I am just so into this fruit beer that is just the soul of sour cherries that I thought I'd give it its own topic instead of adding it to existing GO posts.
First of all it is beautiful with a black cherry color and a light pink foam. It has a wonderful cherry smell. It tastes like pure cherries. I'm not sure if they use sour cherries, but it has that taste to it with a slight bitter edge.
Even though it has malted barley wheat, hops and yeast, don't think beer in terms of taste. Think fizzy fermented cherry juice.
I'm not sure what food it would go well with. I'm thinking maybe a smoked cheese like edam.
Here's a little blurb from a store that sells it for almost $7 a bottle ...
"Melbourn Bros. All Saints Brewery is stone built and tiny in scale with its steam engine, copper and cedar wood vessels and cobbled yard."
BeerAdvocate reviews are mainly thumbs up for this 3.40% alcohol British brew. It gets an 85 rating. No expiration date on bottle.
Also, noteworthy currently at GO this week is Juicy Juice 100% juice packs. A package of 10 is $1.99. My store has Berry, Grape, Strawberry Banana and Strawberry Kiwi. I've been using juice to make my own jello. The berry is a good flavor and I love the strawberry banana. Will go back to pick up Strawberry kiwi. Expiration date: Oct 2007
Covey Run chardonnay is still available for $1.49 a bottle ... $11.99 a case.
Hagen Daaz pints of ice cream are $1.49. Haven't tried it yet. I did try the 99 cent box of Blisscotti which sells at Raley's for $4.
It's ok. Two chocolate-dipped soft biscotti with vanilla or strawberry ice cream inbetween. It seems to use good stuff like sugar instead of HFCS and not too, too many preservatives. I enjoyed it. It satisfied my curiousity, but for me I probably wouldn't use my calories buying them again. Pleasant, but not a mind-blowing great splurge.
I did pass on the Red Rose Imitation smoked sausage. I'm not sure what makes it imitation. It is a large kielbasa like sausage in a bright red casing. I started to read the ingrediants but gave up after pork hearts. Seemed too real to me.