Mike_in_Kansas (23) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with a 7/13 best by date into a pub glass. Average white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Amber color, hazy/cloudy with small particles. Strong nose of cherry and vanilla and some floral hoppiness. Taste is of sweet cherries with a butterscotch finish. Medium bodied with fizz; a decent refreshing beverage but not what I consider "beer". It still tastes good however.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a huge fan of the foofy (ie-fruit) beers, but this one works well enough. Nice balance between the crispness of the wheat, malt and the tartness of the cherries. not bad."
umich03jm (2043) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a nice creamy head that fades slowly. Aroma is just straight up cherry extract. Tastes like cherry extract as well with a light grainy base beer. Very sweet. Not smooth. Hate this beer. Why did someone have to leave this at my house and make me rate it?
Strangebrewer (875) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured clear amber with a small white head. Maraschino cherry aroma. Light body, creamy mouthfeel with a light dry finish. Candied cherry flavour over a malted wheat base, slight peppery finish.
captnwizkidd (4) - USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 Cherry?? More like black cherry very aromatic and refreshing. Very good after taste. AWESOME!!!!
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle at the USAID Bureau for Africa holiday party. The food was great, the company was excellent, but the beer was lacking. This one was a cheap lager with cherry juice added. Full stop.
Doofgoblin (306) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I certainly see people who like cherry pie and wheat beers would enjoy this; however, for me it’s a little one dimensional. Aroma is sweet cherry (like canned cherry pie filling). The taste is sweet cherry and faintly wheat with very little beer character. The palate is sweet and lingering. If it were drier or perhaps more depth in the beer qualities--it might be really exceptional. Overall, it’s a fruit beer, so what do you expect?
Ferris (4475) - 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 (103) - - 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 (745) - 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.