Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely incredible. Aroma and main flavor influence is obviously cherry - Medium sour, perfectly balanced with sweetness - the cherries are more maraschino than bing. Subtle oak notes mixed in with spices at the finish. I thought that maybe it would become too cloying, but the balance of sourness kept that from happening. I would've liked more of this one - it quickly disappeared as it got passed around the table.
ElGaucho (2207) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Bountiful cherry aroma. Average sized head that disappates almost fully. V8/tomato juice appearance. Whoa! Very sweet and cloying flavor. Overly carbonated. Although this is obviously a quality beverage it is more of an alcopop than a beer and I'm frankly glad I didn't spend the good money it requires to buy one in a store!
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2004 A cloudy orange red looking ale with an initially towering head that subsides rather quickly to a thin disorganized layer of froth. Outstanding aroma of whole cherries with a touch of cinniman in the mix. Has an almost full body witha tart crispness to it.Flavor is sour and crisp with a big cherry flavor and a dry mouth puckering finish. Wasn't sure what to expect with this one but am extremely pleased. A very flavorful ale and paired nicely with my gorgonzola and chicken salad.
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting indeed. This was not at all what I expected. When it came out of the bottle, the color was a reddish-orangeish color. Nice white head. Aroma was almost all cherries, and was not unexpected. The flavor was more of the same, and was quite plesant. My non-beer drinking fiance even commented on how much she liked this. I will definately be getting some of this soon.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my 200th ratebeer beer via argo0 via volgon. For a second
hand ratebeer beer this was interesting. Also, this beer was weird.
I have never had one of these belgian sours, so I was not sure what to
expect. This is what I thought. STRONG cherry aroma. I thought there
was a Vic's odor factor. The flavor is sweet, very cherry, very sour. It is
like some kind of cherry candy that I had when I was a child. Very fizzy,
and very good. Wine like, and excellent. I like it even if it was weird.
2nd I forgot to enter #s on.
tutal (11) - La Crescent, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The perfect blend of fruit and beer. The tart Wisconsin cherry flavor is very strong. The barley malt is a great compliment to the cherry. This is one of the few fruit beers that I like, let alone rave about.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque ruby red color with moderate head that quickly dissipates. Strong cherry pie filling aroma (the cherries without the goop -- the more sour (but still quite sweet) aroma). Lovely spiced-cherry flavor. Mildly tart, but mostly sweet. Not at all cloying. The spiciness is something like ginger or coriander. It's not pronounced, but it adds a little kick of texture and complexity. Very nice beer.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - JUL 27, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Hazy raspberry with a small rose tinted head. Cherry, cherry, cherry. Quite a fantastic tart aroma of the aformentioned fruit remiscent of yogurt, or pie filling. A little bit of malt aromas come through in the form of caramelizd sugars. Starts sweet then sour and finishes sour and dry. Great stuff...
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark cloudy reddish brown color (almost like homemade cider) with a creamy light brown and pink head. The aroma is wonderful with apples, cinnamon, and sweet cherries. I was satisfied just to keep taking in the aroma. It starts with a tart tingle on the tongue and is soon followed by the highly sweet and sour cherry. Finishing with a cinnamon and cherry aftertaste, this beer a true joy. Not as full and malty as I remember the Rodenbach beers. Thanks to my friend Todd for sending this to me from Wisconsin.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dullish red pour with an intense pink head. Tart nose to match the flavor. Glad this was able to avoid being to soda-ish. Nice summer brew but more than one could be a bit much.