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

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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
Ratings:
3,871
Reviews:
1,171
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
23.29%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
775
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 3,871 |  Reviews: 1,171
Photo of basaywhat
2.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is dominated by cherry. Flavor is predominantly fruity cherry, with some underlying citrus from the hops. Light bodied with a long cherry finish.

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

A good samuel adams beer with the flavor of cherry. With all that significant

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +55.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I give it a 5 because the Sam Adams taste that's in all Sam Adams beers is mild and had a good balance of cherry and wheat. It's exactly what you want for a cherry beer and for a beer in 5-6 abv spectrum I have yet to find a good tasting cherry beer other than this one. Perfect beer for a Thanksgiving dinner or pre-Thanksgiving evening.

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Photo of sometimesibreathe
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NordicViking913
4.1/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
2.3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

L: Pours a gold color with a creamy white head that doesn't dissipate and lots of lacing.

S: Very artificial and sweet cherry, a light wheat note.

T: Very sweet artificial cherry, kinda like cough syrup. A solid note of wheat at the end.

O: This beer tastes way too artificial to me.

F: Easy drinking, light but creamy.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
1.53/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sgkrewe
4.9/5  rDev +52.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of porters4life
4.31/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hotsudge
2.42/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rjk00
3.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I love wheat beers but really not a fan of fruit beers. But this beer is one of my favorite summer beers. A nice sit in a lounge chair in the summer beer.

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Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OKbrew89
3.41/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.56/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I used to drink this a bit before I got into craft beer. I went back to it out of curiosity.
Pours a nice looking straw orange color with a big head. It's look is its best quality.
Aroma is all about cherries but with an artificial sweetener feel.
Similarly, the taste has a cherry cola like quality. Crisp and fairly light.
It is certainly refreshing, however, the artificial quality bothered me a bit. Not as good as I used to think it was.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.74/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

They still make barf in a bottle? I keed, I keed. Pours a golden color that is lacking any notion of a pink or red cherry hue. 1/2" white head. Aroma is a blend of cherry Sucrets and grain.

Taste is like, you think its a fruited wheat beer, but you're not sure at the end of the day. The cherry is so big you start to think you're taking Nyquil or something, very medicinal strong. The alcohol seems heavier than 5%. Like sweet honey all over it, needs something to balance it out.

I dunno, SA has a difficult time when its the exotic stuff.

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Photo of Lorihall1
3.56/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoLight
4.07/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Medium to thick white and frothy head; hazy golden/honey body. Lots of bubbles. The head maintains a layer and leaves nice lacing.

Biscuity grain, grassiness, and a strong backbone of sweet, cocktail cherries. Yeast. It has character.

Flavor: mild; round grain; a hint of sour dough; a hint of the cherries discovered in the aroma, but not as pronounced.

Mouthfeel/finish: medium, carbonated; crisp, dry, tangy.

Overall: this is one of the exemplary flavored beers on the market today. I find this beer to be adequately flavored but not overly sweet nor does it suffer the detriment of coming across as artificial and disingenuous. This is a fine beer, I will certainly buy it again, and I highly suggest it to anyone who likes flavored beer.

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Photo of zaraspook
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bendover80
3.8/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
2.79/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A lot more cherry flavor than i was expecting, it's a little overwhelming. It was decent at first but the more i drink the more artificial/cough syrup flavor i get, which is also how it smells.

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Photo of KnappStout
4.06/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bdaggett
2.14/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Wingnut93
4.27/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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