I first heard about Cheerwine Ale from a social media post from The local Charities newspaper. This beer is from NoDa Brewing Company. This beer is made here in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is 5.2%. This beer is a wheat beer with cheery flavoring. If you aren’t familiar with Cheerwine, it is a cherry soft drink made with cherries in North Carolina. Cheerwine has been in business since 1917. This beer pours orange with red hues and a three-finger white fluffy head. The aroma is sweet cherry and light wheat. The taste is cherry and sweet, and there’s a faint cherry syrup note. It does taste like a lightly flavored Cheerwine. The mouthfeel is light. Then you come to a sweet cherry finish. Then an aftertaste of faint cherry/wheat that fades off with a little tart note. Does this taste like an actual Cheerwine? Well, not exactly. But it is like a lighter version of a Cheerwine. I would give this an A. This ale is sweet enough with a cherry flavor. I would recommend drinking this beer. It’s a tasty yet refreshing beer. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Golden Road Brewing Christmas Cart
I know it’s a little late for Christmas beer or early, depending on how you look at it. But I forgot about this recently. This beer is Christmas Cart from Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, California. This beer is 6%ABV and is part of the many different Cart beers. I have previously reviewed their Mango Cart. This beer is a wheat beer with cherries and spices. This beer pours a deep pink/red color with a one-and-a-half finger of off-white head. The aroma is of spices, cherries, tartness, and some light wheat notes. The taste is also cherry, spices (light cinnamon), tartness, and a little wheat. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Then this Christmas Cart finishes with a spice tart what notes. Then you get an aftertaste that gives you a Christmasy feeling. That is spiced cherry. This beer grew on me as I drank it. I give it an A. I can find nothing wrong with this Christmas Cart. Yes, I think you should try it. It is a good Christmas beer without being overly spiced and heavy. Christmas time can be food and drink heavy. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
21st Amendment Brewery Hell or High Mango
This wheat beer from San Leandro, California, Hell or High Mango, is an end-of-summer seasonal. This beer is a version of 21st Amendment Brewery’s other wheat beer, Hell or High Watermelon. This mango wheat beer is 4.9% ABV. This beer has Two-Row, Pale, and White Wheat malts. It also has Magnum hops as well as fresh mangos. This wheat beer pours a yellow color with one finger quickly fading head. The aroma is sweet mangos and wheat. The taste is juicy, big on the mangos, melons, peachy, and wheat notes. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Then this mango beer finishes with a juicy tropical fruity flavor. The aftertaste is a sweet tropical fruit, juice, ripe, juicy mangos, and melon. This beer is good, but I think the watermelon version is slightly better. I would give Hell or High Mango a B. It is a solid, refreshing beer that goes down easy. The wheat aspect of this wheat beer is lighter than I would have liked. That might be because mango is the more dominant flavor. That is not so bad. I still enjoyed this, and I recommend this Hell or High Mango. Please be kind, stay safe and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Tucher Privatbrauerei Helles Hefeweizen Naturtüb
This beer is Helles Hefeweizen Naturtrüb from Tucher Privatbrauerei. This brewery is in Nüremberg, Germany. Tucher is the oldest wheat beer brewery in Nüremberg, which is Bavaria. This beer comes in a 1-pint .6-ounce can at 5.2% ABV. This wheat beer pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a five-finger thick white head. The head fades slowly into thick lacing. The aroma is banana, clove, sweetness, and light wheat. The flavor is much similar to the smell. There is banana, clove, sweetness, and creaminess. The mouthfeel is medium. Then this Hefeweizen finishes with a banana sweetness that fades into almost a banana bread-like taste. The aftertaste is light banana bread. This is a good beer, and I’d never really heard of Tucher Privatbrauerei before having this. I give Helles Hefeweizen Naturtrüb an A. The whole flavor is lighter than most traditional German Hefeweizens. That’s not bad, but a little unexpected. I would recommend this beer. Yes, I’d have it again in a heartbeat. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Hush That Fuss Hoppy Wheat Ale
This beer, Hush That Fuss, is labeled on the can as a Hoppy Wheat Ale, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find it’s a Pale Ale. This beer from Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company is 5.5% ABV. This beer pours an orange color with a five-finger white rocky head. The aroma is orange, bitter, with light wheat notes, and bright. The taste is creamy, with orange pineapple, bitterness, and lemony. The mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Then it comes to a bitter wheat orange and tropical-like finish. The aftertaste is bitter, slightly hoppy, and fruity. This beer is more of an American Pale Ale than an ear of hoppy wheat, but you get a light wheat flavor. I give this beer an A-. It was close to being a wheat ale but not all the way there. Overall a nice tasting beer. I’d recommend it! Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Scofflaw Brewing Co. Dirty Beaches Tropical Wheat
