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RATINGS: 1832   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3640) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtw (1133) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2003
smells strongly of cherries when you open it, and there's a bubbly head on this beer. really smooth tasting, but i think that jim koch "cheated" a little by adding cherry flavor, and it results in something just a little too sweet. i still really like the taste, though...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Golden with medium white head and prominent streams of bubbles. Aroma is dominated by the cherries, with sweet malts and hints of vanilla. Flavor is light, sweet and a finish of hops - a little unbalanced. Light body, highly carbonated and drinkable in a hot summer day sort of way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Thick soapy white head and clear, copper body with super-abundant carbonation. Smells like cherry soda and nutmeg. Flavor is of cherries and sweet corn syrup and the mouthfeel is initially like 7-Up, until the carbonation subsides. I've produced very similar results by bottle-conditioning a few bottles of homebrew with some cherry Torani syrup. They weren't very good either.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Cloudy amber color on this. The aroma...my God, this aroma totally takes me back to winter of 1996 when Segrams made this wine cooler called Cherry Chocolate Jubilee. it smelled and tasted _exactly_ like chocolate covered cherries. amazing stuff...then they stopped making it for some reason. anyways, the strong cherry aroma on this Sam Adams made me think of that. Good refreshing taste, but the flavor isn't as pronounced in the taste as it was in the aroma. a pretty good start...i think Jim Koch needs to crank up the cherriness on this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2003
12 oz bottle, pint glass, 48 degrees. Ah, Cherry Wheat...the Floris of Sammy's line-up; I'll give you a fair shot. Tall frothy, white head is somewhat artificial looking and sits atop a clear (filtered, WTF?!?), pale amber body. So in the aroma there's cherries and cherries and some cherries. Smells like children's cough syrup. [sip] Oh dear God...why Sammy, WHY?!? Moderately sweet flavoer goes to a moderately sweet, moderately bitter finish that clings to my mouth (like a sticky film, not like a syrup). Medium body has a water texture and a drying effect from the gobs of plastic wrap left in my mouth. The cherry flavor isn't even particulary good. I just stick to drinking the juice out of marishino cherry jars for that rush, thank you. The bottom line is: as I'm writing this I've decreased the rating several times because it's just that bad and it keeps getting worse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Awesome aroma (if you like cherries) that is very dominant. Pretty much masks any other aromas. Decent head which does not last too long. Color is medium amber with very little cloudyness as you would expect in a wheat beer. Flavor is pretty good with more cherry and not much wheat or yeast flavor. Pretty clean palate that goes down very smoothly. A nice alcohol warming even though it only has 5.2% ABV. A good fruit beer that is pretty well balanced but lacks in the wheat department.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
EKGoldings (602) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2003
What a horrible beer. Sweetness is cloying, cherry taste is unbalanced. I drink a lot of Kreik and fruit beers have done several comparitive testings on them. This is the worst fruit-containing beer that I've ever had. I bought a 6-pak by mistake and won't drink the rest. Anybody who I've enticed in to drinking one will refuse more. Want one? I've 3 still in a closet. YUK.

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