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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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3,220 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,220
Reviews: 1,088
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 24
Gots: 192 | 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 lauries444

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

05-19-2012 21:32:36 | More by lauries444
Photo of yuenglingade


3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

02-11-2013 03:31:30 | More by yuenglingade
Photo of HoustonTX


3.9/5  rDev +24.6%

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat

Pours a hazy orange color, with a frothy large white head. Carbonation is crazy, and streams of millions of bubbles flow gently towards the top. Smell is a blast of cherry syrup. Cherries, cherries, and more cherries. The smell is excellent overall. We have a nice quaffer here folks. Going to be hard for the taste to out do the smell. But, we must taste it first to determine that, so lets proceed.

Taste is delicious as well. Lots of wheat, with strong notes of cherries. The wheat is not overwhealming and mixes with the cherries well. This beer is not complex, but still stands its own. My only gripe on the taste, is that the aftertaste is almost completly flavorless. For some this may be a positive. Anyways, the overall flavor is outstanding. Mouthfeel is tingly and wet. Drinkability is good.

A very good Fruit Beer, and to be honest it's one of my favorite Sam Adams offerings thus far.

09-09-2006 21:53:55 | More by HoustonTX
Photo of ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +40.6%

A- This pours a hazy wheat color but also has hints of orange and even a very slight pink touch. The foam head is nice and eventually tapers down to a thin creamy topping. Moderate lacing is noticable and I can see some moderate carbonation.

S- This smells of fresh bing cherries, but not overpowering. There is also the typical citrus notes....I smell freshly squeezed lemon especially, and sweet malts, which I'm sure are being enhanced by the cherry aromas. Great!

T- This is one great tasting beer! It reminds me of eating fresh cherries on a summer day, but at the same time provides that clean, refreshing tartness that I love about wheat beers. Good malt flavors and just a hint of hop bitterness on the finish helps to round this out nicely!

M- Good creamy feel on the palate and the carbonation is modest, which really allows the flavor to come through well. This has a nice medium body and lets a person really reflect on what they are drinking.

D- I will be sure to purchase a larger quantity of this whenever I get the chance. I would love to enjoy this over an evening with friends and can foresee some good times ahead with this one! Great patio beer! I highly recommend this one for a beginner or for veterans who like something different now and again!

02-11-2009 02:43:05 | More by ChrisCage
Photo of DannyDan


3.88/5  rDev +24%

Pours into a golden body with a whit head that has good retention and decent lacing, carbonation is decent in this beer. The smell is a very strong cherry flavor along with some wheat, and yeast. The taste is a strong cherry taste that stays from beginning until the end along with some hints of wheat, yeast, hops, a little citrus, and some banana at the end. It has a creamy smooth mouthfeel with a little stickiness and it is a drinkable beer, but not as drinkable as I'd like it to be since it is a beer that is filling compared to others I recently tried. This is a good beer to check out if your in the mood for a cherry flavored brew.

12-16-2010 06:52:10 | More by DannyDan
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

05-31-2013 18:07:35 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
Photo of jmbranum


3.83/5  rDev +22.4%

I've had this beer several years ago and wasn't impressed (then I thought it was too sweet and not very complex), but I was pleasantly surprised with this tasting I had as part of a beer sampler.

Bright orangish color with a small head. Very slightly hazy.

The cherry flavor and aroma is what jumps out at you in this beer. It reminds me of the flavor of those chocolate covered cherries that sell at Christmas time, and is surprisingly pleasant and drinkable.

The wheat part is pretty subtle, and frankly a bit more malt flavor could round this beer out nicely.

Overall, this beer is very drinkable and is a definite improvement over what it tasted like (at least to me) in the past.

05-26-2006 02:18:47 | More by jmbranum
Photo of BeanBone


2.93/5  rDev -6.4%

Appearance: A slightly hazy, golden-amber colored body with a massive and sticky off-white head. Great lacing.

Aroma: An overabundance of candy-like cherry. Some definite wheaty beer underneath, but the balance is out of whack.

Taste: The cherry flavor is certainly in the spotlight here and almost reminds me of cherry cough syrup. Underneath, there's a firmly subservient and very average wheat body. Sweet, but not too cloying. Lingering aftertaste of cherries.

Mouthfeel: A medium-light body with sharp carbonation.

Drinkability: If you're not put off by the strong cherry flavor, rather good drinkability.

Verdict: As wrong as it seems, there is something pleasant about the cherry flavor. However, it still seems much better suited to the candy world than the beer world. This is a very strange beer, and I find it hard to rate. All I can really say is that while I certainly don't love it, I don't absolutely hate it either. I suppose that makes it average.

