EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Salmon color brown tinted thin pour. Thin white head. Syrupy non-descript fruity sweetness. Very sweet syrupy fruit flavor with a terrible skunky finish.
GT2 (9408) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From DC Local tasting. First drain pour of the evening. Pours a clear bright pink with a minuscule head. Cherry juicy juice nose. Flavor is Kool-aid burst with cherry juicy juice. Really sucked. Only thing worse than this is the Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic.
argo0 (12298) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl bottle, thanks jslot38. Small light pink head atop clear pink-red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some sourness. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, berry, light funk. Light-medium body.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Really lacking in any brett character. Seems to get the little acidity it has from lactobacillus. Rather thin and bland, some decent cherry notes.
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A really unique looking 750ml bottle shared at the DC Local tasting. Pours a transparent bright ruby red with a thin, white head. Aroma is fairly mild, a little tartness, fruity, some light wood. Someone at the tasting remarked, "it tastes like Hawaiian punch!" Flavor is very juicy, cherries mostly, just a little tartness at the end. Finish is a little watery.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #3299, bought at the brewery in Boston, Ma.
Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a over sized wine glass.
The color is a dark, clear red with a finger or two reddish foamy head with some nice lacing.
The smell is a filled with a sugary hoppy flavor, giving off some other hints of sweet and tart fruit.
The taste is a dark cherry flavor. It has a sugary fruit juice flavor with a small hop flavor that is almost hidden.
The feel is pretty light and is real easy going down. This beer would make for a really good pairing beer with food. It has a great light welcoming flavor and feel it would be a good gateway beer for those new to barrel aged beers.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of cherry and malt. Pours pink in color, almost like a wine cooler. Was surprisingly tasty though. Not too sweet. Very enjoyable.
Aubrey (3490) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice-looking strawberry-red hue. Soft texture on the tongue. Mild bitterness. Cherries come through nicely in the background, but I was hoping for a bolder tartness. Other fruity characteristics, such as raspberry. Alcohol gently warms the throat. Vanilla aromas. Oak was way in the background. Overall, the beer was decent, though the sweetness became a bit much toward the end of the bottle. Great for a dessert beer, and I think it’d go great with plain cheesecake.
thornecb (4872) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby into a tumbler. Light pink micro head with excellent retention leaves slight sheets. Oak and cherry funk. Sharp marshmallow and oak upfront turning slightly tart in the dry, lasting cherry pit finish.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a rather bright red with a thick dense head. In the nose there are some sweet black cherries followed by a bit of sweet sugar. The aroma is a little reminiscent of their cherry wheat. Initially, it’s sweet cherries coming through with a slight tartness to it. Some interesting cereal grains come through in the finish. The finish is long with the sugars and sweetness becoming overly powerful. This beer is just too sweet.