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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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3,552 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,552
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 35
Gots: 464 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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3.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Red Lobster Perfect Pint glass.

A - Pours a light straw color, a bit lighter than some typical wheat beers. On top of the beer a 2-fingered pillow of head gently rests, with moderate retention. A slow, steady stream of carbonation rushes to replenish the head in vain, and as the head dwindles, it takes most of the lacing with it, only leaving a few scattered globs. Almost completely clear as well, which was surprising given the name.

S - The smell really does exude a ton of cherries, but in a candied type of way, not tart or sour at all. The first impression I get is cherry-flavored Fun Dip, almost medicinal. After the cherry subsides, there's a hefty grain bill chock full of cereal and biscuit that really balances it.

T - The taste starts with a rush of sugary cherry and honey before quickly being replaced by the aforementioned malts and grain. The sweetness from the cherries and honey linger and are present in the finish, but for the most part this is almost all grain. The wheat is almost completely absent as I can't really place any wheat characteristics besides ... the grain.

M - Mouthfeel is light-bodied with good carbonation. The finish is moderately long and full of sweet cherries.

D - Drinkability is moderate. For how light this beer is, it is actually pretty filling and it took me a while to finish. The cherry flavor is refreshing at the start but turns a bit for the worse as it warms.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm stunned that this beer is still around, but I guess some people do like it. There is obvious cherry on the nose as well as in the body, but it's too strong of a sour flavor that doesn't identify as cherry. You need to either go more cherry, or more subtle. This jsut doesn't balance well. I find find the hops playing a major role here either, and I don't relate to this as a wheat beer, it looks too clean, and doesn't taste refreshing. I find it a challenge to drink more than one.

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2.58/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

i am thinking that i am not really a fruity beer dude. i like my beer like beer. nonetheless i am trying some and this was the first. this is a good beer but a little sweet for my tastes. poured nice with nice stuff but the flava...not me.

worth a try. SA does have good products. just pay attention to the label (Cherry).

suckem up and movem out.


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3.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Highly filtered, clear light orange with a 3 finger, long lasting mountain of foam.

Smells almost exactly like black cherry ice cream. A hint of sugar cookies invades the otherwise unidimensional cherry aroma.

Taste seems tailored to foo-foo fruit alcopop drinkers. There's a sort of cherry bubblegum over top of cherry frosted, slightly undercooked cherry cake. Hops? Who knows! Wheat? Could be anywhere! The flavor isn't off-putting, but it's almost as if the brewery aimed to make liquid confectionaries. A silly, laughable beer that I'm almost embarassed to have tried.

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2.31/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Straw colored, slightly hazy body with minimal head and very little lacing.

A TON of fake maraschino cherries in the aroma with a hint of the wheat beer beneath. Smells like a kid's cough syrup.

The taste is more huge fake cherry with a little more wheat to balance it out than what's in the aroma.

Too highly and tightly carbonated for a wheat.

The only reason this isn't a drain pour is because I'm going to pour the rest of the pint into some Tupperware to marinate meat in or make some kind of sauce. Ditto for the other bottle in the sampler.

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was hoping to try a different selection from the Boston Beer Factory as my first review from them, but this was all the bar had. Poured a gold colour with a little cloudy & haziness sediment. Whoof, smell them cherries from a mile away. Wheat too, and a little other grain. Hey, I don't smell adjunct. I'll be damned. Tasted I'd say 3/5000 too sweet. Just a little sweeter than I thought. Had to mark points off for that. But hey, the wheat is detectable on the palate, as is a little yeast. That suited this beer. But then the cherries are detected. Hmm, didn't like it. I don't like cherries, so excuse my bias. The cherry flavour seemed a little like childrens' cough syrup. Damn. But that's okay. I still like this beer. It's crisp, a little sour/tart, and I do taste some diacetyl. An above average beer. My advice, add a little more bitterness and a little less cherries.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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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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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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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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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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