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 (4709) - 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 (1976) - 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.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, deep red with a nice pinkish and persistenct head. Intitial sourness takes you by surprise every time you drink it. Sourness sort of converts into a nice metallic (for lack of a better word)tone. Really unique stuff that is a good special occasion pop.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally broke down and bought a bottle to share with some friends. Even my wife, who doesn't like cherries enjoyed this brew. The cherry flavor and aroma are not overdone and the carbonation is excellent. The bottle was open for half an hur and every pour was like the bottle was just opened. The background is a belgian beer and the foreground is a freshly opened cherry 7up. One of a kind brew that we will purchase on rare occasions.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice red color.Very tall head.cherry aroma sweet,sweet smell.Highly carbonated.the flavor is a nice cherry with a sour sweetness to it.If it weren't for the carbonation to break up some of this sour sweet i think this brew might be kind of hard to drink.as it is it very drinkable or in this case i'd say more of a sipper then a gulper.Very nice brew and i believe this is my first Flem/sour so it well worth the exsperience.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red copper color. Huge white head. Sweet cherry snow cone aroma. Very, very sweet. There is so much cherry flavor in here. Great if you like that, bad if you don't. I like it - tasted most like a framboise. Great corbonation.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, beautiful cherry aroma. Terribly appealing. Big light head over dramatic red body. Big sweet cherry juice flavor perfectly tempered with sourness. Very acidic. Rivals all the great fruit beers I've had in Belgium (exc. Rodenbach), but I simply do not have great affection for the style. I'd rather have a good Pils. An interesting pick for #500.