Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2001
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very good job of infusing an authentic cherry flavor into this beer. Unfortunately, cherry is somewhat like cinnamon or orange flavors in that an pleasurable taste as an essence becomes undrinkably bitter when it becomes a major flavor component. And wheat beers are subtly grainy and bitter as it is! I’ll take my lambics any day.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2001
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great aroma of cherries. I’ll never forget how good it smelled right after I poured that first pint. Nice auburn color with a small head. The cherries were a great addition to the already semi-sweet taste of a wheat beer. Overall, a great brew.
avidbeerdrinker (17) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2001
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
i thought it was definitely a new experience and worth trying. The biggest issue is the after-taste is distintively different from the original taste. This is because of the cherry flavor they add. It would be a better beer if they didnt add flavor after fermentation. It creates a definite inconsistency that others have also made note of.
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 11, 2001
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No negative qualities, just not tasty enough. Strong scent of black cherries had me anticipating a strong cherry taste. Unfortunately, the cherry flavor seems to clash with the natural flavor of a wheat beer leaving just a hint of cherry. Not bad, but could be better. Head is almost non-existent.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2001
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refreshing cherry taste, not bad on a hot night, overall, nothing too impressive. Left a weird feeling in my mouth about 10 seconds after i took a sip. Wasn’t pleasant so i just took sips more often.
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
tooooo sweet for my taste. but not bad for a fruity beer.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer rocks!! Great sweet flavor and goes down very easy. Not a beer for someone who wants a bitter, rich beer.
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sam Adams’s old man was the only brewer in Boston that could brew any kind of good brew back in the late 1700’s. Look it up in your history books folks, seriously. Sam Adams was an excellent lawyer and patriot, but a TERRIBLE BREWER at practice. His old man was the only Adams in Boston at the time worth the effort. Ahh, well. This is the best cough medicine ever, ’cept for my old man’s liquor cabinet...!