balloonbuffoon (752) - - NOV 18, 2017 alassio (99) - USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. Mellow, dreamy but still biting and punchy. As lambics go, the cranberry factor is BRILLIANT. Tart, potently yeasty, it smacks around the palate. Not only that, but the color is incredible. You just have to keep staring at this beer (pick a nice glass) because it fits so amazingly the autumn-rich / fruit-potency of the flavor. So very unique - - a mind-blowingl conflagration of style, care, skill, and ingredient.
12floz, 2016 edition, bought September 2016 for $3 as a single, poured into a tulip glass where it appears an orange-red color with a beige head. Lactic is in the house, I can smell it - berry fruit and dank. Everything just comes together well for this beer, better than my perceived first impression from a year ago. This can settle in well with New Glarus other fruit offerings, because it is done similarly. Yet not as sweet as the Red and Raspberry that I'e tried before. Tart and tangy, lemonade and dried cranberry are flavors that hit my palate with a good deal of effervescence. I like a good fruit beer that is sweet and lightly sour. Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2017
on tap dark reddish pink color off white quick fading head aroma is tart cranberry and wood taste is well balanced between sour and sweet ljthiessen (1510) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is caramel apple and cranberry, really nice. Taste is lightly tart, cranberry and caramel. Delicious and nicely balanced. Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Bardzo intensywne owoce, żurawina i borówki na pierwszym planie, sporo lacto, delikatne bretty, cierpki finisz. Mesjasz (1726) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Butelka z 2016, bottlesharing w Piwotece. Fajnie owocowe, bardzo ciekawy balans słodyczy i kwaśności. Bardzo smaczne.
DSG (15432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/5/17] Bottle at Amit’s place in Poughkeepsie. Thanks Amit. 2016 bottle. Nice red. Aroma of jammy berries. Sweet and tart berries flavor. superspak (6228) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/15/2016. Pours slightly hazy reddish/pinkish/orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light pink head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tart/tangy cranberry, raspberry, cherry, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, pepper, oak, wheat, cracker, light leathery funk/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of cranberries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy cranberry, raspberry, cherry, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, pepper, oak, wheat, cracker, light leathery funk/vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic tartness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart/tangy cranberry, raspberry, cherry, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, pepper, wheat, cracker, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of cranberries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an amazing malt/tartness balance, and zero astringent/puckering flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/dry, acidic/creamy/grainy, and lightly tannic mouthfeel that is insane. Absolutely perfectly balanced. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an insane fruited sour ale! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of cranberries, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modest acidity. Absolutely perfectly balanced flavors with incredible complexity. A highly amazing offering. jc1762 (1652) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Thanks Virby44 for the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing moderately filtered cranberry red with a finger and a half of cranberry tinged white foam.
The nose shows a tart cranberry notes with strong steel tank notes.
The palate is light bodied and highly carbonated. Flavors of strong cranberry with a light sweetness and moderate tartness. Not puckering - well balanced flavors all around and fruit forward enough to keep it interesting. Maybe a bit too sweet for the style but the sweetness feels natural coming from the cranberries. jhamp9 (2010) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Red pink pour with a nice lasting pale pink head. A good bit of lacing. Aroma is sweet berries, wood, earthy, and some funk. Taste is tart cranberry, berry candy, wood, earthy, and funk. Nice balance between tartness and sweetness. Light acidity. Light body. Really nice beer. sjohnny (686) - - SEP 12, 2016
Bright fruity doughy aroma. Opaque pastel pink with a light pink fuzzy head that fizzles down to a thin off white film on the top of the beer. Sweet and tart. A little puckery. Lots of cran. Starts off smooth and then it's got that back of the jaw tightening feel on the finish. This is really good.