retinadoc (207) - - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Distinct cherry nose, average carbonation. Slightly sweet cherry is predominant flavor, with subdued SA base of toasted caramel and hops. Slightly acidic finish. Better rendering than the SA Cranberry, but not as tasty as SA Blueberry, which is my favorite SA fruit beer. (So far.)
Larry_Duffman (298) - - APR 10, 2016
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I forgot how much I dislike this beer. I had it from the bottle. The aroma is artificial cherry. The taste is overly sweet and artificial cherry and wheat. It’s thick and syrupy. This beer is so overly sweet and heavy. It’s probably the worst beer Sam Adams has to offer.
Quick3Beers (751) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2016
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours a hazy dark straw from a bottle. I’m going to be honest here, this is a horrible beer. Tastes like cough syrup, just....just horrible.
Gespuccian (71) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2016
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I can see how this is popular for the masses - it’s got a Blue Moon-like fruitiness going on with all the cherries. But it’s probably a little to heavy on the bready wheat flavor for the masses, and definitely too heavy on the sweet cherry flavor for beer geeks. I guess it’s an alright beer, but it’s just kind of, I don’t know, weird. Like it doesn’t know if it wants to appeal to the masses or to beer snobs, and so frankly it doesn’t do either very well.
cgarvieuk (19778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Amber... Sweet vanilla coke nose... Soft sweet fruits... Light fruits.. Light herbal cherry... Bit blah... But soft herbal cherry
packers188 (52) - - JAN 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nez: tres cerise
Visuel: legere effervescente, legere dentelle couleur orange
Gout: un gout tres leger cerise, tres bonne biere buvable lete, tres raffrechissante
olenickj (23) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2015
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma: sweet cherries, kinda pleasant. App: murky gold, medium white head. Taste: like cherry syrup, almost tastes like cough medicine but not quite as thick. Palate: Thick, almost like a porter. Highly carbonated. Short finish. Overall: Barely drinkable quite frankly. I can see the appeal for people who don’t like good beer though.
Finhead (1535) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold pour with a white head. The is very close to a cherry Jolly Rancher. It has a medium body with average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with some light tartness.
DrNosha (1359) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Flasche. Braun-rotes Bier mit luftigem Schaum. Kräftiger Kirschduft. Geschmack herbe Kirsche an der Grenze zur kandierten Kirsche. Im Abgang auch Hefe und etwas Säure. Mir hat es geschmeckt.
BEERBRO88 (5) - Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth and easy drinking beer, the taste reminds me of a cherry dr.pepper without the sweetness of it. Would recommend.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cheery syrup added t a light beer, my opinion. Very artificial, weird palate, highly carbonated but could not get past medicinal cherry cough syrup.