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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A solid American wheat, with a classic nose that transitions to a faint cherry aroma complimenting its rich amber gold hue. As this well-balanced and deceptively light-bodied wheat beer travels across the tongue, the willamette and perle hops hint at bitterness, followed by a crisp, clean wheat flavor that cuts to a subtle tart cherry finish. Asked to describe the flavor of Archangel, the most accurate response is: "it tastes like more.”


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrsenkbe (23) - USA - SEP 24, 2010
Very good beer. It is a nice alternative to Sam Adams Cheery Wheat, however it does lack its strong wheat characteristics. The cherry finish is nice and not to over powering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3438) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
From MaltDawg @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Cinnamon, wheat, and wood aroma. Cloudy amber, thick yellow head. Malty and bready with a tangy cherry finish. Decent, but limited wheat character.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Other) Grainy with caramel and light fruitiness. Clear dark golden with moderate white head. Something like cherry with a light graininess in flavor along with a slight sour twang. Some spicy hops in the background. Finish is medium with a touch of peppery bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3685) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Definitely fruity. Fake cherry juice from the del monte can. Very large carbonation. Dry, almost bretty finish, but no brett. Not my cup of tea, but not terrible.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Clear copper body with a large creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit and light wheat aroma. Slightly tart fruit flavor, some cherry notes, with a wheat background. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Stubby hipster bottle. Big nose of tart, canned pie cherry nose, a touch astrigent. Pours a dark pumpkin orange, a bit hazy with a well-off-white head. Flavors are a bit rough in my book. Bitter, astringent and coarse pie sugar flavor, with some thin wheat sugar. Overall, it’s a bit too sugary to me. Fades quickly in the backend. Underwhelming, but interesting to try. Thanks Sean!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10087) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle. Poured reddish amber color and an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy tart cherry fruit and sweet wheat aroma. Medium body with with a smooth rich texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tingly tart cherry flavor with a medium to heavy tart cherry sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Refreshing complex change of pace fruit beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brad89 (6) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2010 does not count
Pours orangish with some amber hue. Head was full. The nose is subtle with a hint of wheat and a bit of cherry but the smell itself isn’t over powering. Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, creamy, the flavor is perfect. A little bitterness, a subtle sweetness, very pleasant. Not too sweet. I think the tart cherries really give it all the flavor without being overly sweet. This is by far the best cherry beer I have ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle at Beerwarming Party. Pours red-gold with a foamy, white head. Lots of wheat in this sweet aroma, with LOTS of cherries. Flavor holds wheat, bread and yeast along with sweet cherry notes. Medium in body with average carbonation Finishes sweet and lightly bitter. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8540) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Draft… RBSG 2010… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is a bit subdued, but the presence of cherry and spicy grains along with an undertone of warm mash and a trace of lactic acid is finally pulled from my glass. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Bittersweet, malty flavor with just a smidge of cherry. Finishes soothingly bitter.


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