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

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Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat

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3,479 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,479
Reviews: 1,103
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 29
Gots: 338 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001)
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Photo of thekanna
3.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy, somewhat lighter yellow color with a decent amount of white head and some lacing down the side of the glass.

S: A cherry-flavored Juicy Juice-like smell with some lager yeasts. A bit artificial and metallic.

T: A strong sweet cherry rush hits the tongue, letting the taste buds revel in its freshness and deliciousness. However, this is followed up by some yeasty wheat malts and a strange hop twang. A nice outset leads to a disappointing end.

M: Good bit of carbonation, with a malty, slightly watery body.

D: The cherry taste on the palate is very refreshing and flavorful, but the rest of the beer isn't comparably good. The strange yeasty malts will probably be the factor that deters me from having another.

Photo of leodarko
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of agreenman19
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of dsnyder61
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of dextermcgurk
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of MenardMa
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

Photo of PBRstreetgang
4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orangish color, with a slight haze. Two finger head is densely packed and retains well. Leaves nice spiderweb lacing. Maraschino cherries dominate the nose, with wheat and some pale malt just pulling through. Wheat and a surprisingly mild cherry syrup flavor make up the bulk of the flavor. Aftertaste shows some very quiet earthy tones, mild hops and cherry skins. Medium body and medium carbonation allow a very smooth mouthfeel and drinkability. Finish is a touch sweet, but won't detract from you enjoying something this unique and refreshing.

Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Nice orange color with minimal head.

Smell- Can really smell the cherry in this with a bit of hoppiness.

Taste-I can really taste the cherries in this beer. With a slight hint of hops.

Mouth- Medium body with a lot of carbonation.

Drinkability- This isn't a bad beer at all. You can really taste the cherries and the crispness of it makes it a nice beer to have when its hot outside.

Photo of wahhmaster
3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Dark gold in color and slightly translucent. White, pillowly head leaves decent lacing that lasts for a long time.

Smell: Strong cherry smell that pretty much masks everything else.

Taste: Tastes like a typical wheat beer with a heavy cherry taste. The cherry taste makes it almost impossible to taste anything else. Doesn't taste bad, just a lot like cherries.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery. There is almost no noticeable carbonation, though.

Drinkability: Not bad, but not that good either. I wouldn't go out of my way to try it.

Photo of 21Maestro8
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of PhageLab
1.88/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Apricot color with a reddish hue, produced a nice frothy head that stuck around for a while.

S - Incredible! Like fresh cherries, so strong in fact that I could almost taste them. I took in the aroma for several minutes before taking my first sip.

T - I'm not going to waste time trying to explain what profiles I could pick out, because this tastes exactly like something most people have already had, so I'll point it out. This tastes like Cherry 7-Up, and I mean exactly like it - except with alcohol. To further clarify, cherry 7-Up does not taste good when alcohol is in it, unless it's liquor of course.

M - Light bodied and a slightly overpowering bit of carbonation. Whatever cherry flavoring that is lingers as well.

D - Null for me on this one, I'm not entirely certain I can even finish one. Maybe if Cherry 7-Up is your favorite soda, and you've been dying to try an alcoholic version, this will be for you, otherwise, I do not recommend it.

Photo of cvfish
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a pinkish golden color what produced a fluffy white head that had decent retention and laced the side of the glass decently

S - The aromas were more complex than I was expecting, grainy wheat, ripe cherries, and sweet honey

T - The taste of this beer was also better than I was expecting, the wheat was the centerpiece here, the cherries were ever present, but not overwhelming, a finished with a subtle note of honey

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a light body with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - This is another Samuel Adams that does what it is meant to do, very refreshing and drinkable, nothing awe inspiring with the taste, but a good, easy drinkable Wheat Beer

Photo of ALLISON01
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of arguemaniac
4.03/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice orange amber with a full, rocky off-white head. Pleasant cherry bouquet in the aroma. The palate features a very authentic tart cherry, a good degree of wheat malt sweetness and nice honey note throughout.

Honestly one of the best American fruit beers out there; the cheery flavor light, genuine and quite tasty. Pair that with some solid wheat flavors and that nice hint honey and you’ve got one very drinkable brew.


Photo of sneezye
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of kerry4porters
1/5  rDev -68.1%

Photo of funkengruven
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I think this beer is a case of my expecting one thing and getting something entirely different.

This poured a clear amber/yellow much like a typical Krystal Weizen with abundant creamy thick head, quite nice. Smell is sweet with cherries with wheaty undertones, Also quite pleasant. Unfortunately that's where the pleasantries end. The cherry in this beer is more of a slight sour aroma with little to no sweetness, and aftertaste is a bit rough, mainly from the cherries.

Unfortunately, this one was a disappointment.

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of HopBrain
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of TonyY
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.32/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
1.8/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is the only six pack I could not finish! In my opinion the taste stinks. I can't even swallow the stuff. I will never buy a cherry related beer again. Yuck! Spit! The saying "looks can be deceiving" applies here. My soon to be wife also had to spit this one out...Now that's saying something...enough said!
Smells and tastes like cough syrup.
I love Sam Adam's but the Cherry taste was just to much, not balanced at all.

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,479 ratings.