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RATINGS: 160   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reliantkcar (102) - USA - SEP 27, 2010
bread, hay, grass, spruce, earthy, golden, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, slick feel, soft carbonation,


3.2
JStax (6995) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2017
Draft pour into a pint glass. The beer is a hazy copper with a white head of foam. Fruity and juicy cherry notes. Sweet and very fruity. Thicker body. Moderately carbonated.

3.5
rougeau13 (3131) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Can. Lightly hazy amber with a frothy off-white head with a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of saison yeast, clove, and a little cherry. Tastes yeasty, fruity and just a little sweet. Medium bodied and smooth.

3.8
mrjaxson (607) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Laid back cherry aroma that’s not the least like cough syrup leads to a solid, tart cherry mouthful and combo dry-juicy finish. Nicely done. Poured from a can packaged four months prior to consumption.

3.6
BlackBeerPG (797) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2017
Taste: Tangy notes of Apricot over what taste like subtle Golden cherries, hint of yeast, semi sweet, smooth mouthfeel. same with the nose. Amber/Orange hue, unfiltered, with a white head and some ringed lace. Medium body. Nice finish to this tasty ale.

3
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2017
From notes. This one was enjoyed at the MGB Summer Beer Fest 2017. The pour is a hazier orange yellow with a thicker ring of white head that sticks around pretty heavily. This definitely smells more like a wheat than a fruit beer. The aroma is full of wheat and a funkiness with a light cherry juiciness toward the back end. There is a strong yeast as well. The flavor isn’t much better. The cherry is slightly medicinal and leaves a lot to be desired. The yeast and wheat control it. The mouth feel is light and syrupy at the same time. There is a brighter carbonation on it with a lingering yeastiness that dominates the cherry. This is just a miss for me. 6 3 6 3 12

4.4
tillmac62 (749) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2017
COD 5/1/17. Clear amber pour similar to a rose wine. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Very good nose of wheat and biscuit malt that is subtly sweet. Cherry fragrance is subdued but is evident underneath as is a light tartness that adds an airy element to the nose. Clove is present but you really have to sniff it out. Surprisingly, the body is medium rather than light and somewhat watery. The texture is smooth and hints at creamy. The carbonation / body balance is world class. The middle effervescence perfectly matches the body and allows for flavor separation - delivering an explosive wave. The finish is finely bubbled, prickly and rollicking. The flavor profile is world class. In short, this is the best cherry ale I’ve ever had and I love cherry ales. Balance, complexity and intensity are all world class. Nothing dominates and each flavor has its time in the spotlight. Wheat leads then flows to the moderately sweet middle. Cherry rides over the sweet biscuit base from the middle through the finish. As the sweetness fades, the base becomes tart and a touch of clove emerges. The finish is a slow fade of slightly bitter cherry that ends as clove. The clove lingers.

3.5
phranq (250) - - JUL 18, 2017
Aroma is really not showcasing the sweet cherry and smooth finish. A tad on the sweet side but a refreshing change of pace.

3.4
Andrew196 (1942) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Pours a murky peach, lasting ivory colored head. Stone fruit, yeast and mild spice on the nose. Smooth but a little thin. Peach flavors, clove, sweet maltiness, hay. Very okay.

2.7
Kleg (297) - The Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2017
12 oz can. Cloudy gold pour with an off-white head and fair retention. Spotty lacing. A strange mix of wheat, yeast, cherry and spices. Not my preferred profile. Thin mouthfeel. More wheat / wit than fruit beer.

3.1
yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, slight estery. Medium dry, light estery fruity. Mellow and estery into the finish. Subdued fruity note.


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