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

Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat
BA SCORE
3.16/5
3,886 Ratings
Samuel Adams Cherry WheatSamuel Adams Cherry Wheat
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,556
Reviews:
1,173
Ratings:
3,886
pDev:
23.73%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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55
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792
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Photo of donmonkey1
4.35/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Slightly cloudy, mostly yellow with a pinch of orange, nice white head with really good lacing, nice carbonation.

Smell: extremely fruity, like plums , apples, and cherries

Taste: Plums, Peaches, cherries. How can it taste so fruity? It's awesome, but unbelievable. However, where's the hops? ? Can hops taste like this? Cause this is too weird for hops to taste like, even though it's really good.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, bubbly, perfect.

overall: Extremely unique, definitely a session beer, delicious, but would like to taste more malt.

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Photo of keggernaut
4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

Photo of jklecko2
3/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of tmbgnicu
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of vma
4.5/5  rDev +42.4%

Photo of ellis0804
4.5/5  rDev +42.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of teddybear60
4.75/5  rDev +50.3%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Cloudy burnt peach colored body, fizzy eggshell colored head that only leaves a ring, no lacing or film on top.

Aroma: Cherries definitely come through nicely, faint malts.

Taste: Immediate cherry sweetness and tartness, grainy cereal notes fill out the palate. A pretty sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a lot of bright carbonation, not very smooth.

Overall: It tastes like a cherry wheat beer. The cherry component is really spot-on, the rest of the beer is rough around the edges.

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Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of rpetroni
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of kendrid
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.94/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with the label notched at best before June 2014. Another new beer to me from Samuel Adams, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Expectations are average to below average based on this beer's current ratings.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright golden yellow-orange color with just over a finger of fluffy sudsy white head. Some scattered fluffy lacing. Looks very nice; I was expecting a much darker beer.

S - A touch of graininess / wheat is noticeable on the end, but the nose is mostly all artificial medicinal lollipop black cherry. It's really quite hard for me to pull out anything aside from that. Slightly musty. It's a fairly unpleasant aroma, but something keeps drawing me back to it. It seriously smells almost like a can of cheap black cherry soda.

T - The taste is quite an improvement from the nose, but it's still pretty bland. Again, the light grainy wheat presence is pleasant, but the artificial medicinal cherry is overpowering. Coarse, with an almost cinnamon like heat on the finish.

M - Coarse, dry, soda-like carbonation. Lightly grainy and wheat. Mildly sticky finish. Light-bodied, slightly high carbonation.

Overall, the cherry is clearly not very authentic in the least, and it's safe to say that it ruins what would probably be a fine wheat beer without it. One of my least favorite beers from Samuel Adams, not one I will be having again.

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat ---3/5.

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 3,886 ratings
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