Cherry Oud Bruin
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Sour - Flanders Oud Bruin
Ranked #25
Ranked #8,229
4.01 | pDev: 12.97%
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Very Good
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Notes: This is a Flanders Sour Brown Ale which has the characteristics of sherry with a sweet fruity aroma. It is dark reddish brown in color and is high in acidity, sweetness and sourness. This is a complex beer that should be imbibed with notice to it’s high alcohol content.
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stortore from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. 2017 edition, had 2/24/19.

Pours a ruddy amber, somewhat opaque, with a half inch foamy head and some light, foamy lacing. Aromas of cherries, malt, grapes, some brown sugar and vinegar, light plums, a little caramel. Smells lightly tart and sour, a little funk. The flavor is mostly the same, but the tart and sour aroma disappears in the taste. Cherries, malt, brown sugar, grapes, some caramel, light wine and plums. It’s a touch sweet, but manages to have a little bitterness underneath. Smooth, a good medium body, well carbonated.

This is okay, but both the aroma and flavor seem to fade as l worked through the bottle. Not as hefty as most for the style. The cherry juice works well. Worth a try at a high price point.

Mar 15, 2020
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Often compared to flanders red ale, the oude bruin usually gets a bad wrap. In a world where we prize high acidity, the later pales in comparison. But its toasty, woodsy, earthy nuances are enough to have the style to stand up for itself. And that's what the brewers at Kuhnhenn have done. ...except for the cherry part.

Cherry Oud Bruit uses that cherry influence of flanders red ale to make those comparisons even more direct as its scent of the pitted berry-like fruit lead the way. A russet brown pour shows a hazy garnet glow and topped with a light creamy froth before the nose picks up on additional woodsy, winey, nutty, peppery and toasted scents. A toasty sweetness creeps onto the tongue with light toffee, cocoa, pecan, coffee and cola with its first and malty impressions.

As the ale encroaches on the middle palate, it loses its sweetness but the toasty remnants of malt remain. Toast, cocoa, coffee, peanut skins and a mossy tree bark character soon follow in anticipation of the cherries. Tangy, tart and nearly sour, the cherries fuse with the beer's natural acidity for a piquant character of sherry, balsamic and soy sauce for a sweet, sour and savory taste heading into the late palate.

Spicy in its bitterness, the medium bodied sour ale carries a lasting taste of cola and peanut brittle with a medium length winey aftertaste. Oddly compelling, the style pairs well with mussels and beef stew, but often leaves the palate unsatisfied. This example suffers the same fate. So bring on the food!

May 29, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

'15 vintage.

This one pours a dark murky reddish brown color, with a very small head, and no lacing.

This smells like overwhelming sweet and sour cherry juice- there's not much else here. I would've thought the cherry would fade, as it's a 2015 bottle, but it's so cherry forward. It's lightly sour, and the acidity rolls of the tongue nicely. There's cherry candy, and a bit of syrupy caramel as well.

This is thick and quite syrupy, with a lower level of carbonation. It's a slow sipper.

I definitely wish this was a little bit more balanced, but it's definitely a fun beer to drink anyway.

May 23, 2018
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Roguer from Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, swirly, nutty brown; absolutely no head at all.

Aroma is sweet and syrupy, featuring cherries, brown sugar, and a little earthy spice from the yeast. Some dark fruit.

Flavor is a very nice, smooth blend of mildly sour brown ale and sweet cherries. Not a ton of sourness, but it's there, with a nice vinegar-like finish. Sweet cherries throughout, and a light, rustic funk.

Surprisingly thick and sticky mouthfeel; I'm attributing this to the sky-high ABV for the style.

An excellent, interesting brew, and one I'd gladly revisit.

Apr 06, 2018
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle, 12oz into a tulip appears chestnut brown with a thin khaki head thats quick to fade.

Aroma of chocolate covered cherry pits, earth, roast and alcohol. Caramel and vanilla. Vinegar and tang as it breathes.

Tastes tart yet strong with a chocolate covered cherry flavoring thats earthy and pitted. Mild vinegar, caramel and vanilla sweetness. Mild papery oxidation in the aftertaste.

