Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Fruit Beer
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Limited production for Victoria's Erotica Film Festival.

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sulawang (1208) - - JAN 18, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours opaque cloudy red currant colour with barely any head, very thin ringed retention, suspended micro sediment, just a few bubbles here and there.

Nose: light red fruity sour barley malt, pie crust. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: slightly thicker viscosity, barely tingly

Mid-palate: soft tart, mellow dull cherry flavour, (lvl-4-sweetness), soft short sour, sustained tangy, brown sugar barley malt, controlled acidity, thinnish body

Finish: almost salty, residual red fruity barley malt

Summary: The cherry fruit flavour is underwhelming and the Belgian ale profile is short and unremarkable - put them together? No surprise, nothing special. It’s drinkable at least for 8.2%.

LarryBeast (616) - - APR 29, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours pinkish-amber with a dusting of head. Aroma is mild cherry and Belgian yeast with earthy notes and green punchy hops. Lightly sweet taste - pushes the cherry further to the background, yet hides the high alcohol content well. Light, a little fizzy and watery. Interesting, but lacks complexity. Maybe it matures if cellared for awhile.

manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
where do i start with this beer well, it says strong cherry belgian ale sounds good to bad it tastes nothing like cherries or a belgian ale so weak guys the only satisfying thig about this beer was the fact it was 8.2 percent come one you guys can do better than this really dissapointed

reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that retains well and leaves only small amounts of lacing. Aroma is mild cherries with some yeasty notes and hints of caramel and roasty grains. Taste is mild cherry and pale malt sweetness with some mild hop bitterness and hints of yeast. Light to medium bodied with adequate carbonation for a decent feel on the palate. A nice subtle fruit beer but a little thin considering the ABV.

manuchampions (1245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
Pours a clear amber with thin tan head that reduces to a ring. Aroma is Belgian yeast, very faint cherry, some malt. Taste is a little underwhelming. The previously mentioned notes are there along with a cereal, bready taste to the malt. Cherries present more in the finish. It seems a tad thin considering the ABV. Would have liked a little more complexity in this. Not bad.

riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Interesting beer. Really not much cherry, earthy bitter hop notes, a touch of fruit, toasted malts, perhaps some brown sugar. Bizarre. Mis bottled? Pours brownish with a thin non lasting head. The flavor is bitter hops, mineral water, light fruity, more bitterness, caramel toast. Dry bitter finish. Interesting. Fuck. Shit. Cock. Balls.

jonas (8278) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - APR 3, 2008
Vintage [email protected], thanks to the brewer for getting all the gems out! Very light cherry aroma. Red amber, low head. Light minerally cherry notes. Light tart. Not as interesting as the razz I thought.

Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2008
Fizzy carboantion. Very artificial cherry. I agree its a soft drink. The least liked of the three fruit beers. I am getting little yeast here.

Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2007
Sampled from 1 yr old bottle at brewpub Dec 2007. Pours deep red color but little to no head. Not as aromatic as expected, but still pleasantly fruity with marachino-like qualities. Quite nice flavor-wise: not too sweet. Clean with a lot of natural cherry flavors. Cheery pit flavors noticable too, giving it some complexity and taking the beer to a drier and slightly bitter level. Soft and creamy mouthfeel.

Oakes (19416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2007
Light red-tinged brown. Rich cherry nose with brown sugary malts. I never had it fresh, but after a year in the bottle this is very well-balanced. It’s the least fruit-forward of the three, with a great dark malt character (yes, it’s based on a tripel but a year in the bottle brings out an almost muscovado-like caramelized note). Overtop of this sits the candyish, fruity cherry. Mmm.

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