Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red with a straw like head. Smells very fruity with some holiday spices. Taste is of cherries and some citrus. One of the strangest colored beers I’ve seen.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of kramer17801. Dirty red with minimal off-white head. Fruity sweet cherry initial aroma, with spice evident in the background. Mouthfeel chewy, almost residuel/malty in a way. Flavor much the same, very sweet cherry up front with lingering spice in the finish. Strangely enough i cannot pinpoint the spice whatsoever. Decent overall.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is pretty full bodied and very malty and fruity. I had it on tap at kazansky’s in pgh. I was totally unaware of the alcohol content, so kudos for getting me buzzed on two pints. I also remembered it tasty a little oily and grainy.
Gachupines (1230) - USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red with little to no head. Taste is almost too sweet with a fairly spicy bite to it. Slight cherry/fruit taste, but stronger taste of alcohol and malt. Somewhat cloying in the finish. Overall interesting beer, but not sure if I’d pick it up again.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to kramer17801 for the bottle. Pours clear red, with a wisp of a white head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, and cherry syrup. Flavor has some slight fruitiness, but is overpowered by flavor of grain alcohol. Texture is slightly watery. Finishes syrupy, sweet, spicy, with some nice alcohol warming. Not great, but pretty darn respectable. 11% alcohol...nice!
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed the fruity cherry flavor of this beer. The red colors looks great for the holiday season. The beer was a bit surupy esecially in the finish, but it didn’t really take away from this superb beer
jcwattsrugger (12010) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle-pours a light tan head with copper/red color. Aroma is cherry, sweet, malt. Taste follows along with clove and a bit of alcohol. Nicely done compared to Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, but still not my taste. Bottled on 10/12/05.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to hopdog. very surprised that this was 11% when i went to open it. very strong aroma of spices, cherries, and other holiday goodies. beautiful red-orange colour with frothy head. taste is congruent to aroma. high alcohol content disguised flawlessly by pleasant flavour. a nice treat.
PhillyBeer2112 (2720) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slight butterscotch aroma is the first to arise, followed by a gingery spice note, and the faintest hint of cherry pie. Generously sweet, with a slight tart quality. Mild hints of cherries. Semi-sweet to semi-dry finish. Spice flavors show up as a lingering quality, with dried ginger, cardamom, grains of paradise, perhaps. Lightly cloudy orange-amber color.
Lubiere (12543) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, July 16, 2005. Orange amber ale with a light white head. Cherry aroma with light lactic notes. Medium sweet ale with light hops, little cherry notes. Boring for the style.