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

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BA SCORE
72
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3,541 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 3,541
Reviews: 1,128
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 33
Gots: 437 | FT: 0
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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 davexisxrabid
3.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bottle of this brew into a pint glass. Had a nice dark amber color with a finger-sized head that fizzled down after a while. There was very little lacing on the glass during the drinking.

The aroma was all sweet, fermented cherries. I couldn't detect the wheat or anything else. Very pleasant, but it can be a tad overpowering.

There was a light, sweet flavor, definitely reminiscent of cherries. Couldn't taste any hop bitterness in it. Almost tasted like a light beer.

This brew was pretty light bodied and left a sweet tinge on your tounge.

Definitely drinkable because its so easy going down, but it might be a little too sweet after the first or second. Other than that, I wouldn't mind if this beer spilled in my car (if my upholstery was cloth) because I'm sure it would smell great. Not that I condone drinking and driving, you might spill yer drink.

Photo of tadowdaddy
2.62/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Rust colored, a bit cloudy, with little to no head and no lacing.

S- Nothing but cherries.

T- Not bad if you like cherries, more of a ladies beer. Definitely not my cup of tea. Very overwhelming cherry taste. Does not have a wheat taste to it at all.

M- My mouth was overwhelmed with cherries (shocker). Taste does not stick around thankfully.

D- I can't even finish this cherry bomb. Way too sweet. Oh well.. figured I'd give one of them a try since it was all that was left in my girlfriend's refrigerator.

Too bad I drank the Founders that I had in there as fast as I did and that I had to resort to this..

Photo of kinger
2.77/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Strong supporter of Sammy's products but this isn't my cup of tea. Pleasant sweet aroma the cherry is nice to the nose. Tacky feel, finish is alright. Flavor is a lost cause for me. The beer has enough malt character but the cherry just seems forced and unnatural. Slightly overdone perhaps, but I prefer cherries in darker beers. Solid effort and the ladies seem to dig it so it's not a bad beer, just isn't my style.

Photo of dippy
2.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I want to preface this by saying that I like Sam Adams.

This Beer is horrible. I haver friends that love it. I can't stand it. Perhaps if I have a cough I will drink it again. It tastes like cough syrup. It is not subtle cherry. It is tart/sweet/cherry death.

This is a good beer for highschool girls (I am not saying that underage girls should drink)so that they can learn to enjoy better beer.

This is obviously a popular beer for Sam Adams but I am not feeling it. Sorry Jim.

Photo of yelterdow
4.64/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at just over fridge temperature, with a "drink by" date of February 2009.

Appearance- Pale straw gold, this beer pours without much fanfare... with a gentle swirl of the last few ounces in the bottle, we get a small amount of wheat malt in suspension. The white foamy cap settles around two fingers for awhile, then it reduces to a quarter inch. Lacing starts moments later and sticks in long, horizontal stretches inside the glass.

Smell- Gigantic aroma of Michigan cherries, so incredibly dense and full that it would be easy to proclaim its over-dominance... however, I am enamored by its supernatural presence. It's all cherries, all the time... but so clean and fruity it's ridiculous.

Taste- I'm noticing something now that really commands props, and it's the wonderful bready, smooth finish. The palate offers a generous helping of cherries, fresher than I could have ever imagined... then comes the doughy, light conclusion. So good.

Mouthfeel/Drinkablity- One surprise after another, this beer is dazzling the hell out of me. Sharp and quick immediately upon entering the mouth, it turns seafoamy and slick within seconds and becomes liquid velvet for the remainder of its short time there. Although I probably wouldn't drink more than one or two at a sitting, for intense flavor reasons only, this is stunningly enjoyable and **way** better than I remember from years ago.

Photo of Atron67
4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- slightly chill hazed, and a nice thick head on top that had sticky lacings down the glass.

S- very heavy cherry scented, the malt is hidden underneath.

T- light malty character, but after that the cherrries take over.

M- lightly carbonated and smooth lingering cherry aftertaste

D- its alright, this bottle was a couple months old and i think it made it much better. still not a great beer, but its pretty good.

Photo of tzieser
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I used to like these brews, but over the years I can't help but hate it. It has a slightly couldy appearance, strong sents of cherry and undetones of wheat. It's very sweet, almost tastes like a cheap hefeweizen with cherry syrup in it. I think the cherry syrup taste ruined this one, it definitely needs to be toned down. If you're looking for a good fruit beer go for a Magic Hat #9 or something.

Photo of clayrock81
3.18/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish light brown body with a thick, frothy head that takes awhile to go down. Some sweetness in the smell and minor hops, but the cherry is predominant. A smooth, somewhat hoppy beer but the cherry overrides everything. Not only is this medium-bodied beer out of balance but the cherry taste is sharp and cutting; reminded me of cherry 7Up. It isn't a bad beer and it tickled my sweet tooth, but I really couldn't stand it that much and one was enough for me.

Photo of edbeer
4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this beer when I first tried it I ultimately grew tired of it after a few years. Now I can raise a glass and fully appreciate the beer for what it is. Although, now I wish that this beer was a little less filtered and closer to a "Hefe". Overall a good drinkable beer with a slight cherry taste towards the finish.

Photo of HarleyGirl
2.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ok, my first review so here it goes...bought the Cherry Wheat at the only place in town that carries microbrew beers.

A-Really pretty golden color when poured into the glass. About an inch or so of head. Looked really pretty in the glass.

S-STRONG smell of sweet cherries. Really got my hopes up on the intoxicating smell.

T-I could definitely taste the cherries in the beer, but to me it masked everything else, making it taste like tangy cough syrup beer. Made me want to cry slightly.

