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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

3,248 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 3,248
Reviews: 1,090
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 27
Gots: 205 | 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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M1A2

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

01-30-2013 19:39:47 | More by M1A2
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brettmb

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-30-2013 05:27:56 | More by brettmb
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richeddi

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-29-2013 18:12:06 | More by richeddi
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KillaB

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

01-29-2013 09:46:42 | More by KillaB
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Mattyb79

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-29-2013 06:30:16 | More by Mattyb79
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jamesDaExMoBeerGuy

Utah

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

01-29-2013 02:03:51 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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EL48823

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

01-28-2013 20:30:47 | More by EL48823
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GFG

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

01-28-2013 09:33:34 | More by GFG
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KateK

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

01-27-2013 22:00:26 | More by KateK
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BklynTerp

New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

01-27-2013 18:19:32 | More by BklynTerp
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Baab200

New York

4/5  rDev +27.8%

01-27-2013 17:23:35 | More by Baab200
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captainJohn


1.6/5  rDev -48.9%

- It looks like beer
- It smells sort of like beer
- It certainly doesn't taste like beer
- It is an insult to your taste buds

I had to sign up to this site just to evaluate (I can't even bring myself to use the word B..r)this stuff.
I've had Mort Subite in Belgium that is and always will be my favorite beer. Yep it's made with cherries too but that's where the the comparison stops. I'm not going to spend much time on this review because this swill doesn't deserve it. No fancy phrasing or words needed here to describe this mediocre experiment...it's awful!!! Samuel Adams should be embarrassed to have released this stuff and whomever approuved and tested this concoction should be fired!

Well I don't want to seem too negative reviewing this product, because you really can't be too negative reviewing it if you really love drinking beer.

01-27-2013 17:20:07 | More by captainJohn
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dpage27

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

01-26-2013 04:06:00 | More by dpage27
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BetterBeerPlz

Arkansas

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

01-26-2013 03:00:59 | More by BetterBeerPlz
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shehateme

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

01-26-2013 01:50:44 | More by shehateme
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Chadhowie

California

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

01-25-2013 22:12:29 | More by Chadhowie
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.28/5  rDev -27.2%

Had in a bottle long before I was "into" craft beer. Had it again on tap once I entered the craft realm. Pours a wheaty, sunburst orange color, considerably hazy and basically perfectly opaque in the mid-section of the brew. Slightly off-white head is sparkly and foamy and recedes relatively quick leaving some mild lacing behind. The aroma is cherry. That's it. That's all. Just cherries. I mean, I could sit here and tell you "it has some wheat in the background", because it does, but you have to search so hard for it beneath the cherry blanket that by that point it isn't worth it anymore. The cherries smell sweet, tart, and actually a little medicinally cloying. Weird combination, right? I can't decide if this aroma is good or bad - but the fact that I must ask myself that question tells me it's probably the latter.

It hits my palate, medium bodied and heavily carbonated. And that's where shit hits the fan. WOW, the cherry presence is not only overwhelming, but it's basically the only thing you can taste. And as mentioned for the aroma, it's not a very "good" cherry perspective. Hints of the profile taste natural and real - some tartness and sweetness that couldn't be mistaken for anything but fresh cherries. However, it's like the brewers decided that it wasn't enough, and they took it a step further and added a butt-load of extra, artificial cherry flavor to push the flavor envelope of the max. Chalky, medicinal, vitamin-like. It's like, tart cherry cough syrup. Or a sweeter version of a cherry flavored Flintstones vitamin. Aftertaste has a slaughtered wheat profile, still majorly enveloped by the cherry onslaught.

Buuuh. Save yourself the trouble with this one. The cherry is just way too overdone and overpowering, nearly to the point of being undrinkable. And it's not the "fruit-lambic" kind of cherry. It's more of a "take your medicine" kind of cherry. Definitely not for me.

01-24-2013 17:22:19 | More by tectactoe
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dertyd

California

4.75/5  rDev +51.8%

01-24-2013 09:11:02 | More by dertyd
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Mike099

New York

3/5  rDev -4.2%

01-24-2013 05:13:41 | More by Mike099
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Brew33

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -44.1%

01-22-2013 19:02:13 | More by Brew33
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anycleavers

Illinois

4/5  rDev +27.8%

01-21-2013 04:16:41 | More by anycleavers
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T-money

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.2%

01-21-2013 02:58:04 | More by T-money
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

01-20-2013 23:00:54 | More by Janeinma
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Mark88

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -44.1%

01-20-2013 04:09:02 | More by Mark88
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KornWallace

New York

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

01-20-2013 02:15:29 | More by KornWallace
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,248 ratings.