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Door County Cherry Wheat - Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn

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Door County Cherry WheatDoor County Cherry Wheat

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BA SCORE
70
okay

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 23.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 08-15-2003)
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TimRasmussen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +74.8%

05-31-2012 18:43:44 | More by TimRasmussen
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Ek0nomik

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured In: Snifter

This bottle is at least a year and a half old, perhaps around two years.

Appearance: The pour is an amber and gamboge color with very little head. There are a few splashes of lace on the side of the glass and the beer is quite effervescent.

Smell: For those who say they can't smell the cherries, I think you need to blow your nose, and I have an old bottle too. The sweet tart cherries really come through with just a bit of spice as well.

Taste: The palate starts out with pale malt coming through quickly followed by sweet and tart cherries. There's a little bit of spice mixed in as well, though not much. Regardless, the slight phenol taste is welcome because I wasn't expecting it.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied, carbonation is right for the style.

Drinkability: This was a very easy beer to drink, though I wouldn't want another one of these in an evening. I will say that I'm glad this wasn't overly sweet which was something I was nervous about. I can't stomach many sweet tasting things, so to me this was a good beer that lived up to its expectations.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:48:07 | More by Ek0nomik
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

08-14-2013 02:11:00 | More by mychalg9
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Dovers

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

04-04-2014 04:40:18 | More by Dovers
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LizBB

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

07-07-2012 03:42:49 | More by LizBB
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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

02-17-2014 05:21:28 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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Rihup

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

06-04-2013 01:03:02 | More by Rihup
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Dover

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +22.4%

04-04-2014 04:40:39 | More by Dover
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Winter

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper in appearance with a white head. Aroma consists of, not surprisingly, cherries and wheat. Mouthfeel is creamy and medium-bodied. Taste pretty much follows suit with the aroma-- wheat and tart Door County cherries. The cherries render a slighty sour finish. It can be a pretty refreshing fruit beer on a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2003 20:50:10 | More by Winter
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer 2 in the six beer sampler served at the Shipwrecked restuarant. Poured into a small plastic cup (argh!).

Beer is a medium amber color, but still very light. Slightly draker than the blonde ale served here.

A fruity cherry nose in the smell, as you'd expect.

Taste is watery, hints of malt, bundled with the cherry taste. Some tartness coming through. The cherry taste is ok - it doesn't quite feel natural, but its not offensive either.

Closes like water - the cherry taste is kept in check, and this is a moderately drinkable offering.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2009 21:11:49 | More by KTCamm
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in a weiss glass. No date or info.

A - One strong pour down the glass revealed this beer to have the power of a thick, off-white head; about three fingers tall in fact. Too bad it had a low retention. The good news through is that above a clear golden yellow body is three fingers of dense lace.

S - Hints of skunk juice toy with my olfactory senses. It's mot definitely there but in such a small amount it's almost unnoticeable. It smells like the beer is off a bit more than it's light struck scent too. Thick vanilla candle then comes in strong like a Yankee candle was just lit or you walked into a "ye olde scent shop" type of place in a small town. Soft wheat and light, slightly syrupy cherries become an afterthought at this point.

T - Thankfully the strongest parts of the nose fade away to let the actual beer show through. Soft, timid wheat backs up a lightly tart cherry flavor nicely but still remains a bit thin. Too thin actually. It's almost like a lightly flavored blonde ale the more I sip it. A touch of that chunky vanilla in the taste would actually be pretty good but for some reason, it only appears in the aroma.

M - Smooth and light-bodied, Cherry What has a moderately light carbonation finish for the style. Too thin otherwise.

