BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Disappointed. Aroma is cherries, alcohol, red wine, and some light cookie malts. Pours like a frothy soda, appears over carbonated. The color is a very dark hazy red with an off-white (in the purple direction) largish frothy head. Taste is cherry soda with barely and a sour finish. Not my cup of tea. "Palate" is dry texture with extreme carbonation. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2008
Dark red with tiny head. Aroma is mostly sweet dominated by cherries and light sour barnyard notes. Sweet flavor with cherries. A little on the sweet side... jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy red brown body with a small beige head. (3+) Big fruity tart cherry aroma, very light tart funk. (6+) Light sweet medicinal note. Similar flavour to the aroma, sweet tart cherries. Smooth average to medium palate. (3+) thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2008
From bottle at Paters Vaetje, Antwerpen. Dark reddish brown with a medium offwhite head. Sweet and sour fruit nose, quite a bit of cherry. Sweet cherry flavours, some marcipane and almonds. Well-hidden sourness. Good carbonation. Sweeter than I could recall from before, but still complex and enjoyable. Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
375 split w/ dpjuart. A red-orange color with a very thin pinkish head. Nose of sweet fruity bread baking and cherries with a bit of a sour bite. A very sweet and sour cherry flavor, but surprisingly, it is the sweetness that stays on the tongue. Light and fizzy flavor of champagne with cherry liquor.
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
350 ml split with Naka. Pours red amber w/ white head that rings the glass after it dissipates. Nose is sweet w/ cherry and some malt. Tast is sour and sweet cherry throughout, with a caramel malty sweetness, slightly towards the end. The after is a lingering sour, like Sour Patch Kids. SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 5, 2008
2006, i think. pours a dark purple/brown color with a small off-white head. sour cherry aroma. flavor is cherry. slightly medicinal(cough medicine) at times. not extremely sour or sweet. a good balanced beer from an impressive brewery. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2012 Draft at Tyler’s, Durham. Figured I ought to try this one, since I saw the threads about the brewery possibly crapping out. I’m very glad I did. Poured thick and creamy into a nice snifter, the aroma is quite strong and astringent - dare I say, it was almost cough drop-like! The cherries here were definitely sweeter and slightly more bitter, than the darker, fuller, rounder kind I prefer. But it’s still a might fine beer, with malt complexity and a big body. Good stuff. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2008
Rebrown of color with a reddish head. an aroma of cherries, sour notes and chewing gum. A sour flavor of cherries and red berries. jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Paper wrapped bottle, bought in accordance with the bankruptcy.... pours a deep dark red with a thin head, flavor is ... yup cherry but no sweetness like NG Belgian Red, only tartness but its not bracingly bitter just enough to let you know its a sour.