Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, 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 it’s quite sweet, with cherry cough drops and cherry pie filling, which reminds me of a doppelbock in some ways. The flavor also isn’t sour, nor is it sweet, but it’s 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 (1276) - Duluth, Minnesota, 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 (1639) - 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 Glarus’s beers better.
BeerandBlues2 (12051) - Escondido, California, 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 (7021) - 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 Luden’s 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
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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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 (13069) - 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.