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

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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:
#43,970
Reviews:
1,173
Ratings:
3,889
pDev:
23.73%
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3
 
 
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Photo of mfnmbvp
2.94/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with the label notched at best before June 2014. Another new beer to me from Samuel Adams, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Expectations are average to below average based on this beer's current ratings.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright golden yellow-orange color with just over a finger of fluffy sudsy white head. Some scattered fluffy lacing. Looks very nice; I was expecting a much darker beer.

S - A touch of graininess / wheat is noticeable on the end, but the nose is mostly all artificial medicinal lollipop black cherry. It's really quite hard for me to pull out anything aside from that. Slightly musty. It's a fairly unpleasant aroma, but something keeps drawing me back to it. It seriously smells almost like a can of cheap black cherry soda.

T - The taste is quite an improvement from the nose, but it's still pretty bland. Again, the light grainy wheat presence is pleasant, but the artificial medicinal cherry is overpowering. Coarse, with an almost cinnamon like heat on the finish.

M - Coarse, dry, soda-like carbonation. Lightly grainy and wheat. Mildly sticky finish. Light-bodied, slightly high carbonation.

Overall, the cherry is clearly not very authentic in the least, and it's safe to say that it ruins what would probably be a fine wheat beer without it. One of my least favorite beers from Samuel Adams, not one I will be having again.

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat ---3/5.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.91/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled last night on 3/7/14 but had this once before back in 2012. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute galss.

Pours a light golden hazy amber in color with a good 2-finger white head that settles down to a thin layer on top. Some spotty lacing was seen with each sip.. When first opened, the smell of cherries and wheat hits you right in the face, or actually nose. The taste doesn't live up quite to the aroma but is very pleasant overall. Smooth to drink with no bitter aftertaste.

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2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Pours out with a small white head. You can tell it's a non filtered brew. The Color is a dark amber. Smell right off the bat is Cherry. There is really nothing else to it I can't smell anything else. The taste is also cherry nothing more than that. Not much else to say but CHERRY. If you like cherry you may like this brew. This brew is not for me. It looks good but the taste is too much.

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 3,889 ratings
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