Full body, light carb. The alcohol is well hidden but goes straight to your head. Much better than I anticipated.

Mar 30, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tart/sour cherry, cranberry, lemon, raisin, plum, red grape, green apple, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted brown bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, toffee, pepper, leather, tobacco, vanilla, funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast, sour cherries, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste big tart/sour cherry, cranberry, lemon, raisin, plum, red grape, green apple, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted brown bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, toffee, pepper, leather, tobacco, vanilla, funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/acidic tartness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, cranberry, lemon, raisin, plum, red grape, green apple, caramel, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, pepper, light toffee/leather/nuttiness, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast, sour cherries, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from acidic/tannic flavors as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, fairly acidic, and lightly slick/syrupy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 10.5%. Overall this is an outstanding imperial Flanders brown ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy/spicy yeast, sour cherries, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate oak barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the ABV, with the balanced acidity. Was expecting more sourness after the nose profile; but this was still highly complex and spot on to the style. Extremely well balanced. Label states only Brett was used for the wild yeast, so most of the sourness is likely coming from the cherry juice. A highly enjoyable offering, regardless.

Dec 04, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros, 2015 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark chestnut hue with a thin off white head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of tart malts, nice cherry, fair amount of vinegar, dirty caramel malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, fair amount of vanilla, huge caramel. Cherry throat lozenge on the finish, flemmy.

M - Mouthfeel is rather heavy, sticky, flemmy. Alcohol is hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a really mediocre beer, excellent fake cherry notes. Just really sub par.

Serving type: bottle

Jul 16, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to rudzud

No real head, nice legs, murky dark cherry red almost rosy hue.

Nose tons of sour malt and fruity, tart cherry, sweet candy syrup cherry, little cough syrup, an almost grape must and weird gristy malt and some weird funk, malt vinegar, cereal grain.

Taste brings sweet syrupy cherry, little tart cherry, candy notes, then biscuity toasted gristy grainy, plenty of caramel with it, a little vanilla and cherry flesh but tart cherry, cherry cough syrup, finish cherry halls candy, flemmy sticky little acidic, malt vinegar, weird and icky, little bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, syrupy flemmy, lighter carb.

Overall eh.

Jul 16, 2016
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 bottle. 12 oz poured in kuhnhenn snifter.

Muddy brown body small white head. Minimal lacing or retention.

Aromas of sherry, wood, dark fruits, toffee, caramel. Taste matches the nose with more dark fruits and some chocolate and light cherry. Sweet and roasty aftertaste. Rich body very little carbonation.

Overall a good experience. Def a sipper. Wanted more acidity.

May 31, 2016
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was a deep reddish color with little noted head.

Smell - Sour notes dominated the nose, but you can definitely pick up the cherry.

Taste - At the front, tart cherry comes through with an almost cherry cola quality. With the cherry, notes of grape skin and slight oakiness come though. The only knock on this one is the slight medicinal taste the comes with the cherry in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - For the style, I can certainly appreciate the thickness. This one coats the tongue and lingers.

Overall - A really good example of the style that is worth seeking.

Jan 16, 2016
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SerialTicker from Michigan

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up as part of Kuhnhenn's Winter Solstice mixed four-pack for $35, so this was $8.75 for a bottle. The chances this beer is worth the price is low, but that doesn't mean it won't be good.

Appearance: Copper brown in color with only a ring formed on top of the beer. Hard pour didn't form any head at all, and there's no lacing left on the glass. Only a bit of haze. Pretty decent looking. (3.75/5)

Smell: Prominent "funk" coupled with some tartness. Sour cherry juice is also in there, but it's underlying the funky wet trunk smell that many sour beers have. I'd say it smells like I would expect, but I actually expected some more cherry than what I'm getting in the aroma. Based on the smell alone though, I'm anticipating a very sour beer. (4/5)

