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 (2197) - 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 (6603) - 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 (11707) - 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.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish brown with a thin pink head. Aroma of cherry marzipan. Lightish body, very light carbonation. Cherry, toffee and almond flavor with a crisp finish. The finish seems a little medicinal, otherwise this is pretty good and a seriously good GF beer.
KornDogg (548) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cherry tart aroma... appearance of a soda pop... lots of cherry flavor... sweet with a tart finish... refreshing
Lowe1983 (1377) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish amber color with a pink head. Tart cherry dominates the flavor with some caramel malts. Flavor is almost all cherry juice. I was hoping for something better than this but there’s nothing that blends with the cherry.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not looking forward to this (or the Strawberry), as I don’t like organic sam smiths, or melbourn brothers...please may it not be pink...Damn it, it is, clear puce in shade. Fading white head. Aroma of, surprise, surprise, maraschino cherry and some stale wheat. Taste is cloying cotton candy and cherry cough syrup, yak! Light bubbles, non offensive mouthfeel (well, compared to the taste). Not repeatable...