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CLIMAX CHERRY SNOW PLOW WINTER ALE

On tap at The Office-Ridgewood, genre-defying English winter warmer provides luscious sour cherry, medicinal cherry, bruised cherry and whiskeyed cherry tartness to wispy Blackstrap molasses sinew. Sherry, raspberry and orange undertones hide below the surface and the sugary cherry soda-like finish betters Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat. Connoisseurs may find take aim at its fizzy soda pop feel and indefinite stylistic candor, but it’s truly splendid. A perfect dessert treat, especially for fruity ale drinkers.

  

WEYERBACHER TANGO BELGIAN DARK ALE WITH CHERRIES

On tap at Copper Mine, robust Belgian dark ale boasts strong sour ale overtones (but qualifies as a cherry ale due to its fruitier appropriation). Abundant sour cherry tartness reaches nirvana above rich mocha malting and coarse hop spicing. Cherry cordial, black cherry, rum raisin, plum, fig and raspberry illusions rush through candi-sugared sweetness. Buttery bourbon, burgundy and Chardonnay wining simmers inside rewarding black and red cherry canvas as well.     

ERIE DERAILED BLACK CHERRY ALE

Engaging ‘cherry-inspired’ cream ale makes for fine fruity malt beverage with its fizzy soda-like pop and sinewy corn syruping. Sweet and sour red cherry ripens fig-spiced apple, cranberry, raspberry, blueberry and strawberry illusions, settling into champagne-like Chambord liqueur slumber. Beneath, crayon-like plasticity seeps into astringent saison yeast profile.

  

EPIC BRAINLESS ON CHERRIES

Vacillating magenta-bodied pink-blushed Belgian-style strong ale aged in French Chardonnay casks offers sweet-tart cherry pureeing to musty lambic-like sour fruiting as crackled carbolic fizz settles down. Mouth-puckering cherry tannins soak into hard cider, raspberry compote, green grape, cranberry and oaken vanilla illusions. Not far removed from rhubarb pie.

FOUNDERS CERISE

Illustrious cherry fermented ale perfect for fruity frolickers. Sweet cherry pie tartness and sugary cherry soda fizzing contrast soured cherry lambic pucker. Beneath affable cherrystone motif, lemon-juiced cranberry, strawberry, and raspberry rasp settles alongside bubbly pink champagne effervescence (with a hint of ginger). Works well as a stimulating aperitif or a luxurious digestif.

SAMUEL SMITH ORGANIC CHERRY ALE

Excellent amber-cleared pink-highlighted fruit ale brewed at Melbourne Brothers (whose fine Apricot, Strawberry, and Cherry ales uniquely counter swanky grain-based British beers), then blended and bottled by Sam Smith. Less filling and alcoholic than ambitious kriek-styled New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red, its cherry pie pertinacity secures subsidiary candied apple, white grape and cranberry tartness. Cherry coughdrop, Jolly Rancher, Dr. Pepper and cherry syrup nuances fade in and out, providing a persuasive sweet ‘n sour lambic-like delectability.