KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. First reviewed 2/11/2011. Poured from a 16 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Door County Cherry Wheat pours a slightly cloudy golden tangerine color. Actually, I am surprised at how clear it looks. A big frothy 4 cm off-white head gushes out of the bottle, but fading to a more manageable size by my first sip. Some bubbly lace sticks on the glass.
The aroma is fairly typical for a wheat beer - wheat, light malt, soft undefined sweetness, but the real kicker is the cherry. Tart and fresh, this is one of the strong points of this beer.
Light wheat starts out the flavor, but the focus here is on the generous addition of tart cherries. The flavor flirts dangerously with a medicinal cliff but avoid careening off of it. The finish is slightly tart and light.
Wheat beers are light and easy to drink with an unrefined graininess, and this no exception. There is a slight puckering at the end of the sip and a little bit of syrupy residue left behind after it’s all over.
The tart cherry gives this wheat beer a slightly medicinal flavor, but given how tough some of these fruit-infused beers are to drink, I will give it the benefit of the doubt.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz bottle. Large beige head atop dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some sour, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wheat, light sour. Soft light-medium body.
tkline3 (12) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz bottle to a frozen mug at Gibraltar Grill in Door County where the cherries are from. Pours a translucent sparkling rosy amber with a white head that quickly dissipates to lacing that lasts somewhat longer. Scent of sour cherries. Very nice full mouth feel, unlike some summer wheats that taste watered down. Nice balance of wheat, malt and slight sour cherries. Very nice and refreshing on a warm summer evening.
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phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. bottle brought down from Wisconsin by my aunt-in-law. Pours a slightly red-tinted golden color with an inch-thick foamy white head that settles fairly quickly into a ring. Aroma offers cherries, wheat, pale malts, sugar, and grass. Flavor of sweet cherries, wheat, sweet malts, and dry cereal grains. Didn’t quite have the balance or freshness of the aroma. Light-bodied, with a sweet, dry mouthfeel and medium-high carbonation. Not bad.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grain on the aroma with the faintest hint of wheat and even less wheat. Gold with a reddish hue. The body is much better, with a fantastic door county cherry flavor.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of a pint sized bottle. Reddish hue color with a white head. Nice cherry sweetness but not overwhelming.
weihenweizen (1482) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 16 oz. brown bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours translucent orange with medium white head that dies some. Good big bubble lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and wheaty aroma. Taste is cherry and estery wheat. Pretty good.
troyc (2014) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Tap] Pours a hazy red color with a nice cap of off-white head. Sweet cherry aroma. Quite sweet overall. Tastes of wheat malt, cherry cough drop, tart fruits, grains, mildly tart finish. The palate is a bit thin for the level of sweetness in here. Average carbonation level. This really is not too bad for what it is.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] shared by jk. Thanks! Pours clear peachy gold with a soapy white head. Aroma is light and grainy, no cherry evident, light wheat malt. Flavor is very light, a touch of cherry, light grain and wheat. Pretty light overall, but drinkable.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.