hopscotch (9952) - 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.
deyholla (7526) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a cloudy orange with a medium near white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had some tart and sweet cherries with a sweet wheat. Flavor was similar with sweet cherries and wheat in the beginning with a slight growing tart cherry undertone.
RyanMM (413) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours distinctly orange-tinged amber. Nice full cream head. Nose isn’t promising; wheaty, yeasty hints with a bit of cherry but the smell itself isn’t really pleasant. Not bad, just meh. Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, creamy, the flavor really makes up for the nose. Nice sweetness, little bitterness, super-pleasant, awesome summer beer. The cherry element complements the palate and doesn’t overwhelm it.