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RATINGS: 1843   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2003
(Draught) I used to love this beer ten years ago. Since than my love of beer has matured and I now find this beer kind of candyish. It would be hard to go back to drinking this type of beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Had this most recently at Logan airport: Was served with a cherry floating in the bottom. Definitely has an unnatural medicinal cherry flavor to it. I used to really like this stuff, but since I've tried bigger and better beers, it's hard to go back.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Color is a hazy deep golden yellow with a thin off-white head that fades somewhat fast, lace is spotty. Aroma reminds me of watered down cherry flavored cough syrup, or maybe kool-aid, theres some wheat malts giving an overall sweetness in with the flat cherryness that seems artificial to me. A powerful nose as it warms but seems almost to much and a bit artificial. Taste is sweet malts of wheat, pale and soft, with a kick of cherry tart flavor thats a bit to sweet and again comes across somewhat artificial and syrupy. A little hard to get past the cherryness with a bubbly carbonation and lighter feel that nearly makes it champagne-like. As it warms it becomes alot easier to handle and makes for a nice drinker but I don't think I'd have alot of this before the flavor starts to get old.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Not a bad beer at all, but make sure you like cherries before drinking it. Very light graininess underneath the dominant cherry flavor. Hop bitterness is also very light. One of the sweetest beers I've had.

3
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2668) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3
   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.


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