willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As fruit beers go, I consider this to be a pleasant example. Definitive cherry aroma over mild wheat malt smells fresh, not artificial. Flavor delivers with nice wheat in front and fruit finish. Crisp, light mouthfeel seems appropriate, almost like a lambic. Good stuff.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a golden orange liquid with a small amount of off-white head that dissipates quickly to near nothing but leaves a thin film. Aroma is of overpowering cherry making anything else unidentifyable. Flavor is of a small cherry and wheat, surprisingly. Not bad, but watered down and not memorable. Sampled at 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
thedm (5620) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2003
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thie bottled brew, marked best before feb 2004, poured a medium sized head of foamy white colored mostly lasting finely sized bubbles that left behind a dark yellow transparent softly carbonated body and a fair lace. The aroma is wonderfully full of cherries, but the mouthfeel is harsh and the flavor is malty acidic cherry and unrefined. Not one of my favorite fruit beers at all.
TheBeerGod (5997) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to CAPTRON for this beer! I haven't had this in years. And like CAPTRON said, it is like reuniting with an old friend. Pours an reddened gold with a small white head. Nice cherry nose. Maraschino cherries, perhaps? Sweet but not over the top candied cherry taste along with some grain and malt. Lighter body than I recall. Very easy to drink beer and one of SA's better beers IMHO. Nice to have this again. If only I could get the Double Bock and Scotch Ale....
CAPTRON (8) - POQUOSON, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of my all time favorites. I recently picked up a case after a one year hiatus due to distribution issues. The aroma is rich with cherries and the flavor is a satisfying offset of fruit and wheat. Popping open one last night was like reuniting with an old friend.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Suprisingly light in color and thin. Overly carbonated. Smells of cherry candy. This brew tastes slightly artificial and is very sweet. An okay brew but there are far superior cherry and fruit beers to be had.
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is personally one of my all time favorite classics from Samuel Adams. The taste has a nice malty flavor with a hint of cherries. The head on this beer stays throughout the whole drink. Very good.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2003
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2004 Had this reccomended by a co-worker who said it had a good well rounded flavor and aroma. I personally wasn't impressed at all and I wish I would have just bought the regular lager with my money. I'll give it to him, the aroma was very appetizing, but the taste to me was just something totally different and unexpected. I was hoping for something a little sweet and smooth, what I got was something that tasted like a diluted beer/cough syrup mix. I'd skip this one.
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma of this beer is great. I could smell it for hours but eventually I get thirsty and drink it. But beforet that, the appearance is average with little off white head. The taste is just as it smells, full of cherry, malt, and herbs. A great beer but it is not as filling as other Sammy beers.
MGDkilla (14) - williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
the orginal smell got me going, then taste did the rest. i would recommend this beer to all my friends and any other person feeling the flow!!!