iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Finally! Big thank you to badbeer (Mike) for the 12oz bottle. Clear bright orange with a one finger white head, fair retention. The first few whiffs remind me of Enigma--not too sour, with moderate caramel sweetness. Good amount of fruitiness that seems more like cherries and apple juice, and a little chocolate and leathery funk. Faint spices (cinnamon), moderate oak influence noted. Flavor has more sourness and the fruit does change somewhat though blindly, I don’t think I could claim cranberry. Fairly sweet, like all of NG’s fruit beers. Wheaty finish with bitterness at a 1-2, sourness at a 3 and oaky. Moderate smooth carbonation with a medium body. I miss you NG. Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
What a pleasant surprise after my previous experience with a "Cranberry" "Lambic" that tasted like neither Cranberry nor Lambic. While this is mild, it pretty much has to be as such by design. Very tasty and refreshing. Aroma is faint cranberry. Appearance could pass for a higher end macro. Taste is great, again subdued, and certainly leaning more sweet than sour. Palate is perfectly carbonated and appropriately thin. Overall, I can’t wait until next season to trade for some more. garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Huge thanks to MOTORTODDHEAD, this another awesome beer from NG, color is faint reddish with a white head. smells of sweet cranberry. taste is cranberry upfront with a vinegary bite. Verry sweet tasting too. carbination is perfect. Has a nice woodsy aftertaste. Great beer. Thanks TODD vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle thanks to rciesla for sharing.Orange red pour with slight white head. Sweet notes, cranberry, ginger,fruits, grenadine. This is not a lambic! A mis named fruit beer perhaps but not a lambic. ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2010
A very straightforward but tasty lambic. Not a lot of complexity and a bit thin on the tongue, but wonderful flavor. Tart without being overpowering, the beer should be easily approachable by non-sour drinkers.
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottle shared by beernbourbon at the ratebeer chicagoland tasting. Thanks Vince! Pours a pinkish red color with a small offwhite head. smells like a 80% cherry or cranberry lambic 20% belgian red. tastes like 80 % belgian red 20% cherry/ cranberry fruit lambic. Sticky mouthfeel. This definitely wasn’t bad, but if you are expecting cantillon like acidity you will be let down. Basically, It was dissapointing how sweet this was. It wass good though, especially if you like fruit beers. ketchepillar (1199) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Beautiful red color. Excellent beer. Quite a bit of hay and barn in the aroma and flavor, tart but not all that sour. Really excellent balance though. Dry, but not super dry. Cranberries are awesome in this. BuckeyeBoy (7937) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle thanks to Sam Pours out a light pinkish looks kind of like wisky topped with no head. Aroma was very nice. Lots of berries, vanilla, and sweetness. Taste more of the berries and sweetness. Just the right amount of tart very tasty. zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very clear almost orange-amber. Very nice looking brew. Another fantastic fruit beer from New Glarus. deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Sampled at the January 09 Metro Detroit tasting. Thanks to whoever brought this! Poured a clear light red with an orange tint. The head was off-white. Aroma had a bit of cranberry and a lot of tartness. Flavor started sweet with a bit of cranberry, the cranberry became more tart throughout for a nice finish.