Sigmund (7913) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
375 ml green bottle, paper wrapped. Kindly shared by abemorsten. ABV is 8.0%. Hazy orange to reddish colour, large white head. Aroma of cherry sauce and cooked rice. Flavour of cherry sauce, almond essence and rice. A quaint lttle beer, designed to go with the traditional Danish Christmas dessert, nice enough to drink, but hardly my first choice for daily indulgence. sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - FEB 13, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Color: pour red beer with small white head and small carbonation. Smell: fruity, cherry, grapefruit, and vanilla. Taste: no taste of malt, cherry, sweet and vanilla. Aftertaste: small wet bitterness and vanilla Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2013
from Erzbierschof - hazy red-orange beer under a choaticfoam left; sticky nose with notes of candi sugar, apples, vanilla and strawberry marmalade; very sweet and quite full-bodied; no bitterness and a long juicy, spicy and fruity finish with lingering notes of vanilla and candi sugar - original RichardGretton (4785) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is fruity with some mild bitterness, and the flavour is fruity with some fairly deep bitterness and malty'ness. Overall a nice fruity beer with plenty of sugary malts offset with good bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Quevillon (3172) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
375 ml bottle purchased at Westmere Beverage Center (Albany, New York) on September 18, 2012. Red brown, little head. Weak aroma of cherries sour, a little sugar maltiness. Taste sour cherry juice, a little dry with dry leaf. Not really sour at all, but it is flate, a shame!
mcmisko (362) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours a hazy dark pink, little white foam head. Smells nutty and fruity. Taste has a solid malt back bone with some fruit sweetness and nut. It is quite balanced for a fruit beer, and pleasant. Med bodied. Alcohol hidden. clean after taste ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2013
A - Hazy copper-brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Sweet caramel malts, cherries, almonds, and some bready malts.
T - Sweet caramel and biscuity malts, cherries with a touch of sourness, almonds, some residual sugars.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming finish.
D - Nice fruit beer. Good overall balance and mouthfeel. msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
On tap at Mission Dolores. Pours hazy light red with white head. Aromas of cherries, light tartness, and some sweetness. Flavor was sweet with cherries, a light amount of tartness, and a bit of a nutty note. Light mouthfeel. Interesting. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2015 On tap at Hopnosis 2012. Know mention of what vintage this is, but I have to presume it’s the most recent one. Mostly clear dark red color. Minimal white head. Little lace. Only a medium body, on the light side for 8%. Light smooth carbonation, very drinkable. Almost like a fruit juice, but a but with some fantastic subtle spices as well. Cherry, cranberry, little nutty. Interesting fruit beer, but it’s still just a little too fruity sweet for me, personally. 6/3/6/4/12 Dermi (1196) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2013
Update rate 8/19/15: Sample from a bottle that was found behind the bar open at Ei8ht Ball. Nice almond present, along with the cherry. Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Leaves some decent bits of lace. Moderate sweet, very light bitter. Solid christmas cherry nutty ale, with a mild belgian nuance. It is what it is, and it works.
Maltainen Riekko. 375 ml, bottled. Pours cloudy red with a beige head. Aroma: Cherry, raspberry, bread, vanilla. Rice. Taste: Sweet, mild bitterness. Palate: Medium body, some carbonation. Ok.