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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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3,477 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,477
Reviews: 1,101
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 29
Gots: 334 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The odd thing about this is I had it on tap for a second time, and the first time I remember it being much better. Anyway, this is from notes of the second time.

A: Light amber, and looks like a cheap mass market beer.
S: The cherry really stands out and doesn't seem to blend well with the other scents.
T: There are things I like about the taste: the cherry is nice, and the wheat is nice, but they don't compliment each other. They stand independent and this keeps the tastes average in my book.
M: Sits too bubbly and the tartness really lingers around. Sits bitter and aggressive.

Overall I think the thing that really made me not care for this beer is it got progressively worse as I made it through my glass, almost to the point where I didn't want to finish it. I thought the execution was poor, but it was interesting to see what they were getting at.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a hazy golden orange color with a single finger of white fluff for a head, smells of tart fresh black cherries, almonds, and light amounts of wheat. Flavor contains more of the same as the nose, but also a faint finish of herbal hopping at the very end. Body is somewhat thin but carbonation is alright. The main flaw in this beer that I can pick out is that the cherries are right up on the edge of getting too cloying sweet / cough syrup in nature...

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
73 out of 100 based on 3,477 ratings.