bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
(Draught) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of sour cherries, lacto, earthiness, and sharp cheese notes. Flavor of sour cherry, earth, and oak. hopscotch (11049) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Draft… DLD’08… Clear, fairly dark, burnt orange ale with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head. The aroma is straightforward and all about funk and cherries. Medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. Moderately tart, but that’s about it. Not a whole lot along the lines of fruit or cherries. Tart, watery finish. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Date: 08/09/2008Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste
Appearance: muddy amber, frothy off white head,
Aroma: sweet and tart cherry aroma,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, cherry sweetness is perfecly balanced by the cherry tartness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Poured deep reddish-brown with not much head. The aroma was of sweet cherries upfront backed by their tart skins and oak.. rather soft and restrained. The flavor found dry, tart cherry dust paired with oaky sourness.. not very complex or acidic.. more oak and cherry tartness on the finish. Dry on the palate with a bit more sweetness than I’d prefer.. OK balance.. wish it had more bite. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2009
On tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest (8/9/08): Pours a hazy copper amber with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel and cherry fruity nose with a touch of tartness. Body starts lightly sweet and tart fruity with a smooth balance of sweet and tart in the finish. A pretty nice kriek.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
Tap at the pre-DLD party at Flossmoor, thanks Matt and Andrew for this: Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
Hazy red hue with a small head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of tart cherry, slight lacto funk, oak, herbal hop, and dusty yeast esters. The taste has a nice balance of fruit and biscuity malt with a dry oak finish. A touch of wild yeast notes adds to the depth of palate. The mouth feel is slightly chewy, dry and a tad chalky. Overall it was a very drinkable brew, Mikey Likey!
I like the Frambozen version better (although I normally prefer Krieks), but this is yet another dandy from Matt & Andrew. It poured a hazy brownish-red with just small amounts of both head and lace. It had a fresh, tart dark cherry aroma, mildly funky, with a touch of oak and some earthy hops. A bit of cherry pit bitterness and a light fruity sourness are added to the flavor of this smooth & soothing ale. The finish is dry and fruity. Quite nice.drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2008
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on tap at GTMW ’08. pours a rusted amber with white head. nose is a bit chardonnay esque, tart white grapes, spritzy cherries, highly drinkable. Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Great Taste of the Midwest 2008
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Another highly anticipated release after hearing about it on the site this was circled the minute I walked in the gate. I waited patiently until 2:34 and then got my pour. It wasn’t the best beer of the day but it was a refreshing change from bourbon barrel aged high alcohol beers. Somehow it was smooth even at the purported 12%.
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown body let only a trickle of light through and slowed the rest to a crawl. A thick stark white head was the perfect contrast. Cherries and the sugar residue at the bottom of a bag of Sour Patch Kids formed the meat of the aroma which was tart without being overwhelming. Not very complex I enjoyed it anyways.
Flavor / Palate - Tart cherries washed over the tongue pulling along most of the moisture in the process. It reminded me of a more intense Belgian Red. Sweet yet sour it might be the beer equivalent of the contrast you find in sweet and sour Chinese. Very balanced and drinkable the only real flaw was the mildness of the intensity. Ratchet it up two more notches and you would strike a nice balance between Belgian Red and La Folie.
tap at flossmoor station on pre DLD08. thanks devon for letting me keep sipping from your glass!..... poured a light hazy reddish brown with little head, mostly bubbles around the edges..... aroma of sweet tart red fruits..... flavor of tart red fruit, moderate carbonation, and refreshing.... i don’t have much more than that except for the fact that it was nice and refreshing.