hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler sent by psprings sampled with the crew 9/27/09.
slightly hazed pinot/red/cherry stained wood with a small tannish head.
phenomenal aroma... intoxicating... fairly sweet yet full of tart cherries, cinnamon, dough, grass, minerals/slate, earthiness and brown sugar.
the flavor is incredibly reminiscent of tart red cherry pie... along with cinnamon, slate, grass, skin bitterness and a nice tannic dryness. tart dry finish leads into a lingering fruity aftertaste... fruity, but in no way sweet.
medium bodied, dry, prickly and delicious. something very comforting in this one! 10/4/9/4/18/4.5
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler shared by hellbilly and psprings. Thanks guys! Deep maroon pour with almost no head. Tart cherries, cinnamon and other spice, plums and malt. Liquid cherry pie. Simply amazing.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewery.14 oz pour in to a chalice. Aroma of tart cherries and hints of citrus hops. Dark red with a small off white head. Tart with a sweet finish. Amazing beer. Worth the journey.
Damico (2503) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma of cherry pie, delicious, juicy, tart cherries. Amber rbright red appearance with a nice head on top. The flavors of juicy tart cherries so smooth on the palate. There is no notes of vinegar, very smooth.
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow what an awesome surprise this one was. Pours a ruby red with nice little lace and a great tart cherry aroma. flavors are more of the same with cheery pie consistency of slightly tart cherries and I can even taste what seems like a little cinnamon .. very much like a New Glarus Belgian Red but a totally different beer being not as syrupy sweet as their cherry beer this one is a winner for sure..
devman171 (911) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at the brewery, pours bright red low head, aroma is light cherry. Taste is huge cherries with great tart mouthfeel, awesome!
Nejhleader (1223) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. I don’t like cherries very much, but I have to appreciate this brew. Has a burgundy colour to it, sweet aroma, has a bold taste, that isn’t overwhelming, just good. Has almost a wine taste to it, but without the dry element to it, The cherry flavour is lovely, I would imagine it as the ideal flavour for a cherry derived brew.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft at the brewpub: The nose is full of cherries, with a sourness. the beer is a dark red color. Flavor was huge. sour tart cherries, lovely sourness. Better than any cherry pie I’ve ever tasted. What an excellent beer. I hope that more people get to try this.
hopdog (8813) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from Growler. Poured a dark reddish / brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of light sour/tart cherries, woody and caramel. All around cherry pie filling. Tastes of sweet and tart cherries with some vanilla (mmmm, cherry pie with vanilla ice cream). Nice tart and light puckering finish. I usually prefer raspberries in a fruit beer, but I definitely wanted more of this one.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand-bottle sampled in Nov. 2006: Pours a dark ruby mahogany with a thin wispy off-white head. Rich, sweet, full cherry and caramel malty aroma. Body starts thick and fruity with a great balance of sweet malt and cherries with a tart earthy fruitiness and doughy yeastiness with a hint of cinnamon. Great complexity and fullness of palate. An awesome kriek!