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Formerly brewed at Bell’s Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tart ale made with Michigan cherries.

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3.4
MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Body is a nice reddish amber and there was not a lot of head on the pour. Aromas are strong and tart cherries dominate the nose. Taste is heavily dominated by the tart cherry presence, but it is held in check by enough malt to make this seem like a fruit beer rather than a wine cooler. I don’t know that I’d want to drink more than one since the flavors get a bit overwhelming after a while, but as an occassional treat, it was decent.

3.3
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Pours a dark red wine color, with a small off white head. Aroma is fresh, tart cherries, a little bread, biscuity note to it as well. Flavor is very tart, full of sour cherry. A llittle sweet malt balances out this one.

3.3
shadey (2166) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Apple red color with thin soapy head. Not much aroma. Kinda like cherry soda. Mild. Not very good.

3.3
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Tap. Reddish copper with a nice head. Nose is of Luden’s cough drops and hops. At first, as it was a bit cool, it tasted a bit metallic, then that receded, revealing the nice tart cherries. It tastes like it is the pale ale underneath, made with tart MI cherries. Anyway, well worth a try, at least on tap.

3.3
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Tart sour cherry and malt aroma. Reddish amber with small head. Sweet-tart cherry flavor - tastes like freshly picked cherries, not a nasty chemical fake cherry flavor - with light malt tones. Nice drinkable fruit beer - just doesn’t have strong beer flavors.

3.3
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Bottle, batch #6898, thanks to Mr. Styles! Beautiful, hazy peach pour with a short cap of whitish head. Nose was primarily of cherries, artificial sweetener, and some grassy wheat-ness. Tart cherries were persistent throughout the flavor... wheaty backbone and some Jolly Rancher sweetness were also in there. Rather long cherry finish. Effervescent on the palate, which worked well for the style. Well-crafted, but really didn’t do it for me.

3.3
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Batch # 6898. Poured a dark amber. Tart cherry aroma and flavor. Not bad, but not great, either.

3.3
SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Thanks to Illinismitty for this. Pours with a reddish amber colored body that hold up a creamy off-white head. Malt and cherry aroma. The flavor starts with some sweet malt notes and the tart cherry builds quickly and follows through to the finish. Spritzy palate.

3.3
ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
Tap. Pours a hazy red-ruby color with quickly disappearing off white head. Aroma is tart cherries, light malts. Flavor is cherries, pale malts, sorta acidic/metallic on first sip, but seem to mellow as it warms. Palate is medium bodied, medium to hig on carbonation, tart finish. Respectable.

3.3
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Almost winey scent, without a lot of outstanding aroma. As soon as you taste it though, wow. Same tart cherries as the stout. Refreshing fruit flavor, but doesn’t stay with you very long. Great for the summer with a slight alcohol sting at the end.


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