either. As it warmed, the flavor profile became even more complex, with noticable malt, hops, of course the cherries. I’ll take this, and the raspberry tart, over any wine any day of the week, hands down.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 1, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
you must be joking me! Awesome aroma of cherries, hops and malt, with floral outhouse notes. Taste is quite the explosion, a bit sweet when it hits the tongue with a finish that matches it, hops and bitterness that make up for the sweetness. The palate is just awesome, a very complex brew and quite elegant. This is one of the best beers I´ve had ... hands down to New Glarus for this one .. wow!
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy red. Strong aroma like black cherry soda hits you immediately.
Higly carbonated, subtely reminds me of champagne. The taste is all cherries. Sweet, but finishes a little tart, with a slight hint of spiciness. I have definitely never had anything like this before.
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 A very thin white head tops a very dark cloudy red body. The aroma hits you from the bottle and continues right into the glass. It is deep cherry pie with a touch of cinnamon and butter. The first thing i noticed as I drank this was that it is smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. The taste is sour cherries, a little hay and cinnamon. The finish is peppery and lively. This is excellent and would be perfect as a dessert with a fruit pie or cheese cake. It could be a little more tart.