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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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BA SCORE
72
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3,223 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 3,223
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 24
Gots: 193 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001)
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Morris729

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +14.4%

Pours a clear pale golden amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is dominated by ripe sweet cherries with fresh wheat in the background. Taste is similar to the aroma but more subdued. The cherry flavor also offers some tartness not found in the nose. An easy drinking and refreshing beer—would be nice in the summer.

02-10-2007 20:20:15 | More by Morris729
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3/5  rDev -4.2%

11-02-2013 20:44:25 | More by mojohawk21
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.28/5  rDev -27.2%

Had in a bottle long before I was "into" craft beer. Had it again on tap once I entered the craft realm. Pours a wheaty, sunburst orange color, considerably hazy and basically perfectly opaque in the mid-section of the brew. Slightly off-white head is sparkly and foamy and recedes relatively quick leaving some mild lacing behind. The aroma is cherry. That's it. That's all. Just cherries. I mean, I could sit here and tell you "it has some wheat in the background", because it does, but you have to search so hard for it beneath the cherry blanket that by that point it isn't worth it anymore. The cherries smell sweet, tart, and actually a little medicinally cloying. Weird combination, right? I can't decide if this aroma is good or bad - but the fact that I must ask myself that question tells me it's probably the latter.

It hits my palate, medium bodied and heavily carbonated. And that's where shit hits the fan. WOW, the cherry presence is not only overwhelming, but it's basically the only thing you can taste. And as mentioned for the aroma, it's not a very "good" cherry perspective. Hints of the profile taste natural and real - some tartness and sweetness that couldn't be mistaken for anything but fresh cherries. However, it's like the brewers decided that it wasn't enough, and they took it a step further and added a butt-load of extra, artificial cherry flavor to push the flavor envelope of the max. Chalky, medicinal, vitamin-like. It's like, tart cherry cough syrup. Or a sweeter version of a cherry flavored Flintstones vitamin. Aftertaste has a slaughtered wheat profile, still majorly enveloped by the cherry onslaught.

Buuuh. Save yourself the trouble with this one. The cherry is just way too overdone and overpowering, nearly to the point of being undrinkable. And it's not the "fruit-lambic" kind of cherry. It's more of a "take your medicine" kind of cherry. Definitely not for me.

01-24-2013 17:22:19 | More by tectactoe
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

05-03-2014 17:43:19 | More by Hoppin_mad
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

2.4/5  rDev -23.3%

Poured into a pint glass.

I'm generally fine with most of the Sam Adams products, especially those that are a little out of the ordinary i.e. imperial pilsner. However, their Cherry Wheat misses the mark. The look is fine - nice, golden color with a nice white head that leaves some lacing. The smell is not so great - maraschino cherry syrup; very sweet and cloying. The taste is not so cloying, but still nothing good - too sweet when there should be some tartness. Mouthfeel is like soda bordering on harsh. Yeah, this isn't my cup of tea, but I could see people enjoying this one. It's like beer, but not. Recommendation to avoid.

09-29-2009 02:26:30 | More by ExtraStout
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Mac19872

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -4.2%

11-17-2011 03:06:14 | More by Mac19872
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npala86

Florida

3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-08-2013 14:36:16 | More by npala86
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StoutHearted

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +24.6%

It poured a golden color with a very slight pink tinge. Lots of head that was very aromatic- no mistaking the cherry in this one. Taste was almost like watered-down cherry Kool-Aid, but the wheatiness saved it from tasting flat. Light mouthfeel that still feels like it needs to be savored due to the fruity tones. Very drinkable and goes down easy. No hoppy aftertaste and very refreshing. This would be fantastic for a summer beer or for trying to get fruity cocktail-loving friends into beer.

06-01-2007 16:49:28 | More by StoutHearted
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tohe9384


3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

09-12-2012 00:26:54 | More by tohe9384
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

2.7/5  rDev -13.7%

Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. 5.2% Alcohol content.

A- Nice amber hue with floating sediment appearent. Decent head that retains mild lacing on the rim.

S- Well... Cherries are the first hard scent almost over-powering the the nose. This is followed by very light, wheaty smell.

T- Taste is like a cherry soda beer. The taste of beer is heavily covered by cherry flavor that is for the most part all that is tasted. Mild hints of wheat and malt.

M-D- Mouthfeel is soft but also very sweet in flavor that makes you kind of smack your lips to bare it. Drinkablity is alright if you like a fruity beer to sip on.

05-21-2009 08:46:28 | More by wesbrownyeah
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

07-10-2013 03:14:14 | More by tbryan5
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

08-07-2014 00:41:11 | More by GameOfBeers
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Shakerman

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-08-2012 16:14:11 | More by Shakerman
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -68.1%

11-12-2012 23:06:10 | More by dmheinz57
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SIRIUS2

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +15%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear golden color on the pour with a reasonable soapy white head of about 3/4" that dissipated pretty quickly. Lacing was pretty good, if a little light.

S: I'm sure some would ding this brew for the smell but I kinda liked it. There is a distinct aroma of maraschino cherries sitting on a light bit of malt. Yeah, sort of foo-foo but I liked it.

T&M: The initial hit is a culmination of cherries and malts that wash over the tongue with the aromas really helping to bring that cherry character to life. The whole thing is relatively light in the mouth with a fairly bubbly carbonation. The finish has that classic wheat aftertaste that fades relatively quickly, ending in a somewhat watery end with the slightest bitterness.

D: When taking a long pull, the texture is almost creamy and rather enjoyable but the cherry sort of wears on me after a while. If you like the fruit, this isn't bad, well, it isn't bad anyway, but I guess I'm just not into the fruit unless it's a lambic.

05-10-2008 01:11:59 | More by SIRIUS2
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

12-17-2013 08:31:52 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Dmann

California

3.85/5  rDev +23%

I really enjoyed this beer, and it far exceded my expectations. It poured a medium golden color with a decent white head. The first thing that caught me was the smell of cheries, very cool. The taste was good, with a malty start, then the cheries kicked in, then a little bit of a crisp, bitter finnish. This is not a beer I could drink everyday, but on occation it would work very well.

03-26-2003 01:49:19 | More by Dmann
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -68.1%

07-08-2013 11:36:06 | More by SuomiHobbit
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-09-2014 14:53:51 | More by MikeC144
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markallmon

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +59.7%

03-24-2012 23:37:07 | More by markallmon
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jonny1138

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

06-21-2014 21:34:54 | More by jonny1138
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TheAdamConners


3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-03-2012 01:54:04 | More by TheAdamConners
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kuishinbo_tantei

New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

07-06-2014 05:02:20 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.4/5  rDev +8.6%

Part of the summer sampler 12 pack. Decent beer. Gold color with a medium head. Aroma just gave off a little sweetness. The cherry came through, thankfully, on the taste. Pleasantly sour. The label says it is crisp, and I would agree with that assessment. Refreshing, but there are a lot of other beers that fit that category.

07-05-2007 17:43:04 | More by lordofthewiens
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

05-06-2014 23:33:12 | More by BeerDreadz
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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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