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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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3,295 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,295
Reviews: 1,091
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 27
Gots: 227 | 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.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.48/5  rDev +11.2%

Pours out golden colored with a slight orange tint to it and a great head that leaves good lacing behind as well. Aroma is all cherries. The taste is much like the aroma, but not overpowering which is most people's fear with this type of beer. It is moderate in strength but sweet, making it undesirable after maybe 2 or 3. Not a bad beer at all, I always enjoy Sammy A Cherry Wheat once in a while.

Jacobob10, Apr 11, 2004
Photo of Mortarforker
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of cwd
3/5  rDev -4.2%

cwd, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of nquigley16
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

nquigley16, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of gonzo000
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

gonzo000, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Jmbbabson
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Jmbbabson, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of AKuehn47
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

AKuehn47, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of BDIMike
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Pours a hazy, honey-gold color with some carbonation. There is a thick white head that stays fairly well throughout the drink.
Smell is very strong with cherries, almost too much for me. Very syrupy sweet smell of black cherries, but a bit of wheatiness jumps in at the end.
Taste has a lot less of a cherry dominance than the smell. The cherries are there, though, with a nice cherry sweet taste balanced by a nice wheat taste. Wheat is much stronger and better in the taste.
Mouthfeel is very smooth. There is a nice thickness to it as well.
Drinkability isn't there for me. I will tap out after one or two of these because of the sweet cherry taste. Fairly nice summer drink, it isn't the best beer, but I would recommend people at least try it.

BDIMike, Sep 04, 2008
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.85/5  rDev +55%

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Cloudy hazy amber color. Very thin white head with mild lacing.

Smell: Cherries, lots of cherries. Some wheat and hop notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Delicious cherry and wheat flavors.

Overall: Excellent cherry wheat. Well balanced and flavorful. Always enjoy this brew.

Cavanaghty, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Hardcore
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Hardcore, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of JT99125
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

JT99125, May 07, 2013
Photo of kkmiller76
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

kkmiller76, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of jonathaniler
5/5  rDev +59.7%

jonathaniler, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of misternebbie
3.48/5  rDev +11.2%

misternebbie, Aug 27, 2014
3.33/5  rDev +6.4%

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat 12oz. poured into a wheat beer glass. Freshness dated best before Dec. 2005.

The beer pours out an appealing golden honey with a 1" white head. The head had great retention and left some decent lacing. There are about 2.4 million bubbles racing to the top!

The aroma is a mixture of cherry 7-up and for some reason this reminds me of a Belgian waffle with fruit and maple syrup! Crazy, huh?!?

The taste is a delicate sweet cherry flavor. The wheat is apparent but it is in the background.

This beer has fairly big carbonation and a dry finish in the mouth.

This is a very refreshing change. Light with good fruit flavor and crisp. Good for these 100 degree + days we have been having here in the Lone Star State.

Photo of banger7
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

banger7, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of WJVII
2.88/5  rDev -8%

Poured into a pint glass this beer was a golden color with a little cloudiness (not transparent) and had a nice 3/4 inch head that lasted for most of the glass. This has an overwhelming smell of sweet cherries. Upon my first sip I could taste the cherries I had smelled, but was surprised at the bitter bite the brew had. There was subtle hints of spice, but I could not get past the bitter taste in my mouth, not what I was expecting. It had decent carbonation and more weight than a light beer had. I cannot figure what the after taste is, but I do not like it--almost to the point of not drinking any more of the six-pack my wife bought for me to try. This is an interesting beer to try, but not one I will make any repeat purchases of.

WJVII, Oct 24, 2007
Photo of AlMarzo
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

AlMarzo, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of ILiveOffHops
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

ILiveOffHops, May 23, 2012
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.89/5  rDev +24.3%

Sampled last night on 3/7/14 but had this once before back in 2012. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute galss.

Pours a light golden hazy amber in color with a good 2-finger white head that settles down to a thin layer on top. Some spotty lacing was seen with each sip.. When first opened, the smell of cherries and wheat hits you right in the face, or actually nose. The taste doesn't live up quite to the aroma but is very pleasant overall. Smooth to drink with no bitter aftertaste.

BeerWithMike, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of sabrills70
3.03/5  rDev -3.2%

Pours a medium copper color with a 2 finger head and very nice lace. Smell of some wheat malt but mostly sweet marachino cherries. Taste is OK, some wheat malt flavor and a nice bitter ending but in the middle is what I think is too much cherry. If the cherry flavor was either less sweet or toned down a bit it would be much better. Finishes dry and leaves a cherryness in your mouth. Not super drinkable - maybe on a warm summers day its better.

sabrills70, Feb 09, 2005
Photo of dextermcgurk
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

dextermcgurk, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of scratch69
3.78/5  rDev +20.8%

I poured a bottle into a Samuel Adams glass.

Appearance- Hazy golden color with a fingers worth of white head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Cherries and wheat with a hint of hops.

Taste- Strong flavor of cherries. Wheat malt flavors are also present along with a slight hop presence.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Smooth with a slightly dry finish.

Overall- A decent fruit beer. A refreshing change of pace.

scratch69, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of rusty3335
2/5  rDev -36.1%

rusty3335, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3/5  rDev -4.2%

ImFlyerThanYou, Apr 27, 2014
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,295 ratings.