ContemplateBeer (1787) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks, again, to my friend John. A native Wisconsinite who now calls Louisville home, and a true friend. Aroma: Pure cherry juice; low to moderate sweetness; very light tartness (surprising for a beer made with tart Montmorency cherries!); subtle hints of mint and chocolate. Appearance: As advertised, a ruby red pour with slight haze; carbonation is pretty soft and supports a small, bubbly ring of head. Flavor: Matches the nose; still very much a somewhat sweet, juicy cherry experience. You do notice a little more oak at play than in the nose. Towards the finish, there is a very subtle hint of hops that have a slight drying effect, but not enough to quench the sweetness entirely. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: Really good stuff, but I did enjoy Serendipity quite a bit more. Personally, I wish some of the tart character of the Montmorency came through. Still, I feel fortunate to have tried this, as I have wanted to do so for five or so years.
haggadah (2) - Richmond, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Easily one of the best fruit beers in the world. Friends consider this a cider. But who cares what it’s called? It’s delicious.
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml thanks to Willrunforbeer, much thanks for this! Maybe a year bottle. Aroma is cherry pie filling, and freshly smashed cherries. Nothing artificial about this yet it is borderline fruit juice. Finish has a very mild tartness. Had I sampled this blind without knowing it was beer, I never would have said this was fermented in any shape. New Glarus is pretty much the king of fruit.
WillRunForBeer (1585) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle from a trade. Pours deep red purple with a pinkish white head. Aroma is fantastic! Like a dark cherry juice. Flavor is a bit of caramel under straight up dark cherries. Almost like drinking a tart cherry pie.
Chalumeaux (504) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours deep ruby red with a thin white head. Aromas of tart cherries. Taste is tart up front smooth and slightly sweet and all cherry. Very nice and refreshing on a hot day.
TH28 (276) - - JUN 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Appearance: Deep ruby red, clear, with a pinkish khaki frothy head.
Aroma: Black cherry dominates, light maltiness
Taste: Tart black cherries, giving way to chocolate and toasted malt sweetness. Bitterness only enough to balance. Has a vinous quality.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with some silliness. Carbonation is high.
Finish: A mix on lingering chocolate and cherry.
Overall: Top notch fruit beer with a wonderful balance of cherry and chocolate components. Acidity and high carbonation would make this angriest dessert beer.
mR_fr0g (6062) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Huge thanks to Leighton. Murky amber / golden coloured pour with a loosw white head. Aroma is sweet cherry cough syrup, marsipan, cherry sweet. Palate is super sticky sweet, moderate carbonation. Flavour is very sweet, cheerry, decent fruit, cherry bakewell. Too sweet for my taste.
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful to look at, dark red with an off white head. The aroma is all cherries. The flavor is sour and dominated by the cherries. Bubbly and refreshing. Best for a hot day.
Crispy34 (486) - Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber share. Aroma is cherry tart. Appearance is a reddish brown with a creamy head. Taste is like cherry soda. It is very sweet and cherry. Palate is sour/sweet. Overall, a really good beer.
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GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ruby-red with a finger of off-white foam. Moderate lacing.
Nose is a blast of tart cherries, some caramel notes, and a hint of muskiness. Taste is tart up front with an underlying sweetness that’s pleasantly balanced. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Tasty brew.