Taste/feel: Strange, strange stuff -- it's worth mentioning that I haven't had this style before. The taste isn't nearly as sour as I was anticipating. This has a definite tart funkiness to it, but with the cherries, malt sweetness, and "brown" flavors, it's actually pretty balanced. Sour on the front, sweet pretty much the rest of the way. I'm pretty certain this isn't barrel aged, but I get barrel aged qualities out of it... an oak sort of flavor (partially from the Brett?) with some tannin vibes as well (the cherries?). The feel is really nice -- about moderate in body and carbonation, with a strangely slick but pleasant feel. (4/5, 4.25/5)

Very strange, very unique beer (for me, seeing as how it's my first from the style). The yeast flavors with the sweet and tart cherries with "brown" tasting malts... it comes together really well. The tartness is well-balanced by the sweetness, and I don't find that it ever becomes cloying. I think this beer is missing something, but I'm not quite sure what -- probably *more* sourness and *more* cherries. Still, as it is, this is a very pleasant tasting beer. Worth the price? In terms of buying it many times over again, no, but if you haven't had it before, absolutely.


Jan 10, 2016
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of complexity to this brew. Three predominant flavors to me are the cherry, vanilla and caramel. There's a mild oak and vinegar presence on the finish. The fact that this is 10.5% is mind blowing. No booze factor at all to me except for the aroma. Pretty inviting taste and one I enjoyed through out.

Nov 11, 2015
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2010 bottling

Appearance: Just a smattering of foam raises above the coffee brown liquid; leggy, with a few dots here and there

Smell: Cherry jam, Oloroso Sherry, caramel, vanilla and a hint of oak

Taste: Sweet and tart dark cherry jam flavors, with a touch of Oloroso Sherry in the middle; caramel and vanilla flavors add sweetness, after the swallow, but are subsumed, to some extent, by the oak and vinegary sourness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with no carbonation

Overall: One of those unique style-bending fruit beers from Kuhnhenn; not really an Oud Bruin but I guess it comes closer to that style than any other

Oct 04, 2015
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ljc973 from Michigan

4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep reddish brown, almost purple. Light carbonation with no head whatsoever. Smells more like a wine. The taste is tart, somewhat crisp, and refreshing. There is a very complex cherry profile. Overall, this was an awesome beer, and the alcohol (10.5%) was completely hidden. A little different from others in the style, but well worth trying if you can get it.

Oct 01, 2015
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

Silver foil capped 12oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thank you). No bottling date. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours a mildy opaque, plum hued cherrywood with about one finger of ecrue head. The bubbles quickly dissipate to thin halo around the edges, leaving almost no lacing.

Aroma is packed with tart cherry with notes of vinegar, cough syrup, sugar and an earthy herbaceousness.

Wow- what a sweet and sour, complex treat! Delicious organic cherries dominate the flavor in the best possible way. I'm also getting apple skins, mild vinegar tartness, simple syrup, a vegital funk and only a hint of that 12% abv.

Syrupy thick with little carbonation. Tart cherries in a dry funky finish.

This almost drinks mire like a high octane fruit beer than a Flanders red but I really liked it.

Aug 28, 2014
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dar482 from New York

4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark brown color.

The flavor has a big punch of tart cherries, a jam like sweetness. A bit of booze comes through, but with tons of tart and acidity. There’s a hint of sweet candy that dances around with the sour cherry and fruit tart flavors. There’s a great drying on the finish.

This is an easy drinking beer with tons of complexity. A few others and I guessed the ABV of this beer at a tasting at around 7-8%. Quite surprised to find out the ABV.

Jan 24, 2014
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tectactoe from Michigan

4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage, bottle labeled "Imperial Old Bruin - Cherry", from Winter Solstice. Very excited to finally crack this one open. Rich walnut color with ruby borders and a darker, red mahogany center. The chubby bubbled, light-tan head concedes to a skin before my eyes and leaves no signs of webbing or lacing as it makes the recession. Looks very barley wine-ish so far.

Well ooh-la-la, what a wonderfully surprising nose. From the build of this brew, and the knowledge of its alcohol content, I wasn't really expecting much intense sourness. The first whiff, however, sends a swift kick of sour cherries to my sensory receptors - I'm in love already. Deep inhales bring out enough tartness to start tickling the saliva glands, even.

