Camons (13025) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours amber with a fading tan head, light lacings. Aroma of rich tart fruit, sweet cherries, cherry stones, vanilla, light oak. Flavor is lightly sour, light tart, rich fruity, sweet cherries, green apples, cranberries, vanilla, oak. Medium body, lively carbonation, light tart acidic finish. Feels a little heavier than the 5,1% ABV. Very fruity and very easy drinking beer. 090614 Jow (4032) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at WWBA. Pours ruby brown. Nose is amazing juicy fruits berries and cherries. tastes like a high end jolly rancher. Cherries, raspberries, apples, maybe a hint of cranberry tartness, some herbal medicinal qualities. Not too sweet. very delightful gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2014
pour thanks to nielsenratings. pours a dark mahogony color. aroma is tart plums, cherries, apple. flavor is red fruit, cranberry, really juicy and full bodied. sick beer. starcross (73) - Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Wonderful fruit smell wafts from a cloudy amber cider-like pour. All three fruits shine through starting with the apples and cherries, and the cranberries finish it. Delicious!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
This is a cool brew. Rather than faking the funk and getting cherries from wherever the hell, New Glarus went old school and just used what was cheap and available. I am into it. This one seems to have more beer character than the other New Glarus fruit beers too, which are delicious but taste more like fruit flavored sodas to me. This is cloudy purplish red and headless after a minute or so. It is sweet, fruity and tart as you would expect but there is also something of a caramelly malt character to it, which adds the impression of full body. The finish is pretty long and sweet but there is a bit of tannins and acidity to balance. I don’t like this stuff quite as much as most people seem to but I still enjoy it quite a lot. It is delicious after a fashion but these days my ideal fruit beer is a lot less fruit and a lot more beer than this is.
monkeychugg55 (1105) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Reddish-amber with a small foamy head. The aroma is slightly funky, and a touch acidic but has lots of apple, cherry, and blueberry. The flavor is similar, a bit sour and finishes crisp and refreshing. Really good.
Johnsense (1734) - - MAY 21, 2014
Wife’s bottle (go figure!) Murky brownish/reddish pour. Big jammy aroma, cranberry, cherry. Fresh red fruits, jam, tart, apple is faintly in the background and gets overridden by the cranberry. Light mouthfeel, prickly carb. Up there with other New Glarus fruit beers. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Dark reddish-crimson colored with a tight khaki head on top. Fresh cherries, apples, and cranberry aroma, as expected, with noticeable malt, and light vinous character. The flavors are pretty much as expected at first: cherries, apple, cranberry, maybe even raspberry; definitely consistent with the description. Lightly tart and prickly in the mouth with lots of slick malt complexity which I think really separates a New Glarus fruit beer from many others. Then there’s somewhat of a twist with soft chocolate character, giving it a chocolate covered cranberry or cherry taste. Definitely sweet stuff, of course. Is it as good as Belgian Red and Raspberry Tart? I don’t know, maybe not but it’s right in line with both of those and probably better than Cranbic and Apple Ale. New Glarus fruit beers are always good so that’s not exactly a surprise. WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish orange, decent foamy head. Flavor had an initial strong sour bite, but settled into something a lot more mild as it warmed up. Medium bodied. Sweet. Notes of cherry and apple. Finishes on a strong cranberry dry note. Keeps getting better the more you drink. Fabulous. Stine (1795) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Rustic red appearance. Incredible, dense aroma features juniper, allspice and cinnamon bark beyond the layers of fruit. Lots of hidden notes; phenomenal.
Malt notes seem more nuanced here than in the others, and occasionally a papery brown ale type note sneaks in. Overall excellent balance of tart and sweet.
Immense density for such low alcohol, and this is no surprise. Mid palate is defined by a delicate honey-like slickness, while the finish is warm and prickly with spice and bubbles.