Pooka Cherry Ale | Crannóg Ales

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Crannóg Ales
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our bumper crop of cherries in 2002 brought about our debut Pooka Cherry Ale. We have followed this every year with a new version of cherry ale, always using only our own Bing-type cherries. Pooka is a lightly-hopped ale stuffed with fresh cherries — it has a wonderful pink head, a delicious cherry aroma, and an almost wine-like finish. This beer usually sells out in two weeks — so keep your eyes peeled for it next year, and watch this site for the lucky locations which will get to serve it. Available about 2 weeks after our cherry harvest, which means early August.

Added by BDTyre on 09-11-2006

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
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4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCborn
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

friend's growler
A: hazy amber, minimal head
S: sweet/slightly sour fruit (cherry), light malt
T: follows smell
M: light, lightly carbonated
O: very nice easy drinking, (even my wife liked it (she doesn't drink beer))

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Photo of Derek
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Actually from a party pig.

A: Hazy red/plum with a pink head, a bit of retention & lace.

S: Sweet/tart cherry aroma with some underlying biscuity malt.

T: This is certainly more British/Irish than the more typical Belgian farmhouse ales. The slightly tart cherries really complements the base of pleasant biscuity malt with a slight residual sweetness.

M: Moderate body & carbonation with an off-dry finish.

O: Incredibly drinkable brew. Really well done.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of yancot
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of EskimoDave
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BDTyre
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice cherry red colour with a foamy pink head. The smell is predominantly cherries, with a underscoring of malt.

Taste is cherries, with hints of malt. This is unhopped, so the bitterness at the finish and in the aftertaste can only be the result of fermented cherries.

Good carbonation, and drinkable. A little sour, and so it may be a sipper for some. Overall, an exceptionally well done natural fruit beer in an old style.

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Pooka Cherry Ale from Crannóg Ales
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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