Fin (6933) - 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.
jtclockwork (6932) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Rando7. Pours a dark red with strawberry head. Nose is Luden’s Cherry cough drops, cherries and cream. Taste is pure cherry bliss. Nice full mouth feel. Absolutely delicious.
shrubber85 (6811) - 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.
j12601 (6585) - 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.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber-red beer with a light off-white head. Cherry, sweet pastry aroma. Sour cherry, cherry-pastry flavor with slight tartness. Medium body. Cherry and pastry linger. Straight and to the point.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 Thanks to boboski for opening this brew. Pours a clear blood red with white head. Smells like sugar soaked sweet cherries simmering over the stove. Wow! Awesome aroma. Freshly picked perfectly ripe cherries. The flavor starts with hints of tartness and sour yeast that quickly get consumed by sweet and tart ripe cherries fresh from the cherry tree. It gets sweeter and sweeter and richer and richer before some sourness comes back into play. Great tasting brew. Wow! Thanks Jason.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red with a smallish white head. Smells of cherries and licorice with some farmlike hay qualities. Tastes of cherries, but not too tarte. Slightly sweet and sugary on the finish.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 13, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of top quality almond cake, soft clean fresh sweet cherry aroma. If you had true Black Forrest cake you know what I am talking about. Lil touch of vanilla to balance thing out. Superb fruity aroma .Cherry like ruby appearance, bright white head. Medium sweet, true fruity feel .Very like my Grandpas cherries I loved to eat. Very rich, one of best if not the best fruit beer there is.
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2008 Courtesy of Fishingnet.
Pours deep red/ruby with white head.
Aroma is loaded with fresh cherries.
Taste is fantastic. New Glarus has outdone itself on this one. Fresh cherries all over with a light tart note. Perfect mix between the hops and malts, making the beer not too bitter.
Highly drinkable. Something you will want to sip on and enjoy for a while.
Rerate update. Enjoyed some more of this beer, and truly is an amazing experience. New Glarus has hit the target with the best cherry beer that remains enjoyable, drinkable from beginning to end. Pure goodness.
crossovert (6134) - 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.