AROMA: Prominent sour nose; though not acrid. Cherry seltzer-like scent. Slight resemblance of red wine. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Mostly clear blush/magenta hue. CO2 visible. Small off-white foam mostly fizzles away. 2/3
Strong sourness immediately. Tart and dry throughout the first half.
Cherry flavor doesn’t emerge until the finish and has a sweet, authentic
taste akin to maraschino cherry. Leaves a clean, dry aftertaste.
Overall palette is enjoyable, but there’s no discernible wood character
nor hops nor malts. 15/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; moderate
carbonation but always crisp. Alcohol is virtually non-existent.
Difficult to take more than a sip at a time, though. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not quite as good as either of the brews used in the blend, but a fun and enjoyable beer nevertheless. 8/10
TOTAL SCORE: 38/50
The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet
is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and
protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to
prepare for examination.