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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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3,512 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,512
Reviews: 1,116
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 31
Gots: 394 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of fitzy84
4.16/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a six pack from Four Seasons Liquors. The beer settles with a thin head throughout, but with no real lacing. Clear, brown-red (not too amber-like) appearance. Aromas are potent cherry flavors with some thin grain hints. Not too overpowering, just right in potency. Taste is wicked good and sweet: those cherry/grain flavors are apparent and warmly wrapped around hops and malts. Mouthfeel is basic and allows it to be crisp but a little light. Overall, a really good fruit beer from Sam Adams.

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2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of berley31
3.29/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured with a fairly large-sized, white head that dissipated to 1/2-finger size while drinking. Body is slightly hazy with a nice orange color.

S: Whewf... I was expecting cherry, obviously, but this is quite STRONG cherry. Very sweet-smelling, like cherry candy. I'm a little wary about the taste.

T: However, the taste isn't as expected. There's cherry in there, and as a whole the beer is moderately sweet, but NOT as sweet as I had expected from the smell. Crisp, sweet finish that doesn't become cloying in the mouth.

M: Light-bodied, yet a slightly creamy texture. Average carbonation.

D: Wasn't too impressed with the aroma, but otherwise this is a fairly-enjoyable beer that would be even better on a hot day. I couldn't drink more than one or two, as the sweetness may become too much.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of CharlesRiver
2.59/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz brown standard Sam Adams bottle. Cap states "Brewmasters Collection". Amber-tan in color with a good size head that doesn't last too long. Very effervesant.

Smell is well, cherries and I don't mean the fresh kind. Sticky cherry juice with a hint of tabaco and earth. The taste is more of that syrupy cherry flavor with some malt at the end. Too fake for me. Some chalk notes and maybe something dry or bitter mixed in.

This beer is fake and flabby and not my style. I also feel it is overcarbonated as well. The flavors do persist at the end. Overall, this is not for me. It is everything that is wrong with fruit beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark golden with a rather thick foamy head. The obvious aroma is of cherry and malt overtones. A sharp, yet pleasant fruit taste, creamy cherry pie, malt in the background. Bordering on medium bodied. Refreshing and not too overpowering for an APA.

Photo of biggmike
2.77/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Average, not one of Sams Adams best, not really all that drinkable. I could have one or two at the most. A little too much cherry sweetness for my palate, but overall not bad. Did smell good, however. Mouthfeel was pleasant. Not much lacing on glass.

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.52/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours golden brown with a small head. The aroma is cherries and some grains,the grains are light. The taste is malts,cherry and wheat. This beer is sweet,but not too sweet. The malts blend well with the cherries and although there is some bitterness it does not ruin the beer in the least. There are some light hops but yes the cherry is the main flavor.
The feel is a dry,high carbonation
syrup and sweet. The carbonation is high,but in a good way. I prefer the dry finish.

Notes: A lot of talk regarding whether this is a chic beer. I suppose that many women do like fruit flavors,but a good beer is a good beer regardless of style. I do not prefer fruit/vegetable beers and yet I thought this would be a good alternative to a Corona on a hot summer day. I buy one from time to time and while this beer may not define or represent the manliness of the beer I normally drink it is fine for certain moments. I do not care to worry what the "macho men" seem to think. I drink for the experience and not the hang over.

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3.52/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Cherry Wheat Beer from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy golden color, produced a small white head, average retention and an ample amount of lacing was left on the glass. The aroma consisted of soft wheat and maraschino cherries.- Aroma is outstanding. Light in body, the foundation contained malted wheat and tart cherries. For a fruit beer, crisp, refreshing and a nice session beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of goindownsouth
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew poured from the 12 ounce bottle a clean and golden in colour. The head was decent, but quickly faded to a lace along the glass. This fruit beer is rather dry, IMHO, which is not necessarily a terrible thing. The aromas of malt and cherry are prevalent, but almost to a fault. Still, this is a fine fruit beer, that also serves as a refreshing brew as well.

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,512 ratings.