The other half was in New York while I was at work Saturday and she was nice enough to make a beer run for me. We ended up Philly the next day and made a beer run there too. So, now I have a crapload of beer…see below for what came home in the haul.
So, as you can see, I’m going to be stocked up for a little bit with most of them being beers I can’t get in Jersey. Anyways, the other half picked up the beer below for review, again because it’s a fruit beer. Let’s see how she liked it.
Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Fact: Cherry Lager cannot be sipped without the drinker bearing a grin. Our spring seasonal pours a bright pink, lacy head on top of a brilliant red body as a lavish, fruit-forward aroma rises from the glass. The medium-light body is jam packed with bright Wisconsin Montmorency cherry tartness, followed by two-row pale malt and Mt. Hood hops. The initial burst of flavors wane, leaving a distinctive lager crispness and mild cherry tartness. Try our Cherry Lager with broiled walleye or whitefish fillets, especially if they’re topped with a fruit salsa. For an interesting twist, try making a Cherry Lager float with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!”
Random: I’m really excited about the Cascade beers. I’ve never seen them before and they always gets really well rated.
This beer poured with one finger, cream-colored head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear mahogany color with no visible carbonation. The nose reminded me of cherry cough syrup that I had as a kid with some toasted malts along for the ride. The taste started with artificial cherry syrup and toasted bread without much else. The body was really, really thin and the carbonation was way too low. The finish was thankfully quick with musty old cherries. This beer was “meh” at best and I wouldn’t rush back to have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0