Door County Cherry Wheat - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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Door County Cherry WheatDoor County Cherry Wheat

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25 Reviews
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Reviews: 25
Hads: 112
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 6.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 07-14-2010

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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 112
Reviews by alphagnome:
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3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance:
Pours a hazy medium oak color with a rather lackluster head that withers away to a paper-thin film. Carbonation is next to non-existence.

Aroma:
I honestly can't decide if I like it or hate it. This may come as a shocker, but the dominant notes here are caramel malts and cherries. Tart cherries. Almost sour cherries. Very thick presence.

Taste:
Follows the nose. Tart cherries laid on a thick, caramel malt flavor. Reminds me of a can of cherry pie filling. Reminds me of an Octoberfest. I get zero wheat or grain characters - odd because the name explicitly calls it out. No noticeable hop presence either.

Mouthfeel:
Thick and smooth and pretty easy to drink. Tartness becomes more evident as the beverage warms. Carbonation is quite dull.

Overall:
Not a bad beverage, but not one I'd reach for again. Worth trying if for no other reason than to add it to your palate. (889 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of jwc215
3.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clouded amber with an orange-ish tint. Dotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of cherry juice - with a slight tart touch.

The cherries land more "natural" than "artificial", though in a sweet juice way. There is a hint of tart in the finish.

It is rather watery. Slightly fizzy. Easy enough to drink.

Not one of the best fruit beers from Wisconsin, but better than some others out there. It's an average American Wheat with a cherry character that is a bit better than average. (483 characters)

Photo of greshdoghophead
3.91/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Muted cherry tones make for a tolerable "fruit beer", not much backbone. (72 characters)

Photo of MadScientist
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: A fairly clear, medium copper colored beer with a light red hue. The head is made of low, off-white, fine bubbles.

S: A mild malt sweetness with some bready character and mild dark stone fruit notes.

T: A medium, juicy cherry flavor, somewhat like fresh juice not not all that fresh, mixed with a light, wheat malt sweetness. There is a light hops bitterness but it's mostly the tart cherries balancing the malt. The overall balance is lightly tart. The finish is medium with an aftertaste of cherries. There is a slightly odd flavor character blending throughout that I can describe that well but it's that funky that straight cherry juice has.

M: A medium bodied beer with medium strong carbonation.

O: A good fruit beer, cherries play the leading role here but they don't completely overwhelm the beer. (812 characters)

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3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Milwaukee Hinterland. This beer is based on an American wheat, not Belgian or German, the cherry is not too intense, golden orange, fluffy slightly pink tinted white head, cherry aroma and flavors are laid back – not intense, mildly tart, can smell the wheat over the cherries, medium-light body, medium to medium high carbonation. Nice but somewhat bland. (372 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of richkrull
3.41/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice copper/amber color with about an inch of fluffy white head on it.

Smell is heavy on he malt.

Taste is not too bad. Nothing amazing. I don't really pick up a lot of cherry flavor. Maybe a hint but really nothing special.

Mouthfeel is light and its a relatively smooth drinking beer.

Overall it's ok but pretty average. I would like to see some mote flavor in it. Not a bad beer but it's pretty decent. (422 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Lanstrum
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of KTCamm
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint size bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light amber, very clear, red/pinkish hue. Immense creamy white foam. My pour yileded 2 inches at least. Cherry nose, malty too. Taste is light fruity, followed by a burst of carbonation, and then tart cherries. That closing tart sour holds. Really firm in the mouthfeel. Perhaps a bit too fizzy. Balanced. (362 characters)

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dhannes
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice, drinkable beer...tart at first...light cherry and wheat flavors...enjoyable, but I recall liking the Sam Adams' offering better. (136 characters)

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bluegrass49
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.55/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland tulip.
5.4% ABV

A - Pink-hued in both head and body, this cloudy golden beer has a tall pile of foam that leaves thin, delicate rings of lace around the glass.

S - The addition of Door County cherries to this simplistic beer bring real fruitiness to the beer; tart cherry skin, none of that sugary syrup crap. Pale, grainy malt and soft wheat balance the background of this light aroma fruit beer.

T - Smooth, fresh flavor of real cherries imparts a lovely tartness that interacts very well with the earthy pale malt and soft wheat undertones but this one is a true fruit beer; sustained cherry flavor, not subtle nuances.

M - This light-bodied wheat beer has thirst quenching carbonation and smooth drinkability with the perfect level of cherry skin tartness lingering on the finish!

O - Hinterland's Cherry Wheat is a crisp, refreshing beer with plenty of boastful REAL Door County cherry flavor and balanced tartness for supreme drinkability. This exceptional seasonal is one that's not to be missed! (1,046 characters)

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Door County Cherry Wheat from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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