Wise Man Brewing Wise Water Cherry
What the brewers say
Our debut house-made hard seltzer features 100 percent real cherry juice.
What our panel thought
Salmon-pink color. Cherry aroma with notes of raspberry, blackberry, and a hint of cocoa. Expressive fruit flavor like thick, syrup-coated pie cherries; light vanilla and ginger notes. Cherry lingers. Low carbonation. Sweeter and more flavorful than most seltzers, but not quite as refreshing. Leans toward wine spritzer.
What our editors thought
Cherry aroma with bits of tobacco, leather, and a slim vegetal note. Very sweet sip—but with earthy, nutty cherry notes well beyond typical flavorings. It doesn’t quite hold together; slightly disjointed, with herbal notes that kill the vibe.