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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:
#43,993
Reviews:
1,173
Ratings:
3,889
pDev:
23.73%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
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Ratings: 3,889 |  Reviews: 1,173
Photo of tzieser
3.12/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I used to like these brews, but over the years I can't help but hate it. It has a slightly couldy appearance, strong sents of cherry and undetones of wheat. It's very sweet, almost tastes like a cheap hefeweizen with cherry syrup in it. I think the cherry syrup taste ruined this one, it definitely needs to be toned down. If you're looking for a good fruit beer go for a Magic Hat #9 or something.

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Photo of beveritt
3.79/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Standard Samuel Adams label with a buy before date of November 2008.

Appearance: Pours with two fingers of pure white head. This settles slowly into a dense half finger coating of foam. Good lacing. The beer itself is golden, with maybe just a hint of orange/red. Small amount of activity. I see some very, very fine particulate matter.

Smell: Very strong cherry aroma. Semi-sweet, but very tart. maybe a little wheat twang in there, but hard to differentiate from the cherries.

Taste: Solid wheat base at first, with the typical wheat twang. Cherry flavor is not as intense as in the aroma, but still definitely there. Blends well with the wheat. Finishes with a little bit of cherry tartness and a lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is amazing!

Drinkability: This was always my wife's favorite beer in college, so I had a lot of it around. While she has moved on to being more of a hophead, Cherry Wheat stills shows up once in a while. I think it is a nice fruit wheat, so many of them leaving you wondering if they actually added any fruit to the beer. I guess I don't understnad the people complaining baout it tasting too much like cherries. It is what it is, a fruit beer.

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Photo of wattoclone
2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ericj551
3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sam Adams Cherry Wheat pours a light gold with a thin head. The aroma is sweet ripe cherries, almost artificial, like cherry ice cream. The flavor is sweet and slightly tart cherry with crisp dry wheat flavor. The finish is slightly bitter with a sharp, tart flavor from the wheat. This is an alright fruit beer, but the cherry flavor does not meld well to me.

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Photo of MattSharpless
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of EBeckett3
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of lccrunchy
3/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Photo of mooseisloose
2.97/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into my trusty 0.4 liter chalice it has a nice head that dissapates quickly. Not much lacing to speak of. Pours to a rusty yellow hue. The smell is very cherry, smells like JuicyJuice cherry in fact. Taste starts with the tartness of cherry followed by a brauny wheat. Carbonation is airy. Finish is more tartness. I like the "middle" taste with wheat and hint of cherry but the front end and back end are a little too sweet. Very different. I guess it would make a great "dessert" beer. Off the wall. Something I would serve as a conversation piece but wouldn't really drink in any quantity.

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Photo of PappyVans
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Jkolls
3.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cswhitehorse
3.27/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Cherry Wheat pours yellowish orange with a single finger foam head and some good sea foam lacing. The head disappears quickly.

The aroma is really nice with a lovely cherry aroma with the wheat in the background. The taste is cherry all the way through with a crispness to it. In the mouth it is pretty thin. Overall not a bad fruit beer. The smell is the strongest part of it to me.

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Photo of williamherbert
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A frosty dark yellow appearance...maybe light orange. Lots of soapy-looking lace. Acxtually looks really good.

The smell is a smack in the face of cherry, closer to black cherry. Quite pleasant. Combination with the wheat makes a nice candy aroma. The wheat adds a dry maltiness.

The taste is a SweetTart-like candy flavor. It has an unusual dry tartness that is pleasant although juuust on the border of being too sweet. Would go well with a bitter chcolate. Minor white wine flavor.

It's a bit milky, but not thick. Feels like a smoothie. This one is pretty nice overall. Nice balance; on the edge of over-sweetness. But a good summery wheat beer overall.

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Photo of EatonHops
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ChipMurray
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of zbodnar1
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of nicholas2121
2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Pours out with a small white head. You can tell it's a non filtered brew. The Color is a dark amber. Smell right off the bat is Cherry. There is really nothing else to it I can't smell anything else. The taste is also cherry nothing more than that. Not much else to say but CHERRY. If you like cherry you may like this brew. This brew is not for me. It looks good but the taste is too much.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a yellowish-golden color with an inch of good looking foam. The aroma is heavy with fruit dominated mostly by cherries. Light wheat character on the palate with slight carbonation. The flavor is artificial cherry up front with a little tartness and a little hop bitterness at the end. A little fruity for my tastes, but at least its not overly sweet.

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Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssjkyle
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of hunteraw
3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden amber in color, with a big white head. Lots of small particles floating around. Some lacing.

Smell: Aroma is overwhelmingly of maraschino cherry. Nothing else has a chance. Not encouraging.

Taste: Much better than the aroma, anyway. Cherry in a big way, but more black cherry on the palate than maraschino, thankfully. Crisp wheat finish. Avoids being overly sweet, despite the overwhelming fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body, appropriate carbonation.

Drinkability: As far as fruit beers go, this is pretty drinkable. Not my favorite style, nor my favorite fruit. Finishing the glass says something.

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Photo of yelterdow
4.64/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at just over fridge temperature, with a "drink by" date of February 2009.

Appearance- Pale straw gold, this beer pours without much fanfare... with a gentle swirl of the last few ounces in the bottle, we get a small amount of wheat malt in suspension. The white foamy cap settles around two fingers for awhile, then it reduces to a quarter inch. Lacing starts moments later and sticks in long, horizontal stretches inside the glass.

Smell- Gigantic aroma of Michigan cherries, so incredibly dense and full that it would be easy to proclaim its over-dominance... however, I am enamored by its supernatural presence. It's all cherries, all the time... but so clean and fruity it's ridiculous.

Taste- I'm noticing something now that really commands props, and it's the wonderful bready, smooth finish. The palate offers a generous helping of cherries, fresher than I could have ever imagined... then comes the doughy, light conclusion. So good.

Mouthfeel/Drinkablity- One surprise after another, this beer is dazzling the hell out of me. Sharp and quick immediately upon entering the mouth, it turns seafoamy and slick within seconds and becomes liquid velvet for the remainder of its short time there. Although I probably wouldn't drink more than one or two at a sitting, for intense flavor reasons only, this is stunningly enjoyable and **way** better than I remember from years ago.

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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 3,889 ratings
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