Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2012
THOUGHTS: Wow. That was a lot of cherry for a non-lambic beer. For being mostly all about cherry it sure had a lot of complexity — sweet, sour and acidic.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium orangey, red with a large, sort of pinkish head that mostly but slowly diminished leaving good lacing. The aroma contained moderate nutty malt; light cobweb yeast; both sweet and sour cherry; honey; hints of brown sugar; cherry pits; and a hint of vinegar. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately acidic; while the finish was lightly sweet, moderate to heavily acidic and lightly bitter with and average to long duration. There was sweet cherry, sour cherry, almond, honey, hints of brown sugar, nutty malt, and cherry pit. The medium body was dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry and light to moderately astringent finish. Hammy78 (977) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle purchased at the old Premier Gourmet, in Niagara Falls New York. Pours a cloudy peach, almost red colour with a white head the is thicker on the sides of the glass, some lacing there as well. Nose is sweet with a touch of fruit, like quite obviously cherries and some grain as well. Tastes like sweet cherries and a little tartness too. magsinva (1493) - Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle from Bruisin’ ales - pours clear red with tiny bubbles. Aroma is malt, almond, and cherries. Taste is sweet with bitter undertones. Palate is sticky finishes dry. Overall, I wish the cherry was more prominent, but other than that quite good! Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours amber with a pinkish hue and huge creamy tan head. The aroma is light, crisp, and brings a bit of berry, I yearned for more though. The flavor brings cherries, a bit sweet and vaguely tart, without much of an ending unfortunately, maybe the almonds coming in softly with the malts but settling quickly to almost nothing. boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Draft. Pours copper with no head to speak of. Aroma is funky malt. Taste is tart cherries and more sweet than sour. Not bad but not what I hoped for.
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with an off white head. Nose is earthy, cherry and spicey. Tastes has some tart cherries with some yeast and spice. Enjoyable. yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - AUG 7, 2012
Brown colour. Aroma of caramel cherries. Taste is sweet, malt, caramel and cherries. GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 31, 2012
Botella de 375ml. Copa Flauta de Timmermans. Saboreada en jul´12. -en una divertida sesión de cata improvisada en el Freiburg con buena compañía- (Gracias a Robert –la mejor nariz a este lado de la barra- y a Manolo –un barman de lujo). Brota con brillante color ámbar rojizo, tintes cereza a contraluz. Apariencia algo velada. Corona blanca con buena retención y copos en las paredes. Aromas de arroz, lácteos, vainilla, frutos rojos y almendras verdes. Chispeante malteado dulce con matices de frambuesas y baja lupulización. Sensación gentil y refrescante. Cuerpo ligero y carbonatación moderada-alta. Textura aguada pero sabrosa. En el intermedio, calidez alcohólica enmascarada por el sabor afrutado. Final dulce de malta moderadamente tostada. Una cerveza bien equilibrada.
375ml bottle. Timmermans Flute glass. Enjoyed on jul´12 -funny no-planned tasting session in good company at the Freiburg- (Thanks to Robert -the best nose on this side of the bar- & Manolo –deluxe barman). Pours bright reddish amber, cherry-like to the light. Chill haze. White crown. Nice spots & fairly good retention. Aromas of rice, lactis, vanilla, berries & green almond. Funny sweet maltiness & raspberry hues. Low hoppiness. Gentle & refreshing sensation. Light body. Moderate to high carbonation. Watery but flavorful texture. Undelying warming alcohol masked by fruitness in the middle. Mildy toasted malty & sweet finish. Well balanced beer.
tmrmwel (2314) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark red, with a light, airy head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruit and vanilla. Flavour is very sweet, with lots of cherries. Easy drinking, but a bit too alcopop-ish. superspak (6236) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2012
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2011 release. Pours lightly hazy reddish orange color with a nice 2-3 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some decent spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of cherry skin, cherry juice, toast, biscuit, caramel, earth, nuttiness, herbal, and light yeast spiciness. Pretty nice and pleasant aromas, but they are a bit weak. Taste of cherry juice, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, caramel, herbal, earth, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, earth, herbal, pepper, and light yeast spiciness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of malty fruit flavors with peppery spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick, syrupy, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian style fruit beer. Nice balance and complexity; and very smooth to sip on. Very pleasant and enjoyable offering.