marcus (8797) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish amber with a foamy beige head and a soapy cherry aroma. There is a little bit of cherry in the pale malt flavor and a hint of oak. Not too bad, but doesn’t taste much like a kriek. Nice bottle, nice label.
bhensonb (13726) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 c&c from Liquor Max. Pours med cherry red with a foamy pink/beige head. Aromas of fruit and oak. Med body/firm carb. Flavor is slightly sweet cherry and sour cherry pit. There’s also a sour aspect which could be oak. Last taste was slightly tart.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy pink with a small ring of white atop.
Aroma: Red berry and cherry pie filling.
Taste: Watered down fruit juice/fruit punch.
Mouthfeel: Active carbonation, very thin.
Overall: I was dissapointed with this, just not enough of anything to be impressed.
AirForceHops (5859) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pored into a snifter. Color is Deep red with good frothy head. Great lacing that follows til the end. Nose is a simple Black Cherry. Taste like sweet tarts yet with NO sugar... natural sweetness. Has a clean tartness that leaves you wanting more. the finish is crisp and refreshing, leaves a very wet mouth feel. I was pleasantly surprised by this and would buy it again.... one of the best fruit beers I’ve had. Batch # on the bottle was 1340. I shared this with liveFREEorRYE.
gyllenbock (7226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2010.
Reddish with a minimal head.
Cherries and some light funk in the aroma. Very drinkable with taste of cherries, malt and some sweetness. Not that sour. Descent stuff.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2010. Light red with almost no head. Cherry juice, acidity and a slight funk (?) on the nose. A little sweet taste though and without alot of sourness, which prevents it from being refreshing, but it’s still a nice beer though.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light crimson color with a nicely developed eggshell head. Aroma of cherry skin and fruit...interesting combination of sweet and sour. Flavor follows the nose with cherry taking the front followed with a bit of lemon zest and caramel. Didn’t really get any barrel, either in the nose or flavor but this is a pretty drinkable beer. Nothing really off or offending but not terribly complex.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Clear, very pretty, Longhorn-orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma presents an odd vegetal aspect amidst sweet cherries and malt. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor is tangy offers a boatload of cherries. Acidic, but not funky… a little too sugary. Finishes sweet and lightly tart. Bottle courtesy of growler!
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 8/18/2010 Source:Other) Special tasting at Wine and Beer Westpark, Richmond. Well this beer is not sour, but it does have cherries and Belgian yeast character. Caramel with cherry notes becoming more evident in aroma as the beer warms. Quite clear amber with small fluffy white head. Dark candi sugar in flavor along with rich malts and a big cherry presence. Finish is medium with nice lingering fruitiness. Excellent.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Wine and Beer Westpark on 08/18/2010. Mostly clear copper body with a small frothy off-white head. Sour cherry and faint malt aroma. Sour cherry flavor, faint malt and light spice. Medium body with moderate carbonation.