smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy, ruby red color. Good start to the head but it settles to a half covered film of minute bubbles. Thus, no real lace, just some spots.
Smells like a cross between a Sweettart sourness and a childrenís aspirin. Rather appealing, but certainly not conventional.
Harsher attack of dry sourness--right up front on the tongue. The alcohol is also up front and more powerful than anticipated. The cherry is very sour but quite muted. Thereís a surprisingly sweet finish with a very quick finish and nearly no aftertaste. Good body.
Overall, this is an unusual beer that is worth trying just to experience the unusual flavors.
dogfish120love (830) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red as can be , with a thick white head with a red tint. Smells of sugary syrup and cherries along with some jolly rancher. Tastes like cherries, cranberry, and jolly rancher. Miserable example of "kriek", but tastey over-all.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer smells exactly like black cherry Kool-Aid, exactly. The color is cherry cough syrup red. It smells a little cough syrup as well. No funk to be found. It tastes like a black cherry soda almost, mixed with beer. no funk, no wood, no sour, disappointing. The stonybrook red was a better beer in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-01-2010 02:38:08
Guerde (1113) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle shared by BDR) Pours a dark red with a soapy white head. Aroma is not sour, but in fact itís quite sweet, with cherry cough drops and cherry pie filling, which reminds me of a doppelbock in some ways. The flavor also isnít sour, nor is it sweet, but itís more bitter and mineral-like. Tastes as if someone crushed up some vitamins and threw them into the beer. There is also some cherry skin thrown into the mix. Mouthfeel is medium with lively carbonation. Thanks Brad!
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at Davidsons Liquors. A sweet kriek aroma, almost like the peals were used rather than the fruit. A very earthy, almost vegetal character and just a little bitter.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle, thanks BDR!] Pours reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is chlorine at first, but then that clears off and just leaves a lot of really sweet cherry. Not bad, but really sweet. The taste is quite different than I was expecting based upon the taste. Not as sweet, and actually has a fair amount of fruit skin bitterness and cherry flavor itself. The malt clashes with it a bit, but not too bad. medium-thin mouthfeel with a semi-dry finish. Not terrible, but nothing that is very exciting either.
Beaver (1160) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle # 3159. Pours a brownish red with a frothy reddish white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is sweet and slightly tart cherries and wood.
The flavor is very sweet pie-like cherries - I get a lot of cherry pie and some raspberries. It has a slightly bitter woody finish and a bit of maltiness in the background. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and creamy.
Overall pretty nice, but a little too much on the sweet side. I like the complexity of some of New Glarusís beers better.
BeerandBlues2 (8481) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby with a small, white head, low retention with fair lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, candied fruit (cherry), low earthy hops, oak, and some tannins. Malt backbone with lightly sweet cherry/raspberry notes; some oak and tannins in the flavor as well. Medium bodied, creamy start with a dry finish; high carbonation.
swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ GLBN Belgian Tasting. Pinkish red colored pour. Aroma of Ludenís cherry candy. Taste was more of the same. Light tartness, zero sourness, lots of cherry. Decent mouthfeel. I rather liked this one. Nice job Sam
Travlr (9869) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very attractive bottle at DCís first tasting of 2010.
Bright pink with a 3-bubble head. Little to no aroma. Flavor of Hawaiian punch, but less complex. Iíd like to taste the cherries some day, but you can keep the beer.