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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

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Photo of Tschnab
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- a decent appearance here, with a golden body and a light orange hue when held to light. Some fluffy white head as well.

S- wheaty malt and sweet syrupy cherry and other fruit. The cherry is a bit cough syrup like.

T- All I can think about is cherry coke. That really is the first flavor, probably because both have that artificial cherry flavor. For me the point of cherry in my beer is to use sour cherries to add both tart and sweet flavors, which this one fails to do. It is just sweet and malty.

O- Pretty tasty but just really one note. But it has its place. Really good for the summer.

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1.75/5  rDev -45.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

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2/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.27/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden color with a two finger white head. The head fades over a few minutes to give a medium amount of lacing.

Smell – Sweet cherries aromas are big and bold. They are matched with a nice bready and sugary smell which well al combined create an enjoyable cherry bread aroma.

Taste – It begins with a sweeter bready and malty flavor. This malty flavor has hints of darker frits which develop more and more as the taste advances. In the beginning there is some cherry, raisin, and plum. As the taste advances the cherry strengths at the expense f the other fruit flavors and is accompanied by a lighter brown sugar taste. At the end the big cherry with the still very present bready base leaves a clean cherry bread taste on the tongue. It a very linger and delicious end.

Mouthfeel – A slightly higher than average body thickness with a medium level of carbonation. The average carbonation is perfect as it makes it a very refreshing brew, while the body really allows those nice flavors to sit on the tongue and soak in.

Overall – With great flavor, aroma, mouthfeel and price this is one of the best fruit beers out there. It is a great balance between malt and fruit making this one fantastic and great drinking brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +32%

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1/5  rDev -68.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

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

Cloudy overall with a nice head in my weiss glass. Decent lacing with a lingering cover of white foam. Smell is very cherry with light wheat malt twang and a touch of breadiness. Taste is not bad with a strong dose of cherries and mild bitterness, a touch of a metallic edge that lingers in the finish . Feel is light with a nice amount of carbonation and quenching dryness. Overall a decent beer. If you like cherry flavors this is better than decent. It brings the taste and drinkability of a good summer quaffer with the cherries driving the beer bus. Worth a try either way as it kinda grows on you if you like wheat styles like hefe or wit.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, bright orange with a white, finger width head which dissipates quickly, leaving behind a spotty lacing.

Smell - Lots of cherry aroma. Not a whole of of other layers come through the nose.

Taste - Predominately cherry. A bit of wheat sits behind this. Not a whole lot else.

Mouthfeel - Light and undercarbonated. Could use more bite to give the cherry flavor a nice zing.

Overall - A simple cherry beer. If you like cherries, you'll at least like it. If not, then probably best to avoid. It's nothing special, but I do dig the flavor.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of cousineddy
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured bottle from summer styles variety pack into Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark golden color with three fingers of foamy white head that disappears in about a minute.

Smell: Smells very strongly of sweet cherries, slightly artificial. very little hop aroma.

Taste: The cherries don't over power the taste of this beer. I nice balance of a refreshing wheat beer with a subtle tart sweetness of the cherries.

Mouthfeel: Not overly carbonated, slightly watery in feel, pretty thin, but still refreshing.

Overall: Would definately be nice on a hot summer day on the lawnmower. Pretty drinkable, but nothing outstanding.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a signature Sam Adams pint glass.

Appearance: A very light hazy gold, a white head rising to roughly 1/3" off the body.

Smell: Like the bottle says, cherries and light hops.

Taste: Lightly sweet, you feel the fruit plus an after taste of bitter. Very easy to drink.

Mouth: Medium, not hard at alll.

Overall: Not crazy over "fruit" brews but this definitely isn't a bad one. Never hurts to have one, don't like who cares your girlfriend will drink the rest. Salud!

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.22 out of 5 based on 3,871 ratings.
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