D - The different between the nose and flavor is a little awkward to process while drinking. I don't know what's going on with that or why this seems filtered, but it's heading in the right direction, it just needs some work. Still, it remains a fair and easily drinkable summer light fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 02:08:33 | More by BeerFMAndy
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

01-16-2013 13:06:12 | More by enelson
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +4.9%

11-15-2011 18:24:01 | More by bpfrush
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Benysaj

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +4.9%

11-27-2011 23:04:34 | More by Benysaj
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ruckus232

Illinois

3/5  rDev +4.9%

01-08-2013 00:48:06 | More by ruckus232
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BeerDazed

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +4.9%

03-02-2014 18:05:16 | More by BeerDazed
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yooper920

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +4.9%

02-01-2012 01:45:14 | More by yooper920
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Pauly2X

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear gold with a slight reddish hue.

S- Hints of cherry with a light estery profile.

T- Sweet, simple malts with light hints of cherry.

M- Smooth, lightly carbonated.

D- Not bad, but not good either.

Being from Door County, which is renouned for having great cherries, I really expected more. While there's nothing offensive, there's nothing great here either.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2008 23:25:46 | More by Pauly2X
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Wsherry1

Illinois

3/5  rDev +4.9%

06-14-2014 06:08:17 | More by Wsherry1
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PurpleCloud

Wisconsin

2.88/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Amber with a quickly dissipating head.

S: A bit tart with a faint (too faint) hint of cherry.

T: Heavy with hops on the front end, then a cherry taste on the way down. OK, but nothing special.

M: Not great. Dry and heavily carbonated.

D: Hypothetically, you could drink a few, but I don't know why you would.

Overall: I was excited to try this one out. But I was disappointed from the onset. The appearance is just kind of bland and totally unassuming. The head leaves quickly and is reluctant to reappear. The taste is way too light on cherry and kind of a bit skunky heading in. Too dry, too carbonated. Honestly, if you're at Shipwrecked, go with another beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2010 01:53:06 | More by PurpleCloud
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

2.88/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I got a 6-pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $7.79 in Winter 2011.

Pours a clear reddish amber color with not too much of a head due to the lack of carbonation. Scent is heavy with sweet cherry juice scents with some wheat scents as well. The texture is rather flat and uninviting. It really reminds me of the taste of day old beer with some grenadine added. Probably one of the worst fruit beers I've had. It's still drinkable but not very enjoyable. I think I'll stick to Sam Adams Cherry Wheat the next time.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 06:26:07 | More by Lemke10
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ferrari29

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Beer poured from a bottle into a tall Hefeweizen style glass

A - Beer pour with a half finger white colored rocky head; moderate level of carbonation formed; opaque or cloudy; dark orange colored body; head did not hold very well;' absolutely no lacing

S - Maraschino cherry blast; hits the nose and that's pretty much it; still kind of unique to warrant a higher rating; fruit punch; slight caramel malt scented back end; floral

T - Flavor profile is heavily loaded with Maraschino cherry flavors and that's about it; light in other flavors, like the all important malt notes; sweet and floral, like rose; cherry flavor lingers for a little then turns turns watery

M - Effervescent and thin; there is some malt aftertaste, but only after spoiled fruit taste comes up

D - Beer has a great cherry smell and no support from the taste side; I was really let down; it reminded me of the first batch of beer I brewed using one of those Mr. Beer kits - great looks and lacking in any malt or other flavors

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 03:35:46 | More by ferrari29
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Well, at least there are Door County cherries wherever the hell I've been shipwrecked... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose reminds me of those cheap, microwaveable cherry-flavored fruit pies so prevalent at 7-Eleven and other such purveyors. In fact, the smell is so strong, so distinctively cherry-y that it not only approaches artificiality but passes it entirely. Not much else to be found here. The taste continues this tradition with its own twist: not only is the cherry flavor artificial, it's also medicinal now. Yay... A bit of soggy wheat comes along in the finish, but that about does it here for complexity. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, I'm not a fan of this stuff, as it's just to fake-cherry-flavor-filled for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 03:10:06 | More by TMoney2591
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hochief

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2014 21:48:31 | More by hochief
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2014 20:17:13 | More by Mealhouse
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Door County Cherry Wheat from Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn
70 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.