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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,251
Reviews:
1,182
Ratings:
3,944
pDev:
23.73%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,944 |  Reviews: 1,182
Photo of wattie83
3.49/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.19/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy orange, long lasting foam. Smells of cough drops, cherry cough drops and wheat. Same with the taste and I like. Colour me strange. Bottle at Old Chicago, BB May 2017.

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Photo of Albertdidz
4.2/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pauly921
1.64/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Love Sam Adams I've had a varity of there beers in the past and have had plenty good to say but this one is crap. First you have have a decent lager add cherry cough syurp and boom this crap is born

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
1.58/5  rDev -50%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Bum4ever
3.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of duceswild
2.3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Squire
3.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rich, hazy gold color with white cap and lace. I don't usually find hazy brews that attractive but this one has a sort of luminescence about it.

Maraschino cherry aroma wafting up from the glass. That's the scent but it comes across as a dry one without the sweetness I associate with that style of cherry.

Taste like a mild wheat beer with a low hop level and very clean yeast that left virtually no trace of having been there. Imposed on this is a rich maraschino cherry flavor that dominates the field like a single spotlight shining on the 50 yard line.

Texture is medium with balancing carbonation.

Ok, it tastes like cherry which comes as no surprise since that information is printed on the label. How much like cherry you ask? Well, a whole lot which I guess is sorta the point. These light wheat beers can be flavored with a lot of things and said things usually become the dominant taste. Same thing here in spades.

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Photo of emmcmillen
4.57/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

It is just as it says....pretty much sweet cheeries and that's about it. For me that's all I needed to consider this a pretty good selection that I would buy again.

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RAFH
3.99/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very bizarre beer drinking experience. I first tried this beer as part of a sampler 12 pack eight years ago or so. I hated the beer, so instead of giving away the other bottles, I cellared the remaining. Retryed them a couple years later and really enjoyed it. Proof that the beer aging process can really change the flavor. Sometimes for the good.

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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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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 3,944 ratings