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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat

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3,591 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,591
Reviews: 1,155
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 37
Gots: 504 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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Ratings: 3,591 | Reviews: 1,155
Photo of ta_hagen
4.64/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very Cherry like... But very good... taste is pretty bland, slight dry cherry taste. it tastes better than it smells, i was expecting something different once i smelled it. i can definitely see where people have said it's cherry cough syrup + dr pepper.

Photo of captnpete133
3.81/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap is significantly better than the bottle for some odd reason. The cherry on tap was rather flavorful compared to the bottle where it was less prevalent.

Photo of kingslotty
1.75/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Outlier rating forced review. Awful feature.

Photo of pjludolph
3.98/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It was creamy and felt quite thick for lack of a better word.

Photo of tainohawk
5/5  rDev +59.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

samuel adams cherry wheat is cool.

Photo of Leo-Dean
2.97/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a fan of cherry but I figured I would try it. It's light but the cherry ruins it for me. Drinkable one bottle at a time but I couldn't have more than one.

Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
3.81/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer gets hated on a lot, but honestly it is what it says it is: cherry flavored beer. I mean what were you expecting? Complaints abound it tastes like cough syrup. That’s because, guess what people, a lot of cough syrups are cherry flavored. It probably also tastes like a lot of cherry pies too, go figure.
I may never buy it again (then again who knows maybe I will – stranger things have happened). It’s not nearly as awful as you may’ve been led to believe. While I’ll admit if I had to drink several of these at once it’d drive me batty, it’s something different, change of pace that sorta thing.

Photo of AbradolfLincler
1.96/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

I didn't really enjoy it, when I was a youth I drank to get drunk, but recently I've started drinking beer to enjoy my beer, unfortunately, I thought I would enjoy this one. Now I enjoy ales, and I thought this would be good, but unfortunately I thought it was just too much like a dry cough syrup.

Photo of McAfee85
3.87/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Slight haze with some lacing. Cherry sweetness stands out in the aroma. Crisp and refreshing with a hint of bitterness at the back end. Overall a very good summer beer.

Photo of cgraz51
4.75/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cherry Wheat was my first Sam Adams beer and as soon I took a sip,I loved it!

Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This looks so good but never cans seem to find one that tastes as good as it looks.

Photo of jetpilot12
3.94/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good beer, perfect for those cold New England winters.

Photo of richk66
1.76/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I generally consider Sam Adams to be a good (not great), quality brewer. And while I was at first reluctant to give them a try, I have found many "fruity" beers that I find quite enjoyable. But Sam's Cherry Wheat was a major disappointment. The dominant, overpowering flavor was, to me, far too reminiscent of cherry cough syrup. And not in a good way. As cough syrup, a cherry cough syrup flavor is fine. Mixed with beer, not so much. A rare beer that to me was undrinkable. I tried one from a six-pack, didn't finish it, and gave the remaining five away.

Photo of life_of_agony
4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyable beer that I am yet to find at home in Australia. The cherry flavour/smell is not too overwhelming.

Photo of Thirtyaughtsix
3.79/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had really high hopes for this brew. It had a great aroma and it felt great texture-wise. I do feel that the cherry flavor was a bit overwhelming, but it had a wonderful aftertaste.

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I went into this one pretty leery, but have to say it wasn't too bad. It has a good start, but feels like it could use a couple more tweaks. It is on the heavy side for a wheat beer and there is the slightest hint of cough syrup flavor behind the wheat and cherry. With a little tweaking, this could be pretty good.

Wouldn't buy again, but not bad.

Photo of Wiffler27
3.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

looks like a blonde ale with maybe a slight amber tinge, decent head to it

smells exactly like cherry cough syrup.

taste is pretty bland, slight dry cherry taste. it tastes better than it smells, i was expecting something different once i smelled it. i can definitely see where people have said it's cherry cough syrup + dr pepper

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had such low expectations with this beer, but despite the overwhelming cherry aroma, the taste is actually good, a nice weizen with a hinch of cherry, not bad at all.

Photo of B4PTSD
2/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this beer a few months ago. Thank goodness I didn't buy it. A friend brought a six pack over to the house. Thought it was a good idea due to the fact I'm from Boston originally. Back to the beer taste horrible don't know what Sam Adams was thinking. Just not my swag at all. I am not into any fruity beer period. I like the fact the company tried an experiment, but epic fail in my opinion.

Photo of robgutie
1.95/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Cough syrup and Dr. Pepper.

Photo of TBCE
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Overly sweet and fruity. Not something I would ever buy again.

Photo of seanion
3.85/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i can only drink one bottle of this at a sitting. more than that and the fruit flavors start to get sickly on me. but that one first cold bottle for me is a good one. the cherry is brightly fruity and pronounced. the wheat is decent but i suspect could be better

Photo of GPappy
1.36/5  rDev -56.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This beer is revolting. It's like someone mixed a wheat beer with Dr Pepper. I got sucked in by having bought and enjoyed Samuel Adam's Cold Snap (which is pretty good) but when it ran out this took it's place. Yuck. I am on the ground with minimal sight and following the lights to the exit. GOOD DAY.

Photo of 60acresbrewclub
4.54/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So I used to think this was just OK until I took a tour at Sam Adams, my sister had given me a goodie from her law school and apparently most of the tour guides were law students they let us stay after the tour and when they "washed" out my sample glass they poured me the cherry wheat on draft and it blew my mind. It's upsetting that the stuff outside of boston comes from a diffrent brewery.

Photo of BeckyE
4.55/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorites. I've tasted many fruit flavored beers and Cherry Wheat does it right.

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,591 ratings.