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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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3,552 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,552
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 35
Gots: 464 | 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: 3,552 | Reviews: 1,135
Photo of Superbohl4
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.91/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stable head. About three fingers tall and doesn't go anywhere. Eventually when it does it leaves great lacing.

The body is a beautiful apricot glow, hazy with just enough light penetrating to enhance the beauty.

Aroma is of fresh picked cherries and hop. Some dark wheat notes also permeate the nose. Cherry in its natural fruit form is definitely there.

Taste is surprisingly awesome. It is fairly linear. It's got this mellow cherry buzz going on with a rush of clean wheat washed in cherry juice. The end is of earthy wheat and faint memories of a hop

Medium bodied, ends crisp, clean, dry.

I'd buy a sixer of this and store it in my fridge. It's about like Blue Moon in the way that it would probably go with any similar food pairings. I like it.

Photo of otoolman221
3.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of runyacm
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of waltc21
3.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not being a fruit beer lover, maybe I am not giving it a chance. Fair flavor but too much cherry, not enough wheat.

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.4/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice cherry flavor, hops and pilsner upfront with a nice mellow cherry sweetness in the back, not cloyingly sweet; just right.

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gotti311
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevehagy
2.81/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phigg1102
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.09/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is by far my favorite Sam Adams varietal. Look is an expected unfiltered wheat. The cherry essence is very prevalent in the aroma; it entices you to the best part, the taste!
The blend of cherry and wheat beer is a perfect balance when you're looking for a good, honest, fruit-forward beer.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
2.68/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ChaimS
3.63/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of masonstorm
4.15/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great in the summer. Mixed with Guinness is a fun mix up.

Photo of vapegawd
3.93/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An obvious classic. Any time of year, any food pairing. Pairs well with Cosmic Fog Milk and Honey ejuice. Pleasant aroma heavy of cherry , thick creamy white head that dissipates quickly. The viscosity is a bit thick with a hint of carbonation. The artificial cherry flavor stings your tounge slightly but the hoppy wheat like flavor kind of balances it out . An easy drinker . Great beer overall.

Photo of brewqueno
4.32/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best of the Samuel Adams brand. I don't like fruit in my beer, but I love beer and I love cherries. I love this beer.

Photo of samtrillo
2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of daveosf
3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnnyI
3.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Ahhh... Sam Cherry Wheat... a guilty pleasure of mine for years. As a more refined beer drinker, I'm not supposed to like this... but I do. Perhaps since it is brewed with MI cherries and I am a son of the mitten state. Maybe because it brings me back to my youth, with cherry cough syrup nostalgia. Or possibly because it's just a unique and flavorful beer experience that conjures fond memories. Poured in to a tulip glass, it fills with a hazy, golden honey color and one inch of white froth. The head dissipated quickly, leaving only a thin ring atop the nectar-like liquid. Maraschino cherries and honey sweetness in the nose. A touch of cereal grain and subtle noble hop character. There is certainly ample cherry flavor that brings a medicinal quality, but it is washed away in the finish with a wheat thin like aftertaste. The hops brighten the beer with only a hint of bitterness. The mouthfeel is average, but suits the brew well. It is deliciously drinkable for such a polarizing concoction. This is sure to turn some people off with its cherry lozenge likeness, but to others it's a perfect pleasure that can be savored on occasion. I typically crush these pretty quickly, so maybe savor is the wrong word. Maybe I drink them fast because it has a relatively tame ABV and it's refreshing. Or possibly because I want to hide the evidence as quickly as possible. Either way, I will continue to enjoy these from time to time.

Photo of BrendanFromBuffalo
2.06/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Great first sip. After that it really tastes like cough syrup

Photo of RobertConway
2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ed_loves_ipa
3.76/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redsox4life123
3.62/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tlloyd417
3.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,552 ratings.