Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Cave. Red-purple colour, pink head. Aroma of ripe, dark cherries. Taste of sweet cherry, syrup.
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Sacramento, CA. Pours a ruby/cherry red with a large bubbly whiteish head. Aroma of cherry, like opening a can of pie cherries. Near medium body. Mild carbonation. Flavor is a bit like biting into cherry pie. It’s really interesting how the flavor is like tucking into one of those pastries in a package. So it’s sweet and tart all at once, and it’s really interesting. To live in Yorkshire. To drink Yorkshire ales. To die in ecstasy. More because of non-fruit ales, but ya gotta love ale from Yorkshire.
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from GM Liquors; Nose of cherries and a light bit of caramel. Lightly hazy cherry-rust with a big beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet cherries with a hint of tartness and toffee in the background. This should be for Christmas not Fourth of July!
neepsntatties (1369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Colour... Mateuse rose red with no head. Nose... VERY cherry and reminiscent of Cheracol-D. Palate... strong burst of tart cherry but not what I was expecting (or should I say, "expectorating"). This is more like those Jolly Rancher sour cherry candies or Sour Patch Waaaaay too sweet for me! It would probably make a nice quiescently frozen confection, however.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Binny’s in Orland Park, IL: It poured a dull dark pink body with a healthy pink tinted white head. It smelled of fresh sweet cherries and tasted like carbonated cherry juice. I like cherries. I don’t like blueberries.
Slipstream (2228) - USA - JUN 8, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Here is a treat. Garnet pour and a lovely cherry blossom aroma. It is hard to believe that I am sticking my nose into a glass of beer and not a flower. I should splash some of this on my girlfriend. A very nice dessert beer that reminds me of New Glarus fruit beers. It is sugary and fruity, tastes a little like high quality cherry soda. Not much sourness, and I wonder why not. This is a pretty floral brew wtih a clean finish. It tastes good mixed with some pale lager too. Another winner from one of my favorite brewers.
Ernest (6727) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, pink, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium reddish-purple.
Aroma is notes of cherry candy.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Aroma is light cherry and malt. Flavor is sweet cherry with a puckering finish.
Tmoney99 (11903) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Party Source Burger & Beer.
Poured a clear reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart cherry and malty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Solid drinkable fruit brew.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a red body with a pink head. Very sweet cherry flavors with a residual sugar sweetness. A nice fruit beer with a short story.