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

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Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Chico1985
3.41/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My last bottle from the summer mix pack.

Pours a light peachish-orange with some haze. Big creamy white head retains at a half finger, good lace.

Smell is quite cherry-centric but not necessarily strong...definitely on the sweeter side, reminds me of a cherry slushee with some caramel malt backing.

Taste is a little more broad. The cherry flavor still comes off slushee/kool-aid-like but not as sickly sweet as in the scent. Sweet caramel and buttery malts add a nice backbone with some light spice+chocolate going on as well. Wheat and bread appear mostly in the finish.

Pretty decent mouthfeel but high on the carbonation, a bit stinging.

Easy to see why this beer gets some hate, the cherries come off as kinda artificial, but it's somewhat well-rounded, the interplay of flavors is good, tasty in its own way.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +32%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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2/5  rDev -37.9%

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1/5  rDev -68.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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1/5  rDev -68.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy dark golden yellow to orange in color. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a patch of thin film and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: The aroma of this beer is intensely artificial cherry with some light underlying hints of wheat.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is quite one dimensional with the artificial cherry flavor dominating. There is a very light hint of wheat in the beer but it is almost cough syrup like.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: This beer is refreshing and easy to drink but not a beer that I want to have more than one in a session - it is a little too artificial cherry for me.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +47.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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2/5  rDev -37.9%

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.22 out of 5 based on 3,873 ratings.
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