M-Wasn't too watery, but definitely was a lighter mouthfeel to me. I would say just about average.

D-To me, I couldn't get past a few sips of this beer. In this case, the smell was better than the taste. Hubby's drinking the rest.

Photo of Silenus89
3.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured to pint glass. Golden color with red highlights with two finger head.

S. Smelled grainy wheat and cherries

T. First a malt sweetness then a cherry finish

MF. Good carbonation a crisp taste

D. Couldnt have more than one of these to sweet for me ill pass on another

Photo of Berticus
3.47/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

WOW. imagine cherry cola with hops.
This stuff is so potent its almost ridiculous, I bought it thinking it would have a subtle flavor and i was mistaken.
If your looking for something fruity that would seem manly its this beer.
It looks and feels like a wheat should but damn its sweet.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer seems to get a lot of hate on this website but I absolutely love it. The cherry taste seems genuine and it isn't overbearing for me. I see some people compared it to cough syrup.. which I cannot see at all. My girlfriend who doesn't like most beer will drink this like nothing but its still "beer-ey" enough for me to enjoy as well. A solid pick.

Photo of 6470zzy
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- A light amber pour with a marginal one finger of off white head.

S- The nose is one of domestic wheat and slightly cherry-like.

T- Medium sweetness from the cherries along with a small amount of tangy wheat.

M- Average body and carbonation

D- Lawnmower says it all for this one.

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.51/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle this beer was a slightly hazy yellow. Two fingers of fine head topped it and it displayed both good retention and very good lacing. The aroma was dominated by cherries with some metallic hints behind that which makes it a little artificial. The flavors were quite sweet at first but not cloying, but they mellowed out into a maltiness before finishing with a yeast tang. The tang is a little bitter and it makes the aftertaste unpleasant. Still, I found this one quite drinkable, summery and generally pleasant. It's a good medium bodied beer and probably a great swimming in the river, getting girls bikini tops off kinda brew. Hell yeah.

Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a yellowish-golden color with an inch of good looking foam. The aroma is heavy with fruit dominated mostly by cherries. Light wheat character on the palate with slight carbonation. The flavor is artificial cherry up front with a little tartness and a little hop bitterness at the end. A little fruity for my tastes, but at least its not overly sweet.

Photo of PatronWizard
3.9/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of my monthly poker game contributions to an otherwise Bud Light/Corona crowd.

We have a very light golden haze. Pretty damn fine head.

Huge smell of cherries in the nose. Like life savers. For real. Very strong, very pleasant, very surprising.

The cherry flavor is quite welcome and nice. I usually don't like fruit flavor added to my beer, but since I'm fond of cherries, this is good.

Feel is kinda harsh. Probably due to the intended market.

Extremely drinkable.

Overall: I likes it

Photo of bonkers
2.74/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured a 12 ounce bottle into my SA pint glass. Pours a deep orange color with lots of head, lotsa lacing. The smell is like cherry coke and so is the taste. It has a light to medium body with adequite carbonation. This brew is fairly easy drinking. I guess this would be good for people who are gateway beer drinkers(they like Mikes lemonade). This beer really is not for me, a bit too sweet.

Photo of mphopkins99
3.82/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours to a hazy orange with a nice head that stays around a while

S - Good wheat aroma with a definite presence of cherry

T - I really liked this, thought the cherry was definitely present, but not overwhelming the wheat flavor

M/D - Very light. Had a few on a hot day after working outside, and could have easily enjoyed a few more.

Basically another good Sam Adams product

Photo of champ103
1.82/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: Pours a hazy golden color. A decent sized white head forms, but leaves no lace.
S: This smells of cocktail cherry syrup. Kind of like syrup bars keep their cherries in. Just awful IMO.
T: Very sweet and syrupy. Cherries and a touch of wheat. Pretty much cloying.
M/D: A light body that is fairly creamy. The cloying sweetness and cherries makes this hard for me to swallow.

I am sorry, this is pretty bad. Avoid at all costs.

Photo of brushtachio
2.32/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

apearance was nice but god, the smell! Completely over the top cherry cough syrup smell. Not a hint of wheat that I could discern. Taste was a little more pleasing but still oh so heavy on the cherries. This was closer to some kind of carbonated flavored mixed drink from smirnoff than it was to a beer. Taste wasn't terrible but so sweet that I'd never want to drink more.

Photo of midaszero
2.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A - Hazy golden orange with 2 fingers of white head that produces some good lacing

S - Cherry medicine, a little wheat aroma hidden in there as well

T - Basically a generic wheat beer with a bunch of cherry flavoring thorwn in

M - Medium body with medium carbonation

D - To sweet to be enjoyable all the time. Maybe ok as a desert beer but not very impressive

Photo of Porkchuck
4.79/5  rDev +52.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Good lookin frothy pour

S - Wheat field with a ripe cherry tree blowing in your face

T - super smooth easy on your palate a little sweet

M - wheat beer. you all understand if you are on this site

D - good for a few. have something different an then go back for a few more.

Photo of dtbr
2.22/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

I am not the descriptive type by far, But I have tried quite a few of the samuel adams beers, And I can say I really dont feel like I am even drinking a beer when I had one of these, Chick drink comes to mind. My wife really liked it though, And turns out the neigbhor's wife likes it as well. Yet he pretty much thought the same about it.

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

It has an orange glow to it and with a finger width or so white head. It gave off a strong aroma of cherries off the bat, and if inhaled enough for a bit, you'll finally smell the beer. Smooth going down and very very sweet to me.

This was more of a desert beer to me and my friends than anything else. It's a good beer to finish off a drinking session with buddies.

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,541 ratings.