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

Not Rated.
Door County Cherry WheatDoor County Cherry Wheat

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BA SCORE
69
poor

48 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 22.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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5/5  rDev +76.1%

TimRasmussen, May 31, 2012
Photo of Ek0nomik
3.98/5  rDev +40.1%
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.

Ek0nomik, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +32%

mychalg9, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Dovers, Apr 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

LizBB, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of NicholasOfMKE
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Shipwrecked poured a hazy copper color with red hues, a very small, almost non existent head. Big fresh cherry aroma. The taste is creamy, mostly fresh cherry flavors. Body is a little flat. Overall its a big cherry like beer, good for a hot summer day.

vette2006c5r, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Rihup
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Dover
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Dover, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Winter
3.43/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

Winter, Aug 15, 2003
Photo of jwc215
3.35/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazed amber with soda-like carbonation and a quickly disappearing head. Virtually no lacing sticks. The "artificial color" doesn't look quite "right".

The smell is of sweet-tart cherries. Mild and pleasant.

The taste is of sweet cherries with a tart touch in the finish.

The initial "fizz" fades to a rather flat feel. Smooth despite that. Not watery.

A mild cherry wheat. Nothing "special", rather "run-of-the-mill". The appearance and feel certainly need improvement. Otherwise, decent overall.

jwc215, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.33/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

KTCamm, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 09, 2010
Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

enelson, Jan 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

cmwilliq, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

Benysaj, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

ruckus232, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

BeerDazed, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

yooper920, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Pauly2X
3/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Pauly2X, Jun 08, 2008
Photo of Wsherry1
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Wsherry1, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of PurpleCloud
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

PurpleCloud, May 04, 2010
Photo of Lemke10
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Lemke10, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of ferrari29
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
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

ferrari29, Jul 05, 2011
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Door County Cherry Wheat from Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn
69 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.