heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle shared by adnielsen. Poured a cloudy deep orange with an off white head. The nose was orange peels and dirt. Notes of funk with tart and dry bits. The taste was tart leather and lemons. Notes of grass and hay. Tasty beer. ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange/amber with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet, cherry, and just the right amount of funk. A little fizzy, cherry, medium tart, with some woody funk. Real good. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle very generously shared by Gene. Thanks! Cork came out like it was shot out of a gun. Hazy orange pour with a small white head. Aroma of cherry, lemon, grass, and oak. Slight malt sweetness, some must, and a hint of funk. The flavor is quite fruit forward. Good cherry flavor, some sweet malt, oak, and vanilla. Grass, lemon, and a moderate tartness. A hint of vinegar, minimal funk, and a dry finish. nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
375ml corked bottle shared by Madvike. Hazy/murky orange-red. Big off-white head, lasts. Mineral cherry pit aroma. Delicate malt background, pleasant cherry flavor, light sour edge very well incorporated. Really natural taste, quite delicious and clean. Tasty, well executed, a medium bodied Kriek that avoids being cloying. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Purchased at the Allagash brewery in Portland, ME; enjoyed at my hotel room after an awesome Acadia hiking day in Bar Harbor, ME. Bottled November 2011. Appearance is a very cloudy dark gold with a light red hue, very bubbly carbonation that quickly dissipates like soda. Aroma of light cherries, light funk, in all honesty not much else. Taste is good but not very sour. Has a high bubbly carbonation, goes down like seltzer water, very light cherry flavor. It’s not a bad brew, just not high on my radar of other Allagash brews that I’ve had.
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
10 ounce pour - $6.00 at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, Georgia as part of their Allagash Takeover event.
jrob21 (3690) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Appearance: Hazed, amber-esque body with a smallish, ivory-hued head fed by little streams of bubbles.
Smell: A moderate aroma of tartish whole cherries forward of the faintly sweet-scented, toasty malts and thin wafts of phenols.
Taste: Tastes of, well, cherries, as one might imagine. Some toasted bread and muddled caramel maltiness. Lightly sweet, lightly spicy. Brightly tart and with modest lactic touches popping up here and there. Drying, well-carbonated finish with lingering tart cherries accents.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Old HLT is a likable cherry brew. I was going to liken it to a more lively carbonated Quelque Chose, but, it’s been nearly eight long years since I last had it, and, with all the many brain cells I’ve outright killed since then, perhaps I should leave the comparison alone.
Sour cherry is the name of the game here. Full bodied and a big sour flavor. On tap at the brickstore. Rivals some of the more established sours. The finish is a little off but the flavors, body and texture come in nicely. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ a recent tasting... Poured reddish/brown with a moderate forming off-white head. Sour and tart with a dense cherry character that offered balance and sweetness to tartness. Mild mouthfeel, unobtrusive body that allowed the cherry fruits and sourness to shine along with some malt tones. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with no head. Fruity, funky, bready nose. Light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Tart, bready, bitter flavor. Finishes tangy, astringent, and then dry. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler! Marheb (5779) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Très pale, bonne effervescence, cerises attaqués par une sauvagerie évidente. En bouche l’acidité est féroce et la complexité en souffre mais une belle bête néanmoins.