Aside from the beautifully sour and fresh cherries, the rest of the aroma leads me to believe that this is a soured, fruited barley wine. Sticky, sweet molasses, light black licorice, and some mild, boozy, sherry-like notes. Warmer temps bring forth more intense sweetness, as well as a bit more sourness, and even a light bit of acidity at the tip.

Just when I thought the sourness was peaking in the aroma, Kuhnhenn Old Brune goes mad swoll and flips the table of tartness, slapping my palate with a backhand of incredibly tart black cherries. The kind even make you wince and pucker just a bit. The sourness is a fantastic element, but it's also quite unique - it's not much like the sour or tart notes you'd get from a lambic or wild ale (and obviously far from the infected kind, as well).

Brash arms of barley wine flavors hold up the heavy cherry weight without much sweat. Sweet molasses and subtle toffee, lots of toasted breads, some other dark fruits aside from cherries, and a finishing sherry kiss. The latter half of the brew seems much more vinous than the first, but I like it. Some added oak, tannin, and acetic acid spruce things up a bit and add a whole different level of complexity.

Sticky and heavy on palate; the body on this brew is as large as the alcohol content suggests, although it drinks insanely easy considering it's nearly 12% ABV. I love the authentic nature of the black cherries, I love the intense and unexpected sourness, and I love the overall execution of this unique and interesting brew. Like an intentionally soured and fruited up, cherry barley wine on crack. So, so dope.

Jul 25, 2013
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liamt07 from Canada (ON)

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draught at HopCat for the Wood and Wild Ale Festival 2012, into a tulip.

Deep brown, with burgundy highlights. No head, no lace. Nose of black cherries, currants, subtler chocolate covered berries and a light almost cranberry light tart note. Taste has more black cherry, light medicinal notes, chocolate covered cranberries, light tartness but a sweet Flanders Red-esque like malting. Sweet and sour, with a fuller thicker feel that appears less than 12.0%. A very drinkable Flanders Red/Oud Bruin.

Nov 19, 2012
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour courtesy of rivesb at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

2011 vintage.

Pours a slightly murky dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some nice cherry and malt aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic quality on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite tasty and easy to drink with the nice cherry aromas and flavors.

Jul 24, 2012
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xnicknj from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into tulip - 2010 vintage

Pours a a browned deep cherry color with some golden and auburn hues. Thin head dissipates, leaving a collar of beige film.

Tart, sour cherry in the nose with a soft jammy tone. A bit of cherry pie and soft sweetness. Hints of acidity and vinegar with apples and red grape skin. Soft alcohol warmth.

Sour and fruity up front with plenty of cherry flavor. Oaky and lactic with some vinegar hints. Acidic and softly funky, with a continuing sour cherry pie flavor. Touches of red grape skin. Finishes dry, a little bitter, sour and warm.

Fuller medium body, lighter carbonation, sticky and full on the tongue. This is a little strong, but I really enjoyed the powerful sour cherry flavor.

Jun 15, 2012
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bamadog from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was able to try this one at the brew pub a couple of summers ago (oh yeah, it was freaking awesome) and was fortunate to receive a bottle of it in a trade. Bottled in 2010, review is from notes taken on 6/9/2012.

Appearance: Pour is a dark and murky brown color and pours essentially with no head whatsoever; with the darker body, it's kind of opaque, but not like a deep dark stout or anything; tiny strands of carbonation bubble up near the sides of the glass, which leads me to believe that the body won't be entirely dead which may be presumed based upon the zero-head factor on the pour; nothing is left behind on the sides of the glass - pretty much clean of any residue or lacing.

Smell: Oh yeah -- the two years in the bottle have allowed the malts to come out much more than I remember, and there is a strong caramel/butterscotch scent to it; pretty impressive sour and dark cherry scents as well -- reminiscent of a chocolate covered cherry complete with the sweet vanilla-esque syrup included; just smells like dessert.

Taste: Just about what I expected after the nose -- tons of malt, and it's very sweet (caramel, hints of some chocolate, vanilla); the cherries come in next, and there is a ton of them -- very tart and a bit funky; a little bit of alcohol... OK, actually there's a quite a bit of warm booziness but it just works so well as it blends in with the other big and bold flavors that one should expect from this brewery. Super solid, but definitely a sipper and 12 oz. will be plenty.

