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
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 22.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: cokes on 08-15-2003)
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Photo of beeronesse
1.4/5  rDev -51%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I love wheat beers and fruit beers. I will try to be as polite as possible in this review. I love good beer and have been spoiled on some of the best Belgian, German and domestic beers there are. (Mardesous, Orval, Boulevard Brewing and Unibroue to name a few for perspective.) That being said, this beer was as close to awful as I have rarely suffered. An attractive pour, the nose was medicinal. I detected no cherry. The attack in the mouth was stunning: shock of artificial cherry and something bordering on metal. Corny and no banana, no spice. Ack.

Photo of blackearth
1.73/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Poured into the Sam Adams glass, this beer had a deep golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades. Aroma is that of cherry cough drops or suckers. Mouthfeel was light bodied with a fake cherry flavor and a bit of tartness and an ever so tiny malt flavor in the finish. This really doesn't taste like beer at all. If I was drinking this blind folded, I would think it was cherry soda. A good idea, but poorly executed.

Photo of BrownAleMale
1.75/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of AirZombie
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of Kaveman
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of JustinMatthew
2/5  rDev -30.1%

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2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of Fartknocker
2.2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A- CLoudy dirty brown color
S- Faint sweetness, I assume is supposed to be cherry
T- Very weak (if any) cherry flavor, like a severely water down juice
M- Very little carbonation, feels like a soda that went flat
D- Fortanetly, I got this with a mix and match. One was more than enough.

Photo of Knoxrb12
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of scruffwhor
2.3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear light copper and sunshne color. Light bubbling, light head, and no residual foam. Lack luster appearance overall.

Cherry syrup and maybe some light toasted barley and wheat, maybe... Thats it.

Taste is cherry syrup and watered down toasted malts. The malts seem a bit bitter and adjuncty. Not hop bitter, but maybe corn and rice bitter, or hard water mineral bitter.

Make sure you drink this beer cold and relatively fast for full flavor enjoyment.

Photo of crossovert
2.38/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz that I found at a store in Appleton.

Pours into my weizen glass a red/orange. The bottle says artificial colorings were used, I don't really see it so I guess that is good. The head is massive and off-white and leaves some nice lacing.

It smells like a normal run of the mill american generic craft beer smell with a hint of cherry.

The taste is very spicy, with an almost vegetable flavor, I'm not really tasting the cherry.

Run of the mill.

Photo of kbutler1
2.42/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Draft at Fish Creeks Coopers Corner. Reddish amber color with pretty much zero head. Aroma is of tart cherries. The taste is pretty disappointing. Slight cherry taste and then a bland aftertaste. Fairly pedestrian. Medim mouthfeel. Blah, not good. If you want a cherry wheat and you are in Door County just go for a Hinterland, it's much better.

Photo of weatherdog
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

When examining the bottle before pouring I notice 'Wheat ale with natural cherry flavor and artificial color.' Seriously?! A craft beer from freaking Door county Wisconsin can't use it's own local amazing cherries and has to rely on some cheap tasting substitute. What is this artificial color business. If you want the beer to have a red hue throw in some mid range crystal malt, for the love of god why use artificial color. From that line alone this beer is not promising.

The beer pours a hazy amber with a white head. The aroma is all tart cherries but seems a little fake and sweet. Taste is boring with just a hint of cherry flavor and does not deliver on the promise provided by the nose.

All in all it is a bland beer and I am very disappointed. I mean a cherry wheat beer from Door County. How could this not be good? Oh yeah don't use any actual cherries and load it up with 'natural flavor and artificial color'. Just avoid this and grab a New Glarus Belgian Red if you want real Wisconsin cherry flavor.

Photo of Michael_Bjor
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Kunstman
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jimbotrost
2.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled in the sun in a plastic cup in the patio area of the brewpub. Pour is of a deep copper color. Cherry juice is the major component of the nose, not offensive. The flavor is slightly offensive, a underlying skunkiness is not hidden by the subtle cherry flavor. The finish and aftertaste are non existent, the beer goes away as quick as you drink it. Not so good on this tasting

Photo of drizzam
2.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - An aggressive pour yielded a foamy but slight eggshell white head. This brew is a cloudy reddish orange color with small specks of sediment throughout.

S - Not much of a nose at all...I strain to smell a slight cherry scent, not much there though. Maybe it's too cold.

T & M - Pretty tart, kinda sour... this is not a fresh cherry taste as I had expected. I guess it has a bit of a malt backbone but I'm not sure what they were going for here. Mouthfeel is thinnish, almost watery. It does finish crisp though.

D - Maybe I've just been spoiled by the fruit beers of New Glarus and the belgian lambics that I love so much. I was hoping to really like this beer, as it is a local brew...just not impressed though.

Photo of nsmartell
2.73/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I enjoyed this beer out of a little plastic cup as part of the sampler at the brewpub and out of a pint glass. Therefore, this won't be the best review and is mainly for my own recollection.

Appearance: Deep coppor color/ Very little head. Don't believe the bartender knew why the head was important.

Smell: Nothing out of the ordinary. Hint of cherries.

Taste: Taste of cherries, but not good.

Mouthfeel: smooth but not much else.

Drinkability: Would not order again.

Photo of TMoney2591
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.

Photo of 1jstafan
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of PurpleCloud
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.

Photo of Lemke10
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.

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Door County Cherry Wheat from Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn
70 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.