cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím glad Iím lucky enough to live in Wisconsin where this amazing fruit beer flows like water and can be had even at gas stations! Belgian Red pours a murky bright red and the cherry aroma hits you like a truck fresh from the orchard. Awesome. This is thick, like an imperial stout almost, but the taste is straight sour cherries with some malt thrown in for good measure. Tastes like a cherry pie. It only gets better as it warms. Aftertaste is the same as the first swallow, pure cherry pie. Best consumed in small doses, however, this is some rich beer that might lead to gut-rot if youíre not careful. The only thing I sort of dislike about it is the often overly fizzy carbonation, but I can get over it pretty quickly. New Glarus rocks!
HomerSlottved (40) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously provided from MaxxDaddy - What a treat!! Finnally got around to cap this baby in good coompany and everything - including the company - suddenly got much better. Not much to look at being murky brown redish with no head, but the flavour of cherries got my attention and the fantastic flavour of aromatic cherries, the sweet malt and perfect tartness to balance the palate made Kris a happy boy! I want more....
bosendorfer (40) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer completely blows me away every time I try it. It doesnít score near perfect in my books based on depth of complexity necessarily, but more so for the sheer pleasure I get from every sip. I actually canít get enough of this beer. When poured out, it possesses a deep, vibrant ruby color that makes you smell cherries before you even put your nose to the glass. A rocky, billowing head sits atop this beer like a crown and follows it fully the whole way to the bottom. On the nose, the beer gushes forth with wave after wave of deep, juicy cherry. The fruit and the malts together give the cherries a sort of warm, bready character in the nose and remind me of someone leaving a freshly baked cherry pie out to cool on the windowsill. On the palate, the beer is fresh and creamy, with a winelike finesse to it thatís almost like a vinaigrette. The cherries come in again in a gooey, warm, malty way thatís not too rich or too cloying. The winelike, slightly sour quality really makes itself known and works perfectly with the dark cherry character. A perfect, lively carbonation just makes this ultimate beer harmony. Overall, this is one of the classiest beers I have ever had. I always wish it were easier to find so I could drink it all the time.
hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours muddy brown in color with hints of red and orange. Very murky and opaque. Mmm, smells like a freshly baked cherry pie. Damn, I can almost smell the crust too. Sweet cherry jam and lemon/green apple tartness aromas in there too. Taste is like a sweet cherry-apple cider with a tart finish. Effervescent-tingling on the tongue, carbonated like a sparkling wine. High points for uniqueness and although I couldnít drink many of these back to back for the fruitiness, this beer is quite the experience and and an incredible fruit beer.
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thankyou SuIIY. Enjoyed with JoshuaB as well. And donít listen to him, heís just a hater. Everything he rates he downrates just because he hates fruit and hype. Everyone feel free to call him a hater. This beer is perfection in a bottle.
Haast (37) - Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared a bottle with a friend in MN. The beer is very much as advertised: a celebration of cherries. It pours a golden-pink with fizzy head. Aroma is cherry pie filling. Many fruit beers end up tasting medicinal if not balanced correctly. This one stayed very true to the cherry flavor, with a nice tart finish. Itís a fun departure from more standard beer. Well done!
moocow9386 (37) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy ruby red with a medium, pinkish head. Head disappears quickly, but has some slight lacing. Aroma is of sour cherries. The taste matches the aroma; slightly tart cherries at the beginning, but the finish becomes bready and spicy. The beer had a medium body with a lot of carbonation. Outstanding beer overall.
Discgolfin (36) - - MAR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright red and clear with low carb. Nice aroma..full cherry tartness...some sweet finish.
cblack85 (36) - Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to crossovert for the hookup
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a snifter.
The beer pours a hazy reddish color with an off white head that has just a hint of pink. The head recedes quickly leaving behind no hint of lacing whatsoever.
The nose is all cherries all day long. Really just a breathtaking sour cherry aroma. What an amazing aroma; I could almost forget about drinking this beer and just sit a enjoy the aroma all evening. Outstanding. No malts, no hops, just cherries...
The flavor is big, just as big as the aroma. A big full flavored glass of cherries. Slightly tart, while still remaining sweet and enjoyable. Well carbonated, making the beer almost prickly on the tongue. Medium bodied, and easy to drink.
The website boasts "Over a pound of Door County cherries in every bottle", and I believe it. Just a terrific beer. Really teh best example of a fruit beer that I have ever tasted.
Serving type: bottle
emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing fresh fruityness is lively and tart with a delicate sweetness and a velvety mouthfeel. One of the best fruit beers out there.