jmgreenuk (4990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the OBER Kerstbier festival, Essen 2014. Served hot. Poured a clear cherry red with a round bubbly white head. The aroma is spicy cherry yeast. The flavour is moderate sweet with a soft warm refreshing sweet cherry, fake sugar palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation.
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, why not commercially exploit the St.-Louis brand with something that has to be consumed at 70° C... This concoction had a thin, lilac head quickly dissolving and a deep ruby red colour, clear and admittedly quite attractive. The aroma is dominated by artificial cherry (as in cherry candy or industrial cherry jam), sugar and tons of aromatic spices as in Glühwein (cloves especially, aniseed, cinnamon). The taste reveals a certain tartness but I assume this is ascorbic acid again, very sugary and artificially fruity, with the aforementioned spices dominating the finish. Points for originality, but I still did not enjoy this much.
Douberd (2617) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(St. Louis Premium Glühkriek) 250ml bottle poured into a tulip, ABV 3.2%
First half of the bottle served cold.
Intense red on the body, thin pink-ish head, well, more on the form of bubbles stuck on the glass’s walls.
Intense aroma of cinnamon, candy sugar, some cherries coming from the back.
Taste of a cheap whore’s perfume, cinnamon, the slighitiest of cherries, very artificial and chemical, a bit sour too. I hope it gets better when it’s warmed up.
Thin body, low carbonation, slightly tart palate.
Not good at all. i am pouring the rest of the glass to boil too. A-6 Ap-2 T-4 P-2 O-10 Total 2.4
Second part, heated to 65 C using a cooking thermometer, poured into a normal thick-walled glass as long it reached the mark.
The same intense red colour, no head at all now, not even a bubble.
Aroma is worse now, it’s again cinnamon but now it seems also chemical and arificial, also a bit of burned plastic.
Taste on the other hand is slightly better but still nothing to write home about. The cheap perfume notes have disappeared, a bit more of cherries now, some orange, less cinnamon.
The same thin body, even more low on carbonation, if any.
A-3 Ap-2 T-5 P-2 O-12 2.4
Both versions were bad, I would prefer the heated one though as it seems to be a tad less offensive. I’d also stick to wine to heat during the winter.
JefVerstraete (1594) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, thanks Tderoeck! Dark red colour, some white foam. Sour sweet taste with notes of lemon, candy and artificial sweeteners. Also spicy character (cinnamon, gingerbread, gluhwein). Not very good.
Beerhunter111 (8400) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rötliches Getränk mit geringer pinker Schaumkrone. Geruch süß nach Kirschen und Gewürzen, genauso schmeck das Bier auch.
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
18/I/14 - 25cl bottle @ RBBWG III, my place - BB: X/2014 (2014-102) Thanks to Kraddel for sharing the bottle!
Note: heated on a gas stove, drunk warm, as intended. Seriously, I have no idea why one would promote this...
Clear ruby red beer, small aery head, unstable, bit adhesive. aroma: lots of cinnamon, cooked fruits, sugary, hint of lemon juice. MF: weird, warm beer is not a thing one gets used to easily. Taste: bit sweet, little fruity, sourish touch, bit lemony, lots of cinnamon. Hard to tell the cherry flavour... Aftertaste: little sour, lemony, spicy, cinnamon again. Meh.
77ships (4304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Kraddel. Heated on a stove, drank warm. Bright pomegranate red with no much in the way of head, looks like cranberry juice. Smell is pure candy, cherry pie, lots of sugar. Taste is pure candy, white sugar, warm cherry pie, sweet spices, faint lemon. Not much in the way of carb. Pleasantly surprise, sweetened juice / candy basically. No artificial sweetner off-notes. Really enjoyed it.
kraddel (3629) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours red , small pink head
Smells very spiced, cherrie .
Taste is very sweet, cherrie , spices .
Bosbouw (1395) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Casis kleur met dito kraag.Ruikt gluhwijn, zoetig. Zoetzure smaak. Warm. Geen bier.
MichaelAwesome (4587) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Man kann dieses durchaus moegen, aber andererseits ist es in der Sauere zus auer und bietet zum Ende hin einen viel zu suessen Abschluss. Dazwischen ist es durchaus aromatisiert und erinnert in Punkten an Gluehwein. Schwer zu entscheiden, aber eigentlich gut unterm Schnitt.