hiddenvariable (209) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a cloudy brownish red, with a medium rose head that disappears as quickly as it grew. great strong smell of cherries, with tiny notes of grapes and bready malts. flavor is obviously more cherries, which dominate everything, but not in a bad way. some good woody notes in there, and more hints of a bready malt. excellent tart finish with a great sourness and a full body. could be more carbonated, and it’s a bit sticky, but i like it anyway. i don’t think i like this as much as others, and it didn’t seem as complicated as i would like, but it definitely tastes amazing.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I figured that I’d really like this stuff, since I love Door County cherries, I get some every summer. This stuff is the color of fresh cherry juice, amply carbonated, with a pinkish, champagne-y head. Pure, unadulterated cherry essence, both in smell and taste. There’s a delicate cinnamon flavor behind all that fruit, mixed in with hints of graham cracker. The quality of the ingredients and the brewing skill here is evident. This is how all fruit beers should be done. I’d like like a little more of the base malt to poke through, cause the wave of cherry sweetness can get a little overwhelming, especially at the end of the bottle. This would be great with black forest chocolate cake.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Adrian910ss shared this bottle on a rainy night while camping. I was miserable and then I tasted this beer. It pours a cloudy, deep brown colou with a reddish tint and a frothy cream coloured head. It smelled like hawaiian punch and I was hoping it wouldn’t taste like sugary juice. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised but I guess I shouldn’t have been. After all...it’s New Glarus!!! The Red has an aroma of maraschino cherries, some malt, a bit of oak, and not much else. It tasted like sweet, tart and slightly sour cherries and a smooth boozy taste. New Glarus does it again, but then again, I am partial to fruit beers.
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Pours an orangish-red with little head and evident carbonation. Aroma is rich and full, dominated by the sweet tartness of cherries and perhaps just the slightest hints of malt and yeast -- utterly unique among beers. Body is medium and smooth with an initial tart-but-sweet flavor of cherries that fills the mouth and tongue. This initial flavor gives way to a lingering finish where sweet and very complimentary flavors of spice and cider join the cherry for a truly amazing flavor. Simply one of the best.
Kodos (205) - USA - MAR 9, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
WOW! This is excellent stuff! Big cherry/almond nose, nice head that diminishes quickly, flavor is serious sweet cherry, then the aftertaste hits with a chocolate/cherry bittersweetness. A little too much carbonation, but the best fruit beer ive had!
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I've been wanting to try this stuff for a year; and thanks to a buddy who brought it over the border I finally got to try this.
Poured a cloudy amber with an almost red-orange hue. Very small head which dissappated repidly and no lacing.
Aroma was totally cherries. Definitely doesn't taste like beer. More like a champaign. The flavor was similar to what you might expect from a belgian white with lots of cherries tossed in. Reminded me of a tart cherry pie with good carbonation.
Not for an everyday beer, but for dessert on special occasions this would be a good choice.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy brown with small white lace. Aroma is cherries, sour. Taste sweet/tart/sweettart cherries. Ill never turn down a bottle of this. thanks jim
o_Merlin_o (202) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A near perfect beer. Wonderful cherry and apricot aroma, topped off with a creamy off-white head. Absolutely delightful acidic taste all over the tongue, especially on the sides. Pleasant aftertaste. I say ’near perfect’ because of its high carbonation. Expect lots of burps when drinking this awesome brew.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, nice white bubbly head, average lacing, great smell of cherry candy, taste is nice and sweet with a hint of tart at the end. i agree that this is the best fruit beer that i’ve had.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice woody, cherry aroma. Lovely red color. Small, thick, creamy head adds to mouthfeel. Nice balance of sweet and sour cherry flavor, nicely thirst quenching. Enjoyable but too much cherry and not enough beer.