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

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BA SCORE
72
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3,541 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 3,541
Reviews: 1,128
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 33
Gots: 437 | 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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Photo of CJNAPS
2.65/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chris_Gannon
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a great beer because the cherry taste is very well assimilated. I am impressed with the company lately and they are one of the bigger ones that can pull novel beers like this off. The taste is not medicinal or anything other than a natural overtone. I liked it. Not my favorite, but it's good.

Photo of munnster76
4.39/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly on the darker side, with a definite cherry taste. Not as fruity as one might think though.

Photo of buckslayer50
3.94/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes pretty much like cherry coke, I will buy one every now and then.

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTJman
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BillCheck
2.87/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaysauras
2.77/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L: Pours a hazy golden color with a bit of red/orange to it. Topped off with a bubbly and thick white head to it. Decent lace and plenty of carbonation

S: Cherries and honey. That is the dominating scent to it. Bit of maltiness as well, but it's mainly cherries with a hint of honey. Almost like a sweet cereal. Not an overly bad smelling beer if not a little gimmicky.

T: Like the scent, the main ingredient here is Cherry. You'd hope so also since it is a "Cherry Wheat" after all. It does stay fairly true to the name to give it credit. It's heavy on the cherry flavor, almost to a cough mediciny degree. And not the real cherry flavor either, but like the artificial flavor of a cherry coke. Biscuit, honey, and malt are also present, but the cherry is the overbearing lead singer. Tastes far too much like a cough syrup at times. It isn't the worst combination of flavors, the Cherry is just too much.

F: It's a light and frothy beer. Very tingly on the tongue. Bitter and lingering aftertaste of, you guessed it, medicine.

O: I am so torn on this because I want to like it for the concept. It does do a few things right. There are some great subtle flavors in there like the biscuit, honey, and malt, but they are just overpowered by the impending robitussin-esque combination of Cherry and alcohol. I mean, it's not sink pour bad, but I would definitely only use it as a last resort beer at a party you didn't want to go to but are now stuck at for several hours. Bit disappointing since Sam Adams has always been one of my favorite craft/major brews, but not everything can be outstanding.

Photo of Gator_Chomp
3.67/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.79/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle BB 3/15 at about 42 degrees into 8 oz glass
Aroma of cherry cough syrup
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to 5 mm ring with 1 mm bullseye layer
Lacing good – nearly complete rings of tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor extremely sweet cherry cough syrup followed by a bitter chemical aftertaste. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, fizzy carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 2, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.25

Photo of mrc282917
4.48/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite Sam Adams beers, good mix of wheat and cherry, cherry a little more present. Good aroma. Refreshing break from my last IPA binge

Photo of SackBlabbath
3.39/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Come on you guys, it's not great but its not that terrible.

Photo of bwbetts
3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If you take the artificial cherry taste from cherry coke and put it into a beer this is what you get.

Photo of Winston3737
3.69/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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

Great beer. Love the taste

Photo of nowhere_native
3.66/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of almostjay
2.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lanypany88
4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoy this beer a lot

Photo of RossR
3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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