Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #464
Ranked #30,981
3.16 | pDev: 23.73%
Yesterday at 05:31 AM
Jan 25, 2001
Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat
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Ratings by richk66:
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1.76/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by richk66 from Maryland

I generally consider Sam Adams to be a good (not great), quality brewer. And while I was at first reluctant to give them a try, I have found many "fruity" beers that I find quite enjoyable. But Sam's Cherry Wheat was a major disappointment. The dominant, overpowering flavor was, to me, far too reminiscent of cherry cough syrup. And not in a good way. As cough syrup, a cherry cough syrup flavor is fine. Mixed with beer, not so much. A rare beer that to me was undrinkable. I tried one from a six-pack, didn't finish it, and gave the remaining five away.

Apr 09, 2015
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2.75 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Yesterday at 05:31 AM
3.25 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2022
3.3 by Meddwol from Michigan on Dec 25, 2021
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2.94/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Rug from Massachusetts

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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3.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Isaaccluna

honestly pretty shocked how much i enjoyed this one it would pair well with a christmas dinner or thanksgiving

Nov 29, 2021
3 by PopeGrundle from Texas on Nov 22, 2021
3.09 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 19, 2021
3.5 by Dkloubec from Illinois on Nov 18, 2021
3.28 by Zanico from Ohio on Oct 31, 2021
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3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
by Detour12 from Massachusetts

this is a okay beer not bad it is a basic wheat beer taste cherry not a lot and some light beer flavors
Still drinkable

Oct 10, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by karsten61

Decent cherry smell. Very light carbonation and light colour. Very Cherry taste with a honey after taste

Oct 05, 2021
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3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Chris7482 from Illinois

Mostly pale in color, was definitely expecting a hue more representative of a cherry. Lots of cherry on the nose, more artificial though, really similar to a cherry 7up. Taste followed the nose with a hint of a wheat backbone. Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. Not terrible, but nothing groundbreaking. Decent overall.

Sep 28, 2021
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3.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by 1009 from Massachusetts

With a bright golden complexion and refreshing appearance, the Sam Adams Cherry Wheat is wonderful summertime option. I took this along on a midmorning hike over Labor Day weekend and thoroughly enjoyed this sweet and light beer in the woods. Immediately, your nose is hit with cherry, fruity and bread like aromas. Following into a sip and a pleasant candy-like cherry flavor plays with you taste buds. There is an almost dry finish to it and at the end you're not really itching for another. A sweet fun change up, but once in awhile. Not really a go to for me, but enjoyed the experience.

Sep 06, 2021
3.99 by hybridnoisebloom from Wisconsin on Jul 08, 2021
3.5 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jun 11, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium golden color with a soft white head. SRM of 7. (3.50)

Aroma: Strong and intense aromas of sweet cherry upfront. There's sweet and candied cherry and faint syrup. Some bread, cream, and hints of vanilla through the end. (3.50)

Flavor: The flavor follows with more candied cherry. This is followed by a bready and soft wheat malt. Finishes creamy to clean off the cherry sweetness. (3.50)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Moderate to stronger carbonation. Finishes soft and clean on the palate. (4.00)

Compared to Castle Danger's Castle Cream Ale 5/27/21: Pours a more golden color. Stronger aromas/flavors. Much more cherry obviously. Less cream and malt liquor flavor.

Overall: I wasn't sure what to expect of this one because some said the cherry was mild, while others found it overpowering. Whoever said the cherry was overpowering was right. The cherry is strong here. Lots of candied cherry. Smells like a cherry Blow-Pop and tastes sort of like cherry pie. (Final Rating: 3.50)

May 28, 2021
3.84 by mcplant from New York on Apr 06, 2021
4.21 by LasVinny from Nevada on Mar 19, 2021
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3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by BigIronH from Michigan

Wheat and cherries on the nose. Taste follows suit with bread and malt coming first and cherries on the backend. Has a nice malty feel to it that adds a lot to my enjoyment of it. Good beer.

Mar 18, 2021
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1.15/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by BergBeer from Hawaii

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
3.58 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela on Mar 04, 2021
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3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

Tastes like cherry water ice with a hint of wheat. Not very full tasting. Tastes a bit watered down.

Feb 20, 2021
3.63 by GRhoads from Ohio on Feb 16, 2021
3.25 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 02, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by tweissin from Massachusetts

Got a 6-pack at the local packy. A bit of a murky look. Large head when first poured. Nice flavor of cherries. Can smell the cherries and another spicy smell (maybe chili) but also the honey. Pleasant feel to the bubbles on my tongue. Will be enjoying the rest over the next few weeks for a relaxing weekend evening. Would definitely get again.

Jan 30, 2021
3.81 by GaryM6 from New York on Jan 28, 2021
4.39 by LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania on Nov 26, 2020
3.45 by tonkabrews from Minnesota on Oct 29, 2020
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3.24/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by aBosslyElephant from Florida

L- Nice yellow haze, very cloudy but a solid color all the way through
S- Instant smell of Cherries, in fact the aroma is so amazing
T- Incredible, tastes like an Cherry Ale, light notes of wheat but heavy notes of sweet cherry
M-Very smooth and light carbonation
O- The aroma definitely is the star of this drink, tbh the heavy cherry taste gets old a couple of sips in

Sep 25, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by LW_McQuade from Arizona

I believe that a good beer doesn't have to be the best tasting, smelling, or looking beer. A good beer just needs to be able to remind me of a great nostalgic moment in my life. Sam Adams Cherry Wheat has a very specific and welcoming feeling when I drink it. The Cherry flavor is not strong but the wheat aspect has always thrown me for a loop as kinda odd tasting. But it reminds me of walking through WDW Epcot Food and Wine Festival as always being able to expect this beer waiting. Come to think of it, this might have been my first fruity beer. No one before then had shown me a world beyond BUD and Miller. Now I see the light...

Sep 24, 2020
3.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jul 20, 2020
3.9 by sakumoOD from New York on Jul 10, 2020
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3.57/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by tbucketeer from Iowa

Definite cherry flavor. I can tell it's from extract. Stays with you. Not bad though. Smooth and if you like a fruity beer it's good.

Jun 18, 2020
3.87 by SAUbrewcrew from Michigan on Jun 18, 2020
3.54 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Jun 03, 2020
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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