maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Clear copper body with a large creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit and light wheat aroma. Slightly tart fruit flavor, some cherry notes, with a wheat background. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Stubby hipster bottle. Big nose of tart, canned pie cherry nose, a touch astrigent. Pours a dark pumpkin orange, a bit hazy with a well-off-white head. Flavors are a bit rough in my book. Bitter, astringent and coarse pie sugar flavor, with some thin wheat sugar. Overall, it’s a bit too sugary to me. Fades quickly in the backend. Underwhelming, but interesting to try. Thanks Sean!
Tmoney99 (13000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured reddish amber color and an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy tart cherry fruit and sweet wheat aroma. Medium body with with a smooth rich texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tingly tart cherry flavor with a medium to heavy tart cherry sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Refreshing complex change of pace fruit beer.
Brad89 (6) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orangish with some amber hue. Head was full. The nose is subtle with a hint of wheat and a bit of cherry but the smell itself isn’t over powering. Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, creamy, the flavor is perfect. A little bitterness, a subtle sweetness, very pleasant. Not too sweet. I think the tart cherries really give it all the flavor without being overly sweet. This is by far the best cherry beer I have ever had.
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beerwarming Party. Pours red-gold with a foamy, white head. Lots of wheat in this sweet aroma, with LOTS of cherries. Flavor holds wheat, bread and yeast along with sweet cherry notes. Medium in body with average carbonation Finishes sweet and lightly bitter. Pretty good.
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… RBSG 2010… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is a bit subdued, but the presence of cherry and spicy grains along with an undertone of warm mash and a trace of lactic acid is finally pulled from my glass. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Bittersweet, malty flavor with just a smidge of cherry. Finishes soothingly bitter.
Hayden (9) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish-orange color with white head. Fresh sweet-tart cherry aroma, faintly yeasty. Very Flavorful, cherry, sweet spices, grains, caramel. Medium with lots of refreshing carbonation, especially for a summer brew!
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-orange pour with a small, short-lived, white head. Fresh sweet-tart cherry aroma with some faint yeasty esters, toffee and cereal grains. The flavor is a big burst of fresh cherries with some notes of pie spices, cereal grains, caramel and a mild spicy hop balance. Medium body with lots of carbonation.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap at hopcat. this was labeled as a fruit beer there, and i could tell it is a pure wheat. pours cloudy orange with small white head. this beer was overly sweet, with little hints of cherry syrup. mostly artificial sweetener and wheat
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had high hopes for this one, but was let down. The color is darker than I would expect which much be the cherry juice. Too carbonated for my taste and has a dry character on the tail as it warms that I don’t care for. This is my first North Peak beer and it doesn’t make me want another.