phranq (211) - - JUL 24, 2016
Brown purple pour. Smells of sweet strawberry. Taste is tart sweet fruit. Paltet is amazing. Slow longer perfect balance of sweet tart and beer. Amazing fruit beer DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Shared bottle at Craft. Pours hazy ruby with tan head. Nose was big cherries, cranberries, some earthiness. Tasted delicious; a medley of cherry, cranberry, some yeasty funk, mild tartness, and a dense, amazingly complex finish. Just outstanding. books_n_brews (162) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle courtesy of maniac.Pours like a sparkling cider but smooth as hell. Tart but just enough. Smells and feels exactly like having sex in a cranberry bog. Orgasmic and indeed serendipitous , but less sticky. MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2016
It’s pretty damn cool when some new friends surprise you with a bottle of New Glarus as you come through the door. Serendipity pours like the Ocean Spray grape/cranberry blend I like drinking for breakfast. Reddish-purple pour with a pinkish fizzy head. Hell, it even kind of smells like the Ocean Spray - both fruity sweet and tart aromatics. Flavor is a perfect blend of light sourness - not just from the cranberries but also from the apples and cherries. Just as the tartest aspects of each fruit have been captured, there’s also the sweetest, starchiest characteristics. Refreshingly vinous and juicy. Phenomenal dessert in a glass. This left me in a happy stupor. ClarkVV (6700) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle drunk 5/30/16.
alexsdad06 (10387) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Beautiful crimson-violet body is topped by a beige head that shows moderately-strong retention. Good clarity.
Cherry-cranberry acidity in the nose smells quite authentic and is trailed by an almost granny smith-like appleskin note as well. A touch of medicinal character to the fruit but it’s not off-putting. Light wheat and biscuit behind it. Fruit really deepens in complexity as it warms and breathes with blueberry and grape-like notes emerging (despite none being used), as well as light vanilla and rich buttercream. No alcohol or flaws.
Sweet and tart it has a nearly syrupy fructose character up front, with light cider qualities. Cherries come through the middle with strong cranberry tartness on the finish. Low but tight carbonation and just a touch of medicinal character with wheat, vanilla and honey notes adding a solid beer element and helping balance the sugar somewhat. After finding Red and Tart both just too sweet, I can finally say I enjoy this offering. Sure, I’d still like a good deal less sweetness, but the strong tartness nearly balances here and the fruit flavors are quite enjoyable.
750 ml bottle shared with the wife (had this many times but never rated). Pours a clear dark reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head that hangs around. The aroma has an abundance of sweet and lightly tart fruit, cherry, apples, berries and sweet malts. The flavor has more of the same, cherries, some apple, cranberries, some skins, actually very similar to Belgian Red with less sweetness and just a touch of bitterness and fruit skins, very solid. jandd1983 (4318) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Sampled at the SCCCT event at Friendship Brewery. It poured a copper / red color with an off-white head. The aroma was of cherries, apples and some nuttiness. The taste was similar to the aroma with more cherries, apples and some slight sourness from the cranberries. Mighty tasty. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Poured into a snifter.
3.25 A: Clear cherry plum color. One finger of beige fizzy head that falls pretty quickly and leaves no lacing.
5.0 S: My goodness. Actually, holy shit. The fruits in this are incredible. All of them come through supremely strong. I can’t decide whether the apple, cranberry, or cherry is most potent. It’s like a cider mixed with a cherry wine and cranberry sauce except that they don’t suffer from dilution. This might even smell better than it’s big sisters.
4.75 T: Like the nose, the fruit trio is incredible in the taste. Equal strength among them all. Powerful and delicious. Any semblance of the base beer is covered by the fruits. Just so damn good.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good spritzy moderate carbonation. This doesn’t have the dense syrupy mouthfeel that the fruit twins have. Rather, this is more crisp and refreshing. Still very good.
5.0 D: Love it. I could drink a bottle everyday for a good month if I had the money and the beer.
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DavoleBomb, Jan 02, 2016 JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Pours a slightly reddish amber with pinkish off white head. Aroma and taste are amazing. Nice mixture of fruit with perfect carbonation. Slipstream (2625) - USA - FEB 7, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 Thanks to my cousin! Magical fruity perfume aroma. Rich compote taste - apples, berries, humid August days. It comes a little close to fruit soda in spots but it’s still magnificent. Sip it slowly alongside a superb fruit tart.