alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seems to be cherry candy. Carbonated cherry candy that sticks to the back of your throat. I know it's raved about, but it's a pass for me.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle thanks to Glouglouburp. Beautiful ruby pour with a bit of frothy pinkish foam. What can I say about this beer, letís see, at first the aroma was super intriguing, tons of real cherries. Very intense and inviting. Shortly after the initial whiff though, it starts to smell like cough medicine (still okay but not quite my favorite smell) and then it actually starts to literally smell sweet. Okay, taste now. The first few sips are like the first few whiffs of smell. Great real cherry taste, sweet and definitely not sour.
5 minutes in and Iím sick and tired of the syrupy flavor. Palate is flat and super sticky. I wanted to like this beer so bad, but in the end three of us ended up drinking a quarter of the bottle. I do believe it will make great ice cream sauce.
jbuzz (733) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big 20 beer tasting at Three Cellars Milwaukee.
I found this disappointing. I have yet to be impressed with a New Glarus brew. This isnít bad mind you, sweet and spicy. I can imagine it on a winter night with pie or cobbler. Or now maybe with ice cream. Too strong for me. I can easilr see how if one is a fan of this type this one may be right up your alley.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
750 ml bottle poured into my lambic glass.
A- Body is beautiful. Its a nearly transparent, rich, dark, gem-like, cherry hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy pink head. Head retains well at about 1/2 finger and leaves plenty of lacing down the glass.
S- Ripe cherry. Like when you open a jar of cherries soaked in cherry juice. Very rich. Cherry pits, cherry tartness, cherry sweetness. Not artificial whatsoever.
T- Taste is similar to the smell. Its very cherry all the way through. A hint more tart than sweet but there is a slight cherry pit woodiness to it as well. Taste is pretty consistent the whole way through and the flavor lingers for a while.
P- Low to medium carbonation with a rich, thick, and sticky mouthfeel.
O- In short I didnít really like this beer at all. I drank one lambic glass full and gave the rest away-which is easy because this is a very popular beer. To me it gave the impression of cough syrup without the medicinal aspect (which would have been an improvement...IMO). I really respect that this beer is all cherry without being artificial...which is why I am trying not to slam it too much...but this brew is just not for me.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-21-2010 14:21:36
traPISSED (95) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 14, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
75cl Bottle at home. I had been really looking forward to this beer for some time as im a huge fan of cherry beers. The pour was very deep red and produced a 1cm head that did not hang around. The aroma was upfront cherry and almond with a strong medicinal quality. As the aroma had hinted to me the taste was a huge let down. Way too sweet and medicinal. This is even sweeter than a Liefmans Kriek! It lacks complexity and does not have you wanting another sip due to its cloying oily palate. I was really dissapointed by this and im not quite sure how they managed to produce a false cherry flavour from real cherrys....
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Notes cannot describe my complete disgust with this beer. Iíve tasted it several times and I am still flabbergasted that people actualy enjoy this shit. I donít want to taste pie crust in a fruit beer. I do love the raspberry tart though, but that is very balanced and succulent.
seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
having heard so many good things about this brew, i was eager to try it, and did with two of my belgian friends, and the three of us reached the same conclusion- yuck. sickly-sweet and revolting cherry candy flavor overwhelms this very undrinkable "belgian" beer. gloriously glowing red in color, sweet nose, but so stomach-turning sweet neither of us could stand it until we cut it with equal amounts of an american lager; no kidding! not proud, but hell, it improved it greatly. those of you who rave about this cherry candy crap need to try a real belgian kriek: we switched to a drie fontienen kriek and never looked back!
gregwilsonstl (861) - USA - OCT 27, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dominating cherry. Red. Tastes like a cherry soda. Fizzy. I cant tastes wheat, hops, nor barley.