gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2017 kingstoni (2105) - - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Tasted both at fridge temperature and heated 70°C as suggested on the label. Dark amber color. Cold version has a minimal head and heated has a medium thick foamy reddish white head. Sour aroma of cherries. Heated version has a lot smoother aroma and taste. Heated one tastes quite much like a German Glühwein with more cherries added.
From old tasting notes. Deep burgundy red color. No head. Fruity, spicy nose. Delicious tart cherry flavor with wonderful soft, spicy undertones. Truly unique and very drinkable. More like a cherry pop than a beer. mariuspoenari (2692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle shared at the March THT at Kwartje. Murky dark burgundy pour with a very thin tan head. Notes of sweet cherries, sherry, tons of sugar, spices. Too sweet for my taste, but overall not that bad. Svartvit (574) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle shared at the March THT. Pours a clear dark red, no head. Cand syrup, lollipops, cherry. Soooo sweet, damn. I like it, sort of. sjogro (4172) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Sampled from bottle at THT March at Kwartje. Black with cream head. Ontbijtkoek, cinnamon, cherries flavored chupa chups, christmas pudding. Massive sweet, light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Too sweet and too spiced. But damn is it sweet and soft. Maakun (5589) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle shared at THT. Served at room temperature. Clear deep ruby with light pink head. Lots of spices, sweet cherries, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, lots of sugar, lollipops, Christmas bread. Very sweet and a hint of sourness. Medium bodied. Shoot me but I think this is quite decent.
laakus (154) - Nossebro, - FEB 25, 2017
Cold; Reddish/mahogany, little pinkey foam, medium carbonation. Aroma; cinnamon, sour berries. Very fruity taste, no bitterness at all.
Warm: Big foam main difference. Aroma gets more deeper when warm. Taste is sweet, the spices gets more apparent when warmed up, especially in the finish that is dominated by cinnamon.
For own preference I prefer this heatened up as the beer reaches it’s full potential. While I find this too unbalanced and sweet when cold I find it really enjoyable when warm. Definitely a beer I will return to in the cold winter months!
My rating scores are based on the heated version! Cuso (8691) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle at beer[malade] during tasting. Served warm. Red color with minimal pinkish head. Strong aroma of cherries, spices. Taste, cherries, vanilla, cinnamon, other spices, some herbs. Sweet but in pleasant way. Interesting, enjoyable. jelledebont (129) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2017
Warm bier... ik wilde het toch eens proberen voor de grap. Lekkerder dan thee, maar ik houd het voorlopig toch maar bij koude dranken. Ik heb ’m ook koud geprobeerd: is iets beter, maar is meer limonade dan bier. neur0 (1279) - Hannover, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2017
(Flasche) Farblich ist es rubinrot, klar, ohne Schaumkrone und warm serviert. Das Aroma ist Kirsche, etwas dumpf, etwas Alkohol, etwas Gummi. Der Geschmack ist süßlich, etwas, säuerlich, Kirsche und leicht harzig bitter. nihtila (3641) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Pours deep red, beige pinkish head. Nose is sweet cherries, fruits, slightly artificial strong cherry. Tastes sweet cherries, quite rich, light tartness but still very sweet, winter spices. When warmed, it does not feel that overly sweet as when its cold. Nice mulled sharer.