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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A solid American wheat, with a classic nose that transitions to a faint cherry aroma complimenting its rich amber gold hue. As this well-balanced and deceptively light-bodied wheat beer travels across the tongue, the willamette and perle hops hint at bitterness, followed by a crisp, clean wheat flavor that cuts to a subtle tart cherry finish. Asked to describe the flavor of Archangel, the most accurate response is: "it tastes like more.”

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4.7
grandpadirt (1) - - JUL 26, 2014 does not count
As close to a perfect summer wheat as I have ever had. Bold, bright and fun, but with just enough cherry to smooth the flavor and knock down the bitter without tasting a pronounced fruit flavor. Very Good!

4.5
Brad89 (6) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2010 does not count
Pours orangish with some amber hue. Head was full. The nose is subtle with a hint of wheat and a bit of cherry but the smell itself isn’t over powering. Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, creamy, the flavor is perfect. A little bitterness, a subtle sweetness, very pleasant. Not too sweet. I think the tart cherries really give it all the flavor without being overly sweet. This is by far the best cherry beer I have ever had.

4.3
jrsenkbe (23) - USA - SEP 24, 2010
Very good beer. It is a nice alternative to Sam Adams Cheery Wheat, however it does lack its strong wheat characteristics. The cherry finish is nice and not to over powering.

4
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Cloudy orange with a fluffy white head. Sour cherry and green apple aroma and taste with an oaky finish.

4
spbays (11) - alpena, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Finally a cherry wheat that gives a true representation of tart cherry. Slight hint of sweet but true cherry finish, easy on the wheat with an ever so slight rose’ haze.

3.9
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Pours distinctly orange-tinged amber. Nice full cream head. Nose isn’t promising; wheaty, yeasty hints with a bit of cherry but the smell itself isn’t really pleasant. Not bad, just meh. Medium mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, creamy, the flavor really makes up for the nose. Nice sweetness, little bitterness, super-pleasant, awesome summer beer. The cherry element complements the palate and doesn’t overwhelm it.

3.9
Hayden (9) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2010 does not count
Reddish-orange color with white head. Fresh sweet-tart cherry aroma, faintly yeasty. Very Flavorful, cherry, sweet spices, grains, caramel. Medium with lots of refreshing carbonation, especially for a summer brew!

3.9
joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 6, 2013
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor. Clean, refreshing, light, slightly wheaty. Nice.

3.8
dankman (257) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Nice cherry wheat with a sweet dry finish. Great backyard beer for hot summer days.

3.7
deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2010
On tap. Poured a cloudy orange with a medium near white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had some tart and sweet cherries with a sweet wheat. Flavor was similar with sweet cherries and wheat in the beginning with a slight growing tart cherry undertone.


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