hman43 (1073) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A very powerful cherry smell with a whiff of honey. A light golden color with not a strong head, but one that does cling to the glass. The taste has too much cherry which drowns out the hops flavoring. Mediocre, probably great if you love a beer that tastes more like a cherry soda.
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a thin off-wheat head. Cherry dominates the aroma. The cherry hits your taste buds first. The cherry is pie like and the wheat backbone keeps it in check.
PanMarek (184) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong cherry nose with touches of hops and wheat. Pours cloudy, dark golden with persistent white foam. Soft, slightly sticky mouth feel with moderate carbonation. The cherry flavor is strong, almost candy-like. The finish is surprisingly dry, but the effect overall is disappointing. The cherry needs some acid to balance it.
beer_rookie (361) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very hazy dark golden color. About two fingers eggshell head. Fair retention, fair lacing.
Aroma is of cherries, and wheat. Thatís about all. Smells pretty good.
Taste is bittersweet cherries. I taste the wheat in there too. Oh, it tastes like fruitcake. Meh.
Mouthfeel is kinda blah. Itís like your eating cherries, and you need to spit out the pit, but you canít at the moment. So you walk around with the pit in your mouth, and you get that papery bitterness...you know what I mean. Well, itís wet. Itís medium bodied.
Overall, itís not so good. I anticipated this to be great, but itís not. I donít know where they went wrong. Too much cherry, not sweet enough? I would not recommend this. I wonít be picking it up again.
Aggiebob (674) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Gold in color with a frothy white head. Aroma is fruity with a strong cherry cough syrup flavoring.
Larry_Duffman (344) - - 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. Itís thick and syrupy. This beer is so overly sweet and heavy. Itís probably the worst beer Sam Adams has to offer.
Quick3Beers (845) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2016
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2016 600th US rating. Pours a hazy dark straw from a bottle. Iím going to be honest here, this is a horrible beer. Tastes like cough syrup, just....just horrible.
Gespuccian (115) - 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 - itís got a Blue Moon-like fruitiness going on with all the cherries. But itís 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 itís an alright beer, but itís just kind of, I donít know, weird. Like it doesnít know if it wants to appeal to the masses or to beer snobs, and so frankly it doesnít do either very well.
cgarvieuk (20766) - 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 (54) - - 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 (62) - 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 donít like good beer though.