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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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3,541 Ratings

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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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2.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nice long lasting creamy head, glittering opaque orange color body. The smell is of artificial cherry, like cherry yogurt. Cherry yogourt in the taste with some peaches and hints of sourness. The mouthfeel is creamy and round, with a low carbonation. The artificial aromas and flavors are quite annoying. I wouldn't want to have another one. Then again, I don't really like cherry.

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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2.65/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.26/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very orange beer with a decent almost white head, from a fairly gentle pour. Slight haze and lots of streams of bubbles. Wheat and cherries on the nose. Pleasantly sweet taste, though the cherries are not as far forward in the taste as in the aroma. Light hops bitterness and a nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is a bit slim, but very quaffable. I was pleasantly surprised.

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3.28/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours gold/amber with a huge head which leaves some lacing on the surface the whole way down. Smells like swee cherries- cherry coke. Taste is sweet cherries with some wheat tanginess. Fairly balanced actually. Not overly sweet. Medium to full bodied. I find this a bit cloying. It's okay but more of a beer for non-beer drinkers.

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

12oz brown bottle

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat was copper in color with a white head. The head had decent retention and left some lacing behind. The aroma was mostly cherries. The taste was cherries with some light malt. It was sweet upfront with a dry finish. It was medium-light in body with plenty of carbonation. Drinkabilty was average. It's a decent beer that pairs well with a fruity dessert.

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3.72/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12oz. bottle into a weizen beer glass. Think and fluffy snow white head that left some lacing. . Beer was a pale yellow in color. Not quite as light as a Pilsner.

Smell was sweet-tart cherries up front. Sublte malt and hops behind this strong and pleasant fruit smell.

The beer is overflowing with cherry flavor all throughout. The lable says made with real cherries and cherry flavor some malt (faint) and some floral hoppiness. Perhaps they went a little overboard on the cherries? It has a nice tart crisp finish to every sip that is actually rather refreshing.

The beer is not half bad. Not one of my favorite styles and perhaps not the best beer to enjoy in winter. But, I might enjoy it more throughout the Spring and Summer months.

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,541 ratings.