Frank (4259) - 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 (1115) - 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 (1802) - - 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 (1801) - 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.
bursprak (3284) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
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.
750 ml bottle from a trade split ways. Thanks rxeight! Aroma is wonderful, sweet apples, sour cherries and some hints of raspberries. Taste follows the aroma, a nice blend of sweetness and tartness. Lots of sweet red apples, sour cherries and some light tartness from the cranberries. Really good and not as sweet as the strawberry rhubarb. Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
At my place over an empty pool with group. Pours mustard orange. Aroma is cherries, apples, tart. Taste is tart apples, sweet cherries. Very nice sweet treat. Finish leaves you happy. VsXsV (4572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy amber liquid with medium light brown head. Aroma of cherries, apples, almonds, caramel and raw sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light sour with notes of cherries, apples and raw sugar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice. Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2014
courtesy of Tom Strickler - cloudy reddish beer with a chaotic butlong lasting foam; fresh fruity aroma of raspberries and cranberries; light sourish vinegar notes; a solid sweetness and a decent sourness; good malt body; notes of apples and very sour red fruits in the finish; light residual sweetness - lot of character and very interesting