Garrold (4022) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Hazy, mucky, reddy amber. Huge cherry. Sour cherry. Taste is sweet. Some light sour. Rich, and a bit syrupy.
imdownthepub (12933) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, sampled at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Beersiveknown for this one. Hazy reddish amber with slight head. Sweet cherries from the off in this one, cherryade then a hint of sourness. Next to no subtlety around this. Too over the top for my taste.
Beers4Abigail (11) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep autumn rust in color with low to medium carbonation. Taste of sweet, slightly tart candied cherries, slight notes of dark fruit. Full bodied and filling.
jbruner (3858) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy reddish brown from the bottle with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big sweet cherries, malt, and sweet fruit. Taste is big on the fresh fruit, cherry amazing, like cherry ice cream, wow. This is one of the best fruit beers I have ever had.
Bule (1780) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle pours a deep reddy brown color with a bit of head. Huge cherry flavor, nice sweetness and a little cherry tartness.
Theydon_Bois (16487) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to LKS, 24/01/14.
Reddish amber with a moderate off white/crimson covering.
Nose is cherry skins, almond, tarte berry, cherry bakwell, vanilla.
Taste comprises glaced cherries, sweet licks, lightly soured cherry, red berry compote, jammy berry licks.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweetish close.
Decent fruit beer but just don’t get these New Glarus fruit bombs anywhere near the 4 mark like most folks seem to manage!
RichTheVillan (6291) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; cloudy mahogany red pout with a frothy light tan head, aroma has jam and cherry, taste is really fruity, cherry, strawberry, some tartness, excellent gas station beer.
tommann (3272) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours hazy orange red with a small head. Aroma is sweet jammy strawberry. Taste is sweet and jammy with lots of strawberry. Lovely drop.
Fukito (1016) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear shinny ruby/ red with a nice pink medium head. Aroma is strong raspberry with some lemony notes. Flavor is very balanced raspberry sweetness/ tartness with a nice and gentle sour aftertaste. Medium to light palate, really drinkable and tasty. Another winning fruit beer from NG.
Nocturne (1733) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Aged 8 months by me. Deep, dark red with off-white head. Aroma is still a bit syrupy but head and shoulders above any non-lambic cherry beer I’ve had so far. Taste is really gorgeous. Has a sticky malt base, maybe a slightly sour brown ale, with juicy cherry goodness throughout. Sweet but never overly so. Why can’t all fruit beers be this good?