Atwater Traverse City Cherry Wheat | Atwater Brewery

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Atwater Traverse City Cherry WheatAtwater Traverse City Cherry Wheat
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Atwater Traverse City Cherry WheatAtwater Traverse City Cherry Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt Beverage brewed with Cherry Concentrate

Added by GRPunk on 04-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,414
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
145
pDev:
17.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of dstewart532
3.22/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.52/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Muddy copper-brown with a mild, fizzy off-white head settling to a fuzzy collar.

The wheat makes the smell of this a little funky--it almost smells like wet hay and soggy cheerios, with a hint of acidic red fruit far in the background. Sometimes I get black olive--definitely not a good start.

Taste is less weird and kind of nice. Toasted wheat leads the way, and almost turns into a sort of corn bread. In the finish is cherry and it's a very nice, sweet, slightly tart natural cherry flavor. It tastes like fresh, mild cherry--nothing artificial, weird, or medicinal about it.

Body is given some unexpected heft from the wheat with a crisp fizz and semi-dry finish.

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Photo of cdclark81
2.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep amber/reddish color with a head that mostly dissipated but good lacing. A good bit of cherry on the nose. As for the taste, the tart cherry is there instantly and doesn't go away. It's okay, but a bit too much cherry for my liking.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MacStinson
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.12/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Cylinsier
3.32/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz

Pours a mostly clear amber, bit of white lacing for a head.

Smells of tart cherry juice, citrus, and biscuit malt.

Tastes of dry cracker and stale biscuit malt, hints of citrus and grassy notes. Finishes with a light cherry tartness, very mild.

Light to medium body with tingles of carbonation.

Average ale, slightly stale flavor but nothing too bad. Decent body. Works well in warm weather. Not bad but not anything special.

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Photo of clager
3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.63/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This nice little refreshing brew pours a deep red tinged amber with a
moderate head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and
light lacing. Nose of tart pie cherries and grainy wheat...a pretty subdued
nose. Flavors exceed the nose with lightly tart pie cherries and soft wheat
on all sides with a subtle bitterness on the back from the hops. Overall nice
mouth feel, thirst quenching (today it is darn hot and this hit the spot) with
medium prickly carbonation and a tart cherry aftertaste with a touch of grains.
Not too shabby, and WAY better than one brewed named after a patriot.

Cheers

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Photo of Calraven
2.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
2.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From a 12 oz bottle.
Looks nice with a deep Amber body topped by a good head, but the aroma and flavor disappoint. Some cherry is evident but it's subtle and accompanied by more bitterness than tartness.
Medium body and near medium carbonation.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerekOfSeward
4.02/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Michigan is one of my favorite states to buy beer in and this one is no exception. It's great in the summer, but I saved one for winter, when it's just as good. The cherries taste bitter and the beer has a very strong distinctive flavor. Cherry and strong wheat make a great combo. Tastes darker than it appears.

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Photo of Griggsy
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Uzarnayme
1.97/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Photo of Chris_Gannon
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AudioGilz
3.88/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrborchert74
3.18/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

LOOK: A great ruby looking brew with a healthy foam head and some lacing.

AROMA: Cherry, wheat, and a bit of grains. Much more grain to cherry aroma.

TASTE: The beer is a balanced cherry wheat with ample cherry notes balanced pretty well by wheat and some pungent hop bitterness. Allowed to warm, the cherry really doesn't come out more, nor does any really tasty malt character. It just gets a bit astringent. It's still OK, just abrasive.

FEEL: Crisp, soft, fuzzy mouthfeel on a light to medium bodied ale, a bit more to it than just a light beer. It is easy enough to drink, though the flavor gets old.

OVERALL: This is good in categories that mean the least. Its not bad, and with more cherry, and maybe some brown sugar, this thing would be a total beast.

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Photo of bigleague
3.06/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Atwater Traverse City Cherry Wheat from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 145 ratings