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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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3.7
Tmoney99 (14492) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle. Poured reddish amber color and an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy tart cherry fruit and sweet wheat aroma. Medium body with with a smooth rich texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy tingly tart cherry flavor with a medium to heavy tart cherry sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Refreshing complex change of pace fruit beer.

3.7
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Sour cherry and wheat malt aroma. Hazy amber color with explosive head. Tart cherry and wheat malt flavor. Love me some Michigan cherries.

3.7
superspak (5600) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/3/2015. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of tart cherry, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of cherry juice, bready malt, and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of tart cherry, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light fruit tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of cherry, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of cherry juice, bready malt, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a good malt/yeast/cherry balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice fruited pale wheat ale style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of cherry juicy, bready malt, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.7
bpar73 (1118) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Sample @ the Beverage Company. Pours a hazy orange/ gold with a white head. Crisp, refreshing beer with wheat and light hops in the aroma and taste with a hint of tart cherries to offset the sweetness of the wheat beer. Nice

3.7
olenickj (114) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2016
On tap at hop cat east Lansing. Reddish gold in color, slight head. Fruity aroma as expected. Sharp wheat flavor upfront and a balanced cherry finish. Nice and full. Very enjoyable.

3.7
Hopper8 (178) - Holland, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2016
This is a good beer. It has a lovely golden appearance with a lovely nice three finger head. The beer tastes a bit like a lager, and it would be nice if the cherry had a little bit more presence in the beer. Ultimately, this beer is very sessionable, and fun.

3.6
Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle at Beerwarming Party. Pours red-gold with a foamy, white head. Lots of wheat in this sweet aroma, with LOTS of cherries. Flavor holds wheat, bread and yeast along with sweet cherry notes. Medium in body with average carbonation Finishes sweet and lightly bitter. Pretty good.

3.6
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Aroma: Ripe fruit--berries--with hints of wet leaves. Appearance: Cloudy dark gold with a thick white head that dissipates quickly but leaves lots of lacing. Taste: Immediate bitterness that quickly turns sweet and then sharp and sour. I’m sure this was purposeful and well intentioned, but it’s a bit too harsh and bitter for my tastes. Palate: Light body, crisp texture, fizzy carbonation, long, tart finish. Overall: I think this is an attempt at a Berliner Weisse with syrup added, and at that it works. But it’s too sharp and bitter for me, and while I appreciate the goal, the product just falls flat.

3.6
Patrickctenchi (6591) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy gold with a large, soapy-white head. Wheat, cherry scent. Flavour is slightly bready, wheat malt, semi-bitter cherry malt. Creamy wheat malt...very natural mild cherry notes. Not overly sweet or fruity. Very nice, earthy/wheat feel to it...A nice change from your typical fruit beer.

3.5
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
12oz bottle from Jolly Pumpin in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a crystal clear, red-gold-amber colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is crisp wheats with some grain and a decent cherry note that is sweet, but lightly tart. Flavor has much more of a juicy cherry flavor. Somewhat sweet, slightly tart cherries up front with a crisp wheat, grain, a touch of bread, and a light herbal hopping. Finishes clean and lightly bitter with some crisp wheat, sweet and tart cherries, and grain. Medium length aftertaste following a medium-light, smooth, crisp body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice fruity wheat beer. The wheats are crisp and balance nicely with a mixture of sweet and somewhat tart cherries. This was very enjoyable.


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