portableparty (1872) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle. Pours dark red amber with a soapy off white head that leaves a spotty film and faint lacing. Aroma is bread malt and cherry. Taste is watery malt bread and slight watered cherry. Palate is thin and watered down.
boxofrane (1663) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours hazy orange with no head to speak of other than around the rim of the glass. The aroma does have some tart cherry present but very little else. The taste has a light cherry, more sweet than tart initially, and a decent maltiness. Reasonable but not up there with beers like the Founderís Cherise.
tectactoe (640) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Bottle: hazy copper color, white head dissipates quickly as it leaves absolutely no lacing along the glass. Aroma barely has any cherry in it. Very, very light cherry, wheat, sweet malt, a finishing touch of bland floral hops. Aroma is so light, itís hard to pick up on anything. Way too weak. Taste is slightly tart cherry up front, more like a juice with some medicinal and chalky notes. Soft, bland... full of wheat; back-end of wheat almost overpowers the cherry. Aftertaste is full of that weird chalky, "just chewed a vitamin" finish. Not the best...
carlb (96) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Highly carbonated! Pours a large (3 inch) off-white-to-white creamy head which never fully dissipates. Spicy wheat and light cherry in the nose. Light body with a touch of acidity on the palate. Very light cherry notes on the palate (ever chew/suck on cherry pits?). Poured with a slight haze and makes beautiful Belgian lace. Refreshing, and bright with a medicinal hint. Lingers nicely. Final pour released much yeast which fell to the bottom of the glass.
jmm635 (805) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dirty amber color with a thick white that dissipates quickly. Aroma of cherry juice and light wheat. Very sweet at first but finishes real sharp. Tart cherries take over.
Alextricity (362) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled April 2013. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
Appearance: Darker than I was expecting... looks like a dark cherry, appropriately enough. Sand colored doesnít last long, and thereís really no lacing. Bleh. Has a nice color, but thatís about it.
Smell: Quite a bit of cherry, but thereís actually a malt aroma... smells more like a beer than Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, thatís for sure. Not much to it. It has a pleasant aroma, though.
Taste/feel: Eehk.. drink this one cold -- thatís all Iíll say. As this warmed up, I got this really odd bitterness that I canít quite explain. Itís not a hop bitterness, but almost like a bitterness youíd get from sucking on a tree root or something. Itís bizarre, and itís there all over the tongue, and lingers. When this beer is colder, thatís not much of a problem. Traverse City Cherry *Wheat* also had me wondering where the wheat was until the aftertaste, as well. The feel is light and pretty thing -- definitely an "after a long, hot day" sort of beer, for me.
Not a very good beer. I can say that it doesnít have a medicinal sort of FLAVOR that can sometimes be a problem in a lot of cherry beers, but that weird bitterness is a killer, and ruining the beer for me. For what itís worth, itíd be average-at-best even if that bitterness was out of the equation. Canít recommend this one.
crossovert (5625) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís okay. Not too sweeet thanks ot the tart cherries, a bit medicinal. A bit thin.
tnkw01 (840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brownish burgundy color. Natural cherry flavor, nothing artificial here. Aroma also has a natural cherry aroma. This is better then I originally thought.
BeerFunGuy (405) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This reddish brown beer has a tart aroma and flavor. Well done and easy to drink.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
strongpieman (1308) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish amber color, clear, light head. Tart and a little sour, medium light body. Pretty much as expected for taste. Fine, but not a preference.
rumproasts (1817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. coppery with small head. pretty basic wheat beer with some cherry flavor. kind of dull.