sinfull (1846) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2017 smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy, ruby red color. Good start to the head but it settles to a half covered film of minute bubbles. Thus, no real lace, just some spots.
Smells like a cross between a Sweettart sourness and a children’s aspirin. Rather appealing, but certainly not conventional.
Harsher attack of dry sourness--right up front on the tongue. The alcohol is also up front and more powerful than anticipated. The cherry is very sour but quite muted. There’s a surprisingly sweet finish with a very quick finish and nearly no aftertaste. Good body.
Overall, this is an unusual beer that is worth trying just to experience the unusual flavors.
Mahogany color. Big , off-white head. Sweet cherries, caramel malt and oak in aroma . Taste is rather on a sweet side with with gentle cherry tartness. Flavors of cherries and wood.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Hopverdju (1644) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2016
Donker rood bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: confituur, licht zoete kers. Smaak: droog, springerig fruitig, 4 vruchten confituur, gedroogd fruit, vijg. Redelijk volmondig. Weinig koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht zoet, kers, droog. BeerViking (5132) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
75cl bottle at home, aged a year, pours a deep red-brown with a thin fine head. Nose is tart old cherries and cherry stones, with very faint hints of vanilla and cocoa. Palate is lightly oaky and cherryish, yet far drier than the average kriek. Woody and faintly herbal bitterness, turning slightly grapefruit bitter in the finish to complement an emerging dry-sweet cherry aftertaste. Excellent! djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange ruby with medium off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is cherry pith and oak. Thin mouth, jammy, cherry skin, grain, oak, light finish, good. Reynolds314 (3472) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2016
On tap at extreme beer fest 2016. Ruby color with light pink head. Aroma is medicinal cherry, nutty, and bread. Taste is lightly tart and very sweet. A bit slick on the palate and not great.
weordie (1468) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
A dark browny red with a nice head. Aroma is sour cherries. A sour taste with a hint of belgian yeast that gives way to sweet cherries. This is a big strong beer. zacgillbanks (5651) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Dark red-brown in colour with a rich tart red fruity flavour, dried fruit and burnt toffee flavours followed by almond and cherry on the bitter-sweet, dry finish. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 20, 2015
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle at BottleDog, London. It pours a dark ruby color with minimal pink-ish head. Aroma is sour cherries, red berry compote, light red wine barrel / oak, raisins. Taste is tart, lemony acidic with sour cherries, wild berry marmalade, caramel and wood. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, quite nice and simple tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle, SX Bottle Share. 1st September, 2015.
Musty aroma. Cherries. Dough. Spruce. Taste is bubblegum, spices, caramel. Not bad. Tsekouratos (604) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
750ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pours a red clear color with a slight pink head. Aromas of cherries and oak. Taste is like artificial sugar, some oak and cherry juice. Medium body with medium carbonation.