kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
Marzipan aroma with cherry stones, slightly woody too. Sweet start with a big fruity cherry flavour. So balanced, medium bodied and refreshing. Red with a short pink head. Wonderful fruit beer. Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Bottle at the London/joet Gathering, thanks to Maeib for bringing this. Pours a reddy brown. Light carbonation, no head. The aroma is heavily of marzipan and cherry, an amazing aroma I’ve never smelt in a beer before. The flavour is incredibly fruity and pleasently sweet, thick body and some balancing sourness. So tasty, fruity, lovely. Perhaps the best kriek I’ve tried. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
Bottled at The London/Joet Gathering Chez Chris_O. Thanks to Kevin42 for sending this over and for enabling me to share it with the other English raters. What a beauty! The aroma is big on cherries and marzipan. The whole experience is like liquid battenburg cake. The beer itself is a slightly cloudy red colour. The taste as mentioned is high on marzipan but there is also toffee and cherries. It is so tasty and so easy to drink. I really liked this one. SilkTork (5737) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 The Kilburn Gathering. 5.1% abv version. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2005
St Louis, Chapeau, Floris, and now New Glarus. I love these easy drinking beers with that wonderful balance of sweet and sour. This is, however, one of the better producers, and - as they are respected by other beer geeks - I don’t need to feel awkward about admitting I like them. Morello cherries, Christmas candle wax, marzipan, black cherry jam, Christmas spice - frankincense. O my! Beautiful taste and mouthfeel. Beautiful balance of sweet and sour. Mmmmm. Nice one.
01.31.05 750ml bottle, champagne flute at first, then tumbler. Reddish/copper/amber, clouded; big tan head with purple and pink hued highlights. Aroma is dominated by cherries: ripe, overripe, mascerated, dried, and delicious cherries. Coinciding biscuity notes make the whole package remind of cherry pie! Quite tart, great balance but tending towards sweet/tart, finishes even more tart and cleansingly astringent. Flavors burst with fresh fresh fruit, lightly acetic; lingering yeast and vinous hints. Amazing beer!
jjohannsen (1) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2005 does not count
Best fruit flavored beer in America and right up there with the best Lambics. SudsyJason (12) - USA - JAN 25, 2005
Wow! Full cherry aroma with nice acidic sharpness. Pours a beautiful deep hazy red--exactly what you expect a cherry beer to look like. Very little head though which was dissapointing. Nicely carbonated though. Flavor is very fruity, very cherry but it is still beer--not soda pop. A classic American fruit beer! hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Lots of cheery in the nose, very inviting. It was a very nice red colour with only a small ring of foam. The flavour was dominated by cherries, with a nice and not overpowering sourness. There was also some nice carbonation that danced across my tounge. A great fruit beer. ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Smells of canned cherry pie filling. Ginger ale carbonation, sour cherry aftertaste, zero head. Tasty beer, and I’d try it again (one glass only). badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 wow! what a great beer...i wasnt sure if there was a better fruit beer than their apple ale...boy was i wrong; wonderful cherry aroma (similar to a fruit roll-up)....great cherry red appearance; flavor was also full of cherries (sweet and sour), and was similar to a champagne.....this is a must try for anyone who wants to experience what a fruit beer SHOULD taste like