slowrunner77 (9953) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
after having a couple pretty good cherry beers over the last couple days, i started to become a little worried that i was hitting the top of the shelf for fruity, and that this beer would fall somewhere just above a 4. That wouldn’t have been a disappointment, but there are a lot of 4 beers out there. Well, no worries there. My nostrils were assualted with the aroma of a liquified and carbonated cherry pie, and a good one at that. Holy @#$%! The body was a touch more brick red and less purple, and like I said, the aroma was heavenly. Combine that with just right carbonation and a wonderful fresh cherry flavor with a perfect balance of sweet & tart that I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around, and this was one of the best beers, and easily the best fruit beer I’ve ever had. Thanks to Beerhunter for the trade...while i owe you a debt of gratitude, I now have to think of a way to hit you up for another, and maybe a raspberry tart and/or coffee stout as well :) Still not sure 24 hours later how they made a fruit beer this good!"
DocLock (9903) - 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.
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear red with a small off pink head. The aroma is cherry fruit. Thin mouthfeel with a syrupy cherry flavor and sweet finish. A very impressive fruit beer.
jercraigs (9722) - 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
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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
gnoff (9552) - 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.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a thin beige head. Nose is all fruit. Big cherry notes with a touch of caramel. Flavor is incredible. Sweet and sour cherry with a lovely tang…utterly gorgeous. I’m glad I have a bottle of this still sitting in the cellar thanks to daknole, because I am going to relish drinking this again.
BVery (9515) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 BOTTLE: pink/red pour with a foamy, fluffy pink head. Cherry pie on the nose, taste is sweet/tart cherry, soft carbonation, somewhat creamy. Excellent stuff!
DuffMan (9505) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, RBAG 2014 prelim. Light scarlet red, pink head. Aroma is pure kirsch, spicy nuances. Lush juicy cherry flavour, not too sweet, very intense, dry finish.
Fin (9480) - 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.