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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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3,515 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,515
Reviews: 1,117
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 31
Gots: 399 | 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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Photo of Gump
3.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clear yellow, with a pinkish red hue. A little of the pinkish color comes through to the head. Leaves alot of lace behind.
Bright clean, artificial, sugary cherry aroma.
Well balanced with hops. A slight dry bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel and drinkability are good, if you like the fruit.

Cherry is not my favorite flavor in a beer, but this is well crafted and balanced.
If you don't like the aroma try drinking it from the bottle.

Photo of Reneejane
4.14/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a very mild flavored beer, with a noticeable cherry flavor. It has a cloudy wheat-like appearance and the wheat flavor is indeed also noticeable. This is one of my husband's favorite beers (and he considers it a "guilty pleasure" because it is artificially flavored.) It isn't very hoppy or malty. There are times when you want one of these, it quenches thirst well.

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of MerkinMan
3.93/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I do not normally like fruit beers, but this was a part of a mix pack, and I gave it a try. I am pleasantly surprised. I have even had this very beer before and not liked it, but I like it this time. Might be the glass - .5 liter wheat beer glass. This helps taste the cherry, which may be a tad too much.

Photo of jayrod20
4.34/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer is incredibly easy to drink, the taste is definately cherry, almost like luden's cough drops in beer form. which can be a plus or minus, depending on who you are. this is definately an easier drink to have but in no means is any form of a "manly man" beer, but its good, however for fruit beers i wouldnt put it in my top 10. its a good beer to try out, but after 2 the taste gets alittle too much for me.

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1/5  rDev -68.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BRoss242
3.68/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A Was a clear orange staw color with a 1 finger white head.
S This smelled like a cherry pie coming out of the oven, with the strong tart cherry filling and wheat crust, no wonder my wife calls this a cherry pop tart.
T&M The cherries blended very well with the wheat malt making it lightly tart yet very refreshing. The beer held it carbonation well which also gave this beer more of the souring effect you would want in a fruit beer that I never realized before.
D This is a good summertime beer for those who enjoy fruit beers with a sourness to them, but don't want to spend the extra money on the richer Belgian fruit beers. I enjoyed it. After reading some of the other reviews, I really believe you have to drink this beer out of the Perfect Pint glass from Sam Adams to really appreciate this beer.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of Jdiddy
4.1/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Don't know what it is but I really enjoy this beer. It is very refreshing with a nice blast of cherry but not overwhelming. It is a great summer/fall beer. Has a nice wheat/ale underlying taste. Not like a regular wheat beer but a definite light taste. Would go great with the right meal.

Photo of seedsofchaos
3.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a honey gold with a one finger head that disappears with a quickness. Lacing leaves much to be desired. Color is inviting though...

S: Great smell. Cherries. Oatmeal. Reminds me of actually eating fresh oatmeal as a kid with cherry preserves in it. Fantastic in my opinion... Though the roomie said it almost reminded him of an old ladies perfume. (lol)

T: Smooth... a tinge of cherries and a super light beer taste... Not much going on here...

MF: Light and airy. Too airy. Super light. This has a less dense feel than even water, in my opinion. Could slam these with no problems.

D: I suppose this would, at least, make a good session beer... but only if you weren't worried too much with taste. Smell on this wheat is the best thing it has going for it. Average.

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,515 ratings.