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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Another ale fermented with Montmorency cherries, Poolside is a light bodied wheat ale that blends clove and tart cherry flavors for a summer session beer.

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2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5637) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Groundhog day, 6 more weeks of winter? Bullshit. My can says poolside ale, try searching for this in the RB database and you wonít find this can. Can/label is one of my favorite color, yeah, the Caribbean blue but not the red. Reminds me of the beach or a swimming pool, either one, one of my favorite places. Smell is mild almost undetectable fruit perfume. No hint of cherry in the smell or look of this in a glass. First taste tho, yields a big fruit twisting unique cherry thang penetrating your life. Cherry juice or something really comes thru, yes its there, whew. Approaches artificial tho I think its not. Not sure if I like the clove attributes but I guess its there. Why clove it? It distracts from the purity of the cherry beery combined with the witbier. Some sizzle in the end but its overwhelmed by the sweet fruity impact and clove, I think.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Draft. Sort of a dirty light amber color, little head. Aroma is faintly musty, lightly wheat and dirty socks. Flavor is a match. Wouldnít have guessed cherries in a million years, although there was some faint fruitiness on a vaguely tart finish. Honestly just didnít like this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9827) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Draft during RBSG í10 from notes. Pours a hazy dark golden/amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart cherry fruitiness, pale wheat malts, light spice featuring cloves, yeast, bready, ok.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (513) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Pours an orange amber color. Cloudy, lots of sediment. About two fingers light peach colored foamy head. Pretty long lasting. Pretty thick retention, good lacing.

Aroma is yeast, right up front. Light cloves. Light. Bread crust. Light fruit, but itís hard to identify. Could be peach, could be cherry.

Taste is hard to describe. Lightly sweet, lightly tart. Certainly taste the cherry, but itís not strong. Itís primarily Belgian wheat beer with cherry. Thatís what it tastes like, they nailed it.

Mouthfeel is medium light. Itís mostly smooth, a tiny bit of grit. Slightly creamy. Slides right down. The tartness lingers, though itís light it travels well. Very drinkable. Medium dry.

Overall, this is a very good beer. I donít know if itís just the cherry juice that makes it so good. Or if itís well brewed all around. Doesnít matter so much to me, because it is so tasty. I absolutely recommend this, and I wouldnít hesitate to buy it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4335) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Can @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Aroma of wheat and cherry. Cloudy bright medium amber color, off-white head that drops to a thick cover, sprays of lace. Taste is light wheat and malt, medium fizz, then Bing cherry with little help from hops. Nice for a couple of swallows, then too much sweet for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1599) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Poured from the tap at the Taco Mac in Atlanta, GA. The appearance is a cloudy copper color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is wheat and sour cherries. The taste is mild wheat and cherries. A real good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
basaywhat (245) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2016
12 oz can. Hazy peachy orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and related esters alongside notes of wheat and a bit of cherry. Tastes like it smells with more of a sweet cherry presence. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and finishes with a bit of tartness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SudsMcDuff (8270) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Had from CaN, 12 ounces i care to observe .. . Pink, great foam .. . Loys of belgian yeast, quiet sweet too. Medium cherry juice .. Way too sweet throughout, enjoyment fades quickly .. . . Doug can count, so count on doug for class treasurer!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PanMarek (374) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Cloudy, reddish golden pour with dense, persistent white foam. Musty nose with hints of piney hops and cherry. Light fizz and light, crisp body with some slickness toward the end and a dry, sweet finish. The cherries are present in the taste but so are the hops and malt. There is a little dryness in the end, but it does not balance the sweetness of the cherry and malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1972) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Growler courtesy of Kinz. Hazy caramel. Smells grainy with some citrus. Sweet, coriander. Not my fave.


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