Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Lunch for gifting me this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
A: Pours a cloudy light copper color with a few bubbles on top after a hard pour. There’s a thin white collar with small bubbles around the edges, but that’s about all it gets.
S: The nose brings some faint stone fruits along with a bit of white pepper. Behind that is a touch of caramel and a bready malt base.
T: The flavor is wholly different from the nose, as there’s an abundance of fruit, at least compared to the nose, where there was only a faint whiff of fruitness. Here comes a bit of cherry and raspberry along with a faint black-plum presence in the background. A touch medicinal on the back end, though that aspect is fairly mellow.
M: Medium body with low-to-moderate carbonation and a bit of alcohol. Light fruity sweetness lingers in the background, heading to a finish that is surprisingly crisp. A bit of alcohol in the background, but nothing that wouldn’t be expected from a brew of this strength.
O: Pretty good. I enjoyed this quite a bit more than I expected to. The fruity elements to the flavor are quite nice, and the feel really rounds things out. Thanks again, Paul.
jsporrer (219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy reddish brown in color with little to no head. There is a pleasant sour cherry aroma. The flavor of the cherries is only slightly sour and tart then disappears quickly not lingering long enough on the palate. I was also disappointed in this. It is basically the Gran Met soaked in sour cherries but it really isn’t tart enough. It tastes more semi sweet than sour. Not nearly as good as I hoped it would be. It’s OK but not great.
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big cherry notes off the top. Nice off red color. Really a good lambic that just has a great balance of sweet to tart and alcohol. This will be a Thanksgiving staple beer for me.
oldrtybastrd (3376) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden amber pour with a quick dissipating head. Light fruit aromas with a touch of yeast. Flavor is light malt with hints of fruit, kinda thin.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with minimal white head. The aroma is artificial cherry. The taste is cherry, booze, funk, not good.
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RLiddell (79) - Valrico, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle bought from house of 1000 beers, appearance is straw colored, aroma reminds me of a wheat beer. Taste is sweet, fruity. I liked the beer, just not sure I could drink more than the 12oz. that I had.
MarkSachon (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the six type sampler case. Overall this was pretty good but a bit overdone on the fruits.
HoppyScallywag (177) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight burn that hangs on the roof of your mouth. A pumpkin/nutmeg feel stays around for a while. It's good though
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SG111 (674) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Carson Street Deli, Pittsburgh. Pours clear golden, little head. Aroma is very fruity, raspberry. Supposedly a tripel, but little classic tripel character I?m seeing. Flavor is raspberry sweetness, artificial cherry, some Belgian fruit character, mild spice notes. Ok. Not great.
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a very thin head. Lots of fruit and sweet malts in the aroma. Definitely get hints of raspberry and passion fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty and fruity. Lots of caramel and passion fruit with a sticky fruity finish.
TwoDifferentOSUs (2) - - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
First sip smacks you in the face with a bunch of fruity cranberry flavor. There’s a fruity taste all through it, but the balance doesn’t seem quite right.