gsmitty80 (1941) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was an interesting beer. Had it on tap and poured a nice pinkish color with a good head and lacing throughout. Aroma was overwhelming, preparing you for the sweet taste ahead. The cherry flavor was strong and overwhelming, but it was a nice beer to try. Will not be having another.
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-11-12 -
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a lightly hazy golden orange color with a small white head. The head faded fast leaving a light lacing.
Smell – Aromas of a malty base mixed with cherry are the most prominent. With these are some lighter aromas of yeast and some banana.
Taste – The flavor begins of a sweeter cherry and lighter malt base. As it moves on the sweetness fades slightly but by no means does the cherry flavor becomes more dry. Toward the middle and the end of the taste notes of vanilla shinning through and create a palatable flavor on the tongue that lingers on.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was rather average with the carbonation level being slightly above. Both were quite fitting for the sweeter and fruitier flavors of the beer, making it more refreshing on the tongue.
Overall – While on the sweeter side this was a very tasty and refreshing beer. One that is good on a summer day and one well worth a try if you have never had it.
fluffy (1894) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
more of a soda than a beer, like one of those lightly flavored seltzer waters. sadly, other than the cherries and sweetness, there is nothing about this that says "beer" to me. would be nice if they had given it a little bit of a beer profile with say, oh i dont know, hops and malt? even the sam adams cherry wheat is more interesting than this. good beer to bring to a party for people who dont like beer though, like a watery lambic. oh well. still perfectly refreshing all the same. just not beer.
Christpuncher (1730) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very fruity and malty beer. A heavy flavor of cherry and a strong aroma o Cherries. Not bad but it is hard to drink more than one
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rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy gold pour with a thin white head. Black cherry syrup with some sweet caramel malts with some weird pear and apple sauce notes. Flavor is similar and sweet with a bubbly mineral end.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Last beer of the night at Brian’s 30th birthday shindig. Copper colored pour with a reddish tint. Big cherry smell up front with a little caramel and some grain. Flavor is cherry with light bits of caramel and grain as well. I may not be the best judge of this beer, as outside of pie and cherries themselves, I don’t care for anything with cherry flavor. This tasted more like a soda than a beer to me though.
bluejacket74 (1485) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like black cherries and bready/grainy malt. I think the taste is just like the aroma, full of bready/grainy malt and sweet cherries. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit slick and surprisingly creamy. It has good, soft carbonation which helps make this brew easy to drink. I think it’s a solid beer overall, I certainly wouldn’t turn one down! $1.79 a single.
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark gold color. Cherry medicine aroma. Taste was slightly better with black cherry but still artificial and metallic. Not good.
GTAEgeek (1394) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Nook. Pours copper with a small, beige head. The aroma is distinctly black cherries, with notes of brown sugar, and saaz hops. The flavor is acidic sweetness, and mild bitterness. The palate is medium, crisp and clean. Overall, this is a surprisingly delicious fruity cream ale, with distinct fruit aroma without the typical cough syrup flavor. Well done.
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly hazy copper, dense white head, little dark red particulates, full body, medium carbonation
Aroma: a lot of bready yeast, notes of dark cherry and damp earth, a very subtle hint of leafy hops.
Taste: bright sour cherry, damp musty funky belgiany yeast, toasty and slightly caramel malt, just a trace of leafy hop bitterness.
Very nice fruit beer. Fruit is very present, but not sweet or overpowering, a team player. Hop level is perfect, as in hardly detectable but still balancing. Not as sweet or funky as a kriek, not as fruity or bland as a cherry wheat, it takes the best elements of each and finds a happy medium. A sessional wheat beer -rare.