JK (4969) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is indeed an orange colored beer. Flavor has light cherry. Well carbonated but light overall. The flavor has sweetness that tastes like sugar, but there is some sour cherry as well. There is more flavor from the sweetness than the actual fruit. Sour finish.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Autumn Orange with White Ring. Malty and Musty Sweet tart Cherry Aroma. Carbonated Light Bodied Brew. Sweet Malt and Tart Cherry Flavor...Cherries Add to the Body of the Beer...Tart and Dry Aftertaste...Wheaty Aftertaste. Overall a Nice Simple Beer to Enjoy in the Summer...Something in the Cherry Flavor Makes it Hard to Palate This as a Session Ale, but Enjoyable Nonetheless.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
About the beer: this is a light American ale infused
with 100% pure cherry juice. "Hope" is brewed for a benefit we will host
at the Town Hall May 1called Brew for a Cause. This is a
benefit with the Peace House Foundation, a MN based nonprofit dedicated to
educating and caring for Africa’s AIDS orphans.
And my thoughts:
Lightly hazed, apricot-ish appearance, under a solid slab of snowy foam, softly settling down.
Sour nose at first, cherries chirp up, then the choir grows, and the fruity aroma builds, quite distinctive and pleasing.
Taste: Cherry flavor continues this light, sour feel, all on top of a solid pale ale base, well-malance, not hoppy, really, and just enough malt.
Sweet, and then sour, and ridiculously drinkable.
Only drawback for me is, ...hell, it’s a charity beer, who the hell am I to quibble? It’s supposed to make a large group of people happy and still manage to have to have flavor, something they can’t pull off at a sporting event.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light red-orange color with some foamy white head. Sour cherries on the nose. Predominant cherry flavor with a hint of bitterness.