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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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3,311 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,311
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 27
Gots: 235 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

dhmxray, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

zhumphrey, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of obrendano
3.38/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

from a bottle to a pint glass

A - hazy golden amber, head starts thick and thins out over time, some retention and lacing but not excessive amounts

S - quality cherries (as in real ones, not maraschinos from a jar), some light wheat breadiness. cherry dominates

T - quick twinge of bubbles and malt gives way to a burst of dark cherry flavor which lasts all throughout the sip, and after swallowing gives way to a strong wheat tone finish. again, cherry dominates the party, perhaps a little too much

M - carbonation is a little more than I'd like for this and seems kind of thin, but then again we're not talking about a heavy one here

D - really depends on if you're in the mood for it. it can be refreshing at times, but after buying a 6er of this I tended to avoid it until I was looking for something light, and still sort of grudgingly accepted it. I can't see myself enjoying more than one at a time. I will also add to drink this cold right out of the fridge, as it is absolutely WRETCHED when at or near room temperature

obrendano, Aug 30, 2010
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Danielbt, May 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

higgsboson, Jul 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

andrewkgray91, Nov 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Patsnsoxfan, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of steelreign
3.65/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I will say up front that I am typically not a flavored beer fan (lambics notwithstanding! :)). This one by Sam Adams is actually rather refreshing in the summer months if you are looking for a change of pace. The wheat aspect of the beer comes through rather nicely. However, I think they really overdo it with the cherry flavoring, as it does tend to overpower the subtleties of this brew. All in all a nice addition to the flavored beer arena, and I could session with this one if I were in the mood for it.

steelreign, Aug 11, 2003
Photo of anders36
3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a copper colour into the glass. It has a big white foamy head, that are long lasting. The smell is strong of cherries. It has an artificial smell too. The charry taste isn't as strong as the smell. It also has a wheaty malt taste. I find the body to think for my liking. Well, this wasn't my favourite beer. But it was worth trying.

anders36, Nov 07, 2004
Photo of Blitzstyle
3.38/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer was my first venture into the craft world back in 99. Poured into a SA glass two fingers of head with hardly any retention. A cloudy orange/amber color. Great laceing on the Sam glass.

Cherries really pop in the smell. Smells sweet as well

Taste the cherries big time I pick up the wheat malt as well. It seems sweeter than I remember all thoes years ago. The cheery really overpowers the wheat all the way down.

Very crisp right out of the fridge but it loses it the more it warms. Medium light body.

I don't see myself knockin more than one of these back a session.

Blitzstyle, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of cousineddy
3.7/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured bottle from summer styles variety pack into Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark golden color with three fingers of foamy white head that disappears in about a minute.

Smell: Smells very strongly of sweet cherries, slightly artificial. very little hop aroma.

Taste: The cherries don't over power the taste of this beer. I nice balance of a refreshing wheat beer with a subtle tart sweetness of the cherries.

Mouthfeel: Not overly carbonated, slightly watery in feel, pretty thin, but still refreshing.

Overall: Would definately be nice on a hot summer day on the lawnmower. Pretty drinkable, but nothing outstanding.

cousineddy, May 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

FuturePilot, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

CoryK86, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

BanrionMAB, Nov 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Aeroscorp, Dec 10, 2012
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3.16/5  rDev +1%

theschmooz, Sep 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Bonifeks, Jan 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

DeltaFour, Jun 19, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Slashytits, Jul 06, 2014
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2.63/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I like the idea but not the results. This beer is 100% sweetened. There is no wheat to be mentioned. Huge, unbalanced flavors of sweet cherries that has no sort of tart backing. The beer taste the exact same from start to finish, warm or cold. A long lingering slimy, soda feeling is left on the tongue and teeth. If feels like i'm drinking a crude cherry flavored soda. Not recommended and I hate that this is the "fancy" beer at most parties.

tippebrewcrew2, Mar 06, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Rickyd, Jul 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Swigit, Aug 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

one4thegutter, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +27.8%

runawaycyborg, Aug 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +59.7%

Aimo, Sep 05, 2013
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,311 ratings.