Phillips Brewing Co. – Cherry Hieter Smoked Cherry Ale

Phillips Brewing Co. – Cherry Hieter Smoked Cherry Ale

Rating

4 out of 5
Aroma
3.9 out of 5
Appearance
3.5 out of 5
Taste
3.7 out of 5
Palate
3.7 out of 5

Total

3.8
3.8 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Fruit Beer, Rauchbier
  • Brand: Phillips Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Nice cherry sweetness in a smokey package

  • Cons:

    Quite smokey

  • Conclusion:

    A big smoke beer balanced with Cherry and a well malted base.

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Phillips Brewing is upping their game with new and exciting styles. new to the line of seasonal offerings is the Cherry Hieter, a Smoked Cherry Ale brewed using real cherries and house smoked malt. The beer pours a red-copper colour with two fingers of head which leaves light lacing on the glass as it settles. The Cherry Hieter smells of a sweet, cherry smoke. The depth of smoke with a sweet and sour tone of cherry gives this beer an intense and very unique aroma. Tasting this beer it has a sharp carbonation and a reasonably light body off the start. From here a cherry-like sweetness comes into play as the wood-smoke flavour builds in the background. As the beer’s finish approaches a sweet smokiness envelopes the palate giving a dry and smokey aftertaste. This beer may not be for everyone but the smoke is big yet balanced and a light cherry-sweetness further smooths the beer. This is a bottle which is definitely worth picking up to share among friends.

Alcohol – 7.0%
Size – 650ml
Price – $6.90 (Craft Retailer)
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Comments

  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 15 December, 2014, 19:23

    OK glad I read this before I tried it. This does not sound like it would be up my ally.

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