Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.2/5 rDev -29.7%
I'm not sure I would recognize this offering as beer rather than soda in a blind test (well maybe the alcohol would tip me off, but even so). The taste is a cloying cherry punch with perhaps a dusting of wheat flour, but only a dusting. The smell reveled the one-dimensionality of this before I even had a swig. And the mouthfeel was syrupy and lightly carbonated, like a soda. Not recommended.
08-02-2007 01:21:15 | More by zdk9
3.75/5 rDev +19.8%
Again Sam Adams submits another high quality, yet somewhat mediocre selection. Their Cherry Wheat pours a cloudy golden amber with a frothy white head that recedes to a slight bit of spotty lace.
The aroma is primarily cherry and malt. The cherry seems pleasantly authentic rather than extract. Some wheaty character lingers throughout.
The flavor is of somewhat syrupy sweet cherry. The cherry flavor seems to be a bit more synthetic than the aroma insinuated. Still tasty however with some mellow maltiness and grainy/starchy wheat. A hint of hops is present in the finish.
The mouthfeel is somewhat syrupy but is lightened a bit by moderate carbonation. A nice summer brew. Not the best fruit beer I've had by any stretch of the imagination, but not as bad as many people insist. A quality product.
07-16-2007 05:32:38 | More by letsgopens
3.5/5 rDev +11.8%
The beer pours a surprisingly yellow with only a slight oranging to suggest the cherries. I sits in the glass as a murky gold with some nice bubbles of carbonation. The beer pours with a nice white head but this mellows down into just a scrim, though it does regenerate when agitated. Lacing for this beer is negligible. The beer smells like cherry coke. The cherry is far too sweet and cloying for natural cherries, but reminds me of a maraschino cherry, which is a nice smell. I’m not expecting this to be the most natural beer, but the candied smell is definitely intriguing. The malt body, hops, and yeast are all overpowered by the cherries except for the smallest ghost of a suggestion of biscuitiness. The beer tastes like a bready cherry cola. The aftertaste is well built with buttery biscuit and only a faint cherry sweet that goes slightly vegetal. The initial sip, however, was heavy with sweet cherries, though the very initial taste is surprisingly heavy with the biscuit malts, but the cherries quickly wash them away to suggest cherry cola. Mouthfeel is a little prickly with the carbonation, leaving a slight tingle, but thick and creamy in the initial sip which that mellows into a watery feeling. The mouth is left with the cloying feel of sweet cherries but little of the flavor and a slight dry burn on the back of the tongue which tingles beneath the light trickle of saliva your mouth works up. Overall this is a strange beer. Its smell and flavor are actually quite good, but the mouthfeel really pulls it back in scoring. It is actually quite good for what the company was going for, as this is a refreshing and tasty fruit beer that is easily mass produced. I compare this more to a cherry cola than to a beer, and I really wouldn’t drink a lot of these due to their cloying nature but one on a hot summer day is not a bad thing to sip when you are looking for something a little different.
09-13-2012 19:39:37 | More by Maxwell
1.58/5 rDev -49.5%
This is icky. Just plain icky. I know a few girls that enjoy this as a fruity girly drink, but I think this is really unenjoyable. It's like cough syrup. Robitussin comes to mind. Fake-ly cherry flavored Tussin. I think I can't manage more than three sips. Gross. Yucky. Ew. Blech. ::gags::
01-23-2006 03:53:12 | More by scooter231
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,217 ratings.