berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Hazy reddish amber in colour with a trace of pinkish froth; the smell reminds me of Tunes, the cherry flavoured throat sweets, an aroma I know well as it used to pervade the Mars factory at Slough where I worked years ago. Quite fizzy in the mouth, with a good sweet and sour balance and a decent cherry flavour; unfortunately rather too sweet to finish.
pivnizub (8385) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, many thanx to Quack-Duck! A bit unclear, pink-amber coloured with a persistent pinkish head. Robust sweet-almondy nose with a big touch of ripe cherries. Moderate sweet-sourish flavour, light to medium bodied, a bit fizzy. Sweet almondy finish - a bit artificial - with a light bitterness in the aftertaste. All in all O.K., a bit too sweet, but not worse than the majority of the Belgian samples...........
rlgk (8506) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Malmö. Reddish color, rich pink head. Sweet cherry aroma. Artificial cherry flavor, sweet and not much more.
johndoughty (3549) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Red appearance and poured with a medium head. Reminded me of an alcoholic version of Ribena. Never again!
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Pink body with a lasting pink head; Huge very simple cherry juice nose; Huge carbonation on sweet slightly harsh body, balanced but boring; Long finish with tons of simple aromas. Undrinkable to me with non of the Melbourn characteristics!
larsniclas (5199) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at Bishops Arms, Malmö.
Dark ruby red. Fluffy, white head.
Cherries, marcipan and bitter almond. Way too sweet.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 First rating
355 ml bottle at Bishops Arms, Malmö
On September 12, 2008
Hazy copper color, white head. Cherry and almond paste scent. Sweet cherry taste. Acidic and almond paste aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
355 ml bottle at De Klomp, Linköping
BB Feb 09
On June 3, 2009
A litle bit gushing. Hazy dark red to brownish red color, ok sized pink head. Sweet cherry as well as almond like cherry pips scent. Also almond paste. Sweet, cherry, slight bit metallic taste. Sweet sugary aftertaste with hints of acids. Medium to a bit moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Fin (6666) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Three Goats Heads, Oxford, 06-09-08 Loz says that this smells to her of Maraschino cherries and I’m inclined to agree. Pours the colour of diluted blood. Syrupy cherry taste, soft fizziness, head is very faded light pink tiniest of bubbles.
Quack-Duck (7223) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from a Farm Shop in Sidford. Clear very red colour, large rosé head with an aroma of cherry (or cherry bubblegum). Full-bodied, sweet and fruity with good cherry flavours, that do not seem artificial. A very nice fruit beer, although a wee bit too sweet perhaps.
HenrikSoegaard (9766) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Red colour. Powerfull cherry aroma loaded with almond and marcipan notes. Heavy sweet cherry flavor. Long nice finish. Syruply palate. Truly great.