3fourths (8036) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012 soft glowing ruby hue. Smells like cherry pop tarts - a mixture of bread, sugar and fruit. Excellent aroma. Texture of a bold cola. This may have killed by palate at the GABF. Intense sweetness, and very flavorful.
JorisPPattyn (7928) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2010 Little head left, over amber-red beer. Fruity, syrupy nose, like an (older), slightly ripened sweet Liefmans kriek. Sour-sweet taste, with fruity sourness, definitely cherries, but somehow not 100% naturally tasting. In the finish, clear cherry syrup, or laid-up sugared cherries. Palate is too syrupy to be fully enjoyable as a fruitbeer, medium bodied. Despite the harsh words above, it is still better than remembered from the first encounter, now +/- 15 years ago - then it was a kind of BelleVue Kriek experience.
New try @ Kulminator. Similar to above, but this time unnatural flavour is more definable: cherrystones with loads of C=-N components, lending it a weird marzipan nose. Less in the flavour, as there is a real tartness, but again this almondy streak, that puts me off. Both sticky and tart, weird combination. I’ll probably never really like it. Thanks to Dirk for sharing!
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
#900.......A big thank you to JPDIPSO for this one. First of all, let me get this over with and state that I preferred the Raspberry Tart ever so slightly to this one, but this one kicks ass also (I gave the RT a 4.7, this one gets a 4.6). New Glarus beers absolutely rule. This one poured ruby red with a big, fluffy, pink head. Aroma of big cherries, slight hops and malt. Tastes incredible, with a great cherry flavor backed up by a solid malt backbone and some great layered finishing hops and tartness. Finishes medium bodied, slightly tart. The hand-poured wax on the bottle is a nice touch, also. This beer just screams quality, complexity, and balance. It isn’t some gimmicky crap, either. As it warmed, the flavor profile became even more complex, with noticable malt, hops, of course the cherries. I’ll take this, and the raspberry tart, over any wine any day of the week, hands down.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to JB175... Pours with a muddy brown body with a creamy pinkish head, Aroma of strong cherry, sweet syruy, more cherries, oak and other berries. Taste is cherry pie syrup, with a very sweet liquid pie element. Syrupy mouthfeel nice carbonation. Tons of flavor and aroma for a 5.1% ABV beer. Good stuff...
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2012 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 10/9/2006
Look is very shady murky brown like mud almost. Tan head. Sweet cherry scent, some bitter almond. Sweet and still very sour taste. Sour aftertaste. Very low bitterness. Feels like a non-alcoholic cherry soft drink. Taste a bit like cherry-coke.
Bottle 1 pt 9 fl oz, thanks to rhialistic! On Saturday October 13
Hazy copper color, tan head. Cherry pips, raspberry, fruity scent, wonderful. Sweet, fruity, berry taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2007 July 2007. Bottle. Rich ruby coloured body no head by the time it got to me but I will give it the benefit of the doubt based on past experience. Massive aroma of sweet cherries with a tiny note of cherry pits. Yowza! Complex cherry flavour are sweet then tart with just the vaguest hint of sourness. If I liked cherries more this would be a 10/10. Smooth palate is just a touch light but is perfectly appropriate for this beer. Aroma still fills the glass with just a drop left - amazing. Must... re-try... raspberry tart. +/3+/8-9/3+/16-18 - 4.4
<P>June 5 2004 Tiggmtl’s post-Mondiale: Bright ruby red, and nice off white head, less of the dregs of the bottle than the previous sample. Big cherry aroma with ever so slight cough syrup medicinal notes. Complex flavour profile, with multiple levels, tart around the edges of a big sweet cherry foundation. 8/4/8/3/17 - 4.0 <P>
April 2004 - Nice aromatics of sour cherries is my first impression. Flavour of sour cherries is dominant over a bit of malt and a sweet foundation. Amazing palate for this type of beer. Small sample courtesy of NorthYorkSammy. 8/4/8/4/16 - 4.0
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2004 This genuine, thick cherry pie filling is laced with an elegant but never overpowering spicy sourness...The authenticity of its sweetness will make you feel the cherry skins as you devour its stellar heartiness...Also ideal as a dessert with black forest cake or as a coulis on your favorite game steak...
shrubber85 (7606) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (thanks to Ofortuna). Sour milk, tart cherry aroma with light hint of barnyard. Cloudy red-orange-brown with small head. Sweet and sour cherry with a hint of mulling spices - similar to the sweet fruit lambics. Slightly dry acidic finish. A true work of art - phenomenal fruit beer.
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Casey, Tracey and Loz at a great American beer tasting evening 11-04-08 hosted by Casey and Tracey, cheers mate! Slightly sour cherry milkshake type aroma with good yoghurt like qualities, really interesting. There is the most delicious flavour to this, I had this vision of Oompah Loompah’s loading bucket after bucket of wonderful fresh ripe cherries into the cask whilst singing a merry little ditty, that’s the thing about this beer it certainly takes you off elsewhere with every sip. A wonderfully sharp but sweet, fruity but soft chocolatey taste to this beer I loved it, many thanks to Casey for sharing this classy beer.
crossovert (7405) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml capped and waxed green bottle. A "World Champion" according to the label.
Pours into my oversized wineglass with a borwn/red hue. A small bubbly white head rises a centimeter high with a vigorous pour.
Smell is of cherries, nothing much more than that. It does smell delicious though.
Has a solid tart Wisconsin cherry flavor that mixes with a tad bit of malt giving a cherry pie feel. I really like the taste of the cherries, there not the crappy sweet variety but there is an ample amount of sugar backing. It seems like there might be a few spices thrown in as well. Nice mouthfeel with good carbonation that coats the tongue.
Drinkability is that of fruit juice.
Its a great fruit beer if a bit sweet.