papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Appearance: Pours a dark, crimson red with 1 finger head & lots of carbonation. Not bad.
Smell: Sour cherry notes with slight sweetness. Nice smelling aroma.
Taste: Sourness hits me straight on. Sour cherry with a dry, wood-like quality.
Mouthfeel: Heavily carbonated but sourness unrelenting. I would have liked some more sweetness to balance it out. toby00777 (135) - California, USA - APR 4, 2012
Pours a ruby red color with a pink colored small head. Aroma is of cherries, and dark fruits. Taste is of tart cherries and very tasty. Medium bodied and easy to drink. gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2007
a deep red color with a crisp, snowy white head. it does not look nor smell like beer, cherry dominates in every facet but is surprisingly delicious. a really well crafted beer. v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Amazingly unique beer. Small, reddish white head. Cherry and malt aroma. Appearance is cloudy, dark burgundy. Taste is predominantly cherry with hints of malt and hops. Slightly fizzy. A definite favorite. beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Again thanks to my brother Chris. And like the Raspberry Tart well worth the wait. Dominant cherry aroma. Excellent sour cherry flavor that was the perfect balance of fruitiness and sourness. You could drink this forever. A must try!
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle thanks to bgramer. Thanks! Pours dark ruby amber with a big pinkish white head that fades and leaves some lacing. Smell is huge candied cherries and a slight earthy tartness. Taste is similar with a musty candied cherry flavor and a slight tartness. Really delicious fruit beer. Smooth on the palate and easy drinking. Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2009
750ml bottle. This one pours a deep red color. Quite a bit of carbonation in this one. Taste is of cherries all around. This one reminded me of a champagne in a way with the amount of carbonation present. Pretty good stuff. jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 2006. Light amber with slight haze. Thin white head. Aroma is huge cherries, hints of sweet and sour. Flavor is a great balance of sweet and sour. Cherries dominate. Great blend of flavors. Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 10, 2003
One dimensional but simply delicious. Sweet and lip-smacking good. Heavy cherry aromas set the tone for a great experience. Wish we could get this California outside of Festivals. noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 I pt. 9 oz. bottle (2009) in a flute; pours an unclear red bordering on brown, becoming a fiery amber in the light w/ an ephemeral off-white/light pink head; aroma is mostly dominated by sweet cherries and strong marzipan w/ an undertone of bubblegum; flavor is again dominated by the cherries and marzipan, more so by the cherries, which bring in a nice sourness as well; medium-bodied, finishing slightly tart. Tasty beer, but I’ve always maintained that its a tad too sweet. One of the better fruit beers out there nonetheless.