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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2/5  rDev -37.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of tvv375ia
3.48/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-just a slightly hazy goldenrod color with a good 2 finger head that fades slowly to a small cap

S-black cherries right from the start to the finish with not much in between

T-black cherries dominate here as well but the is a slight floral taste that fome through as well

M-good carbonation with a light to medium body

O-nice offering if you like cherries, pretty straight forward beer with out much complexity

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1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

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3.17/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a unique beer and the first of its style for me. It smells very strongly of black cherries, it really dominates on the nose but you can pick up other smells like brown sugar. It drinks just as it smells, black cherries. The taste isn't as strong as the smell but the cherry flavor is still dominant. It also has some light grain and wheat flavors. This beer has a surprisingly full mouth feel, its not the ideal beer to drink a lot of but the texture is all there. It has a dry and cherry flavored aftertaste which is really take it or leave it to me. This is a decent offering from Sam Adams, certainly not their flagship beer. Its decent for what it is and is good enough to spark some interest in the style for me.

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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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5/5  rDev +55.3%

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3.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a one finger white head. Really good lacing.

Smells like cherry kool-aid. The cherries really overwhelm any other smells.

The flavor is also all cherries up front. The wheat malt is detectable about halfway through but the cherries continue throughout. There is a cough-syrup like bitterness at the finish that is not completely pleasant.

Overall, I am a little torn on this beer. The cherry flavor is nice but it is a little too overpowering and the finish is really not very good.

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2.72/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The odd thing about this is I had it on tap for a second time, and the first time I remember it being much better. Anyway, this is from notes of the second time.

A: Light amber, and looks like a cheap mass market beer.
S: The cherry really stands out and doesn't seem to blend well with the other scents.
T: There are things I like about the taste: the cherry is nice, and the wheat is nice, but they don't compliment each other. They stand independent and this keeps the tastes average in my book.
M: Sits too bubbly and the tartness really lingers around. Sits bitter and aggressive.

Overall I think the thing that really made me not care for this beer is it got progressively worse as I made it through my glass, almost to the point where I didn't want to finish it. I thought the execution was poor, but it was interesting to see what they were getting at.

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