VAAC (89) - Middlebury, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2010
No head at all, none. Reddish gold appearance, smells like fermented cherries (duh?). Whoever said it smelled like a cherry pie... come on, dude. Tastes of carbonated cherry juice. Some may dislike this, but the fact that the alcohol is coveredup sowell is nice. Sweet and tart, like drinking dessert. Rather sticky, decent carbonation, the tartness lingers. I like this, seal of approval. Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2008
On tap at Founders. Red cherry syrup body, medium tight white head. Nose of cherries and modest hops; body of cherry (light syrup), sweet with moderate tartness, paired with light bitter grassy hops. Straightforward fruit beer meant to be refreshing and easy to drink. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Growler via trade with Organized Chaos from the beerspot. Pours light orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet with light cherry. Taste is sweet and light and full of some cherry flavor. Not an amazing fruit beer but worth a try hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium pinkish/amerish color with a smaller sized pinkish tinged head. Aromas of cherries with some yeastiness. Tastes of cherries with lighter yeastiness. Starts out semi-sweet and ends in a lighter tart finish. Pinkish tinged lacing left on the glass. Tmoney99 (14973) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Draft sample at MBGF Summer08. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart cherry and malty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
On tap at GTMW. Poured clear copper with a pinkish-white head. The aroma picked up drier wheat and tart cherries with a dusty pale malt backing.. not bad. The flavor found semi-sweet, dry cherries along with some tangy skins.. more sour toward the back with more cherries and wheat.. dry on the finish. Lighter-bodied with high carbonation on the palate.. nice and refreshing. gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2008
On tap at brew pub. A much lighter version than a couple of other cherry ales I have sampled recently. I would drink a couple of these. Sweet cherry’s but in a balanced manner. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Tap at the ’08 MBG Summerfest. Magenta colored pour. The aroma and flavor were surprisingly dominated by bready, biscuity malt and not an overpowering fruit presence like I expected it would. Spicy cherry pie like finish. Medium to thin body. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2008
GTMW ’08. Poured a clear medium orange-red color. Pinkinsh white head. I smelled some sweet malt, but not much else. Medium bodied and initially sweet with subdued pale malt and dark cherry flavors. Dry-ish at the end with a bit of tart fruit to finish things off. lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 I keep getting to try this without actually buying it, i love bringing new people to Founders. Sort of a yeasty looking pour thats bright and springing with cherries. Pretty sweet taste throughout but dies off at the end of a drink which makes you want more. Decent fruit beer, but they have better.