Rubin77 (2876) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 28, 2018 SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice reddish amber hue with a thin white head that fades quickly. Smells slightly of cherries with a strong honey aroma and hints of yeast. Tastes slightly sweet with notes of cinnamon and cloves and a slight cherry aftertaste that gets followed by a lasting alcohol flavor. Kind of like cherry cough syrup without the ick and with a nice blast of beer instead. But its really quite good.
F: medium, light tan, quick gone.
C: coppery to brown, hazy.
A: rich malty, mellow fruity, honey, bit cherries, bit spicy, dried fruits.
T: malty, some red berries, cherries, honey, herbal, light spicy, light oily mouthfeel, bit warming alcohol, full body, lower carbonation, very nice, enjoyed, bit too sweet but I like it, 355ml bottle as courtesy from tderoeck, many thanks.
ehaak26 (778) - - JAN 13, 2018
Bottle from A.J.'s Beer Warehouse. Aroma of chocolate and cherry. Taste is sweet. nperry1128 (4) - - DEC 21, 2017 does not count
Drink a couple of these and you will be good to go. Hints of honey and cherries with some alcohol breathing out.
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12 oz bottle. Big alcohol scents with cherry and yeast. It pours a red brown with an off-white head or microbubbles. Big yeast flavors with a kirsch-like alcohol flavor. Not my favorite expression of the style. dawgdick (6) - - DEC 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2017 I highly recommend this beer at Xmas time, for the cherries and honey flava, and the 11% ABV make even the most shrewish mother in law tolerable. But if you drink it back to back with a Belgian Xmas Ale like St B, the presence of its more marginal characteristics rise to salience.
shawnmurphy (701) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours bright, clear ruby-red with a spritz of tan head and lacing. Aroma: cherries, honey, some barnyard. Flavor: malt-forward (grenadine, honey, cherry cough syrup) with sour cherries, white pepper, allspice, cinnamon, clove, Belgian barnyard yeastiness. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, oily with a warm boozy finish. thegreenrooster (4663) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Pour is a dark ruby red with a large tan head that goes away quickly. Aroma is a pleasant dark fruit with some bitter bakers chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is dark fruit, brown sugar and sweet molasses. I also get some alcohol heat after the swallow. It's starting to get a bit warm in here. This was a fine winter warmer. Lots of tasty sweet dark fruit like sugar plums. A little alcohol heat is the only thing to get in the way but hopefully after some time on it that will fade. orduckms (2) - - NOV 11, 2017 does not count
Love this beer, at 11 percent your not going to find many that taste as good as this does. A little sweet but to be expected. This is what beer is all about!
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Pours dark red amber with a foamy head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is heavy tart cherry with a touch of honey coming through. Taste is instantly tart cherry that works back to honey and nutmeg. Aftertaste is back to cherries with a smooth finish. An excellent holiday ale. aaronpetersen (11) - - SEP 2, 2017
Copper with light white head. Expected more carbonation for a Belgian style. Banana esters and caramel aroma, same for flavour. Mostly banana. Can't detect honey or cherry. Slight warming booze.
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