Drake (10689) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Thanks! Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a medium sized white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of cherries, cocktail fruit salad (that nasty shit) and faint wheat notes. The taste is bread, cherries, caramel and a bitter hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
Pailhead (5731) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
omhper (21406) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jrsenkbe (23) - USA - SEP 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
obguthr (4659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.
Butters (3966) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 31, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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!