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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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3,294 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,294
Reviews: 1,091
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 27
Gots: 227 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

tmm313, Jul 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

NickyDee21, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3/5  rDev -4.2%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of WoostaBia
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

WoostaBia, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

timoteo833, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

spedprof, Dec 13, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

Notacraftdrinker, Apr 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of PBRstreetgang
4/5  rDev +27.8%

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.

PBRstreetgang, Jan 22, 2006
Photo of wahhmaster
3.05/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

wahhmaster, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of PhageLab
1.88/5  rDev -39.9%

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.

PhageLab, Oct 29, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

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

cvfish, Dec 01, 2008
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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

SonOfKyuss, Mar 29, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -44.1%

hockeypuck, Jun 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

cmwilliq, Mar 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

mmmbeerNY, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of arguemaniac
4.03/5  rDev +28.8%

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.


arguemaniac, Jul 02, 2007
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2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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.

funkengruven, Sep 09, 2007
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 13, 2013
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3.1/5  rDev -1%

A - Solid yellow and fairly hazy with fruit puree floaties. Some head, but not significantly so with only about 1/8th" worth of foamy head that receeded into a laced hub-bub.

S - Lots of cherry smell comes across almost immediately with little or no backing smell. No wheat smell, no barley, no malts - just cherry.

T- Tasted like a slightly flat cherry Icee. Then it warmed up a touch and brought with it some gentle malts that just kind of hung on for the ride. Not a bad tasting beer, but I was hoping that it would have been a bit more balanced.

M - Nothing exceedingly surprising here, as it was of medium carbonation and light on the tongue

I'd have this again because, well, I like cherry. IT was interesting to say the least but not in any way offensive.

gopens44, Oct 27, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
1.8/5  rDev -42.5%

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.

WilliamPhilaPa, Mar 23, 2002
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3.9/5  rDev +24.6%

A- An aggressive pour yielded a cloudy pale amber body, with 3 fingers of foam on top. Head slowly dissipated, and left some nice lacing behind. Good carbonation.

S- Very sweet nose. Getting cherries and almonds off the nose... seems to be somewhat crackerlike as well.

T- Tart wheat immediately up front (no too tart), along with candied cherries. Not detecting any hops at all. Finishes dry and a bit nutty.

M- Great carbonation here... aids to the slightly creamy mouthfeel, and makes this light bodied beer seem a bit firmer...

D- This stuff is just plain refreshing, and strikes a great balance between sweet and dry.

jgasparine, Aug 09, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

RichD, Sep 28, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -44.1%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
72 out of 100 based on 3,294 ratings.