iammatt (13) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden color. First whiff is cherries, itís surprising to me that the cherries are a natural product, and not some artificial flavoring or extract. Taste is sweet cherries with a bit of wheat behind it. Carbonation is right where it needs to be. A decent beer every once in a while. Might be too much to drink more than a couple, but isnít as bad as itís normally made out to be.
Ferris (3059) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Sweet maraschino cherries and some light wheat notes. Cloudy orange gold with a rich white head. Tastes as sweet as it smells with some wheat notes in the back. This is just too sweet for my tastes.
hockey9930 (80) - - JUL 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a small off white head. Very strong aroma of cherry extract. Medicinal cherry flavor with wheat malt.
hfmejias (683) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured hazy, in reddish golden color, nice foamy white head. Aroma is strong cherry and grain. Taste is also of cherries (feels a bit artificial) quite sweet and a bit sticky. Not my favorite from Samuel Adams, but nevertheless drinkable and interesting.
slappyjk (1) - USA - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite Sam Adams beer, I like most of them!
This a great beer, taste of cherry is very subtle, this is not a fruit flavored beer, the taste of cherry is just slight.
BOSSbrewer (1498) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow. Aroma I start cherries. Flavor is cherry cough syrup. Only not as good. Cough syrup at least helps with a cough. Very bitter. Cherries taste artificial. Yuck. Didn't like this at all.
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Mark_Eck (518) - - JUL 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orangish-amber. Aroma is cherries and some wheat. Taste is sweet with a little tartness.
keanex (1400) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best before September 2014.
Appearance: The body is hazy with sediment floating around, an orange center with golden edges though itís opaque. The head is dense and creamy, white hued, with mediocre retention.
Aroma: The aroma is huge sweet/cloying artificial cherry. There are maraschino cherry hints as well as grenadine. It doesnít smell bad, but definitely way out of balance and far too pungent.
Taste: The flavor is much more balanced than the aroma, but still definitely on the cherry/sweet side. The flavor is like a cherry Dum Dum pop. Not a real thing about it. If they still used real cherries Iíd be surprised. They might throw maraschino cherries with the sweet juice in, but I imagine that most of the flavor is artificial.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This used to be a beer that I loved. Iím not sure if itís changed or if my palate has. This is too artificial for me though to the point of not really wanting to finish it. I see the appeal, itís just not for me.
reberiii (310) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one isnít good. It reminds me of the cherry from a cherry Coke Zero and Corn Pops. Which is odd, almost adjuncty.
Dacrza (494) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
DATE REVIEWED: June 13, 2014... GLASSWARE: Lindemans flute... OCCASION: post-baseball banquet unwinding...APPEARANCE: hazy, cloudy off-yellow body; slight effervescence; nice, thick, somewhat rocky snow white head; reasonable, patterned lacing... AROMA: tart punch of cherries, yes--slightly malty, bready scents underscore the equally understated hops--but mostly, cherries... PALATE: medium-bodied, fizzy, carbonated--not as refreshing as expected, but more body too... TASTE: malt profile disrupts the cherry prominence, as does the honey which forms a funky, unsettled finish...some cardboard notes further damn the experience... OVERALLL: things were going well for this wheat--which is much better than Samís cherry lambic--until I actually tasted it: a medicinal introduction, a drag of an aftertaste, and not really much to savor in between...and isnít taste just about everything?
guil0000 (247) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a bit hazy golden with a bit of red tint with a small white head. Nose is cherry cough syrup. Very sweet mouthfeel with a tart finish. Not very good