sthlm (1260) - 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 (1507) - 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 (11048) - San Diego, 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 (7013) - 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.
GT2 (9412) - 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 (12496) - 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 (6336) - 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.