paintedmaple (211) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big, complex, wine-like beer that is uniquely different. New Holland’s high gravity series really brings originality and art to brewing. I really enjoyed this.
tcane7 (810) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with some coworkers. Pours a deep brown with some khaki head and lacing. Fruity nose with some malts. Aromas of Welch’s grape juice, chocolate covered raspberries and cherries, sweet malts. Really light body. Some faint tartness and a some delicate fruit flavors with sweet chocolate malt and brown sugars more prominent. Not bad.
cheap (3377) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the bocktown. Way too expepsive! Nice dark pour. but not black. Slight volatile aroma. Odd mild tart commencement. Seems a bit high on the alky. Ropey and leather. Some farmy in there too. Mild co2, very mild. Interesting wine soaked fruit in the background. Unique fer sure.
DalzAle (1737) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
2011 Bottle. Dark brown pour, a little ring of carbonation and an aroma of sweet pears. Flavor leaves a little more to be desired, muddled malt mixed with old cheap pear cider. Perhaps it was better when it was fresh? Even on clearance for $6, it wasn’t worth it.
maxwelldeux (2223) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy very dark amber with a small head. Nose is rather sweet with some darker fruit elements in there. Taste is also sweet and slightly sticky. Not a huge fan of this.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, deep brown with light tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, sugar, fruit roll ups. Lots of fruity/sour/wine notes.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark red fruit beer with no head and low carbonation. Notes of raspberry, pear and soft chocolate malt. Low bitterness and moderate sweetness. Watery texture. The flavor starts mild, accumulates nicely, but doesn’t quite get there. Low tartness for the style.
mikedR (362) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, it's interesting. Very fruity. Overwhelming dry cherry and berry taste with oak notes, with no sweetness. The fruity flavor lingers. Can't discern any pear. Ruby red in color. Carbonated, with no head tho. Almost champagne-like in mouthfeel. An interesting experiment, and I salute the brewers for being adventurous, but overall not super successful. Can't say I've tasted anything like it before.
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JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Dark garnet with a thin, bright white head. Syrupy brown sugar, molasses, cherry cordial nose with a moderate amount of alcohol. Flavor is mildly sweet and very mildly sour with a bit of pear flesh, caramels, cherry juice and cardboard. Stale.
SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear deep chestnut under a fleeting off-white head.
Fresh berry aroma.
The flavor is lightly sweet on the front with tart berries coming in at the back along with some alcohol.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
9th June 2011
Clear deep red beer, short lived pale tan head. Palate is low carbonation and just slightly dry. Raspberry juice that is lightly rounded thanks to the barrelling. Semi dry finish. Disappointing! And where is the pear?