Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Aroma of cherry pie, straight from the oven and cooling on the proverbial windowsill. Fetching opaque brownish red in color with a bit of pink showing around the edges and a slight head with very fine carbonation. Tart and somewhat sweet, fruity flavor profile, cherry juice being apparent throughout all phases. Some spices come out of hiding once the beer warms a bit, but overall the tart and sweet cherry and faint maltiness (a bit of wheat as well) serve as the focus. Finish is very lengthy. After my first couple of sips, I wasn't so sure this was the masterpiece it's renown seems to indicate, but after a little while I really started enjoying it. Not quite as complex as some of the Belgian beers of this style I've sampled, and a 750 really is quite a lot to drink by yourself. Overall, however, I appreciated it, and I've definitely never had anything quite like it. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Red copper color. Huge white head. Sweet cherry snow cone aroma. Very, very sweet. There is so much cherry flavor in here. Great if you like that, bad if you don't. I like it - tasted most like a framboise. Great corbonation. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Nice red color.Very tall head.cherry aroma sweet,sweet smell.Highly carbonated.the flavor is a nice cherry with a sour sweetness to it.If it weren't for the carbonation to break up some of this sour sweet i think this brew might be kind of hard to drink.as it is it very drinkable or in this case i'd say more of a sipper then a gulper.Very nice brew and i believe this is my first Flem/sour so it well worth the exsperience. dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Finally broke down and bought a bottle to share with some friends. Even my wife, who doesn't like cherries enjoyed this brew. The cherry flavor and aroma are not overdone and the carbonation is excellent. The bottle was open for half an hur and every pour was like the bottle was just opened. The background is a belgian beer and the foreground is a freshly opened cherry 7up. One of a kind brew that we will purchase on rare occasions. belgianhomebrew (645) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Slightll cloudy with a great cherry nose. Sweet cherry body throughout that leaves you wanting another sip. A great brew for these hot Georgia days.
DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Ruby red in color. First instinct was definately cherries. Reminds me of moms homeade cherry pie. Taste was very tart. Tastes like it smells...Cherries! Very good though. Makes your mouth dry and then really watery. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Bottle, Great nose, Cherry like those sour candy things and a whiff of toffee. Orangey red color, tad hazy. Sour sweet flavor. Tart. Chery dominates. Thin body, kinda syrupy. Sweet dry finish. I’m diggin it, no sign of "belgian" to me. Thought it was better at cooler tempertures. I’ll take one anytime. unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
pours a slighty hazy amber/brownish red color with a nice small tan head. lacing is excellent. aroma is cherries and wheat. flavor is cherries and actually a bit one-dimensional but still good. palate is nice and full. i like this and it’s defintely unique. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Very fruity and higly carbonated this was my first fruit beer. Very tart but very delicious. Not something I would want to drink a lot of but as an appertif or dessert beer it would be perfect! Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2005
New Glarus is certainly easy to pick out of a lineup of fruit beers. Robust is the best way to describe it.
The aroma is like opening a can of cherry pie filling. Beautiful color. Head quickly dissapated. The tart cherry hits you from the start and continues through the finish. Heavy mouthfeel, syrupy without overbearing sweet. Would be perfect in a smaller bottle as an after dinner drink.