mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
bottle. pours a translucent bright red-brown body with no head. the aroma is all sweet cherries and appears to be quite syrupy. there is also a little bit of alcohol peering into the background. it’s certainly very sweet as the nose suggested, underneath it all it’s quite earthy and herbal. I think it’s far too sweet but it does manage to hide the 7.5% very well. I’d take a Quelque Chose over this anyday. DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
Aroma of Smith Brothers cherry cough drops, ruby, ho head. Very sweet taste of artificial cherry, cloying, ordinary. Thank You mds. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2005
12.27.05 12oz bottle. Deep ruby brown with fizzy tan head. Looks like a soda. Aroma is spicy and pleasant with prominant cherry, savory winter spiciness of allspice, cinnamon, and sugary sweet maltiness. Sparkling eff reminds further of a soda. The drinking experience is sweet, a bit woody, and quite fruity (cherry juice) with more allspice and a tingly feel across the palate. Eventually the fizz wanes and the sweetness becomes a bit too much. I didn’t realize this was supposed to be the replacement for Quelque Chose...I hope that’s not true. Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Dark cherry-red colour. Big aroma brings together star anise, Dr. Pepper, faint cinnamon and subtle candy cherries. Sweet cherries are balanced by a light tartness in the finish. A fair dose of spice (anise, allspice, ginger) adds complexity to this dumbed-down Quelque Chose. Ever hear the radio edit of Straight Outta Compton? tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2005
Intensely sweet cherries with cinammon and clove spiciness in the aroma that is almost medicinal in character. Clear amber brown coloured body is topped by a fizzy, off white head that recedes rapidly to ring. Beneath the obvious sweet cherries, there is a biscuity malt flavour and some doughy yeast with suggestions of spices in the aftertaste. Medium body is somewhat sticky with initially lively carbonation that unfortunately does not last. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Grand Duc, Dec-05).
rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
Brilliant reddish ruby wine color, with almost no pinkyish head, very strong cherryish aroma, with cinnamon and clove spiciness, candied cherries nose follows through on a medium-bodied sweet cherry palate with an extravagant cherry flavor, with a strong artificial fruit sweetness, hint of oakness,with a nutmeg and cinnamon spiciness, leading towards a very rich and fruity candy sweetness finish. Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle: Poured a bright pink/red color ale with a nice bubbly light pinkish head with average retention. Aroma of sweet cherries is totally dominating. Taste is extremely sweet with subtle background hints of tart. I just can’t believe of the amount of bad cherry syrup there is in here and even worse it just taste like cough syrup. By far, the worst beer from Unibroue. OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
341 ml bottle courtesy Siroy. Clear deep cherry red colour with a mostly dinishing layer of pink tinted foam. Sweet cherries, lightly candyish, and lightly spicy aroma, with cough syrup notes. Very sweet cherry syrup flavour with hints of cinnamon. Full bodied and syrupy. I can sense traces of Quelque Chose in here somewhere, but it’s almost like finding traces of real lambic in Belle Vue Kriek. Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Burgundy coloured cherry beer with collapsable pink head. Sweet cherry aroma with lactic notes, and I agree with MT that there is cinnamon. Like a cherry candy. Very sweet in mouth, with light sourish tart cherries and lots of residual sugars, lingering with the alcohol. Some woodyness reminiscent of QQchose. A bit short finally. Medium bodied, but way too sweet for my liking. Bought at Rapido in Aylmer, 8.99$/4 pack. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Boastful sweet cherries proudly exhibit their cinnamon and nutmeg companions...Some malt cookies lift them all up towards the nose, and they easily get entry into the nasal passages. Some medecinal character resides within, but overall this is obviously a Quelque Chose for which more cherry syrup/sweetness was added.
A portly body of residual sugars makes the portentous cherries seem syrupy at times. But if you love the spice interplay of Quelque Chose, it is exactly the same here. Except this one will be cloying for some as it is much sweeter, but all of the same flavors are there, to my palate anyway. Finish is lightly tart, but this component is dumbed down by the elevated cherry flavor. Not beery at all, but then again the Quelque Chose of recent years isn’t either. A slightly new trendy version of an already lauded recipe; less complex yes, but as flavorful.
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