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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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3,553 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,553
Reviews: 1,135
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 36
Gots: 466 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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A- This beer pours a hazy orange body with a racing carbonation supporting a thin film of snow white.

S- the bright full aroma of linden’s cherry cough drops dominates the aroma with no malt coming through at all.

T- The cherry flavor is chemical and has a medicinal bitterness to it with some corn DMS that lingers in a dry finish. There is also and artificial cherry flavor that hangs on long after each sip aswell.

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A: Cloudy: The wheat portion I am assuming. Foamy, one finger head. Color is golden orange.

S: Cherry overpowers the wheat scents into submission. Sweet. I smell many different sugars. I feel like I am smelling a bottle of grenadine.

T: Not what I expected at all. Cherry completely overpowers any semblance of beer throughout. Where is the wheat portion of the beer? I have had many different wheat and fruit combinations, but this is one of the worst in that the cherry isn't even good. It tastes like someone accidently dropped a shirley temple into my Leine Sunset Wheat.

M: Beer is simply smooth. The mouthfeel is great... even if the taste is not.

O: Not impressed. Many Samuel Adam's beers have earned my respects. This is not one of them. Granted, the sweetness will be loved by many drinkers... just not this one.

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