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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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3,147 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,147
Reviews: 1,087
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 24.28%
Wants: 22
Gots: 161 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

07-09-2012 22:53:11 | More by robbyc1
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

03-11-2013 02:12:28 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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1.55/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I can't stand this beer! Every aspect of it sucks. Almost the worst beer I've had.

Looks like watery cough syrup.

Smells like cough syrup.

Tasts like cherry cough syrup.

Feels like cough syrup.

Might as well be cough syrup!

Who like to drink cough syrup?
Not me.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 19:10:49 | More by hoplover82
Photo of gopens44


3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 12:40:40 | More by gopens44
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West Virginia

3/5  rDev -4.2%

12-13-2011 04:38:58 | More by spedprof
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

04-17-2014 17:09:22 | More by AMCimpi
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3/5  rDev -4.2%

11-12-2012 02:28:56 | More by agreenman19
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

02-13-2013 01:16:18 | More by judkinst
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-12-2014 20:28:30 | More by ArtZan
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1.75/5  rDev -44.1%

06-22-2013 12:56:35 | More by hockeypuck
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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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2007 04:03:49 | More by BigRedN
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District of Columbia

2.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy/hazy. Yellowish, golden in color. Head is on the smaller side, retention is ok

Aroma: Blehh. It looks like they dumped Robitussin into the wheat beer, or something. Cherry does not have to mean "cough syrup". Wheat scent is there

Taste: Just like the aroma, which isn't pleasant. I don't like the taste of medicine I'm getting here. Especially since Robitussin is at the bottom level of cough syrups.

Mouthfeel: Lightish, carbonation is okay

Drinkability: Unless you have fond memories of your parents giving you cough syrup when you were a child, this isn't for you. Some actual cherry flavoring would have helped, but this one was not that. Pass. I'm glad I have a store where I can make my own six packs. I can't imagine dealing with 5 more of these.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 01:44:05 | More by kshankar
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3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cherry Wheat. Uh oh. This is one of the more stranger beers from Sam Adams. Poured out a dark gold which left lacing around the glass. Pretty nice appearance I must admit. Smell was mostly cherries, almost like cough syrup. Taste was average at best. Wheat upfront mixed with some cherries. Cherries seemed to be quite sweet. A little sweetier than I expected it to be. Ah, average at best.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2004 01:50:27 | More by necoadam
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3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

06-26-2013 22:53:04 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

03-04-2012 23:28:26 | More by leodarko
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

07-01-2014 15:46:17 | More by Jmbbabson
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1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

09-21-2012 17:30:27 | More by nquigley16
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3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

08-05-2013 21:09:33 | More by AKuehn47
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3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy, honey-gold color with some carbonation. There is a thick white head that stays fairly well throughout the drink.
Smell is very strong with cherries, almost too much for me. Very syrupy sweet smell of black cherries, but a bit of wheatiness jumps in at the end.
Taste has a lot less of a cherry dominance than the smell. The cherries are there, though, with a nice cherry sweet taste balanced by a nice wheat taste. Wheat is much stronger and better in the taste.
Mouthfeel is very smooth. There is a nice thickness to it as well.
Drinkability isn't there for me. I will tap out after one or two of these because of the sweet cherry taste. Fairly nice summer drink, it isn't the best beer, but I would recommend people at least try it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2008 01:08:00 | More by BDIMike
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2.25/5  rDev -28.1%

03-29-2013 23:15:56 | More by SonOfKyuss


3.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat 12oz. poured into a wheat beer glass. Freshness dated best before Dec. 2005.

The beer pours out an appealing golden honey with a 1" white head. The head had great retention and left some decent lacing. There are about 2.4 million bubbles racing to the top!

The aroma is a mixture of cherry 7-up and for some reason this reminds me of a Belgian waffle with fruit and maple syrup! Crazy, huh?!?

The taste is a delicate sweet cherry flavor. The wheat is apparent but it is in the background.

This beer has fairly big carbonation and a dry finish in the mouth.

This is a very refreshing change. Light with good fruit flavor and crisp. Good for these 100 degree + days we have been having here in the Lone Star State.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2005 00:37:57 | More by MUSHROOMCLOUD
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2.88/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass this beer was a golden color with a little cloudiness (not transparent) and had a nice 3/4 inch head that lasted for most of the glass. This has an overwhelming smell of sweet cherries. Upon my first sip I could taste the cherries I had smelled, but was surprised at the bitter bite the brew had. There was subtle hints of spice, but I could not get past the bitter taste in my mouth, not what I was expecting. It had decent carbonation and more weight than a light beer had. I cannot figure what the after taste is, but I do not like it--almost to the point of not drinking any more of the six-pack my wife bought for me to try. This is an interesting beer to try, but not one I will make any repeat purchases of.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2007 23:36:04 | More by WJVII
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2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

05-25-2014 15:10:02 | More by swierczt
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New York

3/5  rDev -4.2%

03-21-2014 03:24:28 | More by timoteo833
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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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 23:12:13 | More by Cavanaghty
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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