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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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3,217 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,217
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 24
Gots: 190 | 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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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-27-2014 21:14:50 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

01-17-2014 12:03:34 | More by SoCaliC8
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

06-10-2012 20:38:11 | More by dugly2ugly
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New York

2.65/5  rDev -15.3%

Presentation: Dark Brown Bottle, gold Label

Pour:A nice gold color with decent carbonation. About an inch head which reduces to lacing.

Smell: Deffinatly smell the cherry flavoring. Excellent.

Taste: Cherry flavor comes through well, but not too sweat and deffiantly not heavy.

Drinkability: could drink these quick... but why would you want to?


11-06-2004 22:41:11 | More by UDbeernut
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3.7/5  rDev +18.2%

This beer was tasted in a weizen glass from a bottle.

This beer pours a crystal clear golden amber with a decent white head and minimal lacing. THe smell is like the cherry flavoring from cherry coke. The taste is also cherry sweetness from the artificial cherry flavoring, but it is quite good. It is a little thin on the mouthfeel but still good. Overall highly drinkable for a fruit beer, I don't know about as a wheat beer but good.

07-15-2006 02:47:30 | More by MSchae1017
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3.83/5  rDev +22.4%

Bottle of 355 ml, bought in a megastore in Mexico.
Pours a honey-like colour, semi-transparent, with a two finger soapy head that after a while becomes half a finger. That half finger has a very good retention. Quite an activity in the glass with lots of bubbles.
Sweet aroma of cherries, if there is something else there I can't find it, the cherries aroma is overwhelming.
Great taste, I don't think I have tried something similar before. Sweet and spicy. Medium thickness on the body and light carbonation.

04-03-2012 15:21:42 | More by Douberd
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2/5  rDev -36.1%

10-06-2012 20:45:01 | More by Lukebell15
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

05-23-2012 23:24:40 | More by ILiveOffHops
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3.78/5  rDev +20.8%

I poured a bottle into a Samuel Adams glass.

Appearance- Hazy golden color with a fingers worth of white head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Cherries and wheat with a hint of hops.

Taste- Strong flavor of cherries. Wheat malt flavors are also present along with a slight hop presence.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Smooth with a slightly dry finish.

Overall- A decent fruit beer. A refreshing change of pace.

06-24-2012 15:02:37 | More by scratch69
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3.43/5  rDev +9.6%

A- Pale yellow with a slight reddish hue, two finger head.

S- Mostly cherries with some residual alcohol notes.

T- Light malt sweetness up front lending way to a cherry finish.

M- Crisp and clean good carbonation.

D- For a fruity beer this is as good as it gets.

Cleary one of the best fruit beers out there.

06-21-2008 01:51:01 | More by Pauly2X
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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

01-29-2013 09:46:42 | More by KillaB
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

03-19-2012 18:51:35 | More by Pillowburn
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

09-16-2013 23:31:03 | More by Larrydoherty
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4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

06-17-2012 02:39:39 | More by RyanGoodman
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

04-05-2012 16:45:32 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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3.15/5  rDev +0.6%

An old favorite I haven't touched in a year. Interested in how it rates against my more experienced pallet.
A. Aggressive pour finds me with a finger and a half of head. This dissipates down to under a half finger that stays throughout and ok lacing. The beer is a shade darker than gold, actually decent looking.

S. I smell maraschino cherries, possibly some other type of jarred or preserved cherries. Not necessarily offensive, but off-putting in its manufacturedness. Has a vaguely wheaty edge to it.

T. The taste is wheat beer tinged with maraschino cherries. The wheat beer base flavor is a weak but decent one, but the fact that the cherries taste processed or preserved detracts from it.

M. Mouthfeel is slightly more complex than a mass produced pilsner. Heavy carbonation and a light body make it refreshing and easy going. Definitely drinks quickly.

O. Overall I am no longer as interested in this beer as I have been in the past. It's rather light and the flavor slips away as quickly as you can swallow it, leaving no real impressive aftertaste. Would make a decent session ale if the cherry flavor were more authentic and the ABV went down one point. As it is, it can be enjoyed in multitude on a hot day if you're not overly discerning with your taste and you have a decent tolerance.

05-22-2011 05:05:54 | More by CFHMagnet
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2.3/5  rDev -26.5%

A-Hazy dark gold color with a ok head that went down quickly and left some lace as the beer went down
S-could smell the smell of cherries from a distance, and the wheat was in the background
T-cherry had a tart taste that did not leave any taste in the aftertaste or the finish
M- medium body and carbonation
O- was impressed until the taste, it was nothing after the beer went down.

10-30-2013 02:03:46 | More by a0lbudman
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

09-08-2012 20:25:13 | More by Mortarforker
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4.1/5  rDev +31%

This one pours a dark yellow with a tall white head that fades quickly. The smell is very strong, mostly cherries with some sweet notes. The taste is very similar, very sweet and strong, the cherries dominate this beer. Not much else comes out in this beer it is one dimentional but if you like that aspect you are set. I see this beer as a love it or hate it. I happen to love it, it is an easy drinker with a smooth crisp mouthfeel. Even though the cherry taste is strong it doesn't get annoying for me. As far as fruit beers, this is my favorite. I hope you like it as much as I do. Enjoy!

12-16-2006 04:43:26 | More by wingman14
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1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

01-13-2012 02:52:29 | More by uziangis
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

09-07-2013 13:47:46 | More by banger7
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

11-06-2012 01:28:26 | More by andthevolcano
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.2%

Pours a golden/orange hue with a thin short lived white head. Aroma of cherry and slight wheat. Taste is wheat, some malt, a little bitterness. Palate is light body and crisp. Flavor ends with a light malt, light hops and kind of nutty after taste with some lingering cherry taste. Not much else going on here. Overall a ok and refreshing summer beer.

11-24-2010 16:01:20 | More by Samp01
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New York

3.98/5  rDev +27.2%

Medium amber color with a good lace. Very strong pleasant cherry smell. Taste is quite mild with cherries and a little bit of malt, but nonexistant bitterness. It goes down very smoothly. A good refreshment that would complement milder foods or good on its own.

06-23-2004 03:11:37 | More by aquatonex
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2/5  rDev -36.1%

01-09-2012 15:56:44 | More by TexAggie011
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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