legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2001
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
At least it smells like something, tastes like something, and looks like something. That can’t be said for most of their beers.
Smilliey99 (30) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 24, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2001
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sam Adams has done us the favor of answering the age old question: If I brew beer using Kool-Aid instead of water, what would it taste like? This gives fruit beers a bad name. It’s way, way too sweet, and has this obnoxious cloying aftertaste. No hops, no malt, no real beer flavor. Seems like they were trying to Zima-ize their beer line, and may have regrettably succeeded.
wookie619 (10) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Im really diging the fact that this beer is a great desert type. after a dozen or so PBR’s cherry wheat is kinda like brushing your teeth...you know?
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Back in the day I used to love this stuff. It seems to me however, that it has gotten much sweeter and frutier recently, or perhaps my palate is just more refined now.
obxdude10 (2040) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 Lots of excellent cherries in the nose, smooth & pretty drinkable, sweet aftertaste, the cherry flavors were too overpowering
Kodos (200) - USA - SEP 25, 2001
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Only an average fruit/wheat beer. No head. The aroma is really funky balanced by a rather interesting cherry flavor/aftertaste. It seems that the batches of these that I have tried are inconsistent.
berlot99 (17) - USA - SEP 24, 2001
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was kind of strong with the cherry adding a very dark over-riding taste to the beer. I was expecting more but worth a try. The cherry taste was very lasting
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very interesting beer. It’s light tasting and clean as good wheat beer should be. When reaching your tongue the cherry is very prominent almost to the point of it tasting unatural like old fashion cherry syrup. This lent an almost synthetic asthetic to an otherwise good brew.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2001
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ugh. I may have been doubly cursed with an old bottle of a style I don’t tend to care for, but this tasted too much like that nightmare-sweet red fluoride treatment I used to get at the dentist’s long ago. Horror in the aftertaste as well.