Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #434
Ranked #29,433
3.17 | pDev: 23.66%
Apr 16, 2023
Jan 25, 2001
Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat
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Ratings by BergBeer:
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Reviewed by BergBeer from Hawaii

1.15/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Poured from 12oz bottle into a shaker pint

Look: Hazy copper with a thick white head

Smell: Cherry cough syrup dominates here

Taste: Cherry cough syrup is all I’m getting

Feel: Sickly sweet and cloying

Overall: Honestly the worst beer I have ever had. Taste like straight up cherry cough syrup. Couldn’t do more then two sips.
Mar 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Broski1989 from Pennsylvania

3.42/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Sam Adams Cherry wheat is a decent seasonal beer. Granted you can find it on the shelves outside the fall & winter months, but it really belong there. It’s not nearly as refreshing drinking it on a hot summer day as opposed to a chilly fall or winter day/night.

It has a bite when first taking a mouthful, but finishes nicely. The cherries are noticeable at first, but after having more than one beer in a given setting you don’t really notice the cherry taste anymore. Hence it’s not very vibrant it’s just there. It also sits on the heavier side too so a 6 pack is generally enough for any one given person at a time.
Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 3.57 by ramseye4 from Virginia

Mar 16, 2023
Rated: 3 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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Reviewed by DERTYthegrower from Michigan

4.42/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
I just want to say, I have tried many cherry beers, especially Michigan cherry beers and PNW Cherry beers...
This is hands down the best cherry beer I can drink all day, or if I had to pick one cherry beer.. this is the one I would drink many times. For sure. Most other cherry beer is tart and not sweet...this one is like if a normal light American lager had a hybrid with a bit of cherry coke just for some smooth lager cherry flavor. I have bought many times, very rarely is it a bad batch. Would recommend.
Feb 22, 2023
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.62/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, tulip, best by May 2023. An office Christmas gift as part of a mixed six.

The color is rather golden, with perhaps a nod of pink, though that could simply be the suggestion. The head was average and not long lasting.

I smell beer and cherry smoothie. I find the cherry aroma pleasant and real, though it’s more like real cherry ice cream or a smoothie than fresh cherries. Sweet, creamy, fruity, small tang.

The taste very much follows; cherry yogurt, pale wheat ale base. There is some bitterness to the finish, which is mostly clean with a lingering sweetness like from one of them flavored sparkling waters that’re all the rage.

Moderate body and carbonation. You can tell there’s wheat in it by a slight matte feel to it.

I’m a bit surprised given the reputation this beer at least used to have on this site. I’d say a good word to describe it is “pleasant”, as long as you’re in the mood for something light and fruity. C’mon, it’s clearly for non-beer drinkers or beginners.
Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 3.59 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 09, 2023
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Rated by Dathon

4.7/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A great beer with Michigan cherries
Dec 14, 2022
Rated: 3.95 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Nov 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Legendary_Geko from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: Poured into pint glass, 1 finger head. Yellow

Smell: Cherries hit you immediately, smells like a cherry soda

Taste: Cherries and a traditional Sam Adams. Very good!

Feel: Dissipates quickly, not heavy at all.
Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 3.34 by Whyteboar from Michigan

Nov 09, 2022
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Rated by GlennXmas from Illinois

4.98/5  rDev +57.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Refreshingly flavored. Love the color. Been a favorite for 20 years. The carbonation stands out and actually quenches the thirst perfectly!
Sep 07, 2022
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a golden straw color with over a finger of head. The nose is straight-up maraschino cherries. The flavor has sweet cherry notes as well. The body is spot on.

To his makes for an enjoyable spring/summer session brew.
Aug 28, 2022
Rated: 3 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
American Wheat Tulip
Look: Clear gold color. Pouring a 1 finger head which dissipated into a ring with lacing
Smell: Maraschino cherry syrup, toasted wheat, almond
Taste: Tart cherry, light hop bitterness, honey sweetness, wheat and malt. Finish comprises of cherry and toasted malt
Feel: Moderate carbonation, light mouthfeel, semi-crisp
Overall: Its a alright wheat beer, wish there was more honey and cherry flavor but you can tell they are there atleast
Jul 21, 2022
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Rated by The_Beer_Guru from New York

3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Meh…very articficial tasting. Not good but not terrible.
Jun 21, 2022
Rated: 3.03 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Jun 12, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jun 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Perioddicals from Texas

2.63/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
L - Poured from a bottle into a glass. Pale and cloudy. No head.

S - Smells sweet with cherry flavor. Exactly what I’d expect from the label

T - Tastes like they added cherries to a wheat beer. Exactly what the label indicates, but the beer flavor and cherry flavor do not mix at all.

F - Has good carbonation.

O - Overall, I didn’t like this beer. It’s literally like taking a wheat beer and adding cherries and/or cherry flavoring. It doesn’t work for me. Maybe if you love cherries you’d like this, but for that kind of cherry flavoring, you’re better off with a flavored hard lemonade or something. Did not finish. Not recommended.
May 30, 2022
Rated: 3.41 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

May 11, 2022
Rated: 1.66 by Beer_Goblin from New York

May 04, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Oddly enough I happened to really like this one. Cherry flavor is very evident and I do like it. I see a lot of people find this a polarizing offering. I like it idk
Apr 26, 2022
Rated: 4.94 by megamick from Iowa

Apr 01, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by TheItalianStallion from New York

Mar 06, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by Spencer96 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2022
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Rated by bottom_ramen

3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Heavy cherry taste and scent to the point it can be overbearing if you don't like fruity beers.
Feb 13, 2022
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Rated by SnackClip

1.32/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
Tastes like cherry cough syrup. I don't know how you get real cherries to taste this bad. Waste of grain and money.
Feb 01, 2022
Rated: 2.75 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Jan 22, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania

Jan 10, 2022
Rated: 3.3 by Meddwol from Michigan

Dec 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

2.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Best by 3/2022

You know, as stupid as it may sound, this was one of the first beers I searched for when I began drinking underage. Me and my friends lusted after it but were never able to secure it. Flash forward years later, and I find singles of it at my local store. For the hell of it, I picked one up just to see for myself what I was missing years ago (probably not much)

Pours a cloudy gold with 3 fingers of off white head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

Oh man, the cherry here is super artificial in the nose, very candy-like. I’m picking up on aromas of cherry jolly rancher, lime juice, crackery malt, earthy wheat, and light honey

While the aroma was definitely candy forward, it also promised a fruity tartness. The taste is a huge letdown in the wake of this, not very good at all. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting black cherry, cracker, sweet honey, and lemon rind. The swallow takes a nose dive in quality, bringing notes of cherry cough syrup, doughy malt, earthy wheat, and sticky seeet honey

A promising start of a light body pairs with moderate carbonation, resulting in a refreshing beer. But it finishes sad and sticky, just way too sweet

Ok so it’s not the worst thing in the world, but it’s pretty amusing to see what younger me was missing. Not worth repeating
Dec 17, 2021
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Rated by Isaaccluna

3.59/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
honestly pretty shocked how much i enjoyed this one it would pair well with a christmas dinner or thanksgiving
Nov 29, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by PopeGrundle from Texas

Nov 22, 2021
Rated: 3.09 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Dkloubec from Illinois

Nov 18, 2021
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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