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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
73
okay

3,477 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 3,477
Reviews: 1,101
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 29
Gots: 334 | 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.

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Photo of TonyY
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of BarrelO
3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy light orange. Not a lot of head.

S: A rather artificial cherry syrup-like aroma.

T: Syrupy cherry sweetness combined with rather harsh tartness. Bready aftertaste.

M: Medium-heavy, kind of like liquid bread.

D: A bit of a misfire from BBC. There's hardly any wheat characteristics at all. The cherries take over everything.

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.38/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: pale amber body, small white head, thin lacing sliding quickly into the body

S: cherries up front, faint malt, slight wheat and yeast in the background more so as the beer warms

T: sweet and tart at different times through the cherries, wheat plays a slight part, yeast comes out to help balance

M: light to medium, sessionable, sweet aftertaste and finish

O: good beer to get those malt drinkers over to the beer side, yet I would still have it again.

Photo of nquigley16
1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

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

Part of the Summer beers mixed 12 pack.

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a clear dark gold, somewhat amber in color. A big fluffy 1 inch head forms on top of the liquid, which slowly fades to a cover that leaves a little lacing.

Smell: Blast of sweet cherries that never goes away. I get not much else as the cherry just dominates the scent. Although, I will admit, it does not seem so bad.

Taste: I was expecting a total trainwreck like the god awful Cranberry Lambic. I am surprised when I do not find myself overpowered by a cloying cherry taste. There is the presence of sweet cherry flavors, but it is not over the top. A bit sweet. Not too bad. A flavored wheat beer.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp, clean with no aftertaste (that's good). Decently carbonated.

Drinkability: I was expecting the worst, but found this to be not so bad. It's drinkable, I am glad I only have the two. It would take too long to drink a six pack as I quickly get tired of this.

Photo of BBM
3.08/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this beer on tap at a local ale house. It pours a medium orange with a thin white head. The smell is very pleasant, although it is obviously fake cherry. It almost has the aroma of a soda pop, with just a hint of wheat.

Unfortunately it almost has a taste of a soda pop too, since the fake cherry overpowers any subtleties the beer may have. It certainly isn't a bad flavor if you're looking for something less beer-like, but if you read this website you probably are looking for a good beer. I realize it's a fruit beer, but even most fruit beers have redeeming beer-like qualities. It also is a little too carbonated, further conveying soft drink over alcoholic beverage.

You can tell there is a good beer hiding somewhere in here, but it is overpowered by the other factors I mentioned. It's in no way bad, but even for a fruit beer it is a bit lacking. If you really like cherry colas with a mild wheat aftertaste, then by all means enjoy. It's worth a try, but having a few in a row won't be as easy.

Photo of jonathaniler
5/5  rDev +59.7%

Photo of Goldndomer
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of jmathis
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of huddyball
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Swaino
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Mortarforker
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.85/5  rDev +55%
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.

Photo of Barnsley
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.32/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Stunner97
4.28/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tried this today for the first time and was really actually impressed. It was incredible delicious and drinkable with a good cherry flavor but not grossly over powering. It was just very well balanced and smooth. Only had half of one but def wanted more then that. The smell was well lived up to in the yummy cherry tasty. A good beer which was and impressive brew in the sam adams line of beers.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of MMAJYK
3.53/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have had this one both on-tap and in the bottle. It seems that the bottle will give you a better head than the one on tap.

A- Brownish red with minimal head.

S- The cherry smell is great! This is the best part of the beer to me.

T- Good taste with the profound cherry aftertaste. It finishes better than it starts.

M- Nothing special there. Lack of fizz and life. Kind of dead in the mouth, but not bad.

D- Good for a couple beers only. I dont think drinking an entire sixer of this is doable. You will be over it after a beer or two. But all in all, a must try.

Photo of scratch69
3.78/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Beefytits4
4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

Photo of Buttstallion
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of robbyc1
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
73 out of 100 based on 3,477 ratings.