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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
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3,135 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 3,135
Reviews: 1,087
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 21
Gots: 154 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The freshness date on this is June 2005 which is kind of a surprise considering this bottle has been in my fridge for like forever. Part of a holiday mix pack last Christmas I believe.
The appearance is real nice actually - big fluffy slightly off-white head sitting on top of a kinda hazy deep honey colored brew.
Smells like alcohol and cherries, a lot like Nyquil.
It has a bittersweet taste; the cherries really come through heavy though. Not as horribly unbalanced as it smells and actually finishes kind of smooth.
Mouthfeel isn't bad, medium body.
Drinkability is OK on this but not my particular favorite flavor/style. Funny... I remember liking this a lot more years ago.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2005 00:14:44 | More by Chadbrew
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cyberbmcd

New York

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My friend Chris gave me an excellent suggestion on how to drink this beer: Don't Pour It.

That's right, drink it straight from the bottle like a bud at a block party.

The aroma is immediately distinct: cherries. The fact that it's a wheat brew as well doesn't help with some people. I've noticed among my friends that consider ourselves beer "snobs" that I am the only one who thoroughly enjoys wheat brew. In any case in this offering, if you pour it you'll be disappointed. It almost needs the extra carbonation from the bottle to present it's case. Creamy and full bodied from the bottle it loses steam when you pour it, presenting as a flat thin brew with little flavor after the cherry blast.

From the bottle it rolls in your mouth and you get the full brunt of the wheat brew underlying the cherries.

Overall: pop the top and enjoy this with dessert

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2006 20:44:08 | More by cyberbmcd
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

06-27-2012 21:49:30 | More by Stvnrmr
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a hazy orange gold with a thin crisp head leaving spotty lace. Smell has a dominant maraschino cherry aroma or even a cherry coke. Taste again of cherry coke or cherry cream soda with wheat as the backbone. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Not bad brew if you like cherry coke.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 22:43:32 | More by Bookseeb
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Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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Connecticut

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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look - Murky, straw colored with very good 2 finger's worth of head and good carbonation.

Smell - As would not be surprising, a very strong cherry aroma, beyond which I cannot smell anything.

Taste and Mouthfeel - seems a bit hoppy, but the the cherry flavor is almost overwhelming. It tastes like a fairly natural Marichinno cherry flavor. General texture is fairly well-balanced. Cherry aftertaste too, with almost no bitterness.

Drinkability - Good enough brew if you like cherries. A little more filling, so maybe not worth drinking a lot of at one time. Interesting enough, but maybe a little cliche for this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 05:01:56 | More by Nerudamann
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Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange in color and very cloudy with a white head.

S: It's a sweet smelling beer with cherry and grain notes.

T: Has a cherry flavor up front and wheat flavors near the end.

M: A very smooth/medium bodied beer.

O: I like how the flavors changed a lot from beginning to the end.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 04:50:14 | More by cozmohollis
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California

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,135 ratings.