harrymel (1503) - 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 (509) - - 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 (841) - 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 (4030) - 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.
joshwoodward (567) - - NOV 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a roughly year old bottle. Delicious to be sure, not quite as good as the Raspberry Tart, but awesome. More beery. Definite cherry flavor.
RobertDale (3542) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Thanks Mike! Pours a cloudy burnt red with a decent light pink head. Aroma of tart and sweet cherries. Taste is more sweet cherries than tart cherries. Wish it was easier to find. Drought of 2012 was a problem the way I heard it.
barn0216 (407) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hell yes. As someone who grew up a big fan of Luden’s cherry "cough drops", i love this beer. Clear reddish brown color, fizzy. Cherry syrup aroma, very reminiscent of the aforementioned Luden’s. Flavor is more sumptuous, cherry chocolate cake. A little tartness. Wears out a little after a glass but, until then, it’s fantastic. I’ve never had a beer like it.
merc7186 (2142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Reddish/Orange Hue, Passes Minimal Light, Minimal Head Ring, Minimal Head
S: Cherry Syrup
T: Sour Cherries
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Sour
Overall, an interesting cherry ale with a sour yet sweet. Definitely worth the experience.
bigtaster (558) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle cellered for 2 years. Wine glass, small frothy off white head that recedes to the sides of the glass. A red mahogany body that is semi-opaque and dark. The aroma is pure unadulterated cherry, clean quality without the typical fake cherry flavoring. Still a ton of carbonation, sweet cherry tastes hits the tongue, the tingling leads into a long biting finish, acidic and tart. This is was most people try to create when doing a cherry beer, or any fruit beer.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Sparky! Pours hazy reddish/brown with a thin white head that quickly disappears. Aroma of this is cherries, cherries, and cherries. Taste is cherry pie, nice balanced medium bodied dry finishing beer.