sascienne (4) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured a foggy ruby with a fairly good lace from a pinkish off white head. Smelled of fruit - beyond the cherries it is hard to make out any other scent. Tastes very sweet. Obviously made from cherries with a hint of tart apple during the after taste. I can understand why this is a great award winning beer - however the sweetness is not for me. But I have yet to find a New Glarus that I haven’t enjoyed and its always a pleasure to drink their brews.
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear ruby red with a thick pinkish tan head. Aroma of cherries and almonds. Flavors of cherry pop, sweet but surprisingly not cloying. Quite interesting, quite special.
cards04 (1629) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So this is spectacular. Pours a deep blood red with pink head. Aromas are cherry to the power of 10. Maraschino cherries, cherry juice, cherry cough syrup, canned cherries. Tastes like all of those things with some oaky notes. Sour and sweet with a great fizzy and smooth mouth feel. Astounding beverage.
GTAEgeek (1160) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at First Sunday. Pours a dark, hazy, and reddish caramel color, with a small, beige head. The aroma is strong and distinct cherries, so intense it’s reminiscent of cough drops or a lollipop. Behind that is a lovely layering of raspberries, chocolate, and brown sugar. Very sweet flavor, with a good, mellow sourness. Medium body, with an acidic and crisp mouthfeel. High carbonation gives it a bubbly, velvety feel. This beer is very forward and focused. The cherries are dominant, and the rest of the beer reinforces it. The result is delicious, very drinkable, and enjoyable from initial aroma to the last sip.
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle into flute. Minneapolis.
Appearance: royal cherry red. Bubbles floating up from bottom. Very little head. Some lacing.
Aroma: heavy cherries, a little musty, a little yeasty.
Taste: sweetness up front. A little tart.
Palate: full, rich body. Lots of texture. Carbonation gives a slight bite. Rich cherry finish.
Overall: a very very rich beer. The flavor is really nice. The cherries are delicious. Very sweet.a really great beer, and might be even better with michigan cherries! :)
jbrana (397) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong cherry flavors. Reminds me of cherry pie and cherry slushies. Tart and sweet. Very good.
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harrymel (1478) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to UMNBeerhunter for this as an extra!
A: Pours deep, deep cherry red. Says over a pound of cherries in every bottle - it shows. Thick quilt of pink-tan fine foam comes and goes with tips of the drink. Excellent clarity.
S: Tart cherries with slight yeasty scent. Very mildly syrup smell.
T: Yep, cherries. Like a liquid jolly rancher. Very, very nice.
M: Thick, syrupy, light to moderate carb. This beer sticks to my mouth. Man this would be perfect with a dollop of Cherry Garcia in it.
D: Absolutely a digestif for a warm afternoon. Slowly sip while reading a book. Very nice.
Serving type: bottle
BeerKurve (488) - - DEC 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear Ruby red with a fizzy head and high carbonation. It smells like sweet cherry fruit juice with moscato. It also tastes like cherries with some mild malt and barley notes. Very sweet tasting. Body is light and a bit syrupy but it doesn’t hurt the quality. Quite tasty!
JBPortland (654) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle thanks to bytemesis! Pours nice hazy ruby red with a finger of off-white head. Nose is rich juicy cherries, berry, earthy fruit skin. Taste is cherry bliss! Lots of rich juicy cherry, cranberry, sweet fruit. So incredibly easy to drink. This one is not at all artifical tasting like so many cherry beers. Probably the best non-kriek cherry beer I’ve tried yet. Finish is sweet ripe cherry pie, very tiny hints of tart as it warms. Great!
jkwood04 (3787) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle In a tulip. Pours hazy, deep ruby with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of cherries, sweet malts, and light oak. Flavor the same with a lot of cherries. Average texture. A really good fruit beer.