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Turtle Island SMASHed Cherry Ale

Turtle Island SMASHed Cherry Ale
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Brewed by Turtle Island Brewing Co.
Style: Fruit Beer
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
With this beer, the sourness of the cherries really shines. It helps to balance the sweetness of the malts, producing an easy-drinking beer that, considering its higher alcohol level, could get some people into trouble. The beer pours cloudy and is almost a peach colour with a hint of pink throughout. It has a thick, lasting white head. At first sniff, you notice the malts and a slight hoppy aroma. When drinking, the beer hits hard with the malts up front, but that quickly changes to a slight sour cherry flavour before it dissipates to a clean finish, which begs for another swig. This is one beer that is sure to be popular on patios this summer. - See more at: http://www.ottawacitizenstyle.com/category/food-and-drink/turtle-island-brewing%E2%80%99s-j-p-fournier-revels-in-complex-beers/#sthash.KoVuh9mP.dpuf

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (848) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft. Nice golden pour with a thin white head (by the time it had arrived) some lacing present. Certainly can pick out the cherry in the aroma, with some sweetness, malt that reminds me of a throat lasange. Taste is the same although there is a fairly bitter finish. Different and interesting but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
355 mL bottle. Pours hazy off peach with a thin white head. Cherry, amaretto, simple malt, earthy hop and cough drop. Mildly sweet with a medicinal bitter cherry finish. Mild body and average carbonation. Too harsh for me, but it might just be perception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa beer fest. 2 tickets. A montmorency cherry pale ale. A lovely light copper pour with a pungent aroma with mild cherries. The taste is an earthy ascetic bitterness with a really subtle cherry stone fruit  flavor in the finish. Interesting.  Once it warms up the cherry becomes more pronounced, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (3380) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at the Loose Moose. Pours a murky reddish orange colour with soapy white head. Aroma is tart, vaguely cherryish fruit and some dankness. Flavour is somewhat harsh graininess, a little tart fruit and some dank bitterness. Plus body. Ok I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3738) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Sample, draught, during the National Capital Craft Beer Festival, savoured on August 16 2013; eye: golden, hazy, no effervescence, tiny sheet of tan head; nose: malt, slight fruity, light caramel, light soap; mouth: malt, slight fruity, light acidity, light soap, finale in malt with presence of soap, medium body, average carbonation, slightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, bue lors du National Capital Craft Beer Festival, savourée le 16 août 2013; œil : dorée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse fauve; nez : malt, très léger fruité, léger caramel, léger savon; bouche : malt, très léger fruité, légère acidité, léger savon, finale en malt avec présence de savon, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, très légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Tap: Poured a golden color ale with a small foamy head. Aroma of fake cherry syrup with grainy malt notes. Taste is also dominated by weird cherry syrup with grainy malt notes which really doesn’t enhance the taste of the beer. Body is average with good carbonation. This was a below average offering for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (2569) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
On tap at National Capital Beer Festival. Hazy yellow with bubbly off white head. Some wheat, subtle cherries, more malts. Mild carbonation and body, somewhat bitter, very dry with some earthy cherries on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2968) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Creamy and tangy cherry aroma with some faint base malt in the background. Hazy dark gold under a lasting, white patch and ring. Cherries are very subtle in the flavour. Dry cherry bitterness is a touch overboard. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, almost clean finish. Refreshing but for the bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SuperTiti33 (843) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
En fût au Brothers Beer Bistro. Ambré. Rosé. Fruité. Surette. "Mr freeze". Sucré. "Cherry Blaster". Jujube. Bactérie lactique. Cerise au marasquin. En conclusion, fait sirop mais avec un trait de levure sauvage.

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