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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,852
Reviews:
1,164
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
23.29%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
768
For Trade:
0
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Photo of scottyshades
2.78/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours surprisingly bright, huge white head that lasts the whole way thru. Smells overwhelmingly like cherry, very sweet, some spices. Tastes very bitter, overwhelmingly cherry-y, slight malts, bad aftertaste. This beer is not very drinkable, but you should try it I guess.
I am sure that this otherwise perfect brewery has to be a little disappointed in this one

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Photo of vwbus7
4.75/5  rDev +47.5%

Photo of mkennedy119
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of WickedBeer
3.49/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mosstrooper
2.61/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a light amber color with a large off-white head that dissipates slowly with a nice bit of lacing around the glass. Only a few carbonation bubbles are visible rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: An overpowering cherry smell. Smells good (like candy), but it sure doesn't smell like beer. If you have seen my review of Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic I said it smelled like somebody ate cranberry sauce and puked it up- this is kind of like that, but not quite as offensive.

Taste: Starts with hints of artificial cherry, and finishes with a very bitter but still somewhat sweet cherry flavor.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light with a deceptively heavy carbonation.

Drinkability: Not necessarily bad, but it is a bit weird. I would recommend it because it's different and worth a taste, but this isn't something I would get excited about drinking.

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Photo of Nurt20
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bill235
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of onlymurderers
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of ChipMurray
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of whynot44
3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light bodied, light copper colored with a decent white head that stayed for a while and left some moderate lacing on the way down.

There is a definite cherry aroma with a hint of hops and not much else.

The flavor is a mix of cherry with some light malt and a slight hops finish. Cherry flavor is definite but not overpowering, crisp, refreshing.

Something different, not something I would drink everyday but drinkable, could be very nice on a hot summer day relaxing in the shade.

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Photo of jim_carignan
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of CarolinaKev
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of elec
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of redsoxjim
3.41/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlaskanYoung
1/5  rDev -68.9%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of chilidog
3.94/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this on draft and it arrived with a thin film on top, not the classic head as from the bottle.I wondered why? Anyway all good from there, it even managed to lace fairly well. This is my favorite fruit stand-by beer. From its aroma to taste, its cherries all the way. Its cherry-pie tart, slighty sweet but yet crisp to the mouth. I like this brew anytime of year, its just that good.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
4.84/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Cloudy hazy amber color. Very thin white head with mild lacing.

Smell: Cherries, lots of cherries. Some wheat and hop notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Delicious cherry and wheat flavors.

Overall: Excellent cherry wheat. Well balanced and flavorful. Always enjoy this brew.

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Photo of Jcorn
3.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you're looking for a smooth drinking non-hoppy beer with a hint of fruitiness, this is a great option.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.37/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- This pours a hazy wheat color but also has hints of orange and even a very slight pink touch. The foam head is nice and eventually tapers down to a thin creamy topping. Moderate lacing is noticable and I can see some moderate carbonation.

S- This smells of fresh bing cherries, but not overpowering. There is also the typical citrus notes....I smell freshly squeezed lemon especially, and sweet malts, which I'm sure are being enhanced by the cherry aromas. Great!

T- This is one great tasting beer! It reminds me of eating fresh cherries on a summer day, but at the same time provides that clean, refreshing tartness that I love about wheat beers. Good malt flavors and just a hint of hop bitterness on the finish helps to round this out nicely!

M- Good creamy feel on the palate and the carbonation is modest, which really allows the flavor to come through well. This has a nice medium body and lets a person really reflect on what they are drinking.

D- I will be sure to purchase a larger quantity of this whenever I get the chance. I would love to enjoy this over an evening with friends and can foresee some good times ahead with this one! Great patio beer! I highly recommend this one for a beginner or for veterans who like something different now and again!

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Light orangish/yellow color. Lots of carbonation. Thick white foam head with ample lacing.

S: Cherry scents are prevalent, with some hay/wheat hints.

T: Its a very subtle and sweet cherry flavor.
A good blend of cherries and wheat.

M: Comes across very sweet and dry.

D: Too sweet for my liking to enjoy multiple, but to try one, it was not that bad.

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Photo of oelergud
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper body, low carbonation but decent retention and great lace. Head is off-white and consists mostly of tiny bubbles.
Cherries whap your face when sniffing this brew, very strong and apparent, sweet, ripe, big cherry scent.
The flavor is more subdued than the scent though the cherries are still dominant, some marcipan and a faint nougat flavor. Aftertaste is very similar to the upfront taste and quite pleasant.
Body is full without going into the stout domain, leaves a good coating on the palate.
Good sommer brew, crisp sweet and light.

-Oelergud

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Photo of AJ01923
1/5  rDev -68.9%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.22 out of 5 based on 3,852 ratings.
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