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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.”


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle: The aroma consists of musty cherry (lightly sweet and tart) along with some wheat. It pours a hazy (borderline cloudy) dark orange with a massive creamy beige head with excellent retention and lacing. The flavor start with citrus and a touch of wheat. The finish has lightly sweet and tart cherry along with hints of banana and spice. As it warms, the tart cherry notes in the finish increase, but a slight metallic flavor starts to creep in as well. Medium bodied with lively carbonation that is a bit prickly at times. Decent and refreshing, but the carbonation is little too high for my liking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21261) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Cloudy amber, creamy head. Tart light cherry aroma. Mid sweet with light body. Dried out by cherry tartness. Spritzy with mild wheat cracker flavour. No bitterness. Fairly refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Had this at Max and Jess’s housewarming. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Fuzzy cherry and wheat, sweet. Tart wheat, and more sweetness. Chewy tart and sweet finish.

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 (4585) - Staunton, 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 (3960) - 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 (3182) - 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 (11900) - 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.


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