crossovert (9737) - 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.
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2010 750mL red waxed courtesy of Travlr. Pours a bright, translucent deep pink to red with a small, pink, creme head. Aroma is cherry Sucrets, cough medicine, thankfully moving to cooked maraschino cherries and clafoutis. Taste is sweet, black cherries, cherry pie, rich and viscous with a major spiced note of cinnamon and nutmeg. Palate is rich, creamy, dessert like, not oily or watery. It’s not the show stopper that NG Raspberry Tart and NG Apple Ale are, but it is evident that if you like true cherry beer and aren’t in the mood for kriek, this is the ultimate non-sour cherry fruit beer. Just impossible for anyone to compete with New Glarus in the fruit beer category.
shrubber85 (9325) - 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.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Bottle at Tom’s Ultimate Glasgow Tasting, Blackfriars 01/12/2007
Sweet cherry aroma. Red coloured smooth and creamy on the palate with a fruity cherry flavour. Crisp and dry slightly spicy finish.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown beer, bright red highlights with a thin white head. Awesome sweet fruity aroma, bright cherry and cherry pit aroma. Toasty almondy character. Nice tart sour finish over the sweet cherry character. Mind-blowingly good.
gnoff (8931) - 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.
DrSilverworm (8873) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a bottle at Natifest. Little off-white head. Good lace. Awesome, unique cherry belgian nose, very nice fruity sweet aroma. Light crisp carbonation, dry texture. Good tart taste. Awesome
jercraigs (8794) - 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
arminjewell (8752) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sealed with red wax, bottle. Poured deep red with a nice lacing white head, smelled of all cherries. Taste is all cherries as well with a thick mouthfeel, overall a very heavy beer but balanced fairly well. One of the better fruit beers for sure!
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at The London/Joet Gathering Chez Chris_O. Thanks to Kevin42 for sending this over and for enabling me to share it with the other English raters. What a beauty! The aroma is big on cherries and marzipan. The whole experience is like liquid battenburg cake. The beer itself is a slightly cloudy red colour. The taste as mentioned is high on marzipan but there is also toffee and cherries. It is so tasty and so easy to drink. I really liked this one.