igneous1 (1497) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
color is a dull brick-red with a certain "greyish" quality to it...i know that doesnt make any sense, but tough luck, this is MY rating! very much an earthy quality to it. most excellent tart nose to it...s wonderful cherry/lemon mixture..also, i get kind of a heavy cheese nose to it as well. that wonderful cheesy/tartness also exists in the flavor. the excellent tartness remains on your cheeks for quite some time! this is truly a wonder ale and probably one of the biggest surprise beers to date for me!. all the wonderful tartness without all the cloying sweetness.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightll cloudy with a great cherry nose. Sweet cherry body throughout that leaves you wanting another sip. A great brew for these hot Georgia days.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 Bright red, cloudy with small off-white head. Aroma is cherry, sweet with a hint of sourness. Taste is sweet up top, and sour cherry mid-tongue. Medium/full body. Somehow it avoids the cherry soda experience and gives you something wonderful.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big cherry aroma, hazy reddish colour, with a large pink head, plenty of lace. As true a cherry flavour a beer could have! Tart, acidic, wonderfully dry finish, yet very refreshing. Delicious, Sensational!
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2004 Wow, this is great. I tend to enjoy the fruity-ish kind of stuff but this is by far the best that I have had. Cool pour and colour, the palate is smoothe yet tangy. After a couple of these it can get a little sweet. But overall a great beer.
EDIT: 7/26/2003, I went to my favorite bar (Boltini) where I normally purchase this stuff and the bartender told me that this beer is NO LONGER BEING DISTRIBUTED. Apparently this stuff is doing so well that they have decided to limit production and distribution OR they are going to start mass producing the stuff.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of sweet cherry pie. Pours a cloudy red-pink, carbonation is high. The flavour and palate are nothing less than spectacular. Lovely sweet cherry taste. The finish is slightly sour but balanced. Probably not the beer for everyone but a benchmark for its style.
presario (4626) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2004 Awesome. Cloudy brownish red. Minimal head. Delicious cherry flavour with a cidery edge. Sour and delicious. Very short finish.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly pinkish head, that is mostly diminishing. Deep ruby color. Hazy. Rich cherry aroma. A little yeasty. Cherry packed punch, fairly sweet, but not overdone. The mouthfeel suggests more carbonation than is visible. This is a tasty concoction. However, the style must be a varied one, because New Belgium La Folie is the same style but fairly different.
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a huge white head in a tulip glass and a cloudy red appearance. The aroma is incredible. A big bouquet of cherries. Initial sips were a pleasant sweet and sour, not overdone either way. Well carbonated. A nice offering from New Glarus.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 the bottle itself is awesome with the bottle dipped in red wax covering the cap and neck. Very cool. Then the color is very gem-like when put up to the light, glowing with reddish, pinky/orange thats slightly opaque with a very unique pinkish/orangy head of light bubbly froth, with some large bubbles, and poured out to be about two inches high and settled down to a small bubbly froth with some curtain-like lacing of tiny-tight bubbles.
Smells of nice fruity tart cherries and a bit sour, like a lemonade.
Taste is a heavenly nice sweetly sour and tart cherry thats easily smooth and a bit like a fruit juice or wine cooler but much nicer flavor. It's medium body and generously carbonated with a huge sweet feel in the front, then just lays down smooth and slightly drying to the finish leaving a great sour tart bite in the back of my mouth. Take a cherry lambic and lighten it up a bit and here ya go, a very interestingly, very drinkable treat of yumminess.