ryanscourt (1518) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2017 Cakes (460) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the keg at the 2012 Selinsgrove Beer and Wine Festival
Pours deep coppery with slight pink tinge and 1-finger head that forms great lace. Nose is fresh black cherry, not artificial at all, with a solid malt bill. Tastes malty, with the black cherry in the background, on the sweet side.
Has kind of a bitter after taste.
This is a solid fruit beer. Very distinct and bold.
First beach vacation to Erie with baby pj! Showing him how to enjoy some beer along the way! Better than expected. Nice subtle cherry flavor. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-clear amber color with some carbonation seen rising. No head and no lace.
The aroma had some faint cherry sweetness with some butterscotch and old grassy hops.
The flavor was sweet cherry but not the "skin tartness" I normally associate in true cherry beers that use authentic cherries. Some chemical sort of aftertaste and finish.
The feel was light bodied with not much sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Nothing really distracting in this section.
Overall, well, in my opinion, I don’t think that was real cherry and in turn wouldn’t give this another chance. Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours a clear amber with some carbonation bubbles, no real head to speak of after a few seconds. The nose is really, really weak. Like, I don’t really get anything, at all. Some aggressive swirling maybe brings up a very faint cherry aroma, but that could be my imagination and wishful thinking at this point. Mouthfeel is really weak as well, nothing substantial. I don’t taste much of anything, either. This is really odd. Sort of a chemical aftertaste. Bleh, I really had much higher hopes for this beer. Drainpour, cannot finish. b3shine (9072) - Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle to taster (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a transparent orange with foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes of yeast, biscuit, cherry, and a bit of a green vegetal presence (especially on the tongue). Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Not good. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Cherry and light malt aroma. Big cherry and light malt flavor. Medium bodied. Cherry and light malts linger.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Light amber pour with barely there head. The black cherry is more pronounced in the flavor than the aroma. Sweet malts along with the pleasant tartness of the cherry goes well together. Not at all cloying and much better balanced than other fruit flavored beers of the same ilk. demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2015
It’s ok. Nothing really stands out as being spectacular. I appreciate the things that this beer isn’t. Not overly sweet or syrupy. Doesn’t taste artificial. It just didn’t deliver any wow factors. Underwhelming. Larry_Duffman (580) - - JUL 3, 2015
It pours copper with some head. The aroma is cherries. The taste is sweet cherries and wheat. I would’ve preferred it to be more tart. The palate is smooth and creamy. It’s an average fruit beer. It’s not particularly refreshing. joecon (37) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2015
A light, tasty ale for a warm summer day! Strong, but not overpowering taste of cherry. Best served very cold.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ganache (6029) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Nose is cherry powder and juice, but with lightly dusty-grain notes; it does seem more productive to think of this as a Cream Ale with some cherry added than a more generic fruit beer, as the base still holds weight. Pours is lightly hazy orange that’s darkened a bit and started to drift over toward pink, head is fizzy and soapy beige. Taste is cloyingly sweet with basically no bitterness or tartness to balance, sugary with less cherry than expected, more malt and some corn character/thinness, lightly floral. Smooth, refreshing light body. It’s OK if the going is slow, reminds of the scores of raspberry wheat ales served by brewpubs over the past decades.