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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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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRPunk on 04-08-2012)
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

MichiganderHB, May 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

minarobin, May 22, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a fairly clear golden brown, with a lingering cream head.

Grain and very subtle cherry are evident in the aroma, but there's really not much there.

Flavor reveals underpinnings of cherry tartness, without the cherry flavor. There's a substantial toasted malt backbone, but the tartness rounds out the finish.

Body is a touch light, with carbonation on the higher side.

I expected more wheat. Could also use more malt backbone to balance the tartness of the cherries.

barczar, Apr 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +53.2%

mchenry1313, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +29%

Beerlover, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Apr 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

jduprey007, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

imperialking, Mar 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

sblanton83, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of jeffwright
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

jeffwright, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of KajII
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium brown with a strong reddish hue and a huge (3-4 finger) sudsy head that reduced slowly, down to a thick cap which lasted throughout and had fair sticky lacing.

The aroma was kind of mild with a light hay- like malt and a funky dusty yeast with hints of cherry, barley and wheat.

The taste was lightly malty and a tad sweet with a strong note of cherries from the get go, with a bit of wheat slipping in along with a mild bitterness and a lightly tart ending. The flavor lasted and average duration proceeding the swallow, with a lightly bitter fruity taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a thin dry texture and an almost fizzy carbonation.

Overall this is a decent Wheat Ale with a strong presence of fruit and a touch of wheat. Be careful upon opening this one though, it fizzed up out of the bottle and onto the counter. I was quick though and only lost a very little...


KajII, Jan 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

MgoJohnStamos, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Michigan_Beer420, Dec 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

LJWalker, Dec 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Agentveba, Dec 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Julie_J, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

JohnK17, Oct 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

stencom1, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

enelson, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of carlborch
3.36/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Highly carbonated! Pours a large (3 inch) off-white-to-white creamy head which never fully dissipates. Spicy wheat and light cherry in the nose. Light body with a touch of acidity on the palate. Very light cherry notes on the palate (ever chew/suck on cherry pits?). Poured with a slight haze and makes beautiful Belgian lace. Refreshing, and bright with a medicinal hint. Lingers nicely. Final pour released much yeast which fell to the bottom of the glass.

carlborch, Sep 23, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Tedyjam, Sep 20, 2013
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2.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy amberish ruby red in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some rosé + crimson red highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy fizzy pinkish off-white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Overall the entire aroma of this beer is rather light with some very light notes of wheat and some light to moderate notes of cherry (rather natural smelling, not

T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat which persist through the finish along with light flavors of tart cherries and just a hint of something metallic.

M: Just slightly heavier than light bodied with very heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Nothing horrible about this beer but nothing really exciting either - I could easily drink more of this as it is non-offensive, light, and easy drinking but it is just not that interesting.

dbrauneis, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

williamjbauer, Aug 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

FinchSCF, Aug 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Paul_Apsley, Aug 06, 2013
Atwater Traverse City Cherry Wheat from Atwater Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.