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:
767
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stairyo
3.8/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jesticals
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gfmitch72
4.15/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very fruity, and smooth.

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Photo of MasterRigger
2/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Cadiazmk78
3.96/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Even though it tastes Like Robitussin, it's a good beer....

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Photo of mjneal84
4.88/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jkonte
3.3/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of barkeraa
4.04/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gamesjunkie
3.82/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
3.61/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy orange with a creamy white head with some sediment evident in the beer.

Smells of white bread and cherries.

The taste was a strong punch of cherries with some hops present in the flavor.

The mouth feel was light with a crisp finish.

Overall I was impressed with this beer and enjoyed it, to a certain extant. I really think this could have been better with a cut back on the cherry and vice versa being on the worse side with just a touch more cherry. So with that I really must say I cannot justify purchasing more of this beer.

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3.99/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.13/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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4.51/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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3.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.51/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Had this repeatedly years ago and had fond memories of it so when I saw a six, I picked it up. Wishing I had passed.
The look is fairly good, a reasonably good-sized white head with scattered lace. Retention is ok, at best. I expect a long-lasting, fluffy head on a wheat., not so here.
Smell was a key in memories. Cherry is very forward here with weak malt backing it up. Balance is missing.
Taste is.......artificial. Cherry is strong here, as well. Malt is more prevelant but still more of a bit player. The cherry note is reminiscent of cough syrup, very chemical in nature. Now, whether due to changes in the recipe or changes in my palate, this was pretty off-putting to me. Balance doesn't really exist.
Medium bodied for the style, effervescence is of big bubbles, not the small bubble, soft feel expected and in other wheats. Fake cherry lasts and actually gets a touch metallic in the aftertaste. I won't be buying this again.

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Photo of Nbest21
4.17/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells like a cherry pie filling. But the taste comes off a little cough medicine-y. But I still love it.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.49/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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