KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured amber-orange in color with a small fizzy head that dissapated rapidly with nice lacing. The aroma was overwhelming with cherries and a hint of sweet yeast. It tasted sweet with a very strong cherry flavor. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture. Overall nothing special, nice on a hot summer day.
CMcGraw (5) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2016 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams tulip glass. Hazy straw color and cherry aroma. First few sips were good but near the end it started to taste more like cherry cough medicine.
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Jow (3446) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve had this many times prior but I guess I never rated so grabbed a supermarket since looking for tick in that weak place is difficult. Straw colored. Tastes of straw amd Cheryl an wheat, nose is fruitlet that flavor. Finishes a tad medicinal.
OnTheTrail (353) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy dark yellow, medium white head. Aroma is overwhelming sweet cherries, barest hint of wheat and honey. Taste is wheat, honey, spicy hops, and cherry, not as sweet as might have been expected from the aroma. Mouthfeel is light to medium. Bether than I expected. Taste could come together better though. I may like this more than some do because of memories of childhood Dr Peppers.
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 (241) - 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 (402) - 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 (762) - 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 (374) - - 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 (944) - 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 (129) - 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.