Mouthfeel: Thicker than I remember, it comes across fairly syrupy, but the carbonation is essentially non-existent leaving the palate a little bored; the only liveliness retained comes from the big booziness and it leaves the mouth tingly, and the belly is very warm from the acidity and alcohol. Not as good as I would have hoped for in this category, but still, not too shabby.

Overall: What this beer lacks in body, it certainly makes up for it in the smell and taste. As mentioned above, it's definitely a sipper with an ABV of 12%, and the flavors are so bold anyway, you don't need anymore than the single bottle, and that is something that could be shared with a pal, but I'm kind of greedy like that so I'll be killing it myself.

Jun 10, 2012
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russwbeck from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 Vintage

A: Deep, hazy, viscous brown pour with only faint head. A slim ring remains where the top of the beer meets the glass. Bubbles lazily wander their way up through the beer. 4

S: Vinegar, tart cherries, booze, and caramel malt create a sweet, yet sour aroma. It switches between boozy, malty, and sour nicely. 4.5

T: This has really mellowed out phenomenally well. The balance is that of a boozy offering that has really come together nicely. Fruity, almost bordering on cider-like. Tart cherries, vinegar dark fruits, and caramel malts again. Not really on the barnyard funk side of things, it's more sweet. I honestly am dumbfounded here. I really don't know what to say to describe this better. It's very interesting. 4

MF: Medium to heavy body, but sweetness takes away from the drinkability. 3.5

O: Took me by surprise. Love it, absolutely glad I tried it, just really confused by it. New experience where I wasn't expecting it. 4.5

Apr 12, 2012
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srandycarter from California

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown, almost black, with a reddish hue. Near white head, good retention, some spotty sudsy lace.

S - Bread, booze, cherries. Sweet malt permeates.

T - A hot shot of sour and cooked cherries riding on a wagon of booze and malt. Nice.

M - Light side of carb, but ok, the cooked an sour cherries really finish out the taste. Medium to full body.

D - I like it but one is more than enough!

Mar 22, 2012
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MarcatGSB from Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big props to Adam for scoring me this bottle from the 2011 winter solstice. Poured into a Kuhnhenn tulip he was so kind to gift me as well!

A: Pours a thick looking cherry colored amber color. Nice brown thin head that doesn't provide much lift, but settles into a very persistent ring around the edges.

N: A good dose of alcohol is what I notice immediately, followed by Ludens cough drop, cherry of course, aroma. Yet, a bit more robust and full. Great notes of vanilla and oak.

T: Big time cherry (even some Ludens)...A very nice sour cherry character with a good amount of tartness that really grabs at every corner of my mouth. Figs and prunes give it a nicely rounded character. My tongue is salivating for more. A bit of an alcohol feel, but nothing overwhelming.

M: Good dryness...a bit of an astringent after taste, but very enjoyable. The tartness stays around for a long time, as well as the really nice cherry.

D and O: Drinks like a Flanders Brown, with a bit more of an alcohol bite, and body. A pretty big beer, but a nice one to have tried.

Mar 03, 2012
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BarrytheBear from Wisconsin

3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 edition courtesy of Madvike. Thank you, Matt! The bottle shows the abv at 10.5%, not the 12% listed here.

Poured hard after an initial soft pour in order to produce some head. Puffed a full finger of almond fluff atop dark ruby base. Head is short lived and dissipates to still surface. Lacing isn't much to speak of.

Massive black fleshy cherry on the nose. I am an absolute sucker for hard black cherries and this fits the bill. Thankfully there's fresh vibrant fruit here and not disgusting medicinal flim flam.

Cherry hard up front, but more of the slightly tart lighter red cherry variety. Lactic with only a light tartness. Acidity is surprisingly low and I was hoping for more. The finish does display some artificial flavoring not unlike a cherry Jolly Rancher.

Carbonation is tame, body is medium and syrupy.

Overall, cherry is a bitch in a beer. I am fussy when it comes to the flavor and this beer, like Mr. Cash himself, walks the line. Not the best and not the worst.

Feb 09, 2012
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 310 ratings