Capitol City Belgian Cherry Wheat

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
A light bodied Belgian wheat beer conditioned with 176 pounds of Oregon dark sweet cherries.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (36448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2006
[As 4 raters before me have, Im going to rate the Belgian Fruit that I had at the Downtown location prior to the RBESG 2006 here] A reddish beer with no head. The aroma is quite light with notes of strawberries. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of fruit, strawberries, and berries of the forrest. Forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (25577) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
Draft @ the Capital Hill location. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity wheaty cherry aroma. Fruity wheat malty cherry flavor. Has a fruity cherry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2006
(Capitol Hill) Off-white head tinged with pink atop an opaque dark pink grapefruit body. Aroma is mild, sour cherry. Taste is medium sweet, sour cherry, Belgian yeast. Light body with decent crispness, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
Sample @ Brewpub, Capitol Hill
Pours dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, caramel and cherry. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10993) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Draft... Downtown D.C. location... Hazy, yellow ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Mild, fruity esters, subtle graham and fresh cherries in the nose. Lots of fresh cherries or fresh cherry puree in the flavor. No wacky Belgian esters, spices or fruit peels. Hint of tanginess and dry, unmalted wheat. Light to medium-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, delicate cherry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Rated as "Capitol City Belgian Fruit" from the Downtown location, July 2006. Soft red grapefruit colored cloudy appearance. Some sour cream and raspberries in the nose, moderately lactic aroma. Sour citrus up front, low carbonation, mildly tart, like unripened, greenish strawberries. I don’t really get any of the Belgian/wit/hefe qualities in this beer. It’s ok, but nothing great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7844) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Draft at Shirlington. Hazy color. Aroma is fruity, and it does taste like cherry. Wasnt my favorite of the place, but was decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Sampled on tap on 7/15/06 at the downtown location called "Belgian Fruit": Pours an amber copper with a thin covering of white head. Sweet, fresh, fruity raspberry and pale malty aroma. Body starts sweet and candy-like fruity with a light mouthfeel and some grainier muddled bitter hoppy finish. Starts promising but finishes more of a let down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2006 Im going to assume for the time being that this is the "Belgian Fruit" beer at the Downtown location during the RBSG DC Pub Crawl. aracauna has rated it and I know that there was no other similar beer at either location, so.... Draft with a huge fruity nose. Cherries, plum and berries with yeast notes in the nose. Big fruit flavors and yeast with cherry being dominant and berries coming through as well. Light bodied and smooth. FInishes sweet and fruity with light yeast notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Downtown location 16oz ($3.50): I guess this is the right rating place: called Belgian Cherry when I was there. Anyway it poured a reddish color with no head. Aroma was of cherries and amber ale nonsense. Watery and mediocre. Kind of sweet. This is like a bad imitation of Belgian ale and it really doesnt work. Imagine a really bad version of Rare Vos, with artificial cherry flavor. Yeah. grand.

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