American Solera Foeder Cerise
What the brewers say
"Foeder ale refermented with Montmorency cherries."
What our panel thought
"Aroma of cherry pie, down to light clove spice, an almond note, and crust-like melanoidin. Cherry for days with the first swallow, but low carbonation seems to flatten the flavor. Not aggressively tart or sweet. Stones leave a lingering marzipan-like sweet impression. Well-done but a bit one dimensional."
What our editors thought
"Rich cherry notes on the nose could be almond/marzipan or hair salon, depending on the mood. Flavor is juice-forward with a dry matte sheen that stops just short of rustic expectations."