kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Firkin at The Bruery. Normal Filthy Blond with tart cherry. Quite refreshing
with the tart cherry blending will with the musty bready Filthy Blond. My favorite of the three fruit Filthy Blonds.
brokensail (10741) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is an amberish color with a fair amount of golden notes to it. A mild white head forms initially, but quickly dissipates.
S: The nose has some detectable cherry, but not all that intense (mostly in the background). The fruit is mildly tart smelling, but quite "real", and not artificial in anyway, which is a plus.
T: The cherries aren’t all that sour (despite being described as such). There is a good fruit character to the beer, however, and the flavor is lightly sweet. I don’t pick up too much of the Filthy Blonde, but that beer is rather bland itself, so it’s not surprising.
M: The body is medium with almost no carbonation at all, as you would expect from a cask pour.
D: Decent beer and easy to drink, but not quite as potent in terms of the cherry as I was hoping for.