estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly medicinal tasting, and it smells like artificial flavoring. Canít say I like this one much. RERATE: After having a few cans of black cherry soda today, I decided to give this one another try tonight. It still smells artificial, but it comes off as more refreshing than before, with a bit of malt that I hadnít noticed the first time. Not as bad as I originally thought, but not great.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - MAR 11, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very crisp, refreshing beer with a nice cherry taste to it. Although itís not something I could drink all of the time, A nice refreshing beer for those hot summer days.
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Crisp and clean with a bitter hop snap. Cherry flavor was a little too faint.
muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance nothiní special -- ok head; aroma very sweet-cherry, very little else. Flavor much more wheaty than cherry-sweet/sour; tasted kind of flat to me. Body ok. This was probably the first fruit-flavored beer I ever had, and certainly I started exploring the lambics in part because of this; I owe Sammy some gratitude for this and the Double Bock for sure -- it doesnít make this beer taste any better to me now, unfortunately.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this, and I donít see the comparison with the lambics, and please bear in mind that I love the taste of Kriek. This, however, isnít so sweet and fruity as to be overpowering. It smells amazing, looks very nice and from the first sip you know that is is a beer with cherry flavor and not the other way around. I like this one alot and Iím glad I got a sixer of it and not just a single. Smooth from start to finish.
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I am a Big SA supporter and i just cant get the taste of this beer to agree with my taste buds,,,it leave a rather bad after taste and i am not one for the fruit beers although the cherry in this is not very distinct
Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a little too fruity. but itís a nice change of pace. excellent aroma and a nice amber color
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I would have to say it is the only Sam Adams I donít go for.
Alenightlong99 (70) - Lockport, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sorry, too much cherry for me. I will pass.
Terminus (3319) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 ReRate-one of the first beers i sampled back 3 years ago. pours a bright orange hue with some haze. nice sudsy white head. cherry aroma that didnít really smell that artificial-more like a pie than cough surup. flavors are grainy malt, cherry sweetness, but the cherry flavor gets a little to big here. Some hop flavors in the finish. Its not that bad, but it could be done better. Just a little too much cherry flavor.