Very unusual if nothing else. 750 mL bottle with waxed dipped neck.
Turbid tan, brown pour with some head and lace, but only as a result of an aggressive pour. As others have noted the aroma was special – deep cherries, and it is very natural. Not artificial and sweet, but really genuine.
A lot of sweetness in the initial tastes but this quickly gives way to a sharp, cherry based tart finish. The tart finish seems to stick in the throat a bit and is quite astrigent. Mild heartburn results. The whole package is a bit too reminiscent of cough syrup for my liking, including the body which is not much fun.
Definitely glad that I tried it, but I don’t think I would bother again and under no circumstances is this an easy drinker. Perhaps a small glass with desert once a year, but as a “beer” this is not really a go. Can you say “Marinade”?