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 (4022) - 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. Turtboy (120) - Lucasville, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Never been one for fruit beers, but this cherry beer wasn't too bad. It is better than the cranberry lambic put out by Sam. tennmonkey (11) - USA - JAN 12, 2004
I'm not much of one for fruit flavored beers, but I do like this one. It has a strong beer flavor with slight hint of cherry. But Sam Adams is the only beer that gives me a hang over, so just be ready to taste this the next day (all day).
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2004
As fruit beers go, I consider this to be a pleasant example. Definitive cherry aroma over mild wheat malt smells fresh, not artificial. Flavor delivers with nice wheat in front and fruit finish. Crisp, light mouthfeel seems appropriate, almost like a lambic. Good stuff. roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a golden orange liquid with a small amount of off-white head that dissipates quickly to near nothing but leaves a thin film. Aroma is of overpowering cherry making anything else unidentifyable. Flavor is of a small cherry and wheat, surprisingly. Not bad, but watered down and not memorable. Sampled at 67 degrees Fahrenheit. thedm (6143) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Thie bottled brew, marked best before feb 2004, poured a medium sized head of foamy white colored mostly lasting finely sized bubbles that left behind a dark yellow transparent softly carbonated body and a fair lace. The aroma is wonderfully full of cherries, but the mouthfeel is harsh and the flavor is malty acidic cherry and unrefined. Not one of my favorite fruit beers at all. TheBeerGod (6207) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Thanks to CAPTRON for this beer! I haven't had this in years. And like CAPTRON said, it is like reuniting with an old friend. Pours an reddened gold with a small white head. Nice cherry nose. Maraschino cherries, perhaps? Sweet but not over the top candied cherry taste along with some grain and malt. Lighter body than I recall. Very easy to drink beer and one of SA's better beers IMHO. Nice to have this again. If only I could get the Double Bock and Scotch Ale.... CAPTRON (8) - POQUOSON, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2003 does not count
This is one of my all time favorites. I recently picked up a case after a one year hiatus due to distribution issues. The aroma is rich with cherries and the flavor is a satisfying offset of fruit and wheat. Popping open one last night was like reuniting with an old friend.