Booga (114) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
750 ml poured to wine glass. Split with Jeff and Gretchen. Bottle from 2015 given Patrick K. Pours deep red with 1/2 finger carbonated head. Intense sweet cherry flavor. Slightly acetic, low bitterness. Really work class beer. pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Pours with little carbonation, great sour cherry nose and flavour. Good tart finish that lasts peterschreurs (113) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2015
Waxed top bottle pours pinkish red. Aroma of cherries. Sweet, moderately tart and of course loads of cherry flavor. Sparkling and light. Spectacular!
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Original review date 5/3/2008...from 750 into Riedel Extreme Burgundy/Pinot Noir glass.
Pours dark cider/caramel color with ample natural cherry hue. Carbonation cloys to bowl of glass; head very thin.
Perfumy, natural cherry essence brings the dominant scent here - slight tangy yeast and malt. Just enough citrus funk.
This is a treat - understated yet plentiful carbonation delivers a powerful cherry and natural sugar hammer with powerful force. Slight saltiness from carbonation. Nice backbone of yeast, slight citrus and braised malt.
This delivers much more of a hearty yet mellow (almost boiled? not a bad thing) mouthfeel. A slight salty tinge from the carbonation hits the back of the mouth with little aftertaste from a long and deep finish. Almost as if there’s a significant tannin profile from the cherry skins as would be expected in wine. Gets stronger and more enjoyable with warmth.
This is a pleasure to savor but drinks much easier than other offerings crafted at this level of excellence. Great stuff.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Medium body and carbonation, full of cherries and lightly sweet malts. Very berry fruity flavor with some mild tartness.
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Wow. Beautiful red color. Highly carbonated, smells and tastes just like cherry pie- seriously. it really does. It’s like the best cherry soda you ever tasted with an alcohol content to boot. Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Hook it up to my veins!
Quite possibly one of my favorite beers of all time, the tart balance with a slightly sweet twinge at the end makes this an absolutely irresistible aperatif. fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Deep red in color yet still brite. Froathy red head, just the way I like em. The aroma is like a fresh cherry pie. I can almost smell the crust. The flavor seems to have a cinnamon like character that takes away from the sweetness of the cherries and adds to the pleasure of the malt. Sour tart and dry in the finish. A true delite. guerinfbfan (110) - Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Pours a beautiful red with a very thin beige head. Aroma is completely dominated by cherries. The taste is again dominated by cherries, but you also get a sweet kick that combines into one fantastic brew. Very drinkable beer and probably the best fruit beer out there. This is one that I could drink over and over again! DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Pours a hazy reddish amber color, with a very light pink head. Light lacing that doesn’t last long. Has a very tart cherry flavor. Leaves my lips smacking after every sip. Very good beer.