EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep red tinted pour with a light tan head. Sweet cherry soda aroma. Very sweet cherry pie flavor. Way too much for me too enjoy. The sweetness is cloying and almost candy like.
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Bottle shared. Pours clear red brown with a ring off white head. Aroma of sweet cherries. Flavour is over moderate sweet. Light medium bodied with high carbonation. Really don’t understand the big ratings in this, it’s like one of those sweetened Belgian Krieks that we all typically turn out noses up at.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think they bottled cherry juice with sugar for this one. Wonderful taste, nice carbonation, but where are the hops? grain? yeast accents? I am a little disappointed in that I like fruit flavor as a sidenote that doesn’t dominate the entire profile of the beer. Great stuff to drink, but not beer!
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Anyone who likes this beer has clearly never had Rodenbach Red. You definitely taste a ton of extremely sweet Wisconsin cherries in here. Unfortunately, this leans a bit too hard into lambic/black cherry soda territory. It’s no Rodenbach, despite the fact that they claim it’s a ’Flanders Red.’ Waaaaay too sweet, and not nearly beerlike enough.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl bottle. OK, not much to say about this. I can see why people might rave about this, but to me it is way to sweet and one dimensional on the cherries. Sorta like drinking a cherry pie. Maybe in the right food pairing a small glass of this would be tolerable...possibly even enjoyable...but I don’t enjoy it as a beer on its own.
NachlamSie (2783) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009 bottle. I’m always skeptical when a fruit-flavored beer is so critically acclaimed. This pours very, very red with a decent white head. The aroma is packed completely full of cherries with some cinnamon perhaps in the background. The mouth again is loaded down with cherry with a finish like frosted Pop-tarts. The mouthfeel is very fizzy but slightly sticky, mostly with sweetness. I can say that the cherry flavor is very natural. I find the use of the word "Belgian" in the title to be rather misleading. This flirts with the problem of being cloying. It’s just so fruity and sweet, not really my favorite thing in a beer. I split the 750 with my girlfriend (thank God). I don’t think I could take a whole bottle of this stuff. This would be okay in small doses as a dessert, I suppose. I find it slightly baffling this would have such universal appeal among beer lovers since it lacks an abundance of more typical beer qualities. This doesn’t make it onto my personal favorite 50 beers, anyway.
[March 30, 2009]
Big bottle. Pours red. Really red. This is cherry juice. Now, okay, it is not soda-like. It is very natural cherry flavor. However, that is all that is here. This smells exactly like pure cherries. This tastes excatly like pure cherries. The finish has a bit of breadiness that makes this taste like liquid cherry pie. There is no other flavor or aroma. This does not resemble beer in any way due to the lack of hop, yeast, or malt flavor. This is cherry extract.
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Pours very suspect hazy brown/orange/red, like muddy seawater. Sweet cherry aroma with some cinamon. A slight peppery/spicy feeling. A bit sour but mostly sweet flavour with white sugar. Good mouthfeel untill the sugar kicks in.
rickgordon (3844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottled. Thanks Kramer.]
Hazy red-brown colour. Cherry stone and glue/almonds in aroma. Bit woody too. Sweet backbone with plain cherry. I’m puzzled - this is way too sweet. Was it sweetened with sugar? I know loads of cherries were added but this is not balance. Syrupy sweet this is. Fruity mustiness - good on you! Naah, this did not do it for me...
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Vivid red, cherry drops, tunes, too artificially fruity and sweet for my palate
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish, amber colour with a very small head. Very sweet aroma and flavor with a cloyingly marzipan note. Faintly tart finish.