Andrew196 (1357) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I appreciate what they were trying to accomplish with this beer, but the cherry taste just took too much command of the aroma and flavor. It was like an average wheat beer with strong notes of dimetapp elixer.
MaDoG99 (20) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really impressed. When my friend first described this beer to me, I was a little skeptical. However, after finishing a couple I decided I really like it. The cherry flavor is just suttle enouhg that it compliments the beer quite well, but not overpowering.
toad6399 (3) - Washington, USA - APR 22, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best beer EVER!
Structure82899 (19) - USA - APR 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well Sam Adams being a ’Behond a Doubt’ the best American Brewery strikes again. This isnt as good as octoberfest but its soemthing different. A very very nice wheat flavor. The cherry was ok, kind of like a cherry coke cherry tone to it but the wheat makes up for it. I wouldnt drink it daily but its something to try or have every now and then. I give it a thumbs up.
allconf50 (12) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells incredible. One would assume that with such a great aroma that it would taste quite a bit better. It is not bad, not to fruity, but not one of Sam Adams best.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It looks and smell great, but lacking in the taste. I don’t enjoy fruit beer, so I rated it according to the style (against the others I’ve had in the category). I believe this has artificial flavors, I could be wrong, but it gave me heartburn and that’s usually a big sign of flavor additives.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2002
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Perhaps I just got a couple bad bottles of this, but I found it offensive.
MethodGod (7) - USA - APR 3, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
the smell was better that the flavor, but it still tasted fine. Good samuel adams brew
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 A bit light, but a wonderful cherry flavor and aroma. Also a very yeasty character. Very enjoyable. Has over time become a favorite that I visit from time to time.