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Strange Cherry Bomb Belgian Wheat Stout
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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What do you get when you throw the wrong malt into a batch of Belgian Wheat? A happy mistake! That’s how Strange Brewer Tim Myers stumbled across this Tasting Room favorite. Rather than dump the batch, Tim decided to create the world’s first Belgian Wheat Stout. Gobs of Carafa III give this Belgian Wheat a delicious roastiness. Montmorency Tart Cherries give it a tart snap that will pucker you silly.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Fruit aroma. Dark coloured fruity and strong in alcohol with a slightly sour cherry flavour. A hint of bitterness in a coffee roast finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Tap @ brewery. Dark brown appearance with a tan colored head. Mild sour cherry, dark malty nose. Sweet and sour, dark chocolate malty flavor. Sour cherry and chocolate finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Sampled at Denver Winter Brewfest 2011. Appearance was odd. Dark brown, very hazy, with clowdy opaque edges, and no head. Not appetizing. Gracefully, it smells better than it looks. Chocolate stoutiness mixed with Belgian fruity yeastiness and a whiff of cherry pie. Slightly sour aroma at the end. Flavor is right-freaking-on! Cherries hit first with some cocoa and mild hop bitterness bringing up the rear. Slightly sour, but in a good, sweet cherry-like way. The sooner this company starts bottling this stuff, the better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Draft. The name for this beer is...um...what? Really confusing. Dark brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma is cherries, roast, wheat, and slight Belgian notes. Flavor is almost homebrew-like in a way, and by that I mean it lacks refinement. Tasty though still. Tart cherries, wheat, roast, coffee, and Belgian yeast. Medium body and carbonation with a dry mouthfeel. Decent overall despite the lack of polish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2010
On tap at Strange brewing poured a nearly opaque dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of carmel, pie cherries, cocoa, light roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finmish. Flavors of pie cherries, cocoa, carmel and roasted malt with a smooth dry lingering roasty chery finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2010 [re-rate, originally 3.5 - they have made a second batch of this, attempting to recreate the original mistake batch - they did not succeed - the new batch tastes like straight-up cherry juice, and not very good cherry juice at that - abrasive and hard to drink - difficult to believe that their mistake was much better than a beer they intentionally made] Pint at the brewery - apparently, this brew was made by accident - the brewer intended to make some kind of belgian cherry wheat, but a large amount of the malt they use for their stout got thrown in by accident - however, as Bob Ross would say, "there are not accidents, only happy mistakes" - this one turned out pretty nice - the nose is mostly stout - rich dark malts, some chocolate and roast, a touch of sweet cherry - however, the flavor is mostly tart cherry and some tangy wheat, with only faint stout-ish character in the form of light roast and chocolate - tastes a bit like a tart cherry dunkelweizen at times - even a little sour - nice earthy cherry, despite the fact that it doesn’t use real fruit - it may have been a screw up, but it might be one worth trying to repeat.


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