Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red color with a pinkish head. Aroma of cherry, candy and some malt. Flavor of sour cherries, candy and some bitterness. Good.
McGarnigle (608) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wondered whether this wasn’t the same as the cherry Melbourn Bros. brew under their own name. It isn’t, apparently. SS’s pours a striking fuschia. Proper body for a summer brew. Very cherry, bordering on cherry soda. Only vaguely tart, and not much beeriness.
jake65 (3349) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a lighter amber with a large, creamy beige head. The nose is good at first, sort of a true kriek thing, but the sweet and artificial cherry notes soon takeover. Tastes like cherry sparkling water. Just a little malty presense in the tail. The black sheep of the group.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange-red hued liquid. Nice starting head, but settles to a pinky-wide tight-bubbled foam. Good ring lace on the glass after each sip.
Cherry candy aroma with a touch of sourness. Has some of the elements of a kriek.
The flavor is like a dessert kriek, i.e. very little sourness. Strong cherry tastes. Not quite as candy-like as the smell might indicate. I wonder if I were blindfolded, would I be able to tell the difference from a Belgian lambic? There is some tartness in the swallow. Might be good with a sharp cheese.
MoritzF (9267) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
35.5cl bottle; Hazy, reddish coloured hue with a mid-sized pink-coloured foamy head. Sweet and distinctively cherry-fruity nose, also slightly dusty and milky with traces of almonds and marzipan. Sweet flavour with a tinge of acidity, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly sugary cherry-fruity taste that covers mostly everything else, except for some notes of marzipan; sweet and slightly sour and tart, cherry-fruity finish. Not my kind of taste but also not that bad. 16.XI.08
phaleslu (9251) - 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 Keller’s 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 (6625) - 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 (6537) - 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 (8901) - 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.