beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Sampled on 12/2/2009. This fruit beer pours a deep cherry color from a 550ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice retention and nice lacing. The aroma is cherries, malt and sweet. A medium bodied fruit beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The cherry flavors and fairly sweet and fairly prevalent. There is some malt in the background, but its mainly cherry. Nice carbonation. Good balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet. DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Red red poue. Cherry nose. Very sweet. Tastes of cherries. Too much like cough syrup for me. jredmond (8508) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle split with Dallas. Pours a deep red slight pink head. Aroma is overly sweet cherry cough syrup. Taste is tooooo sweet. Watery and cherry cough syrup. Horrible. Holdwine (1237) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Tastes great, but almost too fruity. I guess i shouldn’t complain, that is why I bought it, but the backing ale was a bit average for such a storied brewer. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Foamy fizzy thin mild lace white head.No sediment. Cold hazed bright deep dark cherry red color.Aromatic sweet cherry pop front.Fizzy cloying sweet malty rich tart cherry mild sour citrus body.Dry refreshing clean tart citrus end.All Cherry yet balanced.
Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottled. Deep bronze hue with a light and airy head. The aroma is huge, and overflowing with sweet, ripe cherry. This certainly drinks with some cherry essence, it’s not nearly as overpowering as the aroma might suggest. This would be delicious with cherry pie, or a chocolate dessert. But it’s a dessert in and of itself. (#3744, 11/19/2009) TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle. Maroon pour with a tall, foamy pink head. Aroma is candied cherry, cherry pits, and maraschino cherries. Taste is sweet with cherry, light berry, fruit preserves and light grain. Body is light and bubbly with soft tartness. Ends with more cherry notes, candy, light grains and fruit preserves. I think this ended up being the best of the three Samuel Smith fruit beers, IMHO. jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Pours a five+ finger light pink head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy red/amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Cherry nose. Flavor is sweet cherry but not cloying, hops are hidden. Good session beer. $5.59 for a 550ml bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT. jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2009
From a bottle poured ruby color with a small head. Nice tart cherry flavor with tart finish. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2009
hazy orange color, pinkish, fluffy head, somewhat lacy. nose of cherries with a malty undertone. tart cherry flavor, not at all off-putting or cloying, some maltiness afterward. medium bodied, tart cherry finish which i was surprised to find i enjoyed. i think i’ll remember this one for relief from a scratchy throat. maybe i’ll come up with a cooking recipe for it. single bottle from liquor depot in monee.