CardsPackHawks (172) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best fruit beer available! A must buy when in Wisconsin. Really wish New Glarus would sell outside of the state. Door County cherries and beer, a perfect match.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like cherry Dimetapp...maybe Ludenís cough drops? Wow. Sweet and syrupy. Medicine-like cherry flavors. Good for what it is. Nice carbonation. Some chocolate malt base. Not really my kind of beer, but perfectly executed for what itís supposed to be.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have had this many times, but never rated for some reason. Pours ruby red with pinkish head. Aroma is huge amounts of cherry sweetness with flavor that is similar. Very sweet but not overwhelming. Nice tart finish. Excellent.
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Although not a Flemish sour in the traditional sense, this ber is outstanding. An amazing white with pink hued head and a light red/almost fuscia color lead to a cherry explosion on the first sip. Very fine champaign like bubble lend a tingle to the exerience. The cherry flavor is reminiscent of picking up a fresh cherry cider on a side road fruit stand in Door County or Traverse City MI
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. Iíve 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 donít 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 itís 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.