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

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3,880 Ratings
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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:
3,880
Reviews:
1,174
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
23.29%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
785
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,880 |  Reviews: 1,174
Photo of PorterLambic
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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Photo of Walnut
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of benjamminjones24
3.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Robearsboozin
4.89/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of imanidiot777
3.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mtn
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of argylegirl
4.34/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyBeerisHappyBeer
2.7/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Krills
3.59/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RIMH
3.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer is very sweet. I do enjoy cherry flavor, and this one is good, but I usually can't finish a bottle unless I'm sipping it for a while because the sweetness just gets a little overwhelming after a while.

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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 bhblbagpiper
1.12/5  rDev -65.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I usually like or am OK with most of Sam Adams brews. This is officially my least favorite beer. Tastes like cough syrup. I always try to give things a chance even if I don't like it but no matter how many times I try this I've only made it a few sips and have to get rid of it.

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Photo of UniversalIPA_69
3.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IrishRacer
4.53/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phurley2
2.69/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bluegrass49
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Broke my own rule and drank it straight from the bottle. Definitely very cherry. Okay for a change, but not a staple. Will finish the 6-pack and move on the a new beer adventure.

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Photo of QuadriderMX
2.55/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mrcraft
3.33/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChrisCharles
3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KACK1533
3.1/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber color. Whiff of cherries and grain. Pretty tart for a beer. Took me a couple of tries to like it. Ended up liking it. Overall this is a pretty decent brew. I'll have me another please.

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Photo of arevalo
2.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.22 out of 5 based on 3,880 ratings.
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