superspak (6000) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2017
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 (1212) - 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 (5377) - 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 (2639) - 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 (1608) - 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 (1037) - 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!