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

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,594
Reviews:
1,179
Ratings:
3,930
pDev:
23.73%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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Ratings: 3,930 |  Reviews: 1,179
Photo of NickFry9
4.06/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
3.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle BB September 2017 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 5.3% ABV 23 IBU. The beer is a hazy orange yellow color with off white head. The head starts thick and settles to a film coat and leaves significant lacing behind. The smell is strong with candy cherry as the label indicates real cherries and natural flavors. The taste is mixed tart cherry and a hint of wheat & malt up front. The finish is artificial cherry that persists on the tongue for a moment mimicking cherry candy again. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, strongly carbonated and dry. Overall, good. For anyone with an aversion to typical beer flavors, this might be the ticket. No real malt or bitterness. It's still well put together but not a favorite for me.

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Photo of Brew_ski
2.99/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveCash
3.52/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anakincane
4.19/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.56/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Narthax
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GatorB
3.91/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
4.01/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Clean cherry smell with a nice smooth cherry flavor. Not sure why this has such low ratings it's a really good beer and I'm not a huge fan of Sam Adams. I try to keep a 12 pack in the beer fridge at all times.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.31/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It is a sessionable, easy to drink adjunct beer. The cherry flavor isn't syrupy or cloying. Sure, the base beer is generic and non-descript - just your casual borderline macro - but the fruit notes are well done & not artifical at all.

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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acmurphy696
3.67/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This was a beer that I believe I first had back in the late 90s, and it was the first to make me realize that a beer can have an accented flavor. Bass had been my beer at the time, but I also liked the occasional Samuel Adams. The one thing about the beer that I love is its cherry aroma. The taste is solid but nothing special, and the feel is average at best. Still, I do like this beer.
This is the first time I've had this beer in some time, and it's a definite guilty pleasure.
It's basically as close as you can get to straddling a beer and a soda, yet it works for me.

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Photo of CobraDC23
3.79/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJTOBY
3.74/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
2.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.82/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stardusthotel83
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMarcy78
3.21/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.94/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mark5692
3.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, for me the issue is that it tastes like maraschino cherries, not real cherries. It's very sweet but it is tasty for seeming so artificial. Very refreshing and hits the spot on the right days.

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Photo of edthehead
3.52/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShepardCommander
2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 3,930 ratings