phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kellerís IGA. Pours a rich red color with a pinkish white head about 1/2" in size. Cherry aroma, sweet and sugary, with a little malt. The flavor is sweet cherry, somewhat tart, and the carbonation and sweetness make it a bit like a spritzer that favors the cherry side heavily. Active carbonation, light body, and kind of syrupy. Not bad at all for a fruit beer, though from this brewer I like the raspberry and strawberry ones better.
SaintMatty (6469) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml Bottle - Pink/red in colour with a pinky white head. Cherry aroma with hints of strawberry jam. Fruity and sweet taste with almonds, cherries and more hints of strawberry jam. The taste is sweet, but not so sweet that it cannot be taken seriously. Very refreshing.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from an 18 oz brown bottle this beer poured a ruby-fuscia color with a huge pink head. The aroma was dryish sour cherry. The flavor was sour and tart cherry with a light nutty undertone. The finish was medium length cherry. Good.
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very aromatic cherry. Flavor like a cherry Jolly Rancher. Finishs nicely. Very enjoyable.
marcus (8607) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This red beer poured with a lovely pink head and a very fragrant cherry aroma. If you crave a fruit drink, this is a pretty good one, but is not very reminiscent of a beer. It is also nothing like a kriek, as it is very sweet and syrupy with no yeast presence.
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear reddish purple colored beer with an effervescent appearance and a cream light pink head. sweet black cherry and cookie aroma. flavor of sweet overripe black cherry and a bit of sprite. a bit too sweet. almost a creamy palate with a medium body. i remember liking the melbourn series and i bet this isnít much different. loaded with cherries.
slowrunner77 (8999) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 just a hair behind the raspberry as the best of the new SS fruit beer line-up. great aroma. reminded me of New Glarus belgian Red in the look and aroma, if not nearly as good. fresh fruit abounds, with a touch of tartness. light flavor. nice finish. well made dessert beer, or summer thirst quencher.
BrewDad (5324) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
350ml Bottle Ė Gravity Beer Market Ė Olympia, WA
Aroma: Nice light cherry aroma and light malt.
Appearance: Clear reddish in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor: Cherry fruit in flavor like a sprite had been added to cherry flavoring.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a OK Mouthfeel.
Overall: It was fruity and I poured most down the drain it was flat and no good in my humble opinion.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Samuel Smithís Organic Cherry Fruit Beer is a clear, dense, brownish cherry red ale with a fluffy, light pink head that becomes dense and has excellent retention and lacing. It has a strong aroma of cherries and wood. It has a very light sweetness, like caramel. Itís medium bodied and incredibly smooth with a very clean finish. It tastes pretty sweet. Cherry is at the forefront and itís perhaps a bit candy-like. There are notes of caramelly malt and wood. Thereís not really any bitterness until the finish, where itís light and perhaps grassy. Wow! Itís very fruity!
bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 ml bottle. Pours a very pink ruby color, the 1.5 inch thick head is white with some rose blush running through it. The aroma is strong, very cherry, but nothing else. The cherry smell is very nice. The flavor is very similar, strong sweet cherry flavors but not much else. There is a hint of bitterness on the end, but not enough to balance the sweetness upfront. I was very skeptical of this beer, and while it was very sweet i was pleasantly surprised. It might be a little better with some depth of flavor, but itís not as bad as the average would indicate, at least to me.