tmoreau (2724) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters showing a dark, mahogany color, with a light amount of soft white head foam that diminished quickly to a ring & film, and produced some light waves of lacing. The nose was maraschino cherry/cherry kijafa notes, with light tartness. Light bodied, with some fizzy carbonation, the taste was sweet & mellow esters, well hidden alcohol, with the light tartness following through to the finale. Fairly tasty and aperitif-like.
Zita (5156) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice cherry aroma,red, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, very nice cherry and almond finish.
Beerathon (1418) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cherry flavor comes through beautifully. Upfront sourness and ends slightly sweet. Murky reddish brown.
SVD (718) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, Dark ruby red beer with a small head, aroma is sour and cherries, taste is light sour, sweet cherries, a bit dry. very nice beer.
Tmoney99 (11470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured a clear ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sour yeast and sweet cherry aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium fruity sweet & sour flavor with a medium fruity sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
freeofthoughts (680) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark garnet red with pinkish foam. The aroma is nice musty sweet cherries. The flavor is modest grains with a rich sweet cherry presence that pervades. The carbonation is medium and the oak chimes in the finish as just a hint. Lasting cherry with a light dry.
geologyguy (871) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
smelled like Robitussin at first, but then mellowed a bit...definitely a sour taste which isn’t necessarily bad...but also with a sweet tart taste...the two don’t seem to go together..they fight for the palate and nobody wins! Just can’t say much good about this beer...flavor is medium strong...however the taste itself isn’t very good.
tightslice (262) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Strong marichino cherries on the nose. Sweet overripe cherries give way to a younger, tarter age with dry skins and slightly bitter seeds on the finish. I’m getting a bit of that cherry cough syrup but I don’t mind (for the robofiend dying to get out in all of us).
kraddel (4249) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
draft at gollem
pours very dark amber, huge white head
smell is very arteficial cherries
taste is more of that. sugar, syrup , addetives, chemical , cherries . how the hell is this a SOUR red/brown ? i’ve tasted sugar that tastes less like sugar than this beer ...
JeffroDH (18) - - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light, bubbly, ruby red pour. Aroma smells strongly of tart cherry, a bit monochromatic. That quality permeates the entire experience of this beer: cherries are up front in the flavor, and the sour follows quickly. The finish won't decide between bitter and sour, and the ale never really presents itself. Despite the criticism, it is a well-made beer with complexities that begin to present themselves toward the bottom of the bottle. Worth trying.