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RATINGS: 1839   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat® follows the centuries old American tradition of brewing beer with native ingredients, in this case Michigan cherries as well as a touch of honey. The sweet fruitiness of the cherries is balanced against the crisp, cereal note from the malted wheat and the subtle citrus flavor from the Noble hops. The end result is a sweet, refreshing beer that is light on the palate but long on complexity. Introduced in 1995 as a summer seasonal brew, Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat® developed a large enough following to be introduced as a year round style. Its distinct cherry character has made it one of the most unique and well liked styles of Samuel Adams® beer ever. Cherries are added at two different points during the brewing process. Once during the mash and again during finishing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Very good beer. Nice fruit flavor. A good beer to have instead of desert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - OCT 12, 2003
I was a little surprised at the low average score. I enjoyed this one especially compared to other fruity beers. I would definitely drink this one again, being a big fan of Sam Adams products as everyday good beers. This one is kind of like the bastard cousin of sam adams boston ale, but a friendly bastard cousin at that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Some call this a girl drink, but it is very tasty. Cherry "flavor" comes out more as beer warms up (I put "flavor" in quotes; I was looking for fresh cherry taste (some sugar, but lots of sourness), but I got something like Hi-C cherry drink (all sugar and some cherry extract)). Tastes more sweet cherry than sour cherry, probably because most of the flavor comes from the "cherry flavor". If the sugary sweetness was rid of, this would be a great beer. Despite that, this beer is a good diversion from other tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2649) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2003 Aroma is cherry flavored candy. Appearance is cloudy with a golden color. The cherries are fairly evident in the flavor along with wheat and spices. My only complaint is the syrupy mouthfeel. A nice sipping beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - OCT 3, 2003
Very good. A little cloudy, so it almost looks like a pale ale. Smells like cherries and is a pretty good wheat. Tastes like a regular wheat with maraschino cherries in it. Pretty dry, but overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Lighter shade of amber. Strong cherry aroma, with a bit of malt. Sweet cherry flavor, a little too sweet, couldn't have been real cherries. Lots of carbonation, dry finish. Not bad, but a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 28, 2003
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 Had it on tap: a nice amber with hints of gold. Cherry and malty/yeasty in taste. Far better than expected. Goes down smooth. Couldn’t have more than one in a sitting, though ... a bit sweet for that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3644) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2003
Bottled. Amber gold, moderate creamy white head that lasts well and good condition. Cherry essence, banana yoghurt and some bubblegum in the nose. Dissapointingly thin and dry in the mouth with some cherry and wheat notes. Finish is chalky with a lingering cherry essence taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Had this beer twice. The first time I asked for a half and half and got this with Guinness. The first sip was quite a surprise but not too bad. The second time I had it on its own and the flavor is quite cherriful. It lives up to expectations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Cloudy redish yellow with a foamy white head. Smelled like cherry juice. Bit of a cherry taste, but not as much as I expected. Nice feel too. But, nothing spectacular.

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