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Atwater Traverse City Cherry Wheat - Atwater Brewery

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Atwater Traverse City Cherry WheatAtwater Traverse City Cherry Wheat

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73
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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 15.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GRPunk on 04-08-2012)
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle, notched M (March) 12, poured into a Weiss glass.

A- A normal pour created a 1-finger, white head with a light, pinkish hue. A yeast swirl added a nice cloudiness to the gold body. The body is actually pretty complex. It was nearly clear at the bottom edges, golden in the middle, and nearly brown where the suspended yeast floated near the head. Foam sustained at 1/2 finger and left nice sticky rings on the glass.

S- Light and crisp. Fresh cherries. Both sweet and tart components. It almost brings me back to memories of Capri Sun "juice" pouches, however more natural. Yeasty goodness. Hints of grainy, cracker-like malts (Ritz perhaps). Warmth brings out more cracker-like malt qualities.

T- Definite cherry flavor. Sweet up front with a tart finish. More Capri Sun qualities (though I haven't had one in years). Dry finish. Malts are secondary and Ritz cracker-like. Warmth brings out more malt.

M- maybe a bit thin at first. Quite dry. Moderate carbonation. Chewy enough to convince me it's a wheat beer.

O- Refreshing spring/Summer beer. Perfect fit for the post-lawn mowing, baseball watching I'm currently doing. More fruit than wheat (solid fruit beer at that). I appreciate the love shown to the native MI cherries. Delicate brew. Got the "thumbs up" from my wife. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 21:06:08 | More by GRPunk
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Atwater Traverse City Cherry Wheat from Atwater Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.