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

Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat
BA SCORE
22.6%
Liked This Beer
3.16 w/ 3,883 ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,085
Reviews:
1,173
Ratings:
3,883
Liked:
876
Avg:
3.16/5
pDev:
23.73%
Alströms:
3
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
789
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,883 |  Reviews: 1,173
Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SlothBeard
4.13/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZombPumpkin
3.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fisherbray
2.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of D1noB
4.74/5  rDev +50%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Strong fruity pebbles followed by a slight wheat follow through. Cherry lingers after for a while. A great beer

Taste Rating in Words: It's being an excited child eating cereal in the morning.

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Photo of Poljazz22
2.37/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Worst cherry beer I've had. Tastes like vicks cherry cough drops. Buy something made in Bruxelles like a Kriek aux cerises.

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Photo of kraut6363
3.96/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hossst
4.48/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dstewart532
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smaddock
1/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I received a six-pack as a gift. I drank one to be polite. I have been drinking craft beer for over two decades and this is the first beer I have poured down the drain. It's disgustingly sweet and the base wheat beer is substandard as well.

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Photo of EMH73
2.15/5  rDev -32%
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 +2.5%
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 +10.4%
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 +32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pauly921
1.64/5  rDev -48.1%
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%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Bum4ever
3.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mwvman
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duceswild
2.3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Squire123
3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
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 +44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 22.6% out of 100 with 3,883 ratings
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