BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a clear pink-red hued body with a white head. Aromas are sweet, bready, biscuity, pie crust like with some light acidity and pie cherries. A bit of brown sugar perhaps. Flavors are a bit of tart pie cherries, balancing acidity, caramel, biscuity and bready. Amazing replication of flavors. Light bubbles, slightly fuller body. Really good.
douglas88 (6031) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this beer totally blew me away. I realize I probably suffered from so much similar beer and this being so distinct, but damn it was amazing. GABF 2011. Pours a robust red color with a small white head. The aroma is overpowering cherry pie with cinnamon. The flavor is perfection for this style; sweet and tart cherries, lots of spices and finishes quite tart. 100% awesome cherry pie.
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at GABF on 9/20/11. pink pour with a small off white head. big cherry pie nose - like smelling a freshly baked cherry pie. sweet body full of cherry pie - lightly tart. dry sweet finish filled with more cherries.
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured a cloudy ruby red with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of Sour pie cherries, pie crust and spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of sour pie cherries, spice and pie crust with a crisp lingering cherry finish. Cherry Pie in a glass, amazing!
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this growler of a beer I have heard a lot about.
The beer pours an electric, bright red color with a few white bubbles, but no real head to speak of. The aroma is awesome. I get a lot of syrupy cherry notes in the aroma, as well as a little bit of cinnamon. The flavor tastes almost exactly like cherry pie. I get a ton of sweet, syrupy cherries as well as some bready malt, vanilla and cinnamon notes. The fruit flavor in the beer is amazingly fresh tasting. Medium, syrupy mouthfeel and low carbonation. An outstanding fruit beer.
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 Growler thanks to jjfoodie, light red with a thin head. Nose is cherries, light wood, some more cherry. Easy palate, flavor is like a cherry pie.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a murky reddish-brown with a medium off-white head. The Rocky Mountain fruit beers are nuts. Each one is exactly a liquidified dessert. Aroma of cherries and pie crust. Flavor of cherry pie filling and biscuit. Well done!
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at GABF) cloudy ruby with soapy tan bubbles. Nose smells EXACTLY like cherry pie, filling and all, crust, yeasty, bready, huge cherry pie filling aromas. The buzz on this beer started to build when people got word that the beer geeks loved it and the table was swarmed. Ttaste of very tart cherry pie filling, extremely flavorful and syrupy in a good way. Excellent flavor retention on the palate, perhaps a bit TOO sweet. A great dessert beer. One of the few fruit beers I’ve ever had that gives New Glarus a run for its money.
alesandangling (32) - Pueblo, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has an intense cherry flavor. One of the best cherry beers if you truly enjoy sour/pie cherry flavor. The color was almost too red. It was very thick, the heavy feeling made it a "one glass" beer. A very good beer I am glad I tried.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2010. Pours a deep reddish purple violet with thinning fizzy head. Aroma is big cherry juice, cherry pit, fresh cherry puree that you get in a can, jammy, with some pie crust and graham cracker. Flavor is more cherry than the NG belg red- pure straight up slightly tart cherry juice and very concentrated flavors along with the bitter sweetness- and tart finish with some toast, graham, nuts, biscuit and a smooth finish. nice stuff, although not something I could drink too much off. Good after dinner beer.