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 darkmartin
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours to a murky orange with a miniscule white head. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Cherry.

Taste: Cherry. Earthy malts and subtle citrus hops become apparent in the finish. Yeasty, bready aftertaste is actually quite good.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with quite a lot of carbonation.

Drinkability: The flavor actually isn't that bad given how predominant the cherry is. Cherry dominates the smell, and almost dominates the flavor. The subtle return of earthy malts and citrus hops saves the beer.

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Photo of Tballz420
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This isnt a bad drink. I will admit this is the first cherry flavored beer that i have had, so i dont have much to compare it to. Not much of a head on the pour, a slightly dark yellow color. It does taste like cherrys, but it is not too overpowering, the beer flavor still comes through. If youre going to be sitting outside this summer, i would say give it a try.

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Photo of Kettle1
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wheatyweiss
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a half chalice.

Pour a lightly clouded honey color with a rocky one finger head that recedes leaving nice lacing.

Aroma is cherry up front. Malt with floral yeast. Wheat with cherries. Aroma is quit like cherry cake with vanilla butter cream icing.

Flavor is wheat and grain. Oat bran and cherry. Fresh cherry flavor is upfront but not cloying. Grains really come through on ht eback with a nice bready flavor that yields to a warming alcohol finishing with rolled wheat bran.

Mouthfeel is medium with a nice creamy consistency. Carbonation is middle of the road between harsh and soft. very silky and creamy with a slickness in the mouth.

Drinkability is good, but I think the cherry would get old after a while.

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Photo of shamus
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'll start by saying that I tend to not like fruit flavoured beer. That being given I did like this beer. It was another well crafted SA brew. My girlfriend ordered this on tap at Taps in Boston. We had been walking around a lot and it was actually pretty refreshing.

I can't say that I would order it myself if only because I prefer pale ales which are the opposite of sweet. However if the opportunity came up again to have one I would not refuse it and maybe even look forward to it.

If you do like fruitish beer then I'm betting you will enjoy this.

Having read some of the other reviews I would also recommend drinking it on tap rather than from the bottle.

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Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

They were giving bottles of this away at a local Bennigans for 25 cents over the summer -- GREAT DEAL! I like this much better than Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic. Smell is of sweet cherry & it's really close in taste to a black cherry soda -- with alcohol, of course. The apperance is nice -- pretty basic amber with a good head. Drinkability is also good--had three before they told me they were all out. Wasn't surprised considering the price...

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look - Murky, straw colored with very good 2 finger's worth of head and good carbonation.

Smell - As would not be surprising, a very strong cherry aroma, beyond which I cannot smell anything.

Taste and Mouthfeel - seems a bit hoppy, but the the cherry flavor is almost overwhelming. It tastes like a fairly natural Marichinno cherry flavor. General texture is fairly well-balanced. Cherry aftertaste too, with almost no bitterness.

Drinkability - Good enough brew if you like cherries. A little more filling, so maybe not worth drinking a lot of at one time. Interesting enough, but maybe a little cliche for this brewer.

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Photo of kds10011
3.51/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This came in a summer variety pack, coupled with Boston Lager, East-West Koelsch, Nobel Pils, Summer Ale, and Belgian Session.

I felt a bit skeptical of this, weary that it might be overdone, as are many beers with fruit. Served in a New Belgium globe, with sediment intentionally and properly delivered.

A: Bright body, shining head of fine bubbles that doesn't stay around too long. It did, however, cling to the glass.
S: MARASCHINO. (caps for emphasis.) No trace of hops or malt. Pleasant.
Body: A breed of smoothness that reminds me of Chimay Tripel, owing to the fine bubbles. Graspable.
T: Sweet. First words out of my mouth: Cherry Coke. But not in a bad way, honestly. It doesn't have the biting acidity of an over-carbonated soda. Later, a vague trace of hops. Aftertaste has a remnant of light malt. As it warms, you get a fresh marshmallow impression, if such a thing could exist.

This is incredibly pleasant, despite the fact that it makes little celebration of hops and malt. I think this is meant as a tool to get people interested in different beers. For that, I like it. It's a bit one-dimensional, but tasty indeed. It might be fun to cook with this. Hey! It's in a SUMMER pack, after all! Lighten up.

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Photo of HossMcGraw
3.51/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Whole lot better than I expected. Enjoyed this at the bar next to the movie theatre before watching Kill Bill. Poured a little darker than a typical lager. Pretty dark for a wheat. Large white head,good lacing, etc. I didn't bother to smell it because I was in a crowded bar. Taste was very much like their Summer Ale, with only a hint of cherry if any. Drinkability was pretty high. I enjoyed it and it was a little bland, but refreshing.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.51/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle this beer was a slightly hazy yellow. Two fingers of fine head topped it and it displayed both good retention and very good lacing. The aroma was dominated by cherries with some metallic hints behind that which makes it a little artificial. The flavors were quite sweet at first but not cloying, but they mellowed out into a maltiness before finishing with a yeast tang. The tang is a little bitter and it makes the aftertaste unpleasant. Still, I found this one quite drinkable, summery and generally pleasant. It's a good medium bodied beer and probably a great swimming in the river, getting girls bikini tops off kinda brew. Hell yeah.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.22 out of 5 based on 3,872 ratings.
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