TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Tap at Old Capital Tavern. Pours clear gold with a hint of pink. Aroma is yeast, malts and fruit. Interesting flavors of malts and yeast. Its a high abv fruit beer honestly. Too much carbonation for me. eruizgarcia (340) - - OCT 17, 2012
Good sweet beer with a clear cherry aroma. My only problem is out borders on trading like cough syrup. Medium body. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale rose-amber with good, foamy white head / Stylish nose of banana, cherry, and grape / Medium body, somewhat fat and creamy, restrained fruit and mostly dry with nice, bitter finish / Flavors of fresh cherry, grape, and resin with notes of banana / These fruit beers can be over the top, but this is restrained and elegant. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
On tap at Pig Minds as a guest beer, pours a clear dark orange golden with a thin head and some sticky lacing, the aroma has a good amount of fruit and candy sugar, the flavor is smooth with a lot of cherry in the finish, nice mouthfeel, not bad. BVery (10485) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tap at Pizza Luce. Clear gold pour with a small white head. Fruit aroma and taste (cherry, apricot, and grape). Good carbonation. Nice brew.
blipp (9268) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Nice fruity cherry sweet base, with light spicy yeast, apricot, and pale malts. Pretty good. Travlr (24651) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Draft. Bright vlear golden amber color, white head. Aroma of very fruity white wine. Taste is apricot and peach with a bitter finish. Nice stuff. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Draft. Medium off-white head, murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, light raspberry, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Quite a solid beer by Dark Horse. The cherry to me is very natural; could be juice and/or real, but one thing it is not is medicinal. The beer needs to warm up to get the spicy belgian yeast phenols of the base triple, and this one has some earthiness (slight mushroom) - I like the aroma, with the tart cherry wafting in. The flavor is tart, sour and sweet. As the beer warms you notice the fruit less and the triple sweetness with pepper combination more. Had a large glass at Dark Horse and shared a growler among four people NYE. I like the fruit beers at DH (since 2001). wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Draft at Dark Horse Winter Warmer release party and then again at the brewpub on 12/29. Pours a light reddish amber. Small white head. Understated aroma of cherries. Flavor of the same with some spice. I’m a big fan of Dark Horse Sapient Trip Ale and while I liked this version I wouldn’t have guessed what it was the first time I had it. Just didn’t seem that similar. On the 2nd tasting I let it warm up more and the underlying belgian feel The alcohol was very well hidden here. On my second tasting I picked up the cloves and other spices that are very apparent in the regular Sapient Trip, but they are muted by the cherries. Overall a decent beer and easy drinking for 8.5%. Always fun to try unique beers, but wouldn’t necessarily seek this version out again except to refine my rating.