DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 Re-rated, Aug 5, ’05 I think Matt has been tweaking the recipe a bit. The cough syrup flavor has been reduced, and a nice spicy, mostly German hop bill is now fighting the cherries on an equal footing. I think there has been some improvement at work here. Most of us just won’t warm up to fruit beers, but it’s interesting to see one evolve.
Draft, Aug 31, ’03. Rated 2.3. I can see its points, but it just isn’t for me. Strong Smith Bros. cough drop aroma. Cherry flavor seems to be fighting it out with the malt and hops, with no clear winner. Interesting cloudy wheat appearance. A bit of hop taste does pop up at the end, though. Just need to refine it a little further.
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at brewery. Very hazy deep amber. Lightly sweet with mild cherry. Needs more flavor.
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Lactic sour cherry malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet cherry and lactic malt flavor. Pretty good.
queenholly (3619) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ brewery. LIght cherry aroma. Cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Sweet cherry and light wheat flavor. Medium, slightly sticky body, soft - almost flat - carbonation.
Lemke10 (962) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I got a 16oz glass of this that poured a cloudy amber orange color with a nice off-white head. The aroma was that of a cherry wheat scent. The taste was mild with a cherry and wheat taste delivering a slightly sweet tone. Was ok but could really use some more cherry flavor here. A decent fruit/wheat beer but there are better ones on the market.
burg326 (5265) - Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Flossmoor, poured a muddy light pink color, aromas of wheat and light cherry. Flavors are wheat, and light tart cherries. Nice, light, crisp, and refreshing.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours a hazy amber/orange with a thin white head, the aroma is slightly of cherry and yeast, the flavor has an artificial cherry like front end with a finish of yeast and wheat, really not all that enjoyable.
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Flossmoor Station - brewpub. Cloudy amber - white head. Cherry, bubblegum, wheaty, light flowery, sweetness, light yeasty, tartness, too sweet.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewpub. A funky fruity appearance that is almost like a bloody Mary. Lots of thick lacing. The nose is cherries. That is also what is tasted. It is fairly dry with very slight bitterness. This is very east to drink and a nice summer beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a hazy light orange color with a bit of brown. The nose is some sweet cherries with a bit of dry grain and wheat in the background. Taste is overly sweet with cherries dominaing the entire palate. Feel is a bit cloying. Drinks okay and is refreshing as a summer beer, but not something I would really want again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-10-2010
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the brew pub, grrr, another attempt at a fruit beer...A super dirty river water mud brown, ok retention and lacing...The aroma is totally dead, can’t get a thing at all...Taste is overly sweet and generic syruo with a light wheat middle, and a metallic finish. No redeeming qualities in this one at all, skip i