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.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml corked bottled shared by brew3crew. Mostly hazy red / brown color. Sort of bubbly, khaki head. Decent lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, soft moderate strength carbonation. Dry finish. Moderate sweet taste. Tart, and spice. Oak wood. Light cherry, some mustiness. OK for me, not too impressive.
alexsdad06 (3803) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a hazy amber brown color witha m edium sized creamy off white head. The aroma and flavor have a tart cherry fruitiness, mild acidity, sweet caramel malt, black cherry juice. The flavor is less tart than the nose. I would hope for more sour character. OK, not great.
b3shine (3488) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by brew3crew). Looks decent; cloudy amberish brown with lively carbonation and ample foamy head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells solid; tart cherries and oak. Tastes like it smells, only not as robust. Average on the palate. Decent beer, but it smells better than it tastes.
TBone (11145) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 750ml@VWPBF bought from brewery
Deep red color, tiny pinky head. Lagerish caramel and some cherry in the nose. Medium-bodied. "Kriek Lager". Cherryish flavor with some caramel, not much caramel. Quite easy.
keanex (1132) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: The body is murky with a reddish hue with hints of brown throughout. The head is short and quickly settles into a thin light tan coating with a foamy ring.
Aroma: Musky cherries is the big aroma, semi-sweet with no hints of tart or sour. Not a huge fan of this.
Taste: Ah again musky cherries, itís like a basement with cherry flavor. Thereís some toasted oak flavors, but no sourness. Not a fan.
Palate: Medium bodied, a bit thin, with mild carbonation.
Overall: This is the worst sour I can think of. Thereís no sour, just musky sweet cherry. Thereís nothing about this I enjoy, at least itís not badly priced.
shorlin (548) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted a small sample at a BeerThief gathering. Colour is an appropriate red-orange. Aroma is exactly like canned cherry pie filling, and once I had that impression in my head, it was difficult to enjoy this beer. Feel is not very full, not really tart enough. Tasted artificial to a degree.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2013, Mulhouse - hazy dark amber beer; little foam left; earth, cherry and wood in the nose; some sweetness; light sourness and a good malt body; chewy cherryish aftertaste
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two fingered white/pink head that quickly fades to a ring, leaving no lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Color is almost clear red/amber. Tart cherry nose. Flavor is tart cherry, some sweetness. Clean, dry finish
abcfan (650) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good. Pours red with decent off-white head, no retention or lace. Aroma is full of sour cherries. This one is smooth in the mouth, with a dry / tart finish that made me pucker.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby red color with a pinkish white head. Cherry nose with lots of sugar sweetness. This is a sweet beer with a strong tart cherry flavor. Sweet/tart with some oak and vanilla under all that cherry. Better than I expected.