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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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3,446 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,446
Reviews: 1,099
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 29
Gots: 313 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001)
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

sneezye, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev +27.8%

jhartley, Nov 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

RyanGoodman, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of BarrelO
3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy light orange. Not a lot of head.

S: A rather artificial cherry syrup-like aroma.

T: Syrupy cherry sweetness combined with rather harsh tartness. Bready aftertaste.

M: Medium-heavy, kind of like liquid bread.

D: A bit of a misfire from BBC. There's hardly any wheat characteristics at all. The cherries take over everything.

BarrelO, Jul 08, 2009
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

ALLISON01, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

agreenman19, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.38/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: pale amber body, small white head, thin lacing sliding quickly into the body

S: cherries up front, faint malt, slight wheat and yeast in the background more so as the beer warms

T: sweet and tart at different times through the cherries, wheat plays a slight part, yeast comes out to help balance

M: light to medium, sessionable, sweet aftertaste and finish

O: good beer to get those malt drinkers over to the beer side, yet I would still have it again.

BeerKangaroo, Nov 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

jmathis, May 25, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

nquigley16, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of BigRedN
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of the Summer beers mixed 12 pack.

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a clear dark gold, somewhat amber in color. A big fluffy 1 inch head forms on top of the liquid, which slowly fades to a cover that leaves a little lacing.

Smell: Blast of sweet cherries that never goes away. I get not much else as the cherry just dominates the scent. Although, I will admit, it does not seem so bad.

Taste: I was expecting a total trainwreck like the god awful Cranberry Lambic. I am surprised when I do not find myself overpowered by a cloying cherry taste. There is the presence of sweet cherry flavors, but it is not over the top. A bit sweet. Not too bad. A flavored wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp, clean with no aftertaste (that's good). Decently carbonated.

Drinkability: I was expecting the worst, but found this to be not so bad. It's drinkable, I am glad I only have the two. It would take too long to drink a six pack as I quickly get tired of this.

BigRedN, May 25, 2007
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3.08/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this beer on tap at a local ale house. It pours a medium orange with a thin white head. The smell is very pleasant, although it is obviously fake cherry. It almost has the aroma of a soda pop, with just a hint of wheat.

Unfortunately it almost has a taste of a soda pop too, since the fake cherry overpowers any subtleties the beer may have. It certainly isn't a bad flavor if you're looking for something less beer-like, but if you read this website you probably are looking for a good beer. I realize it's a fruit beer, but even most fruit beers have redeeming beer-like qualities. It also is a little too carbonated, further conveying soft drink over alcoholic beverage.

You can tell there is a good beer hiding somewhere in here, but it is overpowered by the other factors I mentioned. It's in no way bad, but even for a fruit beer it is a bit lacking. If you really like cherry colas with a mild wheat aftertaste, then by all means enjoy. It's worth a try, but having a few in a row won't be as easy.

BBM, Oct 17, 2006
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

dextermcgurk, Jul 08, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tried this today for the first time and was really actually impressed. It was incredible delicious and drinkable with a good cherry flavor but not grossly over powering. It was just very well balanced and smooth. Only had half of one but def wanted more then that. The smell was well lived up to in the yummy cherry tasty. A good beer which was and impressive brew in the sam adams line of beers.

Stunner97, Feb 02, 2009
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
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3.69/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

nodder, Oct 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

ILiveOffHops, May 24, 2012
Photo of MMAJYK
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have had this one both on-tap and in the bottle. It seems that the bottle will give you a better head than the one on tap.

A- Brownish red with minimal head.

S- The cherry smell is great! This is the best part of the beer to me.

T- Good taste with the profound cherry aftertaste. It finishes better than it starts.

M- Nothing special there. Lack of fizz and life. Kind of dead in the mouth, but not bad.

D- Good for a couple beers only. I dont think drinking an entire sixer of this is doable. You will be over it after a beer or two. But all in all, a must try.

MMAJYK, Oct 08, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

Beefytits4, Nov 15, 2011
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3.32/5  rDev +6.1%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

robbyc1, Jul 09, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Hazy dark straw with white head that disappears.

A- Smells like a jar of cherries

T- Slight malt profile, but the cherries really start to take over. Leaves an aftertaste of finishing a cherry capri sun cooler, or eating cherries. At first I found the cherry flavor to complement the beverage, but it begins to overwhelm.

M- Medium body with low carbonation. Leaves a sticky powdery feel in my mouth.

D- I had a six-pack a year ago and wasn't so fond of it, decided to give it another try. It seems very artificial. Though I have met people that love this brew. Perhaps if you are into cherries and want a semi-desert beer, or for someone that doesn't like beer

gpogo, May 21, 2008
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5/5  rDev +59.7%

jonathaniler, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of nortmand
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy red pour with a relatively sturdy, bone white head.

Smell is dominated by benzaldehyde, aka maraschino cherries.

Flavor is similar. Very maraschino cherry-y. A bit of tartness, too.

Fairly refreshing, but very strong cherry flavor. Also, too much of this gives me terrible headaches.

nortmand, Oct 24, 2006
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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