MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtessy of Eyedrinkale. Cherry color and red head. Flavor and aroma of sweet and tart cherries. Light and refreshing. But not very complex.
PeteOvertone (13) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure why this beer is rated so high. It tastes like cherry Kool-Aid with alcohol in it. Not what I look for in a beer. However, It was good if you like Kool-Aid. Iím not familiar with fruit beers. It did have a nice finish. I think me and Drewbeerme had the same beers lined up for the Superbowl. Worth trying.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Knoxville Spring(ish) tasting. Pours hazy rust color. The aroma is very fruity, and immediately reminds me of Juicy-Juice. The flavor is berry (mostly cherry) juice. Beer elements are there, but are overwhelmed by fruit juice flavors. Some honey sweetness manifests itself, as well as some occasional faint bitterness, but its mostly cherry. Pretty good, but itís more of a juice than a beer.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer offers lots of big cherry flavor, replete with a puckering mouthfeel of cherry sourness. It is good, but I canít help but feel highly over-rated. It offers a cherry tartness so rich, I feel like Pac-Man (level one) when drinking it. I would almost prefer something a bit more understated and nuanced, like the Lindemans kriek. Still, I love sour, so it is difficult for me to badmouth this beer.
Its color was not as pleasant as I expected (more of a red brown than a brilliant ripe-fruit red), and aroma was just so-so, but that flavor was a big punch of flavor that I really enjoyed.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Very fruity aroma, mainly cherry but also some black berries. But thatís it actually, nothing tart, wood or whatever to be found. Cloudy, deep red colour, beige head, good lace. Very fruity, lots of cherry again, little tart in the start but this just disappears leaving a sweet marzipan and light bitter drink. Itís tasty, but itís more fruit juice than Belgian Red.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown with a large lasting head. Very carbonated apparently. Aroma is of boysenberry soda/wine cooler, a little dusty, slightly creamy. Flavor is very creamy, with huge cherry flavor, a little malt. No, this isnít a wine cooler; that is apparent now. Like raspberry-vanilla sherbet meets pale ale. One of the most unique things Iíve ever tasted. Very sweet, note. Medium viscosity and carbonation. Overall, very good minus.
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Stfun! I was very excited to try this and had pretty high hopes. Pours a reddish light brown with tan head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma slaps you in the face with cherries, tart and dried, and you really need to dig to find some toasted malt and some spices. Flavor is almost overwhelming of cherries, sweetness, and sourness. I tasted this next to Founders Cerise and honestly had difficulty differentiating between the two. This is definitely not my type of beer. It tasted like I was drinking some cherry wine and not a beer. I wanted beer with some nice strong hints of cherry. It didnít deliver.
joeneugs (3845) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish purple/pink with a pink head. The aroma is super fruity with mostly cherries, cranberries and such. The flavor is full on canned cherry pie filling. Sweet and sour with maybe a touch of oak. Very full bodied, almost syrupy. This would go well with certain meals, but I guess I just donít get this beer. Definitely unique.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2009 Bottle from Cavie. Pours a pretty Kool-Aid red with a slightly pink head. Smells like a Hallís sore throat candy with a Fruit Roll-up. Oh, shit. Itís way too tart. The cherry is extremely strong. Itís great, but holy hell, itís making my stomach rumble.
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade. Poured a cloudy red with a smallish off-white head. Nose is really fruity, cherry, apple, sweet malt, not really "beerish". Taste is similar, with plenty of tartness that gives just enough tartness to make it interesting. Really too sweet for me. Mouth is highly carbonated, which helps cut the sticky sweetness. Overall, an okay brew.