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

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3,854 Ratings
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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:
3,854
Reviews:
1,164
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
23.29%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
768
For Trade:
0
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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

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

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of GatorB
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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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
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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3.74/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2.79/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.82/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMarcy78
3.21/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.94/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mark5692
3.4/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, for me the issue is that it tastes like maraschino cherries, not real cherries. It's very sweet but it is tasty for seeming so artificial. Very refreshing and hits the spot on the right days.

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Photo of edthehead
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Adam1993
4.2/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
3.06/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall: I taste two things: cherry and wheat. So, to me, it delivers on the promise. Is it good? Not really. The problem is that it just doesn't work. It's like pickle jellybeans. They taste like you expect them to, but that doesn't mean you want them.

Hazy golden, thin patches of sticky bubbles that soon disappeared.
There's no mistaking the strong cherry smell. It walks a fine line between real and fake, but I'll go with dried cherry fruit leather.
Tastes weird. When it first hits your palate, it's like fake cherry cough syrup. A little tang. Then a mild, marshmallow- or vanilla-like sweetness rolls around, ending on a twangy wheat note.
Feels sparkly, with a little bitterness sticking to the back of the tongue.

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.22 out of 5 based on 3,854 ratings.
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