unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a slighty hazy amber/brownish red color with a nice small tan head. lacing is excellent. aroma is cherries and wheat. flavor is cherries and actually a bit one-dimensional but still good. palate is nice and full. i like this and itís defintely unique.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy red color, pretty light giving it some orange hues. Small head. Aroma is a solid, strong cherry with some rich malts. Ripe cherries, balanced sweetness and a good round mouthfeel. Very clean and balanced. Not overly complex. Great beer.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good god. cherries everywhere, gorgeous bright red with a pink foamy head. really tastes like cherry juice, with a surprising tartness that lingers around. absolutely perfect for a thanksgiving dessert beer--more like a fruit lambic than a fruit beer, but very good anyway, especially with a chocolatey dessert.
jsquire (4148) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jewel red out of the bottle with a redish/orangish foam head. The nose is all cherries and reminded me of the filling to a Hostess cherry fruit pie. Very bubbly on the tongue. My little sister thinks it tastes like a wine cooler and my Dad says it tastes like crap. I think it tastes like cherries. Very tastey real cherries and not the fakey artificial flavors in most beers. It does taste like a cherry pop. I like this well enough, but I donít get why it is so highly rated.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Notes cannot describe my complete disgust with this beer. Iíve tasted it several times and I am still flabbergasted that people actualy enjoy this shit. I donít want to taste pie crust in a fruit beer. I do love the raspberry tart though, but that is very balanced and succulent.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle courtesy of Styles with much thanks!!! This is just a superb beer. Pours a deep rubyish color. Head has pinkish hues. The head fades to a thin layer and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is purely cherry. Sweet and tart to the nose. Lighter bodied. Flavor is also fully of the cherries, a fruit I am not overly fond of. This plays so well in this beer though. Yes, I could drink this day in and out and be very happy.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, nice white bubbly head, average lacing, great smell of cherry candy, taste is nice and sweet with a hint of tart at the end. i agree that this is the best fruit beer that iíve had.
sbaryenbruch (2) - barneveld, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hands down the best fruit based beer you will ever experience. Absolutely bursting with tart Wisconsin cherries. A perfect ice cold summer desert.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cherries. Itís all about cherries. Overwhelming cherries. Immediately after popping the cap off the bottle, I got a strong whiff of, well, cherries. Once poured into a glass, the beer showed a cloudy reddish-brown with a foamy head. First taste is full-on, sour-sweet cherries, like the best possible cherry pie your grandma could make. The contrast between sweet and sour is amazing. Very smooth palate with "just right" carbonation. If I didnít know better, Iíd say this was a sparkling cherry wine, but with no detectable alcohol flavor. Goes down way too easily and leaves your tastebuds aching for more. Exceptional.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Man, i just love this beer. Deep cherry fruit on the nose. Deep red color with a foamy white head. Flavor just screams I am a great cherry.