03-25-2009 19:28:46 | More by BeanBone
Photo of BeerWithMike


3.89/5  rDev +24.3%

Sampled last night on 3/7/14 but had this once before back in 2012. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute galss.

Pours a light golden hazy amber in color with a good 2-finger white head that settles down to a thin layer on top. Some spotty lacing was seen with each sip.. When first opened, the smell of cherries and wheat hits you right in the face, or actually nose. The taste doesn't live up quite to the aroma but is very pleasant overall. Smooth to drink with no bitter aftertaste.

03-09-2014 04:14:16 | More by BeerWithMike
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

11-22-2013 19:21:49 | More by Furlinator
Photo of Goobastic

New York

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

12-03-2012 11:59:29 | More by Goobastic
Photo of Jarod


4.43/5  rDev +41.5%

The first time I had this was at a local restaurant and it was summer time. I was looking for a good wheat beer to go with the hogie that I ordered. The waitress said that the only one was the Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. I tried it and was suprised how good this one was, since I was going in blind. The cherry was there but not over powering with no after taste. This was a very smooth tasting beer. Left the mouth with a nice feeling, not to full. Enjoyed this so much that I went out the next day and bought a case. Great thirst quencher for any time of year !

10-22-2002 12:28:15 | More by Jarod
Photo of KornWallace

New York

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

01-20-2013 02:15:29 | More by KornWallace
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

10-04-2012 16:32:17 | More by brealbg
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

02-22-2012 02:17:58 | More by SHCC
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

06-28-2012 03:30:01 | More by g_jenkins
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

12-24-2013 21:30:52 | More by aqualung23
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2/5  rDev -36.1%

08-10-2014 04:34:33 | More by Jamstone714
Photo of Lambocalrisien

New York

3/5  rDev -4.2%

01-12-2014 22:39:52 | More by Lambocalrisien
Photo of kinger


2.73/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

11-11-2008 03:11:12 | More by kinger
Photo of atr2605

New York

3.28/5  rDev +4.8%

A-pours an orange/really soft amber coloe with a fluffy off white head with pretty good retention
S-cherry cough syrup and wheat
T-More of the same. Cherry and wheat malt mixed up front met with some hop bitterness and leaves cherry flavor on the palate. It's honestly not badly balanced but the artificial cherry flavor is a bit much
M-medium-light bodied
O-Not my favorite but I could drink it

07-06-2012 01:47:17 | More by atr2605
Photo of Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev +10.2%

Samuels Adams Cherry Wheat is certainly an interesting concept for a beer, and in my opinion is one of the more easily accessible fruit beers. Those who are turned off by even a light, cloying sweetness would do best to avoid this beer as this is definitely on of the sweeter beers available. However, Boston Beer Co. pulls this one off well enough that one doesn't think of it as a alcoholic soda-pop while drinking it.

This beer pours a rather nice, mostly-clear copper color with an off-white 2-finger foam head which lasts about 2 minutes before thinning out (and leaving some light lace). The smell is almost all cherry, with just a very light graininess underneath that. The mouthfeel is slightly thin and lightly carbonated, but retains a decent smoothness. The taste? What can I say: cherries! Somewhat reminicent of a Luden's cough drop, but it has a very light edge of tartness so that it isn't too cloying. The malt/wheat flavors in this beer are very light indeed, but somewhat detectable. The hop bitterness is very light and hardly noticeable in the finish. The aftertaste has cherry flavor of course, but also a pretty nice toasted wheat flavor, which reminds of coffee for some reason. This finishes out with no alcoholic warmth.

This is an easy drinking brew (unless you get sickened easy by sweet stuff). This could be served as an after-dinner or desert beer. Just make sure you like cherries before trying this one.

10-22-2003 22:20:33 | More by Beastdog75
Photo of Lupe

New York

3.7/5  rDev +18.2%

Hazy gold with a decent head that retains a very nice lace. Cherry aroma hits immediatly. Crisp and dry with some cherry flavor and bitterness. Very refreshing but not what to get when looking for a beer. Good for a change of pace during the dog days of summer.

08-17-2002 05:29:14 | More by Lupe
Photo of Padron4KM


1.73/5  rDev -44.7%

12 oz bottle, best before Dec 07.

Clear copper with a small beige head, decent lace.

Aroma is overpowering maraschino cherries.

Flavor is artificial cherry with a light dusting of wheat.

Finish was dry with a sour note.

This was a disappointment. Glad I only bought one.

08-24-2007 06:41:25 | More by Padron4KM
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

05-18-2012 19:43:24 | More by chasmandocharles
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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