boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pinnocchios. Pours deep red with no light coming through. The aroma is sweet cherry juice and is quite inviting. Not complex however. The taste is lightly tart cherry, sweet cherry, some almost chocolate covered cherry flavor. It is not perfect but I dig this a lot.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft on tap at World of Beer - Naperville (Naperville, IL). Saw a couple neat ticks on the BeerMenus listing, so I ambled on it. Pours a nice deeper brownish chestnut hue, good haze and darkness in the middle lets way to some rusty glowing reddish brown edges. Mellow glow, some good tannish cakey head sits atop, stands as a decent layer as it dies down. Mellow lacing as it makes way to a decent thicker ring overall. Aromas present a mix of sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, lactic twang and oak. Some toastiness, carmelization, sour and pie cherries mix. A bit of maltiness still sticks around and makes waves. Initial is medium bodied, well carbonated but still a firm body shows caramel, toffee, lots of sweet cherry. Cherry juice, Maraschino meets some tartness at times. Decent stickiness in the body, some toast and biscuits. Middle is a firm sweeter base, mixing with liberal cherry juice and fruit influence, biscuits and caramel, smoothed out with some decent lactic twang, firm oak is a bit tannic, but in the end much more smooth than I expected. No real acidic or vinegar bite as we move into this one, the nose offering more intensity than I anticipated. Backend is Sweet and a bit fuzzy, gentle sweetness tapers out. More in the fruit beer vein, the beer lacks the wild and sour pop I was expecting. It’s not bad, just unexpected. Bigger sweetness but fairly smooth. It’s ok. Certainly hid that ABV tag quite well.
Drake (7829) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Mekong. Pours a clear dark red color with a thin creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of mild tart cherries. The taste is tart cherries, mild earth. Medium bodied, and while more tart than sweet it still comes across as candy-ish.
keepersj12 (2511) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a beautiful beer, dark ruby red with a fluffy off white head with a pink tint that caps the beer throughout. The aroma has some tart cherry over a malty sweet base. The flavor has the tart and sweetness with a light effervence. The finish is dry and refreshing.
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ttroha (147) - Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brown with white head. Aroma of cherry cola. Taste of sour cherries and cheery cough drops. Very interesting flavor
phitje (9) - - SEP 25, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Een petrus. De red aged. Smaakt als kriek/cassis, wel beter dan de vele rosé bieren, ik zou m niet nog eens nemen.
DialSquare (2204) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From an old note: on tap at Proof. Aroma is strong cherry. Taste is more cherry. Like a cream soda. Slight vinegar vibe. 7.0
Merovingian93 (23) - Burbank, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
More of a cherry lambic than an ale. This is tart and full bodied with more than a hint if cherry juice. Interesting but I don't know that I'd buy it regularly.
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MrW (351) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on draught @ BBW 2013.
Aroma of sweet cherries, candy.
Brownred, offwhite creamy head, lasting.
Flavour is cherrycandy, light sour, yoghurt.
Sweet aftertaste, fruity.
Wim (2545) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on beer festival in beerse with yves dark red brown colored body with an off white head and a spicy fruity hoppy aroma a fruity (cherry) malt bit sour bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish