RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish copper pour. Aroma is pure cherries. Barely tart at all but fairly sweet. Cherry pie spicing. Not awful.
dionysus (1466) - Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours pinkish-red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with heavy cherry and light oak. Pretty one dimensional and extremely sweet. I had higher hopes for this one but something tells me that some age will do it well. At least it’s a start.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Is this a fruit beer or a cherry soda? The beer poured a pinkish-red color with an off-white head. The aroma was doughy with light cherry fruit. The flavor was fairly sweet with the taste of cherry.No tart or sour notes. just sweet. The body was light with a sweet candy cherry finish.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pink with a white head. Aroma is cherry and spices. Flavor is cherry jam, spices. Not much sourness, but the cherries are definitely well defined.
beastiefan2k (2868) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL bottle, the best part of this beer is the cool bottle and the pretty color. Otherwise, this is nasty, wood and vomit-cough syrup, ew.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish pour. Off white head. Aroma of tart cherry life saver candy. Flavor? Yeah much the same. Sweeter than I expected. Tartness lacking. Light oak nuances. Ok. Barely.
brokensail (13669) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The pour is a nice pinkish-red color with some pink foam forming but falling quickly.
S: We’re not off to a good start with the aroma: butter and cherry cough drops lead the way. A slight tartness, but still the aroma is overwhelmed by the artificial and medicinal cherry aroma.
T: Things do not seem to improve at all when it comes to the flavor. The nearly medicinal cherries are still there and the tartness is not all that noticeable.
M: A fairly light body with extreme carbonation, to the point of being over-carbonated.
D: Unfortunately, this one was just a pure miss. The Stony Brook Red was quite nice, so I had some real expectations for this one and it did not deliver.
BuckeyeBoy (3686) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Thanks to JohnGalt1. Like I said before the bottle it’s all about how cool the bottle looks. Pours out a red topped with a thin head. Aroma is of light sweetness, cherries, and a little band-aid. Taste more of the cherries with a touch of tart. I am happy I was able to try this but I think it needs some work.
nickd717 (3671) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml straight from the brewery in Boston. Pours a brilliant clear ruby red color with a two-finger light beige head and good lacing. Aroma is slightly medicinal with lots of cherries. Not kriek-like, but decent. Flavor is cherry city. Seriously, one of the most cherry-like beers outside of maybe New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red. Just a little cough syrup to it, but overall it’s good. A little sweet and barely if at all tart. Medium-bodied with a nice carbonation level. Overall this is not at all to style, but besides that it’s not bad. I enjoyed it.
vtafro (4946) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft @ NotB. Hmm not even categorized as a lambic, well deservingly so. Some cherry notes but no real tartness, just bit of sweetness and light dry cherry finish. Wouldn’t be s hard on this is it was named correctly.