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

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,606
Reviews:
1,179
Ratings:
3,930
pDev:
23.73%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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Ratings: 3,930 |  Reviews: 1,179
Photo of RayCannata
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bobstockwell
2.57/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DanBeer
2.91/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mikerieder
3.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
2.55/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A very strong artifical cherry smell that was hard to get past. Just lifting it to drink it the small hits you in the face and just takes over. The base beer might have been decent but again tough to tell due to cough medicine aroma

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.83/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of timmy2b
3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Teddywess
3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of ScottyB515
3.35/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeWard
2.23/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into a pint glass. best by may 2018, so well inside the wire here.

slightly hazy yellow body, small white head leaving some lacing. light carbonation.

smells like cherry cough syrup. i do not like cherry cough syrup.

ugh. tastes like cherry cough syrup too, at first anyway. then there is a musty barnyard taste.

mouth around medium, finish initially cherry, then mouldy.

overall, barely got through a few ounces before drainpouring it. might be even worse than their cranberry lambic.

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Photo of jeschaefer
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rostie
4.5/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JimmyCore
3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Choppin-Banana
3.83/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Karen3
4.44/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I tend to like wheat beer, and this one tastes great, with just the right amount of cherry.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
2.54/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is hazy gold/copper, head is off white with fine bubbles, good lacing on the glass and good lingering presence.

Smell is - somewhere between maraschino cherry juice and cherry cough syrup with a hint of biscuit malt - off putting for the most part but the wheat presents more as it warms.

Taste is biscuit wheat for a split second then overtaken by the cherry juice, with that artificial twang - struggling through this tasting...

Mouthfeel is bitter, sharp, and strong astringent like quality.

Overall - a beer I'm not enjoying and will have to pour out the rest.

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Photo of Lucular
3.34/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is a fine line between cherry cough syrup and sweet cherry (as opposed to sour cherry) flavor in beer. To me this barely came down on the non-medicinal side of things. I enjoyed it. My wife hated it. Won't be buying again.

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Photo of TheHexIsReal
3.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheGent
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.14/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jsnouffer
4.05/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
2.61/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormWilliamPriester95
2.31/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 3,930 ratings