jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2003
A hazy rusty orange with a thin head and decent lace. Amazing nose of cherries, caramel, oak, vanilla and more. Thinnish body, almost syrupy texture, moderate carbonation. Up front flavors of sweet cherries, caramel apples turning sharper with acidity and sourness. The sweetness however remains. Wonderful interplay and balance. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2004 it poured darkish brown with shades of orange, red, and rust making appearances..thin halo of small bubbles...aroma was a beautiful pile-up collision of malts, raisin bread, wine, sour cherry, shoe polish, and fruit jam..flavors of sweet cherry hinting at slight puckering sourness, more berry jam, slightly vinious..the mouthfeel here is syrupy and thickly sweet and modestly sour..nice refreshing beer JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2008 I loved this beer. A little hazy. Reddish brown in color. Pours with no head. Aroma is sour(like vinegar), with some cherry and malt(slight). Excellent flavor, almost like a cherry sherry with sourness. Almost syrupy. Delicious Ernest (7911) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium reddish-amber, dense tiny particles, bottle
conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel), lightly yeasty
(cobwebs), with notes of cherry, cask wood, brown sugar. Flavor is
moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately
acidic. Medium body, watery (almost syrupy) texture, lively carbonation.
More cherry character than the Grand Cru of course, but just as sour (if
not slightly more so) and perhaps a bit less cloying. Great stuff. Jokes (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Pours a bright red color with just a little, off-white head. The aroma is magnificent, sweet and tart cherries, both must and wood, and it's slightly vinous. The flavors are not quite as strong as the aroma, but still quite wonderful. Sour cherries, wood, wine, a touch of vinegar and a hint of citrus. A nice balance to both sweet and sour aspects. Neither overpowers the other. A wonderful beer. I've still got one more. Hopefully I can even find others.
TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Vinegary aroma, which is mostly dominated by fresh, soft, sweet cherry essence. Oddly, only a slightlest trace of wood. Rusty fluid with retentive and unsticky whisp of foam. Semi-soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation. First sip yields intense sourness, followed by almond extract and lots of woody undertones. The conclusion is near puckering with sour plum notes. A bit lacking in the complexity department, but, still, I don"t see a beer in its class improving much upon this. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Sweet cherry aroma and pours with absolutely no head. The flavor profile is quite complex and goes through a period of stages including sweet, sour, and vinegar. Reminiscent of cider. Has a slight musty oak taste toward the finish, but is still a very good brew. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Reddish, brownish, orangish. Vinegar aroma with some fruit and wine. Starts sweet on the tongue but oh so tart in the end. A nice drink but I can't handle too many. Crit (4116) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
Clear amber, short lived head.Tart citrus nose.Light bodied sour citrus taste.Prickly mouthfeel JPDIPSO (6317) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Deep amber with a touch of ruby. Tall head that rapidly retreats. Cherries, oak and basalmic vinegar aromas. Flavors of fresh yogurt, kiwi/passion fruit and iron backed by a fresh cherry sweetness. My favorite in the Rodenbach line.