slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle. Jelly-donut aroma, which works a bit moreso with cherries than the raspberry tart. Copper colored, not bright red. Sour and sweet notes play against each other, but at times make it a bit reminiscent of a sour cherry candy, which is a bit offputting. airforce1 (61) - Atascosa, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
This beer is somewhat of an enigma for me. First of all, the older it gets, the sweeter it gets. Not sure how thats possible....anyway, this beer is sweet as hell, which is a bit of a disappoitment given this beer smells and looks incredible. If it were a bit more sour, I would rate it a litlle higher, but its just too damn sweet =( Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 Pours a reddish coppery brown. Nose is all cherries. Taste is sour and sweet cherries, with almost a pulpy meaty flavor under the taste of the cherries. Cherries make this one. fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Pours reddish amber, CO2, tart cherries, fruit turnover, cherries, cherries. deyholla (11503) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle. Poured with an amber hue and a thick white head. Aroma was full of cherries, particularly tart, with a bit of alcohol like aroma. The aroma reminded me of cough syrup. Flavor began with sweet cherries but grew in tartness through out.
kappldav123 (6097) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2009
LCRBM 2009. The bottle looks simple, but good. The beer in the glass is red-brown, modest turbid, small head. Chewing-gum aroma. Starts very sweet and fruity like melon. Finish modest sourish-bitter, still very fruity. Very sweet aftertaste. Unusual, but good! DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Re-rate 5/10/12: Draught sample at Sour & Bitter. A lot of sweet cherries, slightly candy-ish, and just very light tartness. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8
Macegan75 (843) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
[9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Dark murky red-brown. Aroma of sweet cherries, sugar and some marzipan notes. Sweet cherries flavor with oak, some malt, caramel, other dark fruits notes and some candies. Medium to full body. Silky. 8/4/7/4/15=3.8
2008 bottle which we drank at the UJs bottle share. (thanks Tom). Pours cloudy brown with little head and lacing. Nose strong with cherry, first sip is stong with brown malt but cherry Luden Cough Drop flavor is strong.. Sour Cherries and tartness permeate nicely. Finish is still sweet with cherries and slightly oaky flavor but not over powering. walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2009
It goes really good with homemade apple pie that my girlfriend made AND NONE OF YOU CAN HAVE ANY - I like this better than Founders’ Cerise - its less sweet, more carbonated, and slightly more funky - nice subtle touch of hoppiness. smell is a little funky too. Cherry flavor is delicious - slight sour sweet. Great beer. johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours crimson-purple with a very small off white head. Sweet cherry aroma with hints of vanilla and soft oak. Very fruity flavor, a pleasant sweet cherry that finishes with a subtle bitterness. Dry texture with soft carbonation. The phrase ’too much of a good thing’ comes to mind as I found this a little too sweet for my palate. Still very good though.