Scofflaw Brewing Co. Dirty Beaches Tropical Wheat, 6.3% ABV a beer brewed in Atlanta Georgia in collaboration with Victory Brands. I purchased this beer from River Street in Savannah Georgia while attending a wedding. This beer pours a hazed orange with a little sediment in it. The aroma is fruity a little bitter with a wheat aroma. Taste is first bitter, there is an orange, mango, melon fruity flavor with some light wheat. Mouthfeel is towards the fuller side that does coat your mouth for a quick moment. This Dirty Beaches beer finish with a light bitter tropical flavor that carries that tropical flavor on the aftertaste. Scofflaw Brewing Co. Dirty Beaches Tropical Wheat is more of a hoppy wheat ale with a few tropical flavors. It’s a high C+. It’s more hops than wheat here not a little of both which might have made it very good. It’s not bad, it’s just that I’ve probably had better versions of this. It wouldn’t be so bad if you missed this, but it would not be bad if someone offered it to you either. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Basket of Flowers
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Basket of Flowers, 5% ABV is Belgian style wheat brewed in Charleston, South Carolina with oranges and rosebuds. This beer sounded like it would be interesting, so I picked up a four-pack. This beer pours a bright yellow cloudy color with a one and a quarter white head that fades steadily. The nose is floral with orange sweetness There is a bitter tart note in there as well that gives off slight pale ale vibes. The flavor is sweet with some tart orange floral notes with a bit of wheat. Yes, I did get a bit of bitterness, but not as pronounced as it is on the nose. This Edmund’s Oast beer finish with a hit of a hoppy note but sweet. The aftertaste is orange and floral with a final bitter tart note. This is not as exciting as I thought it was going to be. It was trying to go somewhere with the flavor but got lost on the way. I give Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Basket of Flowers a low C-. The bit of bitterness I found was a surprise but not in a good way and it clashing a bit with the floral notes kind of hold it back. I wouldn’t recommend Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company Basket of Flowers. But I do find Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company to brew good beers not this one though. Please be kind, stay safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale
A relativity Beer, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale, brewed locally here in Charlotte, North Carolina from one of the oldest craft breweries in Charlotte. It’s brewed with Loral, Mandarin, and Bavaria hops. 704 pours a light somewhat hazy yellow color with a three finger semi-quick fading head with a fruity (mandarin, faint lemon, and orange) aroma and with a light/faint wheat notes. Taste is crisp with a nice fruitiness of orange, mandarin and very light lemon notes, light wheat beer qualities, some light bitterness toward the back of the mouth that comes in and goes away rather quickly. 704 has a fruity bitter finish that is light on the bitterness, light mouthfeel, and has a nice but light bitter fruity aftertaste. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale is a good beer but the light little bitter notes give it a B+. It has very light wheat qualities to it with more of a fruity bitterness that makes it different enough and somewhat interesting. I would recommend that you try Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 704 Hazy Wheat Ale! Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Mango Wheat Ale
Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Mango Wheat Ale, 4.0% ABV first in a series inspired by Los Angeles fruit cart vendors, brewed with 2-row, wheat malts, and Bravo hops. Mango Cart pours a bight yellow with a one finger fizzy white head that quickly fades away with aromas of sweet ripe tropical mango. The flavor is filled with fresh ripe mango sweetness with some light tartness, and a light to medium mouthfeel that has a nice tropical mango into the aftertaste with a hint of a light wheat note. This is very easy to drink with loads of bold mango sweet flavors, I give Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Mango Wheat Ale an A+. It is a solid beer, but I didn’t really get much wheat ale qualities in mango cart which can be good becuase wheat beer tend to be heavier Mango Cart was not that heavy which along with it’s non overbmang flavor makes it a good sessionable beer, yes it crushable (easy to drink). So I recommend Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart Mango Wheat Ale its really tasty. Please stay safe and enjoy responsible! Cheers!
Legion Brewing Company FlickerDaze American Wheat Ale
Legion Brewing Company FlickerDaze American Wheat Ale, 5% ABV is brewed in Charlotte, North Carolina with Zappa hops and Riverbend malt. FlickerDaze pours a yellow color with a thin clear/white head that quickly fades into nothing with some fruity aromas, lemon, and candy peach, with light wheat notes. The nose of FlickerDaze is light at best. There is a very light sour taste with peach and light lemon wheat notes that come to a light sour finish of light fruits and an aftertaste of very light sour wheat that has a light mouthfeel. I don’t find Legion Brewing Company FlickerDaze American Wheat Ale to be good, and I give it a D+. It’s just too light on flavor for me and the little sourness to it aren’t great, I wouldn’t recommend trying Legion Brewing Company FlickerDaze American Wheat Ale. Please stay safe and please enjoy responsibly! Cheers!