Door County Cherry Wheat - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
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Reviews by msquared36:
3.64/5 rDev +9.3%
Reddish brown a slightly cloudy. Delicate smell of ripe sour cherries. This tastes like a Hostess Cherry Pie. And I honestly don't know if that is a compliment or a complaint. Very sweet cherry, kind of syrupy. Very noticeable bread taste.
One glass for dessert isn't bad. More than one in a sitting would be a bit much.
06-15-2014 01:37:48 | More by msquared36
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3.59/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
08-10-2013 02:35:04 | More by MadScientist
3.38/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
05-18-2011 01:37:17 | More by richkrull
3/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
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.
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.
Thick and smooth and pretty easy to drink. Tartness becomes more evident as the beverage warms. Carbonation is quite dull.
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.
11-12-2013 00:56:53 | More by alphagnome
3.45/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
11-23-2012 23:17:40 | More by KTCamm
4.58/5 rDev +37.5%
16 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland tulip.
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!
10-03-2013 00:48:09 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.25/5 rDev -2.4%
On the wife's last sojourn to Hudson, this bottle wound up in the cart. Never heard of these guys, which is a little bit scary. Not a cherry lover either. Here we go.
Pours a nice, clean amber. Half finger head.
The smell is slightly tart but a little weak. Get some bakery flavors here. Sure as hell no hops, but that's to be expected.
Taste brings out some more sour, but it's still not pronounced, and frankly, not a very focused cherry flavor either. I'm enjoying it, but not totally sure what they are going for here.
OK, wheats are supposed to be thin, but this ran a little too thin for my taste, and was a bit fizzy and overcarbonated. Not awful
In conclusion, Hinterland seemed to wind up making a saison, not a fruit beer, but whatever it is, I enjoyed it OK. B-/C+ in old school rankings, meaning I would recommend it after you've verified there's nothing else compelling on tap or on the shelves
12-20-2011 15:10:34 | More by lurpy1
3.7/5 rDev +11.1%
I picked this up for two reasons
1. I love cherry in beer and am a sucker for any cherry beer.
2. I truly don't believe this could be as bad as Samuel Adams version.
1.99 for the single
A - Orange red hue with just a 1/4 inch of head that clears out rather slowly. Rather hazy really.
S - Cherry, some wheat, and a touch of Carmel malt. It smells OK.
T - Pretty much cherry and caramel malty flavor. Doesn't get too wheaty but I can pick it up. Drinks kind of medicinal like the Samuel adams version so either more juice or hops.
M - Light to medium not too watery but only semi beer like.
Overall it's OK really reminds me of Tröegs Troegenator in a way. Well hidden alcohol with mild sweet flavors and a bland herbal finish.
06-06-2014 04:38:03 | More by DrDemento456
3.46/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
07-18-2014 22:06:24 | More by jwc215
Door County Cherry Wheat from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
77 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.