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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The combination of Cherries, Honey, and Chocolate Malts delivers gentle fruits and subtle spices. Fermented and aged with a unique yeast , this ruby red beer has significant warming strength that underlies the character of this Ale.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2006
On Tap. This is another beer that seriously suffers from being bottled. It has a thin white head. Sweet aroma of cherry and oranges. Flavor is rather sweet as well, and can be overpoweringly alcoholic. After drinking about ten glasses of this throughout the winter season, I have had my fill until next year.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Bottle Pours a flat amber with a fizzy white head, which diminishes fairly steadily. Has a good aroma of cherry and malts with a touch of hoppiness. Has a medium body with a slick texture. Has a lively carbonation. A good duration with a slightly metalic chalky finish. This brew hides the 11% very well. Has hints of a Belguim. I’m proud that Troegs, a fine local brewer can brew such a quality product. Just another reason to look foward to Christmas.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Pours a pinkish red lmost like a white zin. No head whatsoever Spicy aromas with some fruit and cherries in the aroma quite mellow for the alcohal content . Flavor was warming and sweet.suprisingly thin body with a surgar sweet finish. Definitly cherries and fruit with some hints of bubble gum. not bad... Wouldnt mind having one of these on christmas day ....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (949) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2006
12 oz Bottle: Pours a suprisingly red color (just look over to the picture on the left and you’ll see what I mean). No head whatsoever. The aroma isn’t the most overpowering but does have some nice fruit aromas (cherries, pears and grapefruit) and some subtle woody, alcohol, bubble gum notes mixed on my nose. The taste isn’t gomplex, but tastey. Some cherries, pears, and almost apple juice flavor to it with some minimal other flavors floating around. Far, far away from being complex, but quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Special thanks to pineypower for this EXTRA in a trade. Brownish Red pour with a small head. High in the aroma of sour cherries, but that was about all I could get out of it. Flavors were better with a sweet maltiness and more sour cherry and alcohol warming on the finish. Pretty tasty. And I was quite suprised by the ABV when I found out.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2006 really sweet I liiiike, was good on tap too, almost too sweet. enjoyed more as it gets wawmer . i had this beer several times and I like it less every single time. it does goe down smooth tho.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Courtesy of PineyPower. <P> Aroma is strong with cherries, malt and hints of nuts. Pour is amber/red with just a hint of a head. Flavor is nutty and malty with hints of fruit and sweetbread. Have no idea where they are hiding 11% alcohol. Tastes like 6% if that. Finish is the most cherry laden. A very interesting beer. Quite pleased with it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Not at all what I expected from a cherry beer. It pours bright orange, with a hint of read. Cherries on the aroma, but also very malty. Tasting caught me off guard. The cherry flavors were there, but it was so deliciously malty and the alcohol balanced it quite a bit. Halfway through I wasn’t tasting the cherries as much and it felt more like a spicy strong ale or something more along those lines. Body is moderate to heavy and the finish was pleasantly malty. All in all a great experience. Thanks to JHop for sending it to me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Beautiful red color with a thin head. Aroma of cherries, plums and belgian yeast. Taste: Cherry and honey are very apparent. Almost a cough syrup flavor. Sweet and with belgian yeast character. Plum as well as the cherry. Alcohol presence without burn or warming. Slick juicy palate with a bit of carbonation sting.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fatguydan (1) - Etters, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2006 does not count
One of those beers you gotta try. No way would you guess 11% abv. Spicyness and bouquet from the yeast, but yet almost not a beer, but a great delicious flavor that is so unique that you can appreciate how superb it really is. Nothing like it. It finishes with an intense malty and spicy flavor that hits you just when you think the experience is over. I thought a case would last me a while, but we found ourselves enjoying it way too much. Dare I say addictive! Perfect for the Holidays with friends.


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