StewardofGondor (2088) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2005 Thanksgiving 2005.Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Hazy ruby red grapefruit color with a fluffy, non-stick lacing. Aromatics accentuate the fruity nature, drawing out red currant, cherry 7-up, cherry cheesecake, red grapes and mild juniper berries. Sprits of cherry cordials is the first non-"given" flavor to register. Sweetness prevails, curtailing with a mild fruit sourness. Ruby red grapefruit compliments the heap of cherries in the sweetening aspects, not as a souring agent. Encompasing and ripe on the palate, finishing like cherry cheesecake and natural cherry sauce drizzled all over.
Very interesting. Tart. You can tell the real cherries that go into this are carefully selected. Nice hops, wheat senstation too. It’s hard to describe what this beer is like. I brought it to Thanksgiving dinner and it went really well with the turkey.
Pours cloudy dark reddish/brown with decent head. Aroma is sour and tart cherries. Cherries front to back in the flavor with a slighly dry sour finish. Taste like a cherry pie. 4.2 average is not worthy enough but I can see how this beer might be overwhelming to some. GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Bottle: Large head with a dull cloudy bronw red color. Complex flavors of cherry, prunes and slightly sour backbone balance this one of a kind beer out nicely. Racegoer (355) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Cloudy rasps of cherry and viscious sweet foam, an after dinner accomplishmnet on Thanksgiving was the clear choice for this one. Sweet and tangy it was a compliment to the end of an awesome day antisnobJP (274) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Cloudy red beer with a full pink head. Aroma of cherry pie with some kitchen cabinet spice scents in the background. This is perfectly described as cherry pie in a bottle. Strong sweet cherry flavor with a quenching pie cherry tartness and a rich mouthfeel. Very good after Thanksgiving dinner, dessert in a flute. Don’t expect this to remind you of "beer" in any normal sense. Just appreciate it for what it is.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
pours a slighty hazy amber/brownish red color with a nice small tan head. lacing is excellent. aroma is cherries and wheat. flavor is cherries and actually a bit one-dimensional but still good. palate is nice and full. i like this and it’s defintely unique. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Cloudy red color, pretty light giving it some orange hues. Small head. Aroma is a solid, strong cherry with some rich malts. Ripe cherries, balanced sweetness and a good round mouthfeel. Very clean and balanced. Not overly complex. Great beer. jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
good god. cherries everywhere, gorgeous bright red with a pink foamy head. really tastes like cherry juice, with a surprising tartness that lingers around. absolutely perfect for a thanksgiving dessert beer--more like a fruit lambic than a fruit beer, but very good anyway, especially with a chocolatey dessert. jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Jewel red out of the bottle with a redish/orangish foam head. The nose is all cherries and reminded me of the filling to a Hostess cherry fruit pie. Very bubbly on the tongue. My little sister thinks it tastes like a wine cooler and my Dad says it tastes like crap. I think it tastes like cherries. Very tastey real cherries and not the fakey artificial flavors in most beers. It does taste like a cherry pop. I like this well enough, but I don’t get why it is so highly rated. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Notes cannot describe my complete disgust with this beer. I’ve tasted it several times and I am still flabbergasted that people actualy enjoy this shit. I don’t want to taste pie crust in a fruit beer. I do love the raspberry tart though, but that is very balanced and succulent.