AWISLguy (1420) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Tosa Wine. Pours a pinkish red with a white head. Aroma and taste are of tart cherry with some oak. Tasty. Sweetish. Slightly funk-y. No clue what the style is supposed to bring. It was interesting.
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lambic for $1? Eat it all you yuppity assholes. This beer wasn’t very good, pink foam was cool. Cherrys mixed with lambic yeast combines for sweet, dark, bitter, dank, overpowering, understated finish. 4.9
jgb9348 (4848) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep pink and ruby tinted body with a nice thin one centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of sour cherries, grapes, yeast, light brett and some mouthwatering smells - very nice. Light-bodied; Sharp yeastie flavour with some light corn and coriander seed flavours, a hint of yeast, a little cherry flavour but more on the carbonation end. Aftertaste shows some mild sweetness, a hint of sour cherries and grapes and a nice taste of oak and dry flavours. Overall, a honest attempt at a kriek lambic, but not executed well, of course. Worth trying if you like the style, because it makes you appreciate how well some of the pedestrian belgies are in compared to some American attempts. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Discount Liqour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 13-May-2013. Beer #4 of my 4000rating extravaganza (of 9 total).
Lemke10 (826) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark red color that leaves a red rose color head. Scent is rather strong of cherry as it says on the bottle it is brewed with Door County cherry juice. It has a little heavier texture than a normal lambic but the taste isn’t as tart as most lambics. It perhaps drinks a little to fast and much like some alcoholic cherry juice. A nice sweet fruit beer from Sprecher as part of their 25th Anniversary series. Something nice to try but there are better Lambics on the market.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: December 02, 2012
Appearance: muddy red, frothy pink head, drippy lace
Aroma: tart cherry aroma
Flavor: tart cherry flavor, touch of sweetness, balancing tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque red, reasonably attractive. This had the nose, which was cherry in essence but also suggested some wood and plenty funkiness, but the flavor wasn’t there--either in the depth and complexity of the cherry or the funkiness, despite the moderately sour front. And, there was an off-putting metallic note suggested somewhere in the mid-finish. No competition for New Glarus just yet. Bottle.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at Woodman’s in Madison. Pours a pinkish red, on the paler side. Pink head. Nose is lightly tart and reminiscent of a drier Belgian Red. Soft cherry tartness and some wheat malt comes through. Clean and crisp. On tasting, light acidity that is reinforced by the cherries. Tart through the finish with great cherry flavor. Pretty nice stuff here. Good change of pace from Belgian Red.
burg326 (3880) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle pours a light red, almost a pink color, aromas of watered down barnyard funk, light tart cherries, and some light damp wood. Flavors follow suit, not overly tart, light mouthfeel, decent beer overall.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of a recent trade. Thanks!! Pours a bright, pinkish-peach color; huge, foamy, fine-bubbled white head with excellent retention and lacing. Vibrant cherry notes in the aroma; lightly funky and tart, with plenty of lactic tartness; quite nice. Medium body: soft brettiness and lacing sourness; really solid fruit character; certainly on the softer, fruitier side, but focused and refreshing.
joet (2224) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lactic sour aromas, black cherry, almond, clove, brett emerging as it warms, non capric -- mostly hay/farm, very dry. clean and wonderful. Truly impressive.