cheap (4443) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this at the 2014 RB Pittsburgh Summer Gathering at Horny Devel’s place. Actually it was after the equinox at the beginning of fall, but DILLIGAF. Big thanks to James & Michelle for hosting such a nice spread of quality beers and for this particular beer a GIANT thanks goes out to estover. THANKS GENE! Has a friendly fruity smell fer sure. Look is clear darker black cherry red with a tad of brown. Good sizzle from the start. Augmented by cranberry I think. This stuff hides the alky SOOOOO WELLLLL. Has some of that perfumy stuff hitting the olfactory and palate at the same time, very appeasing. Good fruit impressions. Much better than any other average fruity beer and this is right there at the top. Soooooo enjoyable and yummy. A very lovely beer drinken experience. This beer ROCKS!
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours bright ruby red, the white head sporting a touch of pink hue. Cranberry juice dominates the aroma, raspberries, strawberries and cream, vinegar. Smells mostly sweet with some acidity. Flavours are lots of cranberries, tart cherries, rhubarb, red wine and a vinegary, astringent finish. Awesome combination of sweet, sour and some balanced acidity. Medium bodied and unassuming 7%. Cool beer.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle via trade. Pours a mostly clear reddish-gold with a small but resilient off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, cranberry, cherry, raspberry, oak, almond, cream, and faint balsamic vinegar. The flavor follows the same lines, with a lower level of the balsamic kind of acidity I expected from Rodenbach. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, jammy, funky, slightly acidic mouthfeel. Really nice and balanced, and maybe tilts a little toward the sweeter than the sour. Very nice beer.
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 In 750cc bottle; pours ruby red .. this tasted like ocean spray cranberry cocktail. Very easy drinking .. doesn’t taste like beer at all .. overall, nice though not sure I would drink it quite often
zizzybalubba (1570) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC (best before April 29, 2017 according to the bottom of the bottle). Pours deep red with a quick light pink head. Aroma of red berries with notes of apple and oak. The taste is at first shockingly sour but finishes very smooth. For me, the cranberry is the dominant fruit flavor providing plenty of tartness and keeping the beer more sour than fruity. A bit expensive but a great beer.
SSSteve (3905) - - SEP 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle. hazy, glowing golden red hued beer with a small, loud, light pink head. lots of berry fruits from aroma including strawberries, cherries, raspberry,etc., and some oak with mild sourness and hints of butter/caramel/vanilla. oak and sweet berry flavors dominate. moderate sour intensity. the berry sweetness really helps cut the acidity. moderate/high carbonation that is very fine bubbled and it creates more a creaminess on the palate than an annoying prickly mouthfull. this beer is perfect!....just the right amount of a acidity, sweetness, oak character, carbonation. a fast drinker at 7%...i downed the whole 750 all by my gluttonous self. didn’t even fire up my heartburn!
andriesradu (550) - ROMANIA - SEP 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep red with no head. Heavy fruity, cherries, strawberries, sweet, sour. Flavor is moderate sour with a long duration quite strong notes of cherries, winy. Ends dry
Wolfbass (946) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
E’ proprio vero che le cose più buone sono quelle inaspettate, perchè mi è capitata fra le mani per caso questa meraviglia. Qualcosa di fantastico, direi sublime. Qua siamo decisamente ad un passo dall’olimpo. Già il suo colore sembra dipinto, poi al naso il sentore aceticolegnoso, che si sposa magnificamente con aromi fruttati delicati, dolci quasi trasognanti. In bocca è da godere, alternando la sua asprezza, con la parte ciliegioamarenosa. Nulla da aggiungere, solo da bere...
nickel (523) - - SEP 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark red color. Little bit hazy. Fruity aroma. Really wine-like. Medium carbonated body. Taste of grape, cherries, hints of malt. Sour aftertaste
Timvim (114) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ home 20140905. Pours a beautiful deep clear red with a huge pink head. Good head retention. Aroma of raspberries, cherries, artificial candy. Taste of raspberries, cherry pits, cherries, very mild yet pleasant acidity. Some tannins in the end. Wow!