deyholla (11597) - 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 (6100) - 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 (14764) - 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 (845) - 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. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle, thanks to Skyview. Pours hazy deep brown/red, medium off-white head, not terribly persistent, no lacing to speak of. Nose is maraschino cherries, as well as sweeter natural cherries, especially Bing cherries. Also some cinnamon/clove/citrus cherry note that reminds me of Cherries Jubilee. Similar aromas to cherry blossom ice cream. Flavors are cherry, sweet and spicy, soft mild booziness, very complete cherry flavor. Really nice, but I’d rather have the Raspberry Tart. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to daknole. Bottle pours deep red-brown with an off-white head. Aroma is huge cherries and baking spice. Flavor shows the same with sweet and tart cherries being supported by a brown sugar pie crust malt. Overall the sweetness is moderate to heavy, but is cut nicely by the carbonation and acidity. This stuff is delicious. hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Thanks to savvy1982 for the share. Pours a muddy brown with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet, funky, oaky and jammed with cherry. The flavor has cherry skin, clove, nutmeg, oak, and a lingering sweetness. Lively carbonation. ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Aroma: a flood of sweet and sour cherry dominates the nose, with hints of toasty malt barely peeking through. Appearance: pours brilliant red, mostly clear, unstable head dissipates quickly to a thin layer, some lacing. Flavor: again very much dominated by cherries. While the beer is cold, both sweet and sour cherry notes are present, and the sweetness is somewhat under control. Some malt character and faint oak. As it warms up, it really becomes quite sweet and the finish goes towards syrupy. Palate: medium-full body with high carbonation, becomes rather thick as the beer warms. Very enjoyable brew if you’re ready to be attacked by cherries, maybe a bit too sweet in the finish, but overall well done.