jerohen (1930) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dutch Ratebeer Gathering. Bottled. Clear red-brown coloured, pinkish dying head. Artificial and candy-like cherry flavour. Some marzipan, cloyingly sweet. Perhaps technically ok, but i really dislike the extreme sweetness.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle@Home. Creamy, cherry candy aroma. Red color, pinkish head, good lace. Sweet, cherry candy, almonds, light bitterness, sticky. Too artificial.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red colored with big pink head. Aroma is nothing but cherries and bubblegum, strongly sweet and only mildly sour one. Medium bodied, crispy palated. Flavor is also as aroma: bubblegum and cherries here in sweet flavor. Easy to drink cherry-beer, again same notes last in aftertaste.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle @ The Florence. This has to be the worst "beer" that has anything to do with Samuel Smiths. It certainly looks and smells like something good, but the taste is very disappointing, struggled to finish even half a bottle.
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Deep cherry red colour with a slight pink tinged head. Powerful black cherry aroma. Sweet cherry aroma with a touch of almond. A slight hint of beer in the finish, but this was very much like a soft drink.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. At Ye Old Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, London. Slightly hazy bright cherry red with a frothy-creamy pale pink head. Aroma of fresh, ripe slightly tart cherries, naturally sweet - maybe a hint of yeast, but pretty much just cherry. Tastes like fresh cherry pie with a hint of sweet white wine, nice and fizzy, not too thick or syrupy, I didn’t get a cloying sugary linger either - still fairly sweet and one-dimensional, but I quite enjoyed it.
RoyceH (1189) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle that I broke out of the cellar when I heard the bad news about MJ. Promptly exploded everywhere over my desk. Pours a dark magenta with a thin pinky cerise head. Nose is sherbert sweets with glace cherries and sharp cherry nose there too. Marzipan. Mouth is really fruity, but a bit over-sweet. Finishes very clean and wakes the palate up a bit. When I bought this, Mes told me he loved it, but it was such a girly drink. Well, I quite like it too, and it is.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Actually brewed by Mebourne Borthers in Stamford by Sam Smiths but kept the brewery name as Sam smiths for searching purposes. The beer I found to be overly sweet - artificially so, as if sugar had been added. In addition the nose was like glazed cherries. Not much difference between this and cherry ade - the poorest SS I have come across.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle from Trof. Rhodamine red with a big frothy white/pink head that dies rather quickly. Cherry sweets and sugary aroma. Not at all beer like. Cherry flavour. Strong marzipan and a touch of cinamon. Can not detect any alcohol at all. Cherryade with an instantly clean finish. Mouth feel is nothing like as cloying as I was expecting from my first taste. The Brit equivalent to the standard Boon Kriek. As soon as I started to think of it as something other than beer I actually enjoyed it like a big girl.
cgarvieuk (12170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
bright clear juicy red colour ... Strong sweet cherry aroma ... sweet ... unmistakably cherry ... only a touch of any beer traces ... more juice than beer ... easily drinkable.