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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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BA SCORE
72
okay

3,221 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 3,221
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 24
Gots: 192 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001)
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aquatonex

New York

3.98/5  rDev +27.2%

Medium amber color with a good lace. Very strong pleasant cherry smell. Taste is quite mild with cherries and a little bit of malt, but nonexistant bitterness. It goes down very smoothly. A good refreshment that would complement milder foods or good on its own.

06-23-2004 03:11:37 | More by aquatonex
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TexAggie011

Texas

2/5  rDev -36.1%

01-09-2012 15:56:44 | More by TexAggie011
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TonyY

New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

07-28-2013 16:47:37 | More by TonyY
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sneezye

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

09-27-2013 02:27:58 | More by sneezye
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dowen44

Georgia

3/5  rDev -4.2%

12-21-2011 02:36:02 | More by dowen44
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zdk9

Texas

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
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letsgopens

Pennsylvania

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
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

07-28-2013 18:26:00 | More by Barnsley
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21Maestro8

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

12-15-2013 03:08:40 | More by 21Maestro8
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guezarka

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-24-2012 04:16:21 | More by guezarka
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wilfonzo

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

05-17-2014 21:27:22 | More by wilfonzo
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

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
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OB1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

12-18-2012 02:47:48 | More by OB1
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +27.8%

11-25-2011 21:49:59 | More by whallgren
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jpd026

New York

1.75/5  rDev -44.1%

12-19-2013 03:54:28 | More by jpd026
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TheDoak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

05-08-2013 04:26:13 | More by TheDoak
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.2%

08-17-2013 01:06:40 | More by mikehillman
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dextermcgurk

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-08-2012 01:46:06 | More by dextermcgurk
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

06-07-2013 04:06:46 | More by jngrizzaffi
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JT99125

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

05-07-2013 21:24:53 | More by JT99125
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rudy0908

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

07-24-2012 03:46:07 | More by rudy0908
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Treb0R

Oregon

3/5  rDev -4.2%

12-13-2012 16:55:31 | More by Treb0R
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scooter231

New York

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
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +27.8%

11-27-2011 12:40:49 | More by jhartley
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rojapa

New York

3/5  rDev -4.2%

06-26-2013 01:03:19 | More by rojapa
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,221 ratings.