Uugh, I have not been looking forward to writing this review, here's where I get to look like a dick and Magic Rock get to hate me.
It's not a nice beer.
I can see what they're trying to do, after all it is right there in the name, and the cherry cola does come across very well on the nose.
Now, before anyone says "Maybe you're just a big cherry coke hatin' bastard" I actually love cherry cola to the point that it has been the subject of an almost lifelong mockery. I enjoy a nice cold cherry coke almost as much as I enjoy direct stimulation of my reproductive organs.
The problem is that there is too much cherry.
You get an enormous burst of sourness at the front that overpowers every other flavour except a lingering aftertaste of SodaStream cola and disappointment.
My advice to Magic Rock, for what it's worth or if they even want it is to drop the sour cherries from the mix (or cut waaaay back at the very least), the sweet cherries and kola nut should be enough to balance with the malts to create a pleasant and well rounded beer.
I don't like giving bad reviews and am probably going to feel guilty about this for far longer than I should considering I'm really just adding another bit of white noise to the internet.
I do like the can, it's very cool, and the colour of the beer is nice and it wasn't overly carbonated.
Cherry Cola Berliner Weisse
Country of Origin
Magic Rock Brewing
Available for sale