KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. First reviewed 7/14/2009. Served on tap at the Eccentric Cafe.
Poolside pours a golden peach color with a very light head and not much carbonation. Virtually no lacing, and it even almost seemed flat when it was coming out of the tap.
Cherry malted wheat is the straightforward aroma I sense, although it is a faint smell.
With the first sip, the tart, up front cherry taste is at its most extreme. With each subsequent sip, the taste becomes more mellow and smoother. While the malt dominates, the cherry tartness provides a nice complement for the light hop flavor.
The feel is soft and quite easy on the tongue. Light carbonation means it is not crisp, but this suits the beer well.
This is definitely beer meant for sipping outside on a summer day if you are in the right mood.
paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pink, yeasty, slightly sour cherry wheat beer with outstanding complexity. I’ve grown weary of Oberon the past few years, but Poolside is a game changer. This is a tour de force in summer wheats and I hope Bells makes this more available.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Bell’s last weekend.
Pours a very, very cloudy yellow color with a pinkish tint. There is a spot or two of lacing as it goes down, but that’s about it. The nose brings some light cherry and a bit of wheat. The flavor has a mild cherry tartness and plenty of wheat and grain. The feel is slightly chalky with a light to medium body and low carbonation. Decent enough, but too thick for my taste.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-28-2011
nuplastikk (4697) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Alchemy. Super cloudy orange-tan. Foamy off-white head. Interesting mix. Somewhat tangy. Yeasty, lots of Belgian character with some wheat right next to the cherries. Quite complex but also quite drinkable and refreshing. Super unfiltered, great thick yeast tastes. The cherries are quite nice, adding a nice an earthy fruity tang. Never artificial or sugary. Really heavier and richer than the ABV would suggest.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Red’s Alehouse. Poured a hazy medium orange color with a light red tint. The head was thick and white with decent retention and lacing. Smelled of subdued unripe cherry, distinct wheat, and other mixed cereal grains. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet. Tasted of distinct cherry pie and wheaty cereal grain with a hint of caramel at the end.
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pression, brumeuse, dorée, col blanc épais.
Cette bière avait des aspects de type Hefeweizen, au nez, il en ressort pas mal d’esters de banane et de grains; blé qui se retrouvent au palais.
Le palais avait néanmoins qcq notes de fine amertume de grenade plus que de cerises qui étaient très faible au goût. Au finit, le palais conserve cette approche de banane et esters.
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fruit in the Room at Cigar City Brewing. Pours murky copper with sort of a pink hue. The aroma is fruity with sort of a blueberry - raspberry combination and then becoming assertive sweet banana, wheat and bubble gum. The taste is similar being fruity strawberry and then wheat, banana and bubble gum.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bread, hay, grass, spruce, earthy, golden, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, slick feel, soft carbonation,
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint glass on tap. Hazy thick orange pour small off white head.aroma and taste of banana, some cherry , really grainy and malty. Finishes really dry. nice wheat
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy pink grapefruit juice colored beer with a thin white head. The nose had some of the cherries and a little bit of wood. There is also some dry wood. The taste has some cherry and a little bit of bread crust. A slightly spicy clove taste especially in the finish. good for the style, too bad I have never met a fruit wheat that I really liked.