Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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74
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Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,866
Reviews:
1,168
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
23.29%
 
 
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54
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772
For Trade:
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1.58/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Bum4ever
3.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mwvman
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duceswild
2.3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rich, hazy gold color with white cap and lace. I don't usually find hazy brews that attractive but this one has a sort of luminescence about it.

Maraschino cherry aroma wafting up from the glass. That's the scent but it comes across as a dry one without the sweetness I associate with that style of cherry.

Taste like a mild wheat beer with a low hop level and very clean yeast that left virtually no trace of having been there. Imposed on this is a rich maraschino cherry flavor that dominates the field like a single spotlight shining on the 50 yard line.

Texture is medium with balancing carbonation.

Ok, it tastes like cherry which comes as no surprise since that information is printed on the label. How much like cherry you ask? Well, a whole lot which I guess is sorta the point. These light wheat beers can be flavored with a lot of things and said things usually become the dominant taste. Same thing here in spades.

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Photo of emmcmillen
4.57/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of feuematt
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is just as it says....pretty much sweet cheeries and that's about it. For me that's all I needed to consider this a pretty good selection that I would buy again.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RAFH
3.99/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very bizarre beer drinking experience. I first tried this beer as part of a sampler 12 pack eight years ago or so. I hated the beer, so instead of giving away the other bottles, I cellared the remaining. Retryed them a couple years later and really enjoyed it. Proof that the beer aging process can really change the flavor. Sometimes for the good.

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4.06/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle BB September 2017 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 5.3% ABV 23 IBU. The beer is a hazy orange yellow color with off white head. The head starts thick and settles to a film coat and leaves significant lacing behind. The smell is strong with candy cherry as the label indicates real cherries and natural flavors. The taste is mixed tart cherry and a hint of wheat & malt up front. The finish is artificial cherry that persists on the tongue for a moment mimicking cherry candy again. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, strongly carbonated and dry. Overall, good. For anyone with an aversion to typical beer flavors, this might be the ticket. No real malt or bitterness. It's still well put together but not a favorite for me.

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2.99/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveCash
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.56/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.91/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
4.01/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Clean cherry smell with a nice smooth cherry flavor. Not sure why this has such low ratings it's a really good beer and I'm not a huge fan of Sam Adams. I try to keep a 12 pack in the beer fridge at all times.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.31/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It is a sessionable, easy to drink adjunct beer. The cherry flavor isn't syrupy or cloying. Sure, the base beer is generic and non-descript - just your casual borderline macro - but the fruit notes are well done & not artifical at all.

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3.48/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acmurphy696
3.67/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This was a beer that I believe I first had back in the late 90s, and it was the first to make me realize that a beer can have an accented flavor. Bass had been my beer at the time, but I also liked the occasional Samuel Adams. The one thing about the beer that I love is its cherry aroma. The taste is solid but nothing special, and the feel is average at best. Still, I do like this beer.
This is the first time I've had this beer in some time, and it's a definite guilty pleasure.
It's basically as close as you can get to straddling a beer and a soda, yet it works for me.

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3.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.22 out of 5 based on 3,866 ratings.
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