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

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Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat
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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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Ratings: 3,889 |  Reviews: 1,173
Photo of ElGuapo
3.57/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

the first one i had didn't have a real strong cherry taste to it, but after that i have had a few that you can barely taste the beer. this is a good beer if you are in the mood for it and that is all i can say. it goes down great, but if you are looking for a true beer, it is not what you are looking for. it is very fruity

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Photo of beernut7
4.45/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is tasty lighter brew with more than a hint of the fruit within. I found it to be very popular among the not-into-beer crowd. Goes down easy on a hot summer night.

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Photo of StevieW
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I used to think this was the best beer I could buy in Florida, then I started to look around. I had it again, after about a year without. Golden/reddish color, nice fuzzy head. Smells like a bowl full of cherries. After drinking quality wheat beers, I think this tastes more like a pilsner or light lager. Whatever you want to call it, it's very bubbly, carbonated, and heavily flavored. After the first couple drinks, the cherry fizziness seems to dominate. No more than one of these at a time, please. I think the Marin blueberry and peach ale is more subtle and balanced.

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Photo of jackndan
3.06/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams Cherry Wheat: Nice looking beer, with a deep amber color, and nice long lasting, off-white head. The aroma is all Cherry, with a hint of cough syrup. Its got the mouth feel of a wheat, but the cherry flavor is very prevalent, and lasts a long, long time. Not really my cup of tea.

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Photo of budgood1
3.13/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

slightly hazy light copper in color, minimal head which disappears quickly. pleasant light cherry aroma. tastes of sweet cherries, but it's certainly not too sweet or overbearing. light bodied and one can detect the wheat malt used. a very crisp and dry finish. not a bad beer and would be a good summertime quaffer.

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Photo of packetknife
3.71/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice rich red, doesn't quite hold a head though. Smells like a basket of cherries soaked in ginger-ale. Pleasant but not overbearing taste. A bit thin and a bit too sweet on the finish. Really a good beer overall though.

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Photo of proc
3.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma is the best part of this beer. Very fruity smell. The cherry taste is good, but not overbearing. A refreshing beer. I'm good for a sixer to two of this every year. Any more than that and the cherry taste gets a bit much.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of my favorite beers. Pours a nice reddish-brown, and the smell is delicious. This definitely isn't a beer that can be drank in mass quantities; it's more of a "sippin' a few with the boys" beer, or a dessert beer. The cherry taste is definitely present, but is not overwhelming. I have found this to be a beer that people either love or hate, and I love it. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.92/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with a large white head, lots of lace. Aroma is dominated by tart cherries and wheat undertones. Taste is very crisp and refreshing, tart cherries and alcohol come across strongly, a touch of bitterness at the end. Crisp and refreshing, a very nice summer beer.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
1.89/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is the only six pack I could not finish! In my opinion the taste stinks. I can't even swallow the stuff. I will never buy a cherry related beer again. Yuck! Spit! The saying "looks can be deceiving" applies here. My soon to be wife also had to spit this one out...Now that's saying something...enough said!
Smells and tastes like cough syrup.
I love Sam Adam's but the Cherry taste was just to much, not balanced at all.

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Photo of cokes
3.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If you are into fruit beers, this is certainly one to try.
It pours a pretty standard gold-amber profile with a nice off-white head that retains itself nicely. The nose is hit with a big cherry danish smell. I like this alot...but I am not sure how appropriate this is for a beer. Seemed more like breakfast or dessert. Regardless, it was quite a unique aroma.
The taste is of an american wheat...not a hefe...mixed with a slight cherry flavor. I was glad that the fruit aspect did not overwhelm the beverage.
Still, not a great brew, but a interesting change of pace.
As far as complexities go, the subtle cherry (tart)sweetness is the only thing here, otherwise it seems rather nondescipt.
Again, a nice change-up, but I doubt I'd purchase this again. If I am looking for a light-hearted, drinkable brew, I'll stick with some sort of hefeweizen

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Photo of John
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I was first introducing the wife to the wonderful world of beer, this was a favorite of hers. Not bad really, kind of a nice, tarty changeup from the usual. Hazy appearance with light cherry flavor and a somewhat effervescent mouthfeel.

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Photo of hbis2gut
3.06/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sorry, but if you enjoy fruit beers, there are many better examples out there.
I am a big fan of this breweries offerings, but this particular beer is far too reminiscent
of a dry soda. Also, it may be the phenolics mentioned in the review, I get a faint medicinal
background with this 'beer'.

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Photo of Jason
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: On-tap at the SA Brewhouse, Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

Appearance: Hazy gold with a wheat like carbonation that retains a very nice lace.

Smell: Crisp fruit aroma with slight cherry whiffs.

Taste: Crisp dry wheat malt, a little bit tart with a subtle cherry flavour. Some diacetyl is noticable with a light bitterness.

Notes: A great mix of flavours for a decent fruit beer. Nice and refreshing.

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