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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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3,537 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,537
Reviews: 1,126
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 33
Gots: 435 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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1/5  rDev -68.2%

Photo of Stockfan42
1/5  rDev -68.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a hazy amber red body. The only thing i'm going to enjoy about this review because i've had this before and i'm pretty sure this particular bottle isn't going to change my mind. Anyway, hazy amber red body which I actually, with a white fizzy head that soon fizzles away to thin lace.

Smells like robatusin or some kind of artaficial cherry extract.

Taste's worste than it smells. I can't taste anything other than carbonated cherry flavored cough syrup. Pretty rough.

Mouthfeel sucks. Just like being forced to take some cough syrup, you scramble for a cup of water to wash your mouth out. I hate this beer. I don't throw around the work hate too often but I hate this beer. Don't ever drink this.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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 kdivers
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of malcontent
3.64/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This yields just a small amount of head with spotty lacing at best. However, it does sport an attractive hazy auburn body.

The aromas are firmly rooted in (shock!) Cherry and wheat with the added kick of vanilla.

Surprisingly only slightly cherry flavored with much of the taste focusing on a wheat, cereal taste. I would almost describe the experience of drinking this beer as eating a few cherries, waiting a minute, and then eating a cracker. Strange but not bad.

Nicely carbonated with a (I think) pleasant thickness on the finish. Almost the sensation of swallowing oatmeal.

Despite the refreshing nature of the body, the oatmeal-like sensation doesn’t lend itself to continuous consumption. Two or three tops and you’re done. But then again, as we all respect beer we would never drink more than that anyway, would we…

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3.26/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.84/5  rDev +54.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Cloudy hazy amber color. Very thin white head with mild lacing.

Smell: Cherries, lots of cherries. Some wheat and hop notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Delicious cherry and wheat flavors.

Overall: Excellent cherry wheat. Well balanced and flavorful. Always enjoy this brew.

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of PBRstreetgang
4/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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2.99/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

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3.69/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,537 ratings.