rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Score is high due to intense enjoyment. For me, this beer is simple but delicious. Poured a hazy strawberry red with a thick reddish-white head that subsided to a thin layer. Aroma of sour cherries and sweetness. Flavor dominated by sour cherries, sweetness, and followed by a fizzy tartness. The sourness, cherries, tartness, acidity, and lively carbonation are very well balanced. I didn't detect the malt or wheat, but as I view this as a tasty fruit beer, I rate it accordingly.
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cavie. Immediately I am hit with an aroma of cherry cough syrup. The color is a nice dark red with a light pink head. The taste is not so heavy on the cough syrup, but still a bit bitter.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy red in my snifter with virtually no head. Aroma is huge tart cherries. Body is light & crisp. I expected flavor to be much more sour than it was, but I absolutely loved the sweet/tart cherry flavor. I’ve never had a beer with this much fruit character. Fantastic!
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, but unfortunately had to drink from a pint glass. Bottle courtesy of RJ and Janet - shared with BF. Pours dark red, with little carbonation. Subdued notes of cinnamon and malt, but cherry obviously overpowers. Tastes of real cherries, not the canned stuff. This truly is a fantastic beer, but one glass is enough. I could not drink one after another......... had to switch to dancing man and crackd wheat. Again, New Glarus fails to disappoint.
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish color with a nice head. Aroma: pure cherries Flavor: cherry tartness, sweet-sour balance.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
The strange thing about this "beer" is that I don’t like it, yet I rated it high. Its very complex in cherries and is quite good for a kriek lambic, but the problem is that it’s a kriek lambic. The only stlyes of beers that I hate are Lambics, fruit, and the dreaded scotch ale; too sweeeet. I recommend this beer, however, if you prefer sweet over bitter.
KAME (160) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 750mL bottle. This is a pretty awesome beverage, but probably the least beer-tasting beer that I have had that is actually this good. Pours a deep garnet red with a medium pinkish-white head. Aroma is very vinous, full of dark cherries, and very sweet. Flavor is sweet cherries with a slightly slick mouthfeel. This is a great beer, but I’d like it to be a bit lighter bodied and more carbonated. An awesome brew that I wish I had regular access to. Delicious.
Lorenasa (159) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a small head. Immediate aroma reminded me of Cherry cough syrup. After a bit the tanginess disappeared and it smells more like grandma’s cherry pie. Tastes very much like sour cherry pie flavor with a sweet finish.
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Like the raspberry, this cherry beer is a perfect representation of a sour cherry beer. Find it and savor every drop.
hopbag (157) - - JUN 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like a tart cherry soda at first but with a nice rich profile underneath. Big cherry nose, maybe a little cough syrup. High carbonation is appropriate. Cherry skin in the finish. Bright red color. Belgian yeast character isn’t evident. Pleasant throughout and a nice holiday or dessert beer.