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 i’ve 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. It’s 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 didn’t know better, I’d 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.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 Poured from a 750 into a small tumbler, 11/6/04. I’ve had this divine nectar a few times, and have finally decided to rate it. Beautiful beer, and well-deserving of its rating. The best New Glarus has to offer. Pours a murky orange-tinged cherry with huge frothy pink head. Aroma is fruity but not acidic and sharp; rather warm and malty, like cherries simmering in a cider form and cooled. The taste is sharp acid at first, but rounds into a buttery fruitiness that is more balanced than any other fruit beer I’ve ever had. The blissful finish lingers long. Great beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew is really a masterpiece. What an intense flavor, pours cherry red, transparent, with a tall white/pink head that leaves thick lacing on the glass the whole way down. Tons of sweet cherry in the aroma and flavor, slightly tart, but a great sweet flavor almost accented with mollasses. This brew really reminded me of the aroma of those Soho cherry sodas. Nice tartness that was balanced out by the malt sweetness. EPIC!
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Eyedrinkale. Cherry color with a nice red head, Aroma is sweet. Flavor and aroma of sweet and tart cherries. Refreshing. Enjoyable.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. This starts out so unique as it pours a pinkish read and settles to a ruby color with tones of plum around the edges. The aroma is a wondeful full cherry complete with sweetness and sharp tartness. This medium bodied beer is quite effervescent and contains a blossom of cherry flavor. Nice, very, very nice. At times it is sharply tangy and slightly bitter and at others it is extreamly sweet. The last feeling left on the toung is a quick sour tartness. This is the best fruit beer I’ve ever tasted. My thanks to Jcapriotti
Pailhead (6376) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Aroma is all cherries. Kind of has a cherry pucker smell. Pours a cloudy orangish-red with a small white with a little pink head that is gone somewhat quicly. Excellent lacing. Flavor is without a doubt cherry. It’s a bit more sour cherry in the finish. If you like cherries, you have to really like this beer. Only problem is that you need to have someone to share this with. A whole bottle to yourself kind of wears on you.