hershiser2 (3672) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
I suppose this beer comes down to the question, "Do you like cherries?" If ya do, sample it. If not, why would you even consider it?
I tried this more out of curiosity than anything else, and I must say the results were better than the expectations I had.
Great look...medium coppy, with a hint of amber running through. Great head. It's nice and fluffy and looks very yummy.
It does have a nice black cherry smell, and it actually smells like black cherries rather than some cheap substitute air freshener (as I had expected, since I have encountered that several times).
It's an OK taste. Nothing overly special, but it does seem to have a genuine cherry taste, rather than tasting like candy.
I can't say I'd make this a part of my rotation... but it's really not bad. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2004
blea... might be okay if it was more of a roasted dark cherry flavor, but c'mon, these things never really work for wheats. Kind of tasted like everything else, syrupy, not exciting with a detached fruit flavor. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
UPDATED: APR 2, 2004 Yellow color, thick frothy head. Nose is strongly cherry and wheat. Flavor is artificial and thin, a total let down after the nose. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 Drank this on tap in the Hotlanta Airport. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. Very strong cherry flavor and buttery palate. Update: On tap at National airport. Pours hazy cloudy light brown-orange with a medium white head. Has a strong cherry aroma. Surprisingly the flavor is very kriek like. There are big cherries here and a mild tart finish. This is a really competent fruit wheat beer. Unfortunately it was at a stupid expensive airport price of $7 a pint. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Smells very light, pours clear, and if there's wheat here it's very well hidden. Smells and tastes like a lightish lager with a shot of maraschino cherry flavor. Not repulsive, but close.
DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2004
Smells like cream soda, golden amber, pours a large tight, off-white head, with plenty of bubbling action. Tastes mildly of cream soda, with a bit of malt, but no wheat? Light bodied, just doesn't seem like a beer. firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Lots of excellent cherries in the nose, smooth & pretty drinkable, sweet aftertaste, the cherry flavors were almost overpowering. Pretty good. Patik (11) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2004
This beer has a moderately dark golden color. The aroma gives a hint of cherries, which is present a little more strongly in the taste. The palate is very smooth. The beer is only mildly carbonated, which fits the flavor well. jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Tried this on a frat retreat to Chicago. Okay mouth feel and nice cherry aroma that translates into almost a medicinal/artificial cherry taste. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a golden color with a good white head. Has a creamy, cherry nose to it. Has a good cherry flavor mixed with good carbonation and a nice wheat/creamy finish to it. Kind of tastes like cherry iced tea. Very good.