Cherry Bomber Hefeweizen Ale – Big Rock Brewing (Calgary, AB, Canada)

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  • My Rating: [D],  I gave it a (2.1 of 5) on Ratebeer.com

Cherry Bomber Hefeweizen Ale – Big Rock Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 650ml., (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

on the back label:

“There’s only one way to adequately describe what you get when you combine the most malted prairie barley, golden wheat and Cascade hops. The Bomb. When you add cherries into the mix, well, it becomes the Cherry Bomb. And when you put it into this big of a bottle, you get the Cherry Bomber. 22 deliberately different ounces of full-bodied Hefeweizen ale, with complex aromas and flavors including wheat and vanilla, plus, of course, cherry overtones. And, being a craft brew, you know its beguiling reddish hue and pinkish head are as natural as the slight carbonation you’ll feel tickling your tastebuds. ”

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  • Style: (Cherry) Flavoured Wheat Ale
  • Taste: Watery-thin yeast wheat light ‘cherry-like’ pukey fizzy ale
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $5.50 – 650ml., August 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: Steer CLEAR

Visual: Why do I keep buying Big Rock brews? Well I guess just because they so accessible and they do often create unique beers. Anyways, this pours clear copper orange-red with a large partially lasting bubbly head, a decent layer of retention, tons of lively activity, not much lacing.

Nose: thin-pukey fruit, not that offensive, acidic & yeasty, wet cardboard. Not particularly inviting. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: watery-thin mouthfeel, tingly-bubbly

Mid-palate: light sour, fizzy, (MAIN) yeasty, thin wheat malts, light cherry syrup, plastic,

Finish: numb tongue, burpy, thin-bodied, dissipating pukey, fizzy wheat malt finish.

Summary: The cherry flavour wants to come out but it just doesn’t have the fortitude to so do. Overall everything is weak and watery – just a crisp, chuggable brew that leaves no impact to the tastebuds nor imagination. Skip it, it’s just a pukey-hopeless cherry version of their Grasshopper wheat ale.