HighlanderOne (881) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2001
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 RE-RATE Poured from bottle. An old favorite, the aroma and first sip are always a great experience for me. It loses it’s cherry, so to speak, as you drink, but it’s maintains a hearty wheat flavor and feel. Finishes nicely. A good summer choice.
walterz42099 (61) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2001
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
HuskYou (23) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am not a big one on fruitty beers but this one is unique.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2001
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cherry+Beer=a flavor that’s interesting but just not good or should I say as good as straight up beer
celticg99 (22) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Far too fruity. The weakest of the sam adams beers
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but a Bell’s Cherry Stout blows this out of the water.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2001
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good dessert beer perhaps, but not something you want to have alone or in the middle of a tasting session. Too sweet, and the fruit is overpronounced. Its also a lot lighter than I think it should be, as this would taste much better with a more profound malt base, preferaby similar to the Rodenbach ales.
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 6, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2000
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not a big fan of fruit beers, but as usual SA has done an admirable job here. Hazy, deep gold color under a frothy, white head. Very distinct cherry aroma combined with some faint malt. A well presented cherry vanilla-like flavor; just right, not too sweet, cloying or overwhelming. Smooth texture, not too fizzy. Very enjoying on a hot summer day.
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2000
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an unusual beer. I have to admit that it hardly tastes like beer at all. The cherry flavor is VERY apparent. I like it, but don’t drink this if you are in the mood for beer. It is like maraschino cherries with a bit of a beer taste. Well maybe not that bad, but it is very cherry. Seems to have more of a fruity flavor than the raspberry beers I have had. Too fruity in my opinion.