footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Finally.I bet I have traded 12 of these and never tried one myself.First, I am brought back to my youth with a Ludens cough drop aroma.Cherries up the nose.But not just cherries.Oak and Cherries together,great taste together.Sour,okay but sweet and woodsy almost.Great body and lingering flavors.Thanks Ryan aka Obisbeer. Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Unclear red colored beer with a tall peach colored head. Heavy sweet aroma with plenty of cherrires and marzipan tones. Sweet and sour cherry flavor with almond and marzipan. Rather tart and sharp and very flavorfull. An excellent and very tasty fruit beer! Thanks madsberg for sharing! Ungstrup (38596) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2004
An unclear red beer with a disappearing beige head. The aroma contains notes of marcipan and cherries. While the flavor contains notes powerful notes of fruit and cherries. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
Bottled: Dusty red coloured. Light beige head with a red gleam. Aroma is cherries, marzipan, berries and malt. Sweetness, fruit, some sourness and malt in the flaovur. Very good balance in the sweetness. Ends on a dry and light acidic note. Refreshing. Thanks for this gem, CaptainCougar. salishan1969 (16) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Very interesting...nice rich red color with a thick off-white head that diminishes somewhat quickly leaving a considerable amount of lace. Good fruity aroma with a slight hint of something metallic. The flavor is a well balanced tart with good bit of "cherry-ness." Not for everyday consumption, but certainly a great special occasion brew.
Frank (4240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Pours cranberry red with a fizzy pink head that’s mostly diminishing. Nose is loaded with tart cherry and some spice. Light bodied effervescent and refreshing. I rather enjoyed it. wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Very interesting brew. This is my first time sampling a fuit beer. Tastes like a lambic beer, wine & cherry soda all rolled into one. Perfect blend of sweet & tartness with a semi-dry finish on the palate. This brew has a wonderful cherry aroma and is very "rich" tasting. I wouldn’t want to drink this all of the time because it’s a little too heavy for me, but other than that this is an excellent and very unique tasting beer. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
The first time I sampled this brew was a blind taste test vs. Cantillion at a local bowling alley/restaurant/theater/music venue/beer and wine bar. NG came out on top! beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2004
Color is a rich, ripe, bright cherry red, with a short and soon departed head. Aroma is in a class of it’s own: absolutely gorgeous! Rich, delicious, vinous, sweet, and sour, the perfect picture of cherries! It’s utterly wonderful, and a joy to drink in deep with the nose!
On the palate, other tranformations occur: WOW! Dazzling, uplifting, and lovely! By tranformative, I mean that something new occurs in me, I am 100% happier by drinking this elixir, my mood is elevated, every atom has an energized attitude!
Several waves of sensation occur throughout the consumption of this ale, it jumps and jiggers in the mouth, surges in and sallies out. The taste continues, and the feeling wells up in and rides over every square inch of the body that is apt to perceive sensation! Finish is a bit tartish, but what do you want, it’s cherries, man!
Wow...this was perfect, and I felt that the 750 ml wax finshed bottle was a bit stingy! Hook me up to a keg of this stuff!
Red in colour with thick white head. Big cherry aroma and bitter cherry tatse, followed by metalic mouthfeel. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2004
I have decided the cherrys are only good with coconut and choclate and called "Cherry Ripe"!!!
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2004 Bright cherry red with a small pinkish head. Poured a bit thick, which made me think this was going to be a sweet thing I wouldn’t want. Aroma is tangy cherry with mellow maltiness. The flavor of fresh cherries just jumps out at you. I mean the whole cherry, stems, pits, dirt, skin, everything. There is a bitterness to offset all of these cherries, that makes it a bit sour and dry. Noting to complain about. After having this stuff a few times, I’ve had to lower my rating a little. The last two bottles have tasted like cherry pie filling. Just too sweet.