superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2017 Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - JUL 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Casey very kindly brought this along, thanks Casey. Sat drinking this sat at home with Casey, Traci & Loz 08.07.13 Pours reddy colour, like a deep sunset looks lovely. Stewed apple and rich cherry nose, I get cinnamon but I think that is just an association thing with the stewed apple. I sniff again and get wonderful rich sweet fruity nose with cherries in abundance. This is a lovely juicy fruity beer, it is intensely flavour packed with oodles of cherries backed up with apple. Interestingly, much like another recent beer I’ve had the cranberries are there and whilst I cannot necessarily pick them out they do make a difference, and I think that they more than anything else in this beer leave that dryness around the gums and add a really nice dimension to this beer, starts sweet then goes dry. Love it. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/light copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge sweet/juicy red/black cherries, cranberry, plum, red apple, pears, apricot jam, strawberry, caramel, brown sugar, and lightly toasted bread; with light notes of fruit skin, almond, vanilla, oak, funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with amazing complexity and balance of fruits, dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light oak notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sweet/juicy red/black cherries, cranberry, plum, red apple, pears, apricot jam, strawberry, caramel, brown sugar, and lightly toasted bread; with light notes of fruit skin, almond, vanilla, oak, funk, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity/acidic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of red/black cherries, cranberry, plum, red apple, pears, apricot jam, strawberry, caramel, brown sugar, bread, fruit skin, almond, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruits, dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light oak flavors; with a great malt and tart/tangy fruit balance, with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness tart/tangy fruit and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, creamy/grainy, and lightly slick/syrupy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4%. Overall this is an amazing fruit beer! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruits, dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and light oak flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Enormous jammy fruit flavors, balanced malt body, and mild oak/wild yeast character. One of the best standard tasting fruit beers I have ever had. A highly enjoyable offering. Scipio (1215) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Pours a cloudy copper brown with a medium, light pink head. The aroma is a bit tart. Just as the bottle advertises, heavy cherry, apple, and cranberry are found, with some milder oak elements to boot. The flavor is sweet and slightly tart. I get the cranberry and cherry standing out most, while the apple flavor used more in support. A little floral, with oak, and hints of vanilla and cranberry round this one out. Long lasting cranberry apple aftertaste. Light in body and with a slick texture. This is so delicious and refreshing I'd happily drink this for breakfast. A must buy. MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2017
At Hopishop 2017. Aroma of lemonade, sugar, raisin and rosehip. Taste has raisin, caramel, rosehip, syrup and sugar. Reminds me of the roosvicee lemonade I got as a child. poisoneddwarf (2646) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Rating #2600. Wax dipped 750 ml from Keyport Liquor in Superior, WI. Aroma contains all three fruits included, in abundance. Cherries come out first, followed by apples and cranberries. There was a fleeting off-note of metal when I first opened it, but it disappeared quickly. Pours hazy amber with a medium beige head with decent retention. Taste is sour and sweet and is a fruit flavor explosion with every sip. Nothing fake here. It's common knowledge, but it bears repeating: New Glarus does fruit beers like no other. Most other breweries' fruit beers look absolutely ridiculous in comparison. This is the bar and it has been set. jc1762 (1609) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle into a wineglass showing rust copper with sparse white foam.
The nose shows a juicy mix of cranberries, apples, and red cherries.
The palate is light bodied and moderately carbonated. Apple forward balanced with cranberry astringency and lightly tart cherries.
PowY (1043) - AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
From bottle, shared by Werckmeister, many thanks. Pours copper with a quickly disappearing off-white head. The aroma starts with cherries followed by raspberries, bubble gum and some tart berries in the back. Medium body with a light to medium carbonation, a medium sourness. The flavor is very fruity with cherries, a lot of apple juice, berries. Finishes with a very light hot chili-like sensation, some tartness, some woody qualities and some noticeable alcohol. Very fruity and rich in flavor - nice!
Werckmeister (3329) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
1 pint 9 oz bottle (749ml?) at home shared with Saeglopur, Powy and gf. No ABV or BB date on the bottle. From trade with bursprak, big thanks for this one. bordeaux like hazy color, small white head. smells musty, nutty, marzipan, ripe fruits, bit leathery. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of cherries, marzipan, nutty, berry notes, some wood, light sweetness, light apples, raspberries. finishes light to medium sweet with very nice fruit and berry notes. very nice one, very nice one, not the biggest fan of the smell but taste is very nice, feels very heavy though, more than the 5% ABV listed here. I very much enjoyed it. Saeglopur (2327) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2017
650 ml bottle, shared by Werckmeister, thanks!.
randy1969 (82) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2017
Copper, hazy body, with a small, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of cherries, sweet berries, red apples, oak, honey, some spices.
Tastes similar, pretty sweet, but also quite rich.
mouthfeel, with a carbonation.
Finishes sweet, a bit wooden, very fruity, with cherries, apples, cranberries, some other berries.
Very nice. Rich, dense and quite complec, with endless amounts of fruits. A bit too sweet for me, but still very interesting stuff. Not much beer character left, this is all about the fruits.
From the tap at the brewery. Very similar to the Rubaeus from Founders Brewery.
Pours hazy brown with a fluffy beige head. Aroma is cherries, berries and some vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet fruitiness. Finishes with a sight sour. Great stuff. gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle; pours clear reddish brown with a beige head; aroma is slightly tart with red fruits and hints of apple and malt; taste is light sweet with cherries and hints of apple, malt, and cranberries; dry, tart finish with the red fruits lingering; nice stuff