diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted 2 vintages side by side, the 2006 one and the 1996 one. - Points for the 2006 one.
2006 Vintage Hazy red body, off-white head (small and mostly diminishing). Aroma of red candy, marzipan, ... Very sweet flavour, very artificial - candy-like. Lacks a lot of complexity which is to be found in the 1996 version. (5/3/5/2/8=2.3)
1996 Vintage Hazy, brown body, creamy lightly brown head. Sweet aroma of jam, applesauce, ... Lightly sweet, moderately sour flavour. This is very intense and really attacks your tastebuds. (4/4/8/4/16=3.6)
Itís amazing thereís so much difference between these two vintages. Off course some effects will be due to aging, but the 1996 version still attacks your tastebuds (after 10 years), but the 2006 version doesnít even have the guts to try to attack them.
Anker (723) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle kindly shared by plovmand, thanks body its very appreciated even tough I dont like it!
Pours redish with a off white head.
Aroma is cherry winegums and children vitamins.
Flavour is sweet cherry children vitamins like, not good.. Long unpleasant after taste.
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
this smells like cherries. it looks like cherry juice. guess what? it tastes like carbonated cherry juice. hops? hmmm....cant find em. malt? uh, no. what exactly makes this a beer? maybe if it had more alcohol i could at least be reminded that i was drinking something ’beer-like’. but thats not there either. according to this website, which i practically live by, this is one of the best beers IN THE WORLD. this doesnt taste bad, but this doesnt satisfy my palate. this is not challenging. this is not nuanced. this is so far from actual beer i wonder should it get a .5? maybe there should be an option to rate ’n/a’. i have drank fruit beers that were very strongly flavored but they at least looked like beer, and there was always something in there that reminded me of yeast/hops/malt. there are a pound of cherries in this bottle. i am not trying to go against the grain or rebel. i am not trying to be a punk rock beer rater. i want to like this beer. i do like other new glarus beers and it seems they do know what they are doing. this stuff however seems to be only enjoyable by people that dont like beer. the difference between this and premium cherry juice is very small. this is not overly sweet to be honest, but i dont find that it is very balanced by much sourness either. what exactly makes this belgian? i dont detect any belgian spice, belgian yeast or belgian funkiness. maybe my palate is retarded, if those things are in fact present for someone else they are at best very subtle. this is one dimensional. most of all, this is disappointing.
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
BeerDeltaBravo (53) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a vivid ruby red with a two-finger head. Amazing lacing. Excellent hoppy nose, punctuated with papaya and caramel. Intense herbal taste, laced with a touch of strawberry and grapefruit. Silky smooth mouthfeel and dry finish.
JulienHuxley (2512) - 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 (741) - 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 (99) - 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.