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

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74
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3,872 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:
3,872
Reviews:
1,172
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
23.29%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
775
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,872 |  Reviews: 1,172
Photo of EMH73
2.15/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Let me just say I cannot stand this beer and I have no idea why I tried it again. It tastes like cherry flavored cough syrup and is incredibly sweet. I would rather drink Robitussin.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.24/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a stiff murky orange color with a wisp of foamy to fizzy white head. It tapered off pretty quick to leave barely any lace.
The aroma had some super sweet cherry juice/almost syrup to play with some sweet wheat/graininess. Light citrus sweetness at the end.
The flavor was mostly sweet through the entire drink. Wheat seemed barely there. Slight syrupy cherry sweet aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Finish was a touch syrupy, but somehow I accepted it and didn't think it was cloying.
Overall, for Sam Adams' beers, I tend to like their "higher end"/more expensive ones so drinking this is not necessarily one I "need" to come back to. I don't want to overly knock this one, but in reality, this isn't one I seek all of the time.

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Photo of wattie83
3.49/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy orange, long lasting foam. Smells of cough drops, cherry cough drops and wheat. Same with the taste and I like. Colour me strange. Bottle at Old Chicago, BB May 2017.

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Photo of Albertdidz
4.2/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pauly921
1.64/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Love Sam Adams I've had a varity of there beers in the past and have had plenty good to say but this one is crap. First you have have a decent lager add cherry cough syurp and boom this crap is born

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
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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Photo of 1Sundown2C
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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Photo of NickFry9
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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Photo of Brew_ski
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

Photo of anakincane
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

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