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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Pooltime Ale is a refreshing Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale with light clove notes. The truly distinguishing feature is the use of 100% Montmorency tart cherries grown in the Traverse City region of Michigan. These cherries add a subtle tartness and bright counterpoint to the other flavors, enhancing Pooltime’s fruity character and making it the perfect beer for all summer activities.

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3.2
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2016
can. Golden pink with one finger head. Light body, moderately sweet with a bit of wheat and mild fruity notes. Slight Belgian yeast. Has potential, but pretty bland aside from the sweetness..

3.7
Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2016
12 ounce can
A top notch session beer shines from start to finish. If not for the huge selection of other summer beers this one might be a fixture of taking to the pool on a hot day. If big imperial stouts are not your speed then try switching up the pace with this excellent seasonal.

Aroma / Appearance - A warm cloudy base shines like a pool of bronze water. Fresh white supportive head lasts for a long time before settling down. Fresh bread dough, cherry pie, and a bright airy feel hallmark a well executed and thought out profile.

Flavor / Palate - Fresh cherries soaked in lemon custard blend fruitiness. The mild smooth mouthfeel tickles the palate before carrying to a flavorful finish. The texture never gets assertive or overbearing. At the same time it does not immediately fade into the crowd after seconds. This definitely would not be out of place by the lakeside or pool.

3.2
nearbeer (5665) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2016
12 oz. can. Nearly opaque peach-orange body with a sticky, thin covering of foam. Nose is spicy-fruity yeast, honey with the beeswax, wheat, and cherry. Tastes the same but with more honey and bread up front, bordering on cloying. Finish has beeswax and resin to almost provide some balance. Lightly acidic-tart cherry pie note grows and helps to provide a bit more balance, but this still leans heavily to the sweet side. Medium body gets a little sticky but has a pleasant, medium-plus carbonation that helps dissipate it a bit. Uniquely tasty, but too sweet to even have two.

3.1
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Poured a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma was of what, orange, yeast, and very light cherry. Flavor was overly sweet wheat beer with faint cherry. Not really refreshing at all.

3.5
ryanscourt (1567) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2016
can certainly taste the cherry. wheat taste as well, hazy amber color. excited its in a can!

3.7
TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Can. Cloudy rusted amber with a short white head. Aroma is fruity but not necessarily obvious cherries along with wheat notes and sweet malt. Taste is candied fruit, cherries, wheat and yeast notes. Body is light-medium with a moderate, creamy carbonation and a light stickiness. Ends with slightly tart cherries, candied fruit, wheat and yeast. Nice summer beer!

3.6
shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Can. Lactic cherry wheat malt and straw aroma. Cloudy dark amber with nice light tan head. Moderately sweet cherry, milk, toffee malt, and very lightly bitter straw flavor. Good body. Grew on me as I drank more.

3.6
slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Not excited for a cherry wheat, per se, but Bells has earned enough cred to give it a shot. Quite nice for what it is - a tart and fruity summer refresher than blends yeast aroma and flavor with tart and lightly sweet cherry quite well.

3.4
andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on one of the hottest days of the year. Appearance is a bright cherry hue with a rich white head, looks like fruit juice. Aroma is very faint, doesnt smell like much. Taste is pretty good, carbonated, light cherry tart, light Belgian yeast. Its decent

3.4
vyvvy (6835) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2016
It pours hazy reddish with a large off white head. The aroma has bananas, berries, cherries, cream, wheat and Belgian Abbey yeast. It has a medium smooth body with very soft carbonation. The taste starts with smooth wheat, light caramel, creamed cherries and Abbey yeast. The finish has lots of hay. Interesting.


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