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

Door County Cherry WheatDoor County Cherry Wheat
BA SCORE
5.3%
Liked This Beer
2.87 w/ 57 ratings
Door County Cherry WheatDoor County Cherry Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn
Wisconsin, United States
shipwreckedmicrobrew.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 08-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,975
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
57
Liked:
3
Avg:
2.87/5
pDev:
22.3%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of TMoney2591
2.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
3.34/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

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Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of scruffwhor
2.28/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

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Photo of bpfrush
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.26/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.32/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.5/5  rDev +22%

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.

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of italianstallion
2.83/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of crossovert
2.46/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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Photo of Kunstman
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rihup
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of kbutler1
2.42/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.13/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrownAleMale
1.75/5  rDev -39%

Photo of Lemke10
2.94/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of Knoxrb12
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruckus232
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Winter
3.41/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

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Photo of cmwilliq
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ferrari29
2.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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

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Door County Cherry Wheat from Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn
Beer rating: 5.3% out of 100 with